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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (March 5, 2020)
Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (March 5, 2020)
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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:

Palestinians have launched protests in the West Bank after Israeli bulldozers began clearing land in what villagers’ fear is an attempt to confiscate it for future Jewish settlements. Further details

 

Tens of thousands of Israelis will be required to remain quarantined as cultural, sporting and other public events including celebrations of the upcoming Purim holiday will all be canceled. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Blue and White leader Benny Gantz is undermining democracy by suggesting legislation that would ban a politician under criminal indictment from becoming prime minister. Further details

 

Blue & White on Wednesday confirmed it was working on getting a Knesset majority to support a bill that would prevent an indicted prime minister from serving, which would effectively oust current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Further details

 

With 99% of the vote in “Israel's” elections counted, the right-wing bloc appears to have lost one Knesset seat from earlier preliminary results bringing the total number to 58, falling the Central Elections Committee reported Wednesday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud holds firm with 36 seats. Further details

 

Joint List chairman Ayman Odeh declared a “huge achievement” in Monday’s elections after nearly final results showed the party had won 15 seats in Knesset, their largest win in any national ballot. Further details

 

A war of words between Israeli officials and U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders continued Sunday evening, with the Jewish senator hitting back at criticism for his decision not to attend the annual conference of pro-Israel lobby AIPAC. Further details

 

“Israel's” UN ambassador lashed out at presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Sunday, lambasting him at the annual conference of the powerful pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, which the Jewish Vermont senator said last week that he would not attend. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

The “IDF” demolished the homes of two of the “terrorists” involved in the “terror attack” that killed Rina Shnerb in August on Wednesday night, an “IDF” spokesperson confirmed on Thursday morning. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Blue and White leader Benny Gantz of trying to steal Monday's election on Wednesday after Gantz began efforts to pass a law that would prevent an indicted MK from forming a government. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bloc of right-wing and religious parties will remain at the 58 seats in the current vote count, three away from obtaining a blocking majority in the next Knesset, sources in the Central Elections Committee said Wednesday morning. Further details

 

Israeli voters made one of their strongest statements to date in favor of unilateral annexation, even if they failed to deliver a clear leadership mandate to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Further details

 

Palestinians expressed disappointment and deep concern over the results of Monday’s election, saying increased support for right-wing parties was a sign Israelis have voted for the “continuation of the occupation.” Further details

 

Palestinians expressed disappointment and deep concern over the results of Monday’s election, saying increased support for right-wing parties was a sign Israelis have voted for the “continuation of the occupation.” Further details

 

District governor Abdallah Kmeil of Salfit, a settlement in the West Bank, has instructed Palestinian Authority security forces to “take the firmest steps” against anyone who is found selling or transferring land to Jews. Further details

 

The participation of Iceland's Hatari in the 2019 Eurovision in Tel Aviv is remembered for their anti-Israel claims and showing of the Palestinian flag, for which they have been fined by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). And it seems that Iceland will be repeating the same course this year. Further details

 

Canada asked the International Criminal Court not hold hearings regarding Israeli war crimes lawsuits, its Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority on Saturday denied having any contacts with the US administration regarding US President Donald Trump’s recently unveiled plan for peace in the Middle East. Further details

 

The “defense establishment” has created a new body aimed at coordinating efforts among different elements of the security sector in the event that settlements in the West Bank are annexed by the Israeli government, according to a Haaretz report. Further details

  

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