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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (September 15, 2019)
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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:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat down with Ynet for an exclusive interview just two days before the elections where he said he wouldn't rule out Arab ministers being part of his government and dismissed accusations by his political rivals that a potential defense treaty between the United States and “Israel” is nothing more than an election propaganda. Further details

 

Palestinian Attorney General Akram al-Khatib announced Thursday that authorities have charged three relatives of a 21-year-old West Bank woman who died last month in a suspected so-called honor killing. Further details

 

Ten months after a botched Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, an officer killed during the incident will be posthumously honored along with his comrades and those who went into the Hamas-run enclave to rescue them. Further details

 

Facebook says it has sanctioned the page of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of a violation of the company's hate speech policy after an inflammatory post aimed against Israel's Arab population appeared on his official social media page. Further details

 

The United States believes “Israel” is responsible for planting listening devices near the White House and in other "sensitive" spots in the U.S. capital, Politico reported Thursday, citing "three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter." Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said there’s no other option but “to overthrow the Hamas regime” in the Gaza Strip. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

It wasn’t akin to the US recognizing “Israel’s” sovereignty over the Golan Heights, but on Saturday US President Trump extended a preelection gesture to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he tweeted that he would meet the prime minister later this month and discuss an Israel-US security pact. Further details

 

"There may be a military operation and there may be other actions in the coming days, it's dependent on many things," said Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan in an interview with Kan news on Saturday. Further details

 

Palestinian Attorney-General Akram al-Khatib has charged three of Israa Ghrayeb's relatives for playing a role in her untimely death, through statements made during a press conference over the weekend - however, the A-G ruled out honor killing as a suspected motive. Further details

 

Five days after pledging to extend Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley if he wins Tuesday’s election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene a cabinet meeting on Sunday in the Jordan Valley, where it is set to approve a new settlement in the region: Mevo’ot Yericho. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas vowed that within a year no Palestinian patient would need to receive medical treatment abroad. Further details

 

Palestinian efforts to join as many UN organizations and protocols as possible hit a roadblock on Saturday when it failed to gain full admission to the Bern-headquartered Universal Postal Union (UPU). Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came close to the 61 MKs needed to form a right-wing government without Yisrael Beytenu in the final polls on Friday permitted to be taken by law. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Thursday that Israel may have no choice but to embark on a military operation in Gaza to overthrow Hamas. Further details

 

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is warning of an imminent collapse of the Palestinian Authority (PA) economy in a new report that was presented in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday. Further details

 

An American amphibious assault ship with more than a thousand Marines on board was on high alert in the Red Sea for a month last year to provide a quick reaction force in case of violence in Arab capitals over the controversial US embassy move to Jerusalem. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Yamina candidate Naftali Bennett unveiled Sunday what he claimed to be the long-delayed Trump peace plan’s scheme for dividing the West Bank between “Israel” and the Palestinians. Further details

 

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he had spoken with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the phone of a potential Mutual Defense Pact, or MDP, between the two countries, and that he hoped to continue such talks after Tuesday’s election. Further details

 

Dozens of Palestinians were reported hurt during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Eizariya Saturday night. Further details

 

Several thousand Palestinians protested along the Gaza border Friday, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that war with “terror groups” in the Gaza Strip could break out “at any moment.” Further details

 

“Israel” has been cutting down on the number of medical treatment permits it issues to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, fearing that they are being abused to move illegally to the West Bank, state prosecutors reportedly told the High Court of Justice this week. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday appeared to blame a US strategist working with the Blue and White campaign for being behind a report that “Israel” was likely behind the placement of devices in the vicinity of the White House that can capture cellphone calls. Further details

 

A Gaza-based “terror group” on Saturday said it had downed an Israeli military drone over the Strip, but the small vehicle may have actually belonged to another “terrorist” organization. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday morning, upon returning from a brief visit to Russia, that war with “terror groups” in the Gaza Strip could break out “at any moment.” Further details

 

A leading member of the royal family of Bahrain blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend, saying that Netanyahu had emerged as an obstacle to better relations with the Jewish state and that Tuesday’s elections would be “boom or bust” for the prospects of Arab-Israeli peace. Further details

 

Martin Indyk, a former US ambassador to Israel and the second of the Obama administration’s three Mideast peace envoys, on Saturday said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not giving the true facts in his claim that he’d stopped an effort by rival Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party to support an Obama-era settlement withdrawal plan. Further details

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