Newspaper Review: Dailies Highlight Netanyahu’s Postponement of Knesset’s Vote on ‘Jewish State’ Bill

RAMALLAH, November 25, 2014 (WAFA) – Palestinian Arabic dailies highlighted on Tuesday the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s postponement of the parliamentary vote on the controversial ‘Jewish state’ bill.

Following are the main headlines:

Al-Ayyam:

 

–    [Israeli PM] Benjamin Netanyahu defers the [Israeli parliament] Knesset’s vote on his ‘Jewish state’ bill fearing disintegration of his government [coalition].

–    Washington calls on Israel to achieve equality of rights among all citizens.

–    [Chief negotiator] Saeb Erekat and [Foreign Minister] Riyad al-Maliki confirm [that the leadership] will seek action at the UN Security Council [to set a deadline for end of Israeli Occupation] following the Arab meetings scheduled at the end of this month.

–    Human rights organizations accuse Israel of encouraging army forces ‘to open fire for the sake of killing.’

–    Bethlehem: the family of Ibrahim and Zeyad al-Zeer [who was accused by Israel of attempting to assassinate extremist Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman] refutes the Israeli claims.

–    [Former Director of the Israeli Internal Security Service Shabak] Yuval Diskin calls on Netanyahu to learn a lesson from the “unsuccessful experience of [Egypt’s ex-president] Mohammad Morsi.”

–    Amman: [Jordanian authorities] summon the Israeli ambassador for insulting the Jordanian parliament.

–    A Jewish rabbi calls for killing the Palestinians and depriving them of their human rights.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida:

 

–    Watchdogs accuse Israel of encouraging army forces ‘to open fire for the sake of killing.’

–    [Foreign Minister] Reyad al-Malki denies remarks attributed to him about delaying Palestinian bid at the UN [for end of occupation].

–    Ban Ki-moon warned Israelis and Palestinians not to fall into abyss.

–    Diskin calls on Netanyahu to learn a lesson from the “unsuccessful experience of [Egypt’s ex-president] Mohammad Morsi.”

–    UK reconsiders its arms exports to Israel.

–    An Israeli company develops an IT solution that can charge a mobile phone in 30 minutes.

–    [Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu] defers the [Israeli parliament] Knesset’s vote on his ‘Jewish state’ bill.

Al-Quds:

 

–    [Israeli police] raids the houses of two Palestinian ‘martyrs’ forces in Jabal al-Mukaber [in Jerusalem] … Three Jerusalemites were injured in settlers’ attacks.

–    PM Rami Hamdallah discusses with Egypt’s ambassador the reconstruction of Gaza.

–     [Jordan’s Foreign Ministry] summons the Israeli ambassador over his insulting statements on the Jordanian parliament.

–    Minister of Public Works: reconstruction materials will be allowed [into Gaza] during the coming weeks.

–    Palestinians react to [Israel’s] ‘Jewish state’ bill, condemning it and describing it as racist…warns from its repercussions.

–    Six [Palestinian] prisoners were injured following an Israeli crackdown on Ramon prison.

–    UK reconsiders its arms exports to Israel.

–    [Chuck] Hagel resigned as [US Defense Minister after less than two years in the top post].

 

 

 

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