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More Palestinians visiting Israel during Ramadan

by Diana Atallah, The Media Line

July 16, 2013 | 10:33 am

The Dome of Rock is seen in the background as Palestinian men pray at the Temple Mount on the first Friday of Ramadan on July 12. Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters

This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

Palestinians are torn between being happy that many have received permits to visit Jerusalem and Israel during the holy Islamic month... read full article

  • New dangers accompany US passports as Egypt erupts

    by Michel Stors, The Media Line

    July 10, 2013 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeard on themedialine.org.

    When Brian Dennison was considering where to study Arabic abroad, the 23-year old’s choices were limited.  Yemen?  It has an Al-Qa’ida affiliate that feasts on foreigners.  Syria?  It is enmeshed in a civil war where dodging...

  • Egyptian fighting squeezes the Gaza Strip

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    July 9, 2013 | 10:23 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Ahmed Abu Hamda, a journalist and producer in the Gaza Strip, had some work to do in the morning. But as happens frequently in Gaza, there was an electricity blackout because the area’s sole power plant is running low on fuel.

    ...
  • In Israel: You’re right and you’re right, too!

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    July 8, 2013 | 12:58 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The minibus travels along a bumpy road through Palestinian neighborhoods of east Jerusalem. The roads are narrow and poorly paved.

    “You are seeing Israel’s ongoing neglect of these Palestinian neighborhoods for more than four...

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  • American physicians teach battlefield medicine to Syrian doctors

    by Michel Stors, The Media Line

    July 8, 2013 | 11:15 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Dr. Waja Muharram studied the tibia bone closely.  The Syrian internist’s eyes darted back and forth as an American cardiovascular surgeon inserted and removed needles at a rapid pace, explaining how to provide trauma patients...

  • Jon Stewart plays the Jewish card on Egyptian TV [VIDEO]

    by Sherif Elhelwa, The Media Line

    June 24, 2013 | 10:26 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Political satire apparently knows no borders, based on the recent appearance of Jon Stewart, host of America’s hit political satire program The Daily Show, on Egyptian television’s "Al Bernameg," (The Program) that is frequently...

  • Palestinian prime minister’s quick exit exposes flawed framework

    by Felice Friedson and Diana Atallah, The Media Line

    June 24, 2013 | 10:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah remarked when he was sworn-in to succeed Salam Fayyad at the helm of the Palestinian government earlier this month that his government’s life will by necessity be short-lived. It was intended to...

  • Gezi Park rebuilds, digs in for more clashes

    by Steve Dorsey, The Media Line

    June 13, 2013 | 9:50 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    By nightfall the Gezi Park protesters had cleaned up the trampled tents and trash left behind from crowds fleeing police during clashes in adjacent Taksim Square.

    Thousands joined together again in song as a local musician...

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