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Egyptian fighting squeezes the Gaza Strip

by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

July 9, 2013 | 10:23 am

Palestinian Authority security forces, loyal to Hamas, stand guard on the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip on July 5. Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

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,... read full article

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • In Syria, peaceful demonstrators frustrated

    themedialine.org

    June 11, 2013 | 4:52 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Khalid Walid spends most of his days drinking coffee and smoking French cigarettes on a dusty Aleppo street corner. With the war shutting down the local university, he no longer attends classes.

    The paralysis that plagues...

  • Israel conducts illegal weapons amnesty

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    May 28, 2013 | 10:20 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    There are a lot of guns in Israel. You see them carried by soldiers as you walk down the street; on the hip of the security guard checking your bag as you enter the bank; and even by licensed civilians who live in or travel...

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