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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (December 10, 2019)
Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (December 10, 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:

Former Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot spoke out on Monday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's push to sign a Mutual Defense Treaty with the United States, calling it unnecessary. Further details

 

European Union foreign ministers will discuss next month whether the 28-nation bloc should modify its Middle East policy amid growing concern that Israeli settlement activity and U.S. diplomatic moves are undermining hopes for a two-state solution. Further details

 

Quarter of Israel's population, 2,306,000 people, live in poverty, according to a report by an Israeli food bank NGO. Further details

 

The main Likud and Blue and White parties agreed Monday that if Israel does hold a third round of elections in a year, they will take place on March 2, 2020. Further details

 

Police were called on Monday morning to the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shu'afat after several unknown assailants punctured the tires of about 100 vehicles and spray-painted racist inscriptions on cars and houses in the area. Further details

 

The Norwegian Parliament decided last week to cut funding for the education system of the Palestinian Authority, due to evidence of the existence of materials inciting violence, terrorism, and martyrdom in school curricula across the Palestinian territory. Further details

 

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Canada "made a deal with the devil" by revercing its years long policy on Palestine and voting in favour of its right to self-determination. Further details

 

Joe Biden said Saturday that it is “bizarre” for Bernie Sanders to propose withholding U.S. military aid from Israel if the government there doesn’t moderate its treatment of Palestinians. Further details

 

President Donald Trump said Saturday that Israel has never had a better friend in the White House than him because, unlike his predecessors, “I kept my promises.” Further details

 

The House of Representatives on Friday approved a resolution in contradiction to the administration's position on settlements and calling for the United States' efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Presuming there will be a third election, the High Court of Justice on Monday pushed Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit closer to having to rule imminently on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is eligible to run to keep his office. Further details

 

The US House of Representatives approved on Friday a resolution expressing support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while also warning “Israel” against any attempts toward annexation of territory in the West Bank. Further details

 

A report issued by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se) given to the Norwegian parliament has led to calls by the ruling coalition to withhold funding for the Palestinian Authority (PA). Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz both called on each other to negotiate on Monday but sources in both parties admitted that they were merely trying to harm each other ahead of an election that will be set for March 2. Further details

 

Blue and White will run Benny Gantz as the party's sole candidate for prime minister if a third election is held, Gantz's number two, MK Yair Lapid, announced at Monday's faction meeting at the Knesset. Further details

 

The friendship between “Jerusalem” and pro-“Israel” Christians is based on shared values, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting with lawmakers from 25 countries on Monday. Further details

 

In a speech to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Israel and called for Islamic unity among the “brothers and sisters” to confront the West and conspiracies against Islamic countries. Further details

 

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan issued an order banning the Palestinian Authority's Governor of Jerusalem Adnan Gheith from operating in Jerusalem on Monday. The order was issued to Gheith after he was arrested by Jerusalem police on Monday evening. Further details

 

Blue and White’s candidate for foreign minister in a prospective unity government, MK Yair Lapid, urged British voters on Monday to take into account Labour Party candidate Jeremy Corbyn’s antisemitism when they cast ballots in the December 12 election. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Belgium has formally asked UNESCO to delist as a heritage event one of the kingdom’s main parades amid allegations of anti-Semitism. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday met with a group of 25 visiting lawmakers from around the world who came to Jerusalem to express their support for “Israel”. Further details

 

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar on Monday concluded a rare visit to Bahrain, where he met the Arab kingdom’s king, as well as religious leaders from Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Russia, the United States, Italy, India, and Thailand. Further details

 

European Union foreign ministers next month will discuss whether the 28-nation bloc should modify its Middle East policy amid growing concern that Israeli settlement activity and US diplomatic moves are undermining hopes for a two-state solution. Further details

 

Officials in the attorney general’s office have recently warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that making good on his pledge to annex the Jordan Valley could lead to the opening of International Criminal Court investigations against “IDF” officers and Israeli mayors in the West Bank, according to a report Monday. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Likud will hold primaries for the party leadership if a new election is called, answering the call of activists and potential challengers who had urged him to hold a vote. Further details

 

Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman on Monday seemingly rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s appeals to join a right-wing coalition, amid last ditch efforts to form a government and avert a dreaded third round of elections, ahead of a looming Wednesday deadline. Further details

 

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of “openly executing” Palestinians in the streets, in the latest in a series of diatribes against the Jewish state. Further details

 

Blue and White party chief Benny Gantz on Monday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to forgo a bid to seek immunity in the Knesset, amid 11th-hour efforts to forge an elusive power-sharing agreement. Further details

 

Shops, schools and offices were shuttered in Hebron, and young men clashed with troops in the city center as Palestinians protested a plan to expand Jewish settlement activity in the flashpoint city Tuesday. Further details

 

Blue and White No. 2 Yair Lapid announced Monday that he will give up on a rotation agreement for the premiership with party leader Benny Gantz, as he sought to bolster his party’s chances in the increasingly likely upcoming election. Further details

 

Some 2.3 million Israelis, including one million children, live under the poverty line and more are going hungry than previous years, according to a report released on Monday. Further details

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