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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (February 20, 2020)
Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (February 20, 2020)
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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:

In an effort to pander to the voters in the Ethiopian community, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to bring to “Israel” 8,000 Ethiopians of Jewish descent who have been waiting to be allowed in, and 400 of them within the next few weeks. Further details

 

The Ministry of Defense released Wednesday the “Israel Defense Forces” (IDF) 2019 Comptroller report, in which the number of violent and racist complaints has increased. Further details

 

Blue & White Chairman turned down on Wednesday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's invitation to hold an election debate against him. Further details

 

Over the past two weeks, the Foreign Ministry has been swamped by Arabic-language comments on its social media pages that appear to originate in Sudan. Further details

 

“Defense” Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday he is prepared to “give Hamas a chance” to fully implement ceasefire understandings. He added that Israel is nonetheless preparing for a military campaign that would lead to “a fundamental change” in the Gaza Strip. Further details

 

The workers from Gaza who legally crossed the border on Wednesday morning, expressed their feelings of gratitude after “Israel's” decision to issue a record number entry permits for Palestinian merchants living in the Hamas-controlled enclave. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial will open on March 17 at 3 p.m., the Justice Ministry announced on Tuesday. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

“Defense” Minister Naftali Bennett and the Coordinator of Government Affairs in the Territories (COGAT) notified the Palestinian Authority of the return of agricultural imports from the West Bank to “Israel” after the PA ban on calf imports from “Israel” was removed on Thursday. Further details

 

An Iraqi member of parliament has stated that the US is planning on transferring Palestinians to western Iraq as part of the "Deal of the Century" Middle East peace plan, according to the Iranian Fars news agency. Further details

 

Two weeks before “Israel” is to hold its upcoming election, an increasing number of Arab Israeli citizens believe that they have a historic opportunity to achieve their biggest representation ever in the country's parliament, the Knesset. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki declined to answer what the PA is doing to bring about the release of the four Israeli captives in Gaza, during remarks to the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Further details

 

The state prosecution is expected to recommend to Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to criminally probe whether there was any wrongdoing by the Fifth Dimension, a now bankrupt cybersecurity company that was formerly owned by Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz. Further details

 

The "IDF" Comptroller’s Report has found an increase of violence and use of excessive force by commanders against soldiers in the military, despite an overall decrease in the number of complaints filed to the “Defense Ministry” in the past year. Further details

 

The president of the University of Illinois student government vetoed a resolution passed by the body last week that supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against “Israel”. Further details

 

International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday announced she met with “Mohammad Shtayyeh, prime minister of Palestine” on the sidelines of this week’s Munich Security Conference. Further details

 

“Israel” Police discovered “three grenades and parts of an M-16” in the Arab Village Cabul Monday night, according to a report by the Israeli Police. Further details

 

Palestinian officials in Ramallah on Monday defended recent meetings with Israelis and dismissed allegations they were betraying Palestinians by promoting normalization with “Israel”. Further details

 

The “IDF” attacked a group of snipers from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad “terrorist group” in the southern Gaza Strip near Khan Yunis, after the “terrorists fired at Israeli soldiers” in Israeli territory on Wednesday, according to “the IDF”. Further details

 

The High Court of Justice on Thursday approved the “IDF's” demolition orders of the houses of the killers of Rina Shnerb despite the impact on non-involved family members and their neighbors. Further details

 

 The Times of Israel:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has disavowed a suggestion in US President Donald Trump’s peace proposal to redraw Israel’s border to include numerous Arab Israeli towns in a future Palestinian state. Further details

 

The State’s Attorney’s Office is reportedly considering advising the attorney general to probe potential criminal ties between the police and the Fifth Dimension tech firm, which was headed by Blue and White leader Benny Gantz before going bankrupt last year. Further details

 

Palestinian officials confirmed Wednesday that Ramallah and Jerusalem were holding talks via international interlocutors aimed at ending a trade tiff that has led both sides to ban exports from the other. Further details

 

A British Labour party leadership candidate who has called herself a Zionist signed onto a series of pro-Palestinian pledges last week, including one recognizing the Palestinian right of return. Further details

 

Egypt has begun building a concrete wall along its border with the Gaza Strip, AFP journalists and a Palestinian security official from the Hamas “terror group” said Wednesday. Further details

 

Blue and White party head Benny Gantz on Wednesday turned down Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s challenge to a televised debate ahead of the March 2 elections, dismissing it as “spin” and linking it to the premier’s upcoming corruption trial. Further details

 

“Israel’s” government is racist and does not have to be backed by those who support the Israelis and want peace, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Tuesday during a CNN town hall event in Las Vegas. Further details

 

A Palestinian teenager died of wounds he sustained Tuesday night in violent clashes between Palestinian Authority security forces and Palestinians, some of them armed with guns, in the Jenin area, the official PA news site Wafa reported on Wednesday. Further details

 

A sniper team from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad “terror group” opened fire on a group of Israeli soldiers and police officers along the southern Gaza border on Wednesday, causing no injuries, the “Israel Defense Forces” said. Further details

 

Lawmakers from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party, including the ministers for public security and justice, on Wednesday criticized the police treatment of “Temple Mount” activist and former Likud MK Yehudah Glick, who was arrested twice in one day after visiting the Jerusalem holy site. Further details

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