Weekly Media Summary 27 August 2015

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 plight of Christians in Iraq; ISIS’s growing influence in Jordan; and current tensions in Israel / Palestine:

Iraq

Christian Today: Iraqi authorities document Christian persecution for the first time

Christian Today: Obama, US Congress urged to start helping Christians facing ISIS ‘genocide’ campaign

Jordan

The Times of Israel: Where IS attacks on Jordan fail, its ideology seeps through

The Daily Star (Lebanon): Muslims not doing ‘enough’ to fight ISIS: Jordan’s Queen Rania

Israel / Palestine

BBC News: Palestinian Christians urge help against West Bank barrier

The Independent: How a Hamas deal with Israel could reinforce the Palestinian militant group’s bitter rivalry with Fatah

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