Weekly Media Summary Friday 4th November 2016

November

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq, Jordan, Israel / Palestine.

This week’s Media Summary features news about the battle for Mosul; the refugee crisis in Jordan; and protests by Christian groups at UNESCO about its decision to ignore Christian ties to the Temple Mount.

Iraq

Guardian: Heavy fighting in Mosul as Iraqi forces launch assault on Isis militants

Independent: Christians near Mosul celebrate their first mass since being liberated from Isis

Jordan

The Jordan Times: Queen urges boldness, innovation in bringing hope and dignity to refugees

Al Jazeera: Mosul’s Christian exiles have little hope of return

Israel / Palestinian Territories

The Times of Israel: Christian supporters of Israel plan to flood UNESCO with bibles

Independent: Palestinians demand UK apology for 1917 Balfour Declaration that pledged British support for the creation of Israel

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