Media Report, 05 June 2017

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AFOPA Media Report, 5 June 2017

Selections from Australian newspapers.

Thom Yorke on Israel boycott pressure: ‘I don’t agree with the cultural ban at all’, The Guardian, 03 Jun 2017

The Radiohead singer told Rolling Stone that the pressure being put on the band to pull out of their Israel gig was ‘patronising in the extreme’ and ‘offensive’.

Trump waives law requiring US to move embassy to Jerusalem, Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 2 Jun 2017

US president’s move keeps embassy in Tel Aviv for now, despite campaign promise to move it to city Israel considers its capital.

Disturbing the Peace review – sharp and hopeful study of Israel-Palestine conflict, Leslie Felperin, The Guardian, 1 Jun 2017

This balanced documentary tells stories from both sides of the divide and finds cause for optimism amid the longstanding anger and despair.

‘New dawn’ Trump is not the little ray of sunshine Israel needs, Shlomo Avineri, The Australian, 1 Jun 2017

When Donald Trump left Israel after his whirlwind 28-hour tour last week, much of the country breathed a sigh of relief. Trump had not, as many had feared, issued unsubstantiated statements or further destabilised the brittle regional status quo. He didn’t even tweet. But for Israel’s leaders, simply avoiding disaster isn’t enough; they want the US President working for their interests.

ABC forced to fight anti-Israel trolls after Facebook hijack, Richard Ferguson, The Australian, 3 Jun 2017

The ABC has had to dump anti-Semitic comments and ban trolls from its Facebook page after it left up anti-Israel conspiracy theories and Hitler memes for weeks.

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