Media Report, 28 May 2017

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AFOPA Media Report, 28 May 2017

Selections from Australian newspapers.

Mass Palestinian hunger strike in Israeli jails ends after visitation deal, Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 28 May 2017

Prisoners led by Marwan Barghouti halt protest as Israel announces it will allow a second family visit each month.

Hamas kills three men in execution partially streamed on Facebook, Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 26 May 2017

Three men executed by hanging and firing squad were convicted of involvement in killing senior military figure Mazen Faqha.

The ‘ultimate deal’? Trump’s Middle East peace plan is actually 15 years old, Ian Black, The Guardian, 24 May 2017

Several regional leaders have urged the administration to revive the Arab Peace Initiative, unveiled in 2002 and under which Arab states would recognize Israel in return for a Palestinian state in line with pre-1967 borders.

Trump declares ‘rare opportunity’ for peace as overseas tour stops in Israel, Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 22 May 2017

US president and Israeli prime minister speak of hope for regional deal but words shed little light on how to achieve it.

Palestinian prisoners end six-week hunger strike after reaching deal, Joshua Mitnick, SMH, 28 May 2017

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Supplement: AFOPA Foreign Media Report, 28 May 2017

Selected translations from the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi.

Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 22 May 2017, Netanyahu directs the [Israeli] ministers to take part in the official welcome for Trump after most of them announced that they would stay away

Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 23 May 2017, Trump: a rare opportunity to achieve security, stability, and peace in the region; A visit permeated by “small” surprises and scandals: a minister informs him of “a terrorist operation” and a deputy [MK] snares a photograph with him

Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 24 May 2017, Trump wraps up his visit to Israel by ignoring the Occupation, the settlement program, and the two-states solution; Al-Tibi: The worst speech and the one showing the greatest disregard for the rights of the Palestinians

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