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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (February 18, 2020)
Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (February 18, 2020)
Alray International Media Watch
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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:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, says the security cooperation with Israel is ongoing but warned that may not be the case for much longer. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently told the heads of Israeli communities bordering the Gaza Strip that it would be challenging to launch a wide-scale operation in the Hamas-controlled enclave two weeks before the national elections. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday hailed what he called efforts by friendly states to stop the International Criminal Court from opening an investigation into alleged war crimes against Palestinians. Further details

 

The Palestinian prime minister lashed out Sunday at U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to end the Mideast conflict, saying it would be "buried very soon." Further details

 

An Israeli plane made history this weekend by becoming the country's first-ever aircraft to fly through Sudanese airspace, as it traveled to Tel Aviv from Kinshasa. Further details

 

The “IDF” on Sunday said it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas “terror group” to hack male soldiers' phones by posing as young, attractive women on social media, striking up friendships and fooling them into downloading malware. Further details

 

Officials in Jerusalem are concerned that European nations are preparing to recognize a Palestinian state in reaction to Donald Trump's peace plan, which was revealed last month. Further details

 

Blue & White Chairman Benny Gantz says should he win “Israel's” unprecedented third elections in a year on March 2, he will form a government with the center-left Labor-Gesher-Meretz party and the right-wing Yisrael Beytenu. Further details

 

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said no meeting is planned between the kingdom’s crown prince and “Israel’s” prime minister, a statement apparently meant to quash reports circulating in Israeli media this week of an alleged summit between the two. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Former Likud MK and prominent “Temple Mount” activist Yehudah Glick was detained by police Tuesday morning during a visit to the “Temple Mount”, apparently due to walking “too slowly” during his tour. Further details

 

The Palestinians are pushing for European Union unilateral recognition of statehood as the best antidote to any pending Israeli annexation measures in the West Bank. Further details

 

The Palestinians are pushing for European Union unilateral recognition of statehood as the best antidote to any pending Israeli annexation measures in the West Bank. Further details

 

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released a new campaign video in which he says he is “very proud to be Jewish” and that he looks forward to “becoming the first Jewish president in the history of this country.” Further details

 

“Israel” is facing the greatest war-crimes challenge in its history from the International Criminal Court after the Office of the Prosecutor asked the judges on December 20 to approve a criminal probe of “Israel” and Hamas. Further details

 

The Palestinian “terrorist” who rammed his car into a group of “Israel Defense Forces” (IDF) soldiers on their way to a swearing-in ceremony earlier this month first recorded a video of himself reading a “violent poem about murdering Israelis”. Further details

 

For the past 10 days, the “IDF” has been searching for the “terrorist” who carried out a shooting attack against “IDF” soldiers near Dolev. Further details

 

President Trump’s “Deal of the Century” is arguably the most important statement pertaining to “Israel’s” political position since the United Nations partition plan of 1947 and the Declaration of Independence in 1948, provided, of course, that its major elements are implemented. Further details

 

An Israeli group is planning to hold the Dead Sea Burn, a Burning Man-style event, in the West Bank's desert, near the border with Jordan, the Dead Sea and Jericho. Further details

 

“Israel’s” Transportation Ministry advanced plans on Monday to build a new train station that would directly connect Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Further details

 

The first votes in the 2020 Knesset election are set to be cast on Tuesday at “Israel’s” embassies and consulates around the world. Further details

 

The assassination of IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani and the release of US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan has “ushered in direct confrontation with the axis of resistance in Lebanon,” Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said recently. Further details

 

 Al-Quds Open University (QOU), a Palestinian independent public university, on Saturday apologized for publishing a “Map of “Palestine” that includes only the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Further details

 

"Upgrading relations with Israel will occur only when a peace agreement is signed and is in accordance with Palestinian conditions," Saudi Arabia's new foreign minister, Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud noted on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference in response to a question from Maariv about “Israel”-Saudi relations. Further details

 

European Union foreign ministers did not officially respond to US President Donald Trump’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians at their monthly meeting in Brussels on Monday. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority officials expressed skepticism about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s work toward normalization in briefings with Israeli reporters in Ramallah on Sunday, warning it is no replacement for making peace with the Palestinians. Further details

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