Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 9, 2017)
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:

The judge presiding over the case involving the 2015 violent killing of an innocent foreign man in the confused aftermath of a deadly “terror” attack announced Wednesday that crucial CCTV footage capturing the brutal lynch will not be considered in the final verdict. Further details

 

In a new blow to Britain's beleaguered government, the UK international development secretary quit Wednesday over unauthorized meetings with Israeli politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Further details

 

On the third week of their protest and three days since commencing a hunger strike, bereaved families who lost loved ones in West Bank terror attacks and the heads of the Samaria Regional Council who joined them received further support, this time from residents of a Gush Etzion Palestinian village one of the planned bypass roads is expected to pass through. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to be questioned Thursday at his residence on a corruption case known in Israel as Case 1,000, involving illicit gifts Netanyahu allegedly received from businessman Arnon Milchan—and Case 2,000—concerning backroom deals supposedly reached between Netanyahu and Yedioth Ahronoth publisher and owner Arnon Mozes. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s administration said on Wednesday it had resumed security coordination with Israel in the West Bank, frozen in July, and sought sole security control of the Gaza Strip, where Hamas Islamist forces dominate. Further details

 

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer was summoned by the police recently to testify in the illicit gifts investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Channel 2 News reported Tuesday. Further details

 

Seven terror attacks against Israelis in the West Bank were thwarted by Palestinian security forces in October, a Palestinian official claimed Tuesday in an interview with Ynet. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Palestinian man was detained Thursday morning at the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Kokhav Ya'akov, situated 15 km north of Jerusalem, after a routine search in the suspect's bag revealed that he had stashed away two knives and a Quran. Further details

 

A House subcommittee held a hearing on Wednesday featuring four speakers in support of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and a fifth who expressed skepticism and urged caution. Further details

 

A congressional bill that would compel the Palestinian Authority to end its compensation program for the families of convicted terrorists in Israel with the threat of an aid cut will reach a critical vote in the House Foreign Affairs Committee next Wednesday. Further details

 

A right-wing project working to shift the paradigm to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by declaring Israeli victory will make a new push next week to garner public support in the US. Further details

 

For the first time in eight months, the PA sent a major shipment of government- subsidized medications to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. Further details

 

Arab MKs flew to Brussels this week to tell European lawmakers and diplomats that Israel is violating the terms of its trade agreement with the EU. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority has completely restored security coordination with Israel, PA police chief Hazem Atallah said on Wednesday. Further details

 

Israel Prison Service officers foiled an attempt to smuggle SIM cards and cell phones to a “terrorist” jailed in the Ktzi'ot Prison in the Negev, using the prisoner's five-year-old son as an intermediary, according to Israeli media reports. Further details

 

Approving the proposed legislative amendments dubbed as the “Jerusalem Bill” is the most effective way to overcome the “demographic challenge” and fortify the Jewish majority in the capital, according to Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas spoke with Saudi King Salman in Riyadh on Tuesday about American peace efforts and reconciliation, the official PA news site Wafa reported. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

A Palestinian man was arrested outside a settlement in the central West Bank on Thursday, after a search of his backpack yielded a meat cleaver, a knife, and a copy of the Quran, police said. Further details

 

American lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the possibility of moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, some three weeks before US President Donald Trump will have to decide on whether to postpone the action for another six months. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met Wednesday with the powerful Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in Riyadh, telling him that the Palestinian leadership supports Saudi Arabia after a recent missile attack. Further details

 

A senior Palestinian official on Wednesday condemned a British minister’s unauthorized meetings in Israel as “scandalous,” urging Prime Minister Theresa May to take action. Further details

 

The head of the Palestinian Authority police said Wednesday that Hamas must disarm in order for a landmark reconciliation deal signed last month with rival Fatah to succeed. Further details

 

The head of the Palestinian police in the West Bank confirmed on Wednesday that security coordination had resumed with Israel, after it was partly suspended in July. Further details

 

Border police Wednesday found a knife hidden in the sock of Palestinian teenager who tried to enter the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron without going through a metal detector. Further details

 

Israel National News:

The National Resistance Brigades, the military wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, posted a video in which it threatens attacks against civilian targets along the border between Israel and Gaza. Further details

 

The head of the Palestinian Authority police said Wednesday that Hamas must disarm to allow a landmark reconciliation deal signed last month with rival Fatah organization to succeed. Further details

 

The head of the Palestinian Authority police confirmed on Wednesday that security coordination had resumed with Israel, after it was partly suspended in July. Further details

 

Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved building permits for 240 new homes in neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem eastern sector, Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman told AFP. Further details

 

A Palestinian Authority (PA) Arab was arrested on Thursday morning near the Binyamin-area town of Kokhav Ya'akov. Further details

 

Dr. Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, testified on Wednesday before members of the House Oversight Committee's National Security Subcommittee during a hearing entitled, “Moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: Challenges and opportunities.” Further details

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