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Palestinian women will again play decisive role in election

by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

May 22, 2014 | 10:20 am

A Palestinian woman walks past copies of a pro-Hamas newspaper in Ramallah on May 10. Photo by Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

Hala Kanaan recalls her disappointment at being one year too young to cast a ballot in the 2006 Palestinian election. A school girl at the... read full article

  • Palestinian students say Auschwitz trip was ‘for educational purposes only’

    by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    April 28, 2014 | 1:11 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Despite the frequency with which students from high schools and colleges worldwide visit Holocaust death camps, it was no simple matter for Issa Jameel when he was asked whether he wanted to visit Auschwitz. For Jameel, a...

  • Israeli lawmaker: Switch settlement freeze for prisoner release

    by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    March 31, 2014 | 11:54 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    In order to jumpstart John Kerry’s peace mission last July, Israel agreed to release 104 security prisoners in four stages during the course of the allotted nine month period, a gesture vehemently opposed by Israelis across the...

  • Israel launches a virtual coin

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    March 27, 2014 | 10:55 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A virtual currency called “Bitcoin” has become popular in the past few months. Traded digitally, it can be used instead of money. Today, the Bitcoin is trading at about $530.00.

    “Every time I go to buy something the person...

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  • Mother of slain soldier presents Gilad Shalit with Spirit of Hope Award

    by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    March 18, 2014 | 10:56 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The woman whose poignant pleas to the Israeli government to do whatever it would take to repatriate captured soldier Gilad Shalit – even releasing her own son’s killer – served as presenter of the Shalva “Spirit of Hope” award...

  • Crossing the Evros: Last chance for Syrian refugees

    by Emma Beals, The Media Line

    February 18, 2014 | 11:23 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The bridge across the Evros River is rife with tourists. Couples and bus tours full of middle-aged women pose for photographs on the bridge while cafe balconies bustle with visitors taking tea and enjoying the late winter sun...

  • Flamboyant billionaire Stewart Rahr wows Israel

    by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    February 3, 2014 | 12:01 pm

    This story orignally appeared on themedialine.org.

    What amazes about Israel’s United Hatzalah emergency first response organization is the speed with which its “ambucycles” [motor bikes equipped with the latest life-saving equipment] arrive at the scene of an accident or to a...

  • Israeli parliament to convene in Poland

    by Felice Friedson and Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    January 27, 2014 | 11:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Moved by concern that few eyewitnesses to the Holocaust remain and determined to ensure that memory of the atrocities of that era pass to the next generation, a majority of Israel's parliamentarians will fly to Poland for a...

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