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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (May 11, 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. 


Israeli press:


Yedioth Ahronoth:

Mahmoud al-Zahar, one of Hamas’s most senior officials, said that the political policy document published by the Islamist Palestinian group was not a substitute for its founding charter, published in 1988. Further details


The wife of Palestinian Marwan Barghouti, who is leading a mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, has written to Pope Francis calling on him to intervene because freedom and dignity are God given rights. Further details


Palestinians are calling for a boycott of Pizza Hut following a Facebook post by the chain's Israeli branch that poked fun at the Palestinian Marwan Barghouti for breaking his hunger strike by secretly sneaking candy bars in his cell. Further details


The Nationality Bill, which seeks to define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, passed a preliminary reading at the Knesset on Wednesday. Further details


A Palestinian teen tried to enter a military court in the West Bank on Wednesday with two pipe bombs and was stopped by Border Police. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Movements on the Left and Right on Wednesday announced preparations for political activity surrounding US President Donald Trump’s May 22 visit. Further details


A Palestinian terror suspect was indicted Thursday for murder in the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old British exchange student in the capital last month. Further details


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is prepared to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under the good offices of US President Donald Trump. Further details


Hamas's most senior official, Mahmoud al-Zahar said that Hamas’s new document was not a substitute for its founding charter, which advocates Israel’s destruction. Further details


Hamas defeated Fatah in student council elections at Bir Zeit University, the second- largest university in the West Bank. Further details


FIFA may still debate and vote Thursday on a bid by the Palestinian Authority to oust six West Bank settlement teams from the world-wide soccer organization. Further details


Arab Israeli hold a rally Wednesday afternoon commemorating Nakba Day at the entrance to the University of Tel Aviv. Further details


The Prison Service on Wednesday agreed to allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. Further details


The Times of Israel:

In a bid to avoid a potential spat with US president Donald Trump on the eve of his scheduled visit to Israel, PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s office postponed a meeting of the planning committee tasked with approving new settlement construction. Further details


Israel’s new ambassador to Brazil, Yossi Shelley declared that the Jewish state does not have settlements in the West Bank. Further details


Prosecutors filed an indictment Thursday at the Jerusalem District Court against a Palestinian man suspected in the murder of a British exchange student in a stabbing attack on Jerusalem’s light rail last month. Further details


Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked stated that US President Donald Trump’s peace push was ill-fated, while suggesting failed talks could spark a surge in terror attacks. Further details


Israel National News:

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked urged the Trump administration to think outside the box, noting that Israel will not agree to two-state solution. Further details


Marc Zell, the co-chair of Republicans Overseas in Israel, believed that President Donald Trump will quietly move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv. Further details


Fadwa Barghouti, the wife of Palestinian Marwan Barghouti who is leading a hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli prisons, on Wednesday wrote to Pope Francis calling on him to intervene and stop the hunger strike "before it is too late". Further details


White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders on Wednesday responded to reports that President Donald Trump had decided that the U.S. Embassy in Israel would remain in Tel Aviv and not move to Jerusalem, stating that the president has not made a decision yet. Further details


Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Wednesday described Palestinians who are serving time in Israeli jails for attacks on Israel as “prisoners of freedom”. Further details


Israeli Ambassador to Brazil Yossi Shelley told Brazilian newspaper that the Jewish state does not have settlements in the West Bank, but 'areas under war. Further details