Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (December 7, 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 United States is asking Israel to temper its response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as its capital because Washington expects a backlash and is weighing the potential threat to US facilities and people, according to a State Department document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Further details

 

Western leaders expressed their objection Wednesday to US President Donald Trump's "unilateral" decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, warning it could severely destabilize the region and thwart peace prospects. Further details

 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Wednesday evening that US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital "will lead to wars without end." Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called US President Donald Trump's Jerusalem declaration on Wednesday "an important milestone in the history of Jerusalem," urging other countries to follow suit. Further details

 

US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the United States new officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime US policy and potentially threatening regional stability. Further details

 

Bedouin municipal heads in the Negev arrived at the office of Arad's mayor on Tuesday to condemn the murder of Sgt. Ron Yitzhak Kokia by two Bedouin men from the area. Further details

 

After eight months of grueling training, history was made this week when 13 female soldiers received badges making them the first female combat tank operators in the IDF's Armored Corps. Further details

 

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed Wednesday that Palestinians had to stage a protest against an expected announcement the same evening by President Donald Trump stating that the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Further details

 

Jordan's King Abdullah warned Wednesday that "denying Islamic and Christian rights in Jerusalem will increase violence," speaking mere hours before US President Donald Trump is expected to break away from the decades-long American policy and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Further details

 

East Jerusalem residents threatened Wednesday to stage demonstrations, block roads and shut down municipal services in protest of President Donald Trump's expected recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Further details

 

The US intention to move its embassy to Jerusalem is a sign of incompetence and failure, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told guests of the Islamic unity conference Tehran hosted on Wednesday, adding "Palestine will be freed" and the Palestinian people will be victorious. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

The United States is asking Israel to temper its response to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as its capital because Washington expects a backlash and is weighing the potential threat to U.S. facilities and people, according to a State Department document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Further details

 

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital and would move its embassy there, upending decades of a diplomatic consensus over the status of the city pioneered by his predecessors. Further details

 

As Israeli leaders praised President Donald Trump for his decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a spokesman for the terrorist group Hamas said it “opens the gates of hell.” Further details

 

The US embassy in Amman announced on Thursday that routine public services would be suspended temporarily amid President Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Further details

 

Politicians and commentators in the Arab world voiced dismay on Wednesday night in response to Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his plan to move the American Embassy, with a prominent Jordanian figure proclaiming, “Peace is dead.” Further details

 

World leaders warned that US President Donald Trump may have doomed the peace process and called for calm in the wake of violent threats from the Arab world. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said the United States withdrew from its role as an interlocutor in the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, responding to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and initiate the relocation of the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Further details

 

Influential exiled Palestinian politician Mohammed Dahlan said on Wednesday Palestinians should reject any future peace talks and halt security coordination with Israel over US plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for “immediate” action to achieve national reconciliation, several hours before United States President Donald Trump is expected to make a major announcement on American policy pertaining to Jerusalem. Further details

 

Ayman Safadi, the foreign minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, has been actively campaigning on Twitter against US President Donald Trump's plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Further details

 

US President Donald Trump would effectively be making a declaration of war if he recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Palestinians' chief representative to Britain said on Wednesday. Further details

 

Fatah Central Committee Member Nasser al-Qudwa called for participation in “non-violent” and “unarmed” protests against US President Donald Trump’s possible decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Further details

 

Israel National News:

IDF and police forces on Wednesday night carried out a widescale operation in Kafr Qusra in Samaria, arresting 20 Arabs suspected of attacking hikers near the village last Thursday. Further details

 

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) praised this morning the American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Further details

 

US senators and congressmen responded on Wednesday to US President Donald Trump's recognition of the fact that Jerusalem is Israel's capital city. Further details

 

The Arab world blasted U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, after his announcement that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Further details

 

Eight countries called on Wednesday for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council after the United States said it recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Further details

 

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday said the UK disagreed with U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his announcement that the American embassy will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Further details

 

The Czech Republic on Wednesday evening followed in the footsteps of U.S. President Donald Trump and said it recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. Further details

 

US embassies across the Middle East and Europe have warned Americans of the potential for violent protests, following the President Trump’s official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Further details

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