Media Report, 26 July 2017


Selections from Australian newspapers.

Israel to remove metal detectors from Jerusalem flashpoint site, Sydney Morning Herald, 25JUL2017

Jerusalem: Israel decided Tuesday to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem with other, less obtrusive surveillance means, a cabinet statement said. ...

BDS encourages Israel to enter into a two-state dialogue, Nick Reimer, The Australian, 26JUL2017

A major national conference on the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign for Palestine will be held at the University of Sydney this week. Predictably, the conference has been met with stock accusations of anti-Semitism. With the baselessness of that charge increasingly apparent, it’s a good time to consider a more ­serious objection to academic BDS: the idea that academics’ duty is to privilege dialogue and debate, not boycott, as the pathway to a more peaceful world. ...

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, The Australian, 26JUL2017

Israel has removed metal detectors from entrances to the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City in favour of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians say the modified security measures are still unacceptable. ...

Palestine cuts contact with Israel over Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, The Australian, 22JUL2017

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has said he is freezing contacts with Israel over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, after deadly clashes erupted earlier in the day. ...


Other Media resources:

THE GUARDIAN AUSTRALIA - Palestinian Territories / Israel

ABC NEWS - Occupied Palestinian Territory / Israel

JADALIYYA - Palestine Media Roundup 22JUL2017