Jewish Journal

Will Morsi face Mubarak’s fate?

by Sherif Elhelwa, The Media Line

February 12, 2013 | 1:08 pm

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo on Feb. 7. Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

As Egyptians celebrated the second anniversary of former President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, protests organized by opposition groups continued against the rule of Mubarak successor Mohamed... read full article

  • Israeli-Palestinian textbook study sparks controversy

    by Felice Friedson and Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    February 4, 2013 | 11:29 am

    A U.S. State Department-funded study on Israeli and Palestinian textbooks released in Jerusalem has set-off a wave of insults, charges and counter-charges. Israel’s Ministry of Education called the detailed report “biased and unprofessional” while the International Society for...

  • Iran blames Israel for Syrian airstrike

    by Linda Gradstein and Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    January 31, 2013 | 10:28 am

    Iran is blaming Israel for an attack in Syria, and Iran’s foreign minister threatened revenge saying the attack was “clearly coordinated with the West.”  

    “The attack reveals the cooperation between the rebels (trying to overthrow the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad)...

  • Possible cancer breakthrough?

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    January 15, 2013 | 10:49 am

    Israeli researchers say they have discovered one of the ways that breast cancer cells turn on their aggressive cancerous behavior. This means that it will be possible to detect breast cancer earlier and decide on the most effective treatment.

    “We found a short version of a known...

  • Women head three major parties in Israel’s elections

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    January 14, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    For the first time in Israel’s history, three of the major parties are headed by women. The Labor party headed by Shelly Yacimovich is expected to become Israel’s second-largest party, Hatnuah headed by former Foreign Minister Tzippi Livni is set to win seven seats, and the dovish...

  • Israel’s budget deficit soars

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    January 14, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    Israel’s budget deficit for 2012 was more than double the government target, coming in at 4.2 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In addition, debt is 74 percent of GDP, making economic growth in Israel difficult.

    “I think the average Israeli should be very concerned,”...

  • Yemeni Jews threatened with extinction

    by Abdulrahman Shamlan and Muaad Al-Maqtari, The Media Line

    January 8, 2013 | 11:11 am

    A dwindling, tiny Jewish community in the northwestern Yemeni province of Ammran is threatened with extinction amid continued immigration of its members due to increasing harassment and persecution against them and a lack of security.

    Of the hundreds of families who used to live...

  • Yemeni security forces on highest alert after Al-Qa’ida targets U.S. ambassador

    by Abdurrahman Shamlan, The Media Line

    January 7, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    Yemeni and US embassy officials went on high alert recently after Al-Qa'ida offered a bounty to kill US ambassador to Sana'a Gerald Feierstein or any American soldier in the country.

    American officials were said to be determined not to allow a repeat of the attack on the US...

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