Weekly Media Summary 3 June 2016

June

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 Iraqi army’s offensive on ISIS-held Falluja; reports of child refugee labour in Jordan; and French efforts to re-start the Israel / Palestine peace process.

Iraq

Reuters: Falluja is a ‘tough nut to crack’: Iraqi finance minister

The Wall Street Journal: The Militia Commander Beating Back ISIS in Iraq makes the U.S. Nervous

Jordan

Al-Bawaba: Human rights report decries unregulated refugee child labor in Jordan

US News: Jordan marks Great Arab Revolt centennial with parade

Israel / Palestine

BBC News: Mid-East wars make Israel-Palestinian deal ‘urgent’ – Hollande

The Jerusalem Post: Former Israeli and US officials unveil security-based proposals for two-state solution

Canon Andrew White in the media

South China Morning Post: When ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ Andrew White sat on Saddam’s throne

 

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