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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (September 19, 2017)
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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 met with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in New York on Monday in what was their first public meeting since al-Sisi took office in 2014. Further details


The Israeli Consulate in New York City was shut down for the second time in less than a week after receiving a suspicious envelope containing a letter threatening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and white powder. Further details


A resident of the West Bank settlement of Kfar Adumim was forced to draw his personal firearm on Sunday, after his car was pelted with rocks in east Jerusalem. Further details


The US army inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday. Further details


Two “terrorists” who carried out a stabbing attack against two elderly women a year and a half ago in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday at the Jerusalem District Court. Further details


On the eve of the new Jewish year, Israel's population numbers about 8,743,000 people, according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Monday ahead of Rosh Hashanah. Further details


Col. Shai Siman-Tov, who was critically wounded during the 2014 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, was awarded a medal of honor for his successful return to IDF service after recovering from his injury. Further details


IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot has approved new measures to combat smoking in the military after new data revealed smoking during army service rose by 40 percent. Further details


Israel will hold a large-scale event in late September to mark 50 years to the "return to the historical lands of “Judea and Samaria”, the Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights." Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Hamas has called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to cancel punitive measures the PA enacted against it over the past five months. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in New York on Monday evening for some 90 minutes, the first ever public meeting between the two leaders who met twice secretly in 2016, and who speak on the phone periodically. Further details


The State of New Jersey has come under fire for allegedly not punishing a giant Danish bank that engages in anti-Israel economic activity. Further details


More than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, according to the first joint effort by key anti-slavery groups to estimate the number of victims worldwide of the international crime. Further details


The US government will join Israel and the Palestinian Authority in an effort to "transform" how wastewater is treated and reused in the West Bank and Gaza, a senior Trump administration official said on Monday. Further details


For the first time, the US Army has opened a permanent base on Israeli soil, flying the Stars and Stripes inside an IDF base. Further details


Israel’s Meteor Aerospace Ltd. unveiled RAMBOW, its latest unmanned ground vehicle, at the Autonomous Unmanned Systems and Robotics (AUS&R) 2017 Air Show in Rishon Lezion on Monday. Further details


Israeli politicians visited the Palestinian city of Jericho Sunday and blew a shofar to stake Israel's claim to the Jordan Valley, just prior to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Monday meeting with US President Donald Trump in New York. Further details


The Trump administration’s push for peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians will not feature prominently this week at the UN General Assembly, where the president, on his first trip there, will prioritize more pressing national security concerns. Further details


Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa has denounced the Arab boycott of Israel and said his subjects are free to visit the Jewish stat. Further details


In an overture to its rival Fatah, Hamas agreed on Sunday to dissolve its governing body in the Gaza Strip, allow the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority government to take over in its place and hold general elections. Further details


The Times of Israel:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday met with Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in New York in the first-ever public sit-down between the two leaders. Further details


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in a phone call with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Monday, said that he was pleased with the “atmosphere” created by the terror group’s recent decision to dissolve what is seen as a rival administration in Gaza, but didn’t commit to removing PA sanctions on the Strip. Further details


For the first time in history, the United States on Monday established an official, permanent military base in Israel: an air defense base in the heart of the Negev desert. Further details


US President Donald Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt on Monday hailed the administration’s unconventional approach to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, arguing it was inherently different from previous US-led efforts in its focus on improving the lives of Palestinians and in allowing both parties greater freedom to make their own decisions. Further details


Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Monday that the Israel Defense Forces is more prepared than ever for a future military conflict, but would need to continue to improve in order to deal with growing regional threats. Further details


Two East Jerusalem residents were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday for stabbing two elderly Jewish women in a terror attack in the capital last year. Further details


The king of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, opposes the Arab states’ boycott of Israel and intends to allow citizens from his kingdom to visit the Jewish state freely, according to Rabbi Marvin Hier, who is the dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, California. Further details


Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is poised to visit Gaza for talks, a senior official said Monday, after the Hamas terror group agreed to steps toward resolving a decade-long split with its West Bank-based rival Fatah. Further details


Israel National News:

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who also heads the Fatah faction, and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh spoke Monday for the first time in nearly a year. Further details


Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the official spokesman of Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday that Abbas will deliver an important speech to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, "which will define the characteristics of the next stage." Further details


The Al-Majd website, which is affiliated with Hamas's intelligence apparatus, reported on Sunday about the arrest of an Israeli agent following an investigation into an Israeli airstrike against military positions in Gaza on August 9. Further details


An MK from the predominantly Arab Joint List party resigned from the Knesset Monday, as part of a rotational seat-sharing agreement between members of the Joint List. Further details


Press TV:

The United States has inaugurated a permanent military base in Israel, poised as “the first ever stationary unit” there. Further details


The Israeli forces have demolished a Palestinian residential building in a West Bank village located to the southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Further details


Hundreds of Israelis have rallied in Jerusalem al-Quds to protest active duty in the military, and the regime’s arresting of around 40 people, including the grandson of a famous rabbi, for dodging draft. Further details