Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (December 5, 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 defense establishment is preparing for a possible violent Palestinian outburst in Israel, primarily in Jerusalem, following reports that US President Donald Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital or announce a decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Further details

 

US President Donald Trump will not announce a decision on whether he will again delay moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a White House spokesman said, despite Monday’s deadline for doing so. Further details

 

Five Code Red rocket alert sirens were sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Monday night. Further details

 

State Attorney Shai Nitzan instructed the Israel Police on Monday to examine the corruption allegations made against Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. Further details

 

Violence erupted between Jewish and Arab students at the Hebrew University's Mount Scopus campus on Monday, after students from the right-wing Im Tirtzu club set up an Israeli flag draped table in memory of Sergeant Ron Yitzchok Kokia, who was stabbed to death last week while Arab students set up their own stand draped in a Palestinian flag in response. Further details

 

The Facebook page of the Palestinian village of Qusra posted Sunday a photo of the Israeli father who shot and killed 47-year-old Palestinian Mahmoud Za’al Odeh, a resident of the village, in last week's violent incident that took place near the village. Further details

 

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Monday called for a summit of Muslim nations if the United States takes the controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Further details

 

A formal US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would cause catastrophe and lead to new conflict in the Middle East, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday. Further details

 

Security forces arrested last week two Negev residents on suspicion of involvement in a “terror” attack carried out last Thursday, in which Sgt. Ron Yitzhak Kokia was fatally stabbed in Arad, it was cleared for publication Monday. Further details

 

A Palestinian was shot and seriously wounded Monday after clashes broke out between residents of the Palestinian village of Qusra near Nablus and far-right wing Jewish activists who visited the area, sparking riots that forced roit-dispersal personnel to move in. Further details

 

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last month that a future peace agreement would strip away hitherto ironclad Palestinian preconditions for any deal, among them the inclusion of eastern Jerusalem as a future capital and the uprooting of most settlements, according to a Sunday report in The New York Times. Further details

 

Four days after the incident in which a group of boys on a Bar Mitzvah hike were attacked by a stone-throwing mob near the Palestinian village of Qusra, activists of the far-right Otzma Yehudit Party are planning an expedition to the area. Further details

 

The foreign ministers of Jordan and Egypt, the only Arab states to sign a peace treaty with Israel, warned against the reported decision by the Trump administration to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Visiting Israel, Florida Governor Rick Scott pushed for the American embassy in Tel Aviv to be moved to Jerusalem. US President Trump must decide by Monday night whether to sign another waiver or order the embassy to be moved. Further details

 

Five rocket sirens sounded in the area near the Sinai/Gaza border on Monday night may have been the result of a malfunction, the IDF said on Tuesday morning. Further details

 

The possibility that US President Donald Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has stirred opposition from US and foreign officials who fear it could unleash violence. Further details

 

Jared Kushner did not disclose on government filings his position as a director of a family foundation that funded projects in West Bank settlements. Further details

 

Europe is rattled by reports that US President Donald Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, possibly as early as Wednesday. Further details

 

The Palestinian leadership and its allies on Monday ratcheted up calls on US President Donald Trump to refrain from making any change to American policy pertaining to Jerusalem. Further details

 

A Palestinian man was moderately wounded during clashes that broke out in the West Bank between Palestinians from the village of Kusra, and the IDF and a group of right-wing extremists called Jewish Power. Further details

 

If the Palestinians are counting on a strong response from Arab states if the Trump administration recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, they are likely to be disappointed. Further details

 

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey could go as far as breaking off diplomatic ties with Israel if the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move he said would be a "red line" for Muslims. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Defense officials are reportedly bracing for violent protests and terror attacks should the Trump administration recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital or move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city. Further details

 

The High Court of Justice on Monday directed the state to explain why a new law to legalize wildcat West Bank outposts should not be struck down on constitutional grounds, in another blow to supporters of the controversial legislation. Further details

 

The US State Department is reportedly bracing for violence at its embassies and consulates should President Donald Trump follow through on his reported intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Further details

 

The peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians will be comprehensive and pave the way for stability in the region. Further details

 

The Israel Defense Forces said it was investigating multiple alert sirens that sounded in southern Israel throughout the predawn hours of Tuesday, as a result of rocket launches in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Further details

 

The Supreme Court indicated it could prevent survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack in Israel from seizing Persian artifacts at Chicago museums to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. Further details

 

The White House confirmed Monday that US President Donald Trump would let a deadline on signing a waiver to delay moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem pass without signing a new one, though it was not clear if an actual policy shift was in the offing. Further details

 

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat made an impassioned appeal to US President Donald Trump asking him to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the US embassy to the city. Further details

 

Israel on Monday harshly criticized the European Union over a plan for its ambassador to participate in an event marking “50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank.” Further details

 

Jared Kushner did not disclose on government filings his position as a director of a family foundation that funded projects in West Bank settlements. Further details

 

A Palestinian policeman was seriously wounded after being stabbed, apparently by an Islamic extremist, on Monday, officials and media reports said. Further details

 

A senior Turkish government official on Monday warned of a “major catastrophe” if the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite a flood of warnings from the Arab world. Further details

 

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid on Monday urged US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv. Further details

 

A Palestinian girl was seriously injured on Monday after being hit by a car in the northern West Bank. Further details

 

Two Bedouin Israelis were arrested on Friday on suspicion that they had stabbed a soldier to death in southern Israel last week, the Shin Bet security service announced on Monday. Further details

 

Renewed clashes broke out between settlers and Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Monday after a group of Israelis led by a far-right activist returned to the scene of last week’s deadly clash outside the Palestinian village of Qusra. Further details

 

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group is still planning to respond to the killing of several of its members last month when the Israeli army bombed an attack tunnel it had dug that led from Gaza into Israel, sources close to the group said Sunday. Further details

 

Israel National News:

Turkey’s president warned the United States not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, or to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, saying that any change to the status quo vis-à-vis Jerusalem would constitute a “red line” for Muslims. Further details

 

As President Trump weighs the possible transfer of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Florida Governor Rick Scott called on the president to make good on his 2016 campaign promise to move the embassy. Further details

 

The security waiver used by every president since Bill Clinton to avoid implementation of a 1995 law requiring the US embassy in Israel be relocated to the capital city of Jerusalem lapsed Monday night amid speculation President Donald Trump could officially recognize the city as Israel’s capital or even announce an embassy move as early as this week. Further details

 

Saudi Arabia on Monday warned the United States against recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel. Further details

 

MK Oren Hazan (Likud) on Monday published on his Facebook page a video showing MK Taleb Abu Arar (Joint List) in which he verbally attacks the State of Israel. Further details

 

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision on whether to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will not come by a Monday deadline, the White House said, according to AFP. Further details

 

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) urged President Trump Sunday evening to follow through on his campaign pledge to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Further details

 

The State Prosecutor, citing the Attorney General's authority, ordered the police to initiate a probe of Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon. Further details

 

Students at the Hebrew University affiliated with the school's local chapter of the Hadash faction, a part of the Joint Arab List, today desecrated the memory of IDF combat soldier Sergeant Ron Kukia, who was murdered last week in the city of Arad. Further details

 

Israel’s Foreign Ministry blasted the European Union Monday, after it was revealed that representatives from the 28-member international body had accepted an invitation to an anti-Zionist exhibition organized by the radical left-wing B’Tselem organization. Further details

 

With reports swirling in both the US and Israel media of an imminent announcement by the Trump administration signaling either plans to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem or formally recognizing the city as Israel’s capital, the chairman of the Republican party’s overseas division in Israel said that recognition would constitute a major, and in his view, positive, change in US policy. Further details

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