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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (October 22, 2019)
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Alray International Media Watch section is a daily press tour through selected international websites and newspapers, particularly the Israeli ones.


This section is prepared by Alray Palestinian Media Agency to update its viewers with the most Palestinian top news in the international press.


Yedioth Ahronoth:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has informed President Reuven Rivlin Monday that he is returning the mandate he received to form a government, since he was unable to do so. Further details

 

The heads of local municipalities in the center and north are pleading with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to tackle a real threat to citizens living close to the West Bank security barrier after multiple gaps in the fence were found. Further details

 

An Israeli Foreign Ministry delegation is in Manama, Bahrain to participate in a conference of members of the Working Group on Maritime and Aviation Security, an alliance established by the United States to protect trade in the Gulf. Further details

 

The branches of Israel's security forces will work together to counter extremist settlers who attack Israeli troops, the “Israel Defense Forces” said Sunday after an overnight incident in the West Bank that left one soldier wounded. Further details

 

For years the Bedouin population of “Israel” has served in the army, many of them in combat roles, and now the “IDF” has launched a campaign aimed at increasing the number of recruits from the community, believing it is a way to improve integration into society. Further details

 

Having failed to form a coalition for the second time in six months, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now emabrking on a public campaign against the Blue and White party, claiming its leader Benny Gantz will try to form a minority government that would endanger Israel due to support from the Arab parties. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed President Reuven Rivlin on Monday that he was unable to form a coalition, there are various scenarios that can take place in the coming weeks and months, depending on whether Blue and White leader Benny Gantz successfully builds a government. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned the mandate to form a government to President Reuven Rivlin minutes after the end of the Simhat Torah holiday on Monday night, and two nights before the deadline for him to build a coalition. Further details

 

Joint List leader Ayman Odeh responded to the decision by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to return the mandate to President Reuven Rivlin on Monday by saying: “The former magician ran out of tricks." Further details

 

“IDF” soldiers from the Kfir Brigade allegedly assaulted seven Bedouin youths at a gas station in the Negev, Maariv, the sister publication of The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday. Further details

 

A Palestinian Authority court in Ramallah has issued an order to block 59 websites deemed critical of the PA and its leaders. Further details

 

Switzerland’s oldest university, the University of Basel, pulled the plug on an event next month with David Sheen, a violent pro-BDS activist who has been accused of antisemitism. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority is carrying out a libel campaign against the United States and Israel, claiming that a new field hospital in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip will “serve the US as an early warning, monitoring and espionage station.” Further details

 

Former justice minister Ayelet Shaked wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning that if her party is invited to the negotiation table with Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, who was just given the mandate to form the government, they will probably come. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz said Tuesday morning that he was optimistic about his chances of forming a government, shortly before he was to become the first person in more than a decade other than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be tasked with that challenge. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday evening announced he had failed to muster a coalition after almost four weeks of effort, and therefore returned the mandate to form a government to President Reuven Rivlin. Netanyahu’s 28-day deadline for building a government was due to expire on Wednesday. Further details

 

The Blue and White party and other political opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday rejoiced over the Likud leader’s inability to form a government, and President Reuven Rivlin’s announcement he would give Benny Gantz the next crack at assembling a coalition. Further details

 

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, the party’s No. 2 Yair Lapid, and Yisrael Beytenu chief Avigdor Liberman hit back at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a video accusing them of seeking to form a minority government with the help of Arab parties. Further details

 

A passerby was seriously injured overnight Monday-Tuesday after his car caught fire when it was hit by a Molotov cocktail thrown at police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, the “Israel” Police said in a statement Tuesday. Further details

 

Leading Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Sunday indicated the US could withhold aid to Israel to force it to halt construction in settlements. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Tokyo on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, and met several high-ranking Japanese officials, the official PA news site Wafa reported. Further details

 

A senior official is confirmed to attend a security conference in Bahrain on Monday, a source in the Gulf country told The Times of Israel, in the latest significant sign of warming ties between parts of the Arab world and “Israel”. Further details

 

US Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, who last month announced his resignation from the Trump administration, appeared to confirm late Saturday he would be stepping down at the end of October and would not stay on until the long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan is released. Further details

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