Media Report, 13 May 2017

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AFOPA Media Report, 13 May 2017

Selections from Australian newspapers.

Trump’s Middle East visit could be decisive, says Justin Welby, Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian, 11 May 2017

Speaking on penultimate day of visit to region, archbishop of Canterbury says US president has ‘capacity to make a difference’

Justin Welby avoids own goal in trip to Holy Land, Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian, 12 May 2017

Archbishop chooses words carefully during visit, as he uses football match to stress role of teamwork in conflict resolution.

Where the Line Is Drawn review – can a friendship survive the occupation of Palestine?, Ben Ehrenreich, The Guardian, 10 May 2017

The West Bank writer and lawyer Raja Shehadeh documents his troubled relationship with an Israeli with typical grace and power.

Archbishop of Canterbury expresses ‘grief and sorrow’ at plight of Palestinians, Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian, 8 May 2017

Justin Welby listens to testimonies of Palestinian Christians who lost land after building of vast wall near Bethlehem.

Israeli video appears to show Palestinian hunger striker eating in prison, Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 8 May 2017

Minister appears to suggest prison officials left food in Marwan Barghouti’s cell in attempt to undermine inmates’ protest.

Israeli ministers back proposed law demoting Arabic language, Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 8 May 2017

Parliament to consider nation state bill that would make Hebrew the lone national language.

Death at Palestinian hunger strike rally, Jacquelin Magnay, The Australian, 13 May 2017

A Palestinian has been killed by Israeli fire during clashes at a West Bank rally in support
of hunger-striking prisoners, the Palestinian Health Ministry says.

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