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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 21, 2017)
Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 21, 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:

The family of Abera Mangestu- who has remained in Hamas captivity since voluntarily crossing the border into Gaza in 2014- addressed the UN at its headquarters in New York Monday, calling for international pressure to be exerted on the “terror” group to release their son. Further details


Two years after the IDF's multi-year Gideon efficiency plan went into effect and ensured a sort of industrial peace and a permanent budget for the army, the security establishment is nevertheless seeking to renegotiate the agreement with the Ministry of Finance and push for an augmented budget due to significant security transformations in the region. Further details


Two IDF soldiers were injured, one seriously, Monday afternoon after being hit by a truck near the northern town of Hatzor HaGlilit, near Rosh Pinna. Further details


Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah boasted in a speech Monday that his organization shipped anti-tank missiles to the Gaza Strip. Further details


Police launched an investigation on Monday morning into social media posts inciting against President Reuven Rivlin after he decided not to pardon former IDF soldier Elor Azaria, who was imprisoned for shooting dead a neutralized “terrorist”. Further details


The Jerusalem District Court has ordered the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the “terrorists” who carried out a deadly 2001 attack that claimed the lives of three Israelis to pay the victims’ family NIS 62 million in compensation. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Israel can’t build ties to the Arab world based on the common regional threats they face without also resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov told The Jerusalem Post. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be the first Israeli prime minister to visit the European Union in 22 years when he heads to Brussels next month. Further details


As the Palestinian Authority makes an effort to retake control of the Gaza Strip, a major concern for the Ramallah-based governing body is the future of arms and security in the small territory. Further details


A new police station will open Tuesday in Jisr al-Zarqa, a crowded, impoverished and crime-ridden Arab town next to Caesarea, as part of a bolstering of the police presence in the Arab sector. Further details


Police and municipality officials on Monday examined five illegal buildings in Jerusalem’s Kafr Akab neighborhood that are scheduled to be demolished. Further details


Gunfire from Sinai wounded an Israeli soldier early Monday morning. The lightly injured soldier was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba according to reports. Further details


Likud MK Miki Zohar alleged in the Knesset on Monday that Arab society condones sexually harassing Jewish women, and that there was less respect for women in the Arab community. Further details


Egyptian Ambassador to Israel Hazem Khairat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Army radio to take historic steps for peace, warning that without a two-state solution, chaos would break out. Further details


Agarnesh Mengistu remained silent during the public statements at the UN headquarters in New York, but her silence and the look in her eyes conveyed a clear message by a mother who had not seen her son, Avre Mengistu, for three long years. Further details


 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a balanced response Monday to the uproar over photos that surfaced of President Reuven Rivlin wearing a keffiyeh after he rejected an appeal from Hebron shooter Elor Azaria for a shortened jail sentence. Further details


The Times of Israel:

The IDF rescued three Israelis who illegally entered the West Bank Palestinian city Nablus late Tuesday night after their car was stolen and set ablaze, the army said. Further details


Leading Palestinian political factions are to gather in Cairo on Tuesday to push ahead with reconciliation efforts, including discussing the formation of a unity government. Further details


Ethiopian-Israeli family of troubled man held in Gaza believes American Jewish community can be instrumental in creating pressure for their loved one's release. Further details


The UN’s Mideast envoy said that reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas must succeed, warning that failure will most likely result in another devastating conflict. Further details


A kids magazine partly supported by the Palestinian Authority published a poem that said the Muslim Prophet Mohamed encourage to threw stones at Jews. Further details


The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah “terror” group on Monday categorically denied accusations that his group is sending weapons to Yemen and that it was responsible for a ballistic missile fired by Shiite rebels there and intercepted near the Saudi capital, Riyadh, but proudly admitted to sending weapons to the Gaza Strip. Further details


The Palestinian “terror group” Hamas rejected on Monday an Arab League resolution labeling Lebanon’s Hezbollah a “terrorist” organization. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to attend a summit of European Union leaders for the first time in December, marking renewed efforts to reset frayed relations between Jerusalem and the bloc. Further details


Leaders of various Palestinian factions headed for the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday ahead of talks aimed at moving forward with reconciliation agreement. Further details


Israeli forces last week arrested a Palestinian man suspected of carrying out a stabbing attack in which an Israeli man was injured two years ago, the Shin Bet security service said Monday. Further details


Hundreds of Israeli Jews held a rare prayer session by a mosque in a Palestinian village in the West Bank. Further details


Israel National News:

"A Palestinian state is no longer the only solution for peace in the Middle East. We think that a valid peace can be born from a position of strength, from building and strengthening the settlements in Judea and Samaria, and from encouraging economic peace and economic development of the Palestinian Authority,” Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said at a conference held by Arutz Sheva. Further details


Three Israelis were rescued by IDF units in the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Shechem (Nabulus) early Tuesday morning, after they snuck into the city without approval from the local army commander. Further details


Transportation and Intelligence Minister at Arutz Sheva conference stated that PA must choose between axis of evil and axis of friendship. Further details


Residents of the embattled town of Neitv Avot in Gush Atzion south of Jerusalem are calling on supporters to make their way to the community as soon as possible ahead of the planned evacuation of residents and demolition of their homes. Further details


Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Dannon joined the parents of an Israeli man held captive by the Hamas “terrorist” organization, demanding that the Gaza -based “terror” group free the young man and urging the international community to push for his release. Further details


Israel Security Agency (Shabak) arrested in the Jerusalem-area Arab town of 'Anata the “terrorist” who carried out a stabbing attack in December 2015. Further details