Media Report, 03 May 2017

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AFOPA Media Report, 03 May 2017

Selections from Australian newspapers.

Meeting with Trump comes at time of crisis for Palestine leader, Julian Borger, The Guardian, 2 May 2017

Mahmoud Abbas will arrive at the White House facing a crisis of legitimacy back home and the most pro-Israel US president in decades.

Hamas presents new charter accepting a Palestine based on 1967 borders, Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 2 May 2017

Document aims to heal divisions within Palestinian movement and ease peace process but Netanhayu says: ‘Hamas is attempting to fool the world’

The Observer view on the future of Israel and Palestine – Observer editorial, The Guardian, 30 April 2017

Unless both sides bend, there can be no resolution. Imaginative leadership is essential.

Wife of jailed Fatah leader tells of her fears for hunger strikers, Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 30 April 2017

Her husband is the convicted killer some call the Palestinian Mandela.

The new Hamas charter explained, Maher Mughrabi, SMH, 2 May 2017

Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that has authority over the population of the Gaza Strip, released a new manifesto on Monday moderating its position toward Israel. It includes new statements on borders, its relationship with Islamist groups and on the Jewish people. What does it all mean?

New Hamas program softens language, Fares Akram And Karin Laub, The Australian, 2 May 2017

Militant Islamic group Hamas has unveiled what’s been billed as a new, seemingly
more pragmatic political program aimed at ending the group’s international isolation.

Abbas visit rekindles hope, The Australian, 1 May 2017

Expecting too much too soon from Donald Trumpʼs scheduled talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Washington on Wednesday would be a mistake. But after years of his shortsighted rejection of Israelʼs repeated offer of peace negotiations without preconditions, Mr Abbasʼs willingness to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “under the patronage of President Trumpʼʼ signals there is potential to kick start the coma-bound peace process.

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