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Israel debates efficacy of military ground operation

by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

July 15, 2014 | 10:24 am

Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers (APCs) at a staging area outside the central Gaza Strip on July 15. Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters

This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

Standing in a well-furnished bomb-shelter in the southern town of Sderot, former deputy Israeli army chief-of-staff Uzi Dayan says that a... read full article

  • Top Abbas adviser says Hamas makes own decisions

    by Abdullah H. Erakat and Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    July 10, 2014 | 10:49 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    A senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has told The Media Line in an exclusive interview that the PA and Fatah have no ability to intervene in the Gaza crisis because the Gaza Strip is ruled exclusively by...

  • Palestinian official says both sides sitting on volcano

    by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    July 7, 2014 | 10:30 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Munib Al-Masri, a Palestinian billionaire who is a close confidant to Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, warns that the tense situation between Israelis and Palestinians after the murders of four teenagers could explode.

    ...
  • Palestinian women will again play decisive role in election

    by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    May 22, 2014 | 10:20 am

    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 time, Hala remembers arguing with her mother and older sister, both of whom failed to exercise...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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