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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 23, 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:

A ceremony marking 40 years since then-Egyptian president Anwar Sadat made his historic visit to Israel was held on Wednesday at the President's Residence. Further details

 

MK Ayman Odeh (Joint List) said a new video published Wednesday proved his claims of being assaulted by police officers during violent protests in Bedouin community Umm al-Hiran in January of this year. Further details

 

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Wednesday submitted his response to two petitions filed against the Regulation Law, stating that seeking to legalize government-backed outposts in the West Bank built on Palestinian land is "unconstitutional." Further details

 

The United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) has chosen to honor the Israeli Volcani Institute, but the Israeli government has decided to snub the event. Further details

 

The “terrorist” who killed IDF soldier Elhai Taharlev in a car-ramming at the Ofra Junction in April, was given two life sentences on Wednesday. Further details

 

A deputy company commander in the Givati Brigade was reprimanded and a squad commander was suspended after IDF soldiers opened fire at a suspicious car near Neve Tzur-Halamish three weeks ago, killing a Palestinian and wounding his sister. Further details

 

An Israeli laboratory at the Kerem Shalom Gaza crossing recently thwarted an attempted smuggling of several tons of explosive substances that were headed for terror groups in the strip. Further details

 

An IDF force opened fire on two Palestinian suspects who illegally crossed the border from the northern part of the Gaza Strip into Israel. Further details

 

A woman, who was 14 years old when she was seriously wounded in a “terror” attack in Jerusalem six years ago, passed away early Wednesday morning. Further details

 

A parole board recently refused to grant early release from prison to a Palestinian from Gaza who was sentenced for a number of security-related crimes, citing the fact that Hamas is still holding onto the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, who were killed during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

The Trump administration insists it was legally obligated to warn Palestinian officials that their offices in Washington would close unless they enter serious peace talks with Israel. Further details

 

A Kuwaiti writer challenged the Arab states' longstanding solidarity against Israel Sunday in interview with Kuwait's Alrai TV channel, calling the Jewish state "independent and sovereign." Further details

 

An Israeli ex-soldier who serves as a spokesman for a group that documents alleged abuses of Palestinians has set off a legal tussle with Israeli authorities by saying he himself beat a detainee. Further details

 

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit said he was “under fire from all directions” for filing a legal brief declaring the Settlements Regulations Law unconstitutional. Further details

 

Hodaya Nechama Asulin, who was critically wounded in a 2011 “terrorist” attack in Jerusalem, died on Wednesday in the capital’s Hadassah-University Medical Center. Further details

 

Fatah, Hamas and 11 other Palestinian factions have called for simultaneous presidential and legislative elections by the end of 2018. Further details

 

pecial counsel for the US Department of Justice Robert Mueller is investigating an attempt by US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner to block the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlement activity. Further details

 

The Knesset’s Settlements Regulation Law is 'harmful to' and 'seriously discriminatory' against Palestinians, Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit told the High Court of Justice on Wednesday. Further details

 

Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev is aghast as Israel falls behind the Palestinians in FIFA rankings, and called the current Israeli soccer situation a "crisis." Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

A Yisrael Beytenu lawmaker on Thursday urged coalition chairman David Bitan to advance legislation to apply the death penalty to convicted "terrorists". Further details

 

Arab American groups offered to host the Palestine Liberation Organization in their offices if the Trump administration shuts down the PLO representation in Washington. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly refused to speak to White House officials over the phone this week, as Ramallah moved to freeze ties over a US threat to shutter a Palestinian mission in Washington. Further details

 

Palestinian factions on Wednesday called for legislative and presidential elections by the end of 2018, in a declaration released after two days of talks in Cairo. Further details

 

Three Jewish extremists were indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault for throwing stones at Palestinians in the northern West Bank in 2014. Further details

 

In a rare public move, a Kuwaiti writer has urged Arab recognition of the State of Israel as a legitimate, “independent sovereign state,” and Israelis as a people with a right to their land. Further details

 

A draft motion urging the Dutch government to recognize immediately a Palestinian state and a second urging it to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital foundered in the country’s parliament. Further details

 

The peace treaty between Israel and Egypt remains incomplete as long as a Palestinian state has not been created, Cairo’s ambassador to Israel said Wednesday, urging Jerusalem to restate its commitment to a two-state solution and accept the terms of the Arab Peace Initiative. Further details

 

A military court sentenced 23-year-old Malek Ahmed Mousa Hamed of the Palestinian town of Silwad to two life sentences for the murder in April of IDF soldier Sgt. Elhai Teharlev. Further details

 

The Knesset on Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill that opens up Israeli Boycott, Divestment, and Boycott (BDS) activists to civil lawsuits with damages of up to NIS 100,000 ($28,000), without requiring the plaintiffs to provide proof of damages. Further details

 

The Defense Ministry on Wednesday announced a new chemical testing laboratory installed at a border crossing into the Gaza Strip, and said the facility recently intercepted a truck carrying bomb-making material on its way to the Palestinian enclave. Further details

 

A woman who was wounded as a girl in a March 2011 bombing in Jerusalem succumbed to her wounds Wednesday, after more than six years in a coma. Further details

 

IDF soldiers opened fire at two Palestinians trying to cross into Israel from Gaza, hitting one of them, on Wednesday, the army said. Further details

 

Israel National News:

Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Robert Ilatov on Wednesday night sent a letter to Coalition Chairman David Bitan (Likud) asking him to "guide the coalition's partners towards approving a law" mandating the death penalty for “terrorists”. Further details

 

Arab media reported on Wednesday that Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas had refused a phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner. Further details

 

Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) took part Wednesday in the funeral of Hodaya Asulin, and spoke about the issue of the death penalty for “terrorists” and the lack of deterrence against “terror” attacks. Further details

 

The Chairman of the Joint List, MK Ayman Odeh, distributed on Wednesday evening footage in which police appear to be attacking him during the events in Umm al-Hiran in the Negev, during which police officer Erez Amadi Levy was murdered in a car-ramming attack. Further details

 

Leading Palestinian Authority political factions agreed Wednesday to hold new elections by the end of 2018, they said in a joint statement issued after two days of reconciliation talks in Cairo. If held, the new elections would be the first in the PA in over a decade. Further details

 

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Israel next month, during the Hanukkah festival. Further details

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