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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 5, 2017)
Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 5, 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:

Some 5,000 people participated in a protest march against Israel on Saturday afternoon on the streets of London. Further details


Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman made a recommendation to President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday to grant pardon to former IDF soldier Elor Azaria, who was convicted of manslaughter after shooting dead a neutralized terrorist. Further details


Following a US-backed Israeli filibuster that lasted almost four hours, the Palestinian delegation and other Arab states failed Thursday in passing a resolution denouncing Israel during the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s 39th General Conference in Paris. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in a Q&A session at the London-based Chatham House think-tank on Friday, where he professed his hope that a US peace initiative would work and praised President Donald Trump for taking a fresh approach to bringing the Israelis and Palestinians back to negotiations. Further details


The two Gazan terrorist organizations—Hamas and the Islamic Jihad—which have had five men missing or killed in the tunnel detonated by Israel earlier this week, declared the men Friday morning to be killed in action, and refused to deal on the ability to search for them in exchange for the return of Israeli prisoners of war and missing persons still held in Gaza. Further details


The Israeli Navy is currently implementing the "Simba", a mobile sonar for precise location in shallow waters, designed to quickly and precisely identify terrorist infiltrations into Israel by sea, mainly from the Gaza Strip. Further details


The families of Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul, whose bodies are being held by Hamas, raised objections Thursday to a request by the Palestinians to allow international forces to aid in the search for five terrorists believed to be trapped inside a border-crossing tunnel the IDF blew up earlier this week. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Israel Police detained David Shimron and another senior lawyer close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday as part of ‘Case 3000,’ that was dubbed the “submarines affair.” Further details


A Palestinian militant group in the Gaza Strip on Friday said that five more of its members, who were previously thought to be missing, died when Israel destroyed a cross-border tunnel earlier this week, raising the number of deceased in the incident to 12. Further details


Pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the right increased Sunday morning when three council heads of West Bank settlements joined a hunger strike outside his office in Jerusalem to demand government funds for security needs. Further details


US President Donald Trump’s team is taking a fresh approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that could offer hope of progress after two decades of stagnant attempts, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during his visit to London. Further details


Nearly three-quarters (72%) of Jewish Israelis think Israel should maintain its sovereignty over the Temple Mount in whatever diplomatic agreements it signs, a poll conducted for the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies and released this week found. Further details


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet in Egypt on Monday to discuss efforts to advance reconciliation and revive the peace process between the Palestinians and Israel, a Palestinian diplomat said on Saturday. Further details


The Times of Israel:

Several thousand pro-Palestinians marched through the streets of London on Saturday to protest the centenary of the historic Balfour Declaration that helped lead to the creation of the Jewish state and to denounce Israel. Further details


The United States is ready to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council unless it institutes reforms, including removing Israel as a permanent item on its agenda, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told an Israeli American audience. Further details

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has requested putting off a vote set for Sunday on a proposal to “cancel” the 2005 pullout from the northern West Bank and permit Israelis to return to settlements that were razed during the unilateral withdrawal 12 years ago. Further details

The chief US envoy at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said Saturday that anti-Israel bias and opaque bureaucracy are hobbling the UN cultural agency and urged deep reforms. Further details

Rocket sirens sounded in the Eshkol region near the Gaza Strip border Saturday morning, in what the military said was a false alarm. Further details

The Dutch parliament called on the kingdom’s government to oppose anti-Israel initiatives in United Nations forums. Further details

The Islamic Jihad “terror” group announced Friday that another five of its members were killed when the IDF blew up an attack tunnel entering Israel from the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of dead to 12. Further details

Hamas on Friday rejected conditions set by Israel that would allow the Gaza-based “terrorist” organization to retrieve the bodies of “terrorists” they believe are buried under the rubble of a cross-border tunnel destroyed by the IDF earlier this week. Further details

The United States Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt on Thursday hailed the Palestinian Authority’s renewed control over the Gaza Strip’s border crossings with Egypt and Israel, relinquished by Hamas a day earlier in a key test of the reconciliation accord it signed with Fatah last month. Further details

Israel National News:

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman today, Sunday, sent President Reuven Rivlin his recommendation that the pardon request submitted by soldier Elor Azariya should be granted. Further details

Yitzhar locals protested Arab entry into Yitzhar's Lahava neighborhood premises, saying 'so many “terror” attacks have taken place during the so-called 'olive harvest.' Further details

A senior official in the Islamic Jihad “terror” group threatened Israel on Saturday night, saying that its “response” to Israel over its destruction of the “terror” tunnel network last week was ready. Further details

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, on Saturday night spoke at the opening plenary session of the Israeli American Council (IAC) National Conference in Washington, DC and vowed to continue to work to stop the Israel bashing at the international organization. Further details

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delayed the vote on a proposal canceling the expulsion from northern Samaria communities destroyed as part of the 2005 “Disengagement” from Gaza. Further details

The bereaved families who set up a protest tent outside Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem will begin a hunger strike on Sunday. Further details

The Knesset's Ministerial Committee for Legislation is expected to approve on Sunday a law canceling the expulsion from northern Samaria communities destroyed as part of the 2005 “Disengagement” from Gaza. Further details

Approximately 5,000 Muslim and pro-Palestinian Authority people demonstrated on Saturday in London's streets in protest of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's visit. Further details

The family of murdered IDF soldier Oron Shaul on Friday turned to the State Prosecutor requesting permission to oppose a petition submitted to the Supreme Court by two Arab NGOs. Further details

The Dutch parliament called on the kingdom’s government to oppose anti-Israel initiatives in United Nations forums. Further details

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday called for the UK to mark the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration by recognizing “Palestine”. Further details

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Friday that the threat posed by Iran to its Middle Eastern neighbors was driving them into hitherto unthinkable alliances with the Jewish state. Further details