Jewish Journal

Is Obama bringing a peace plan?

by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

March 11, 2013 | 9:46 am

President Barack Obama in Washington on March 4. Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters

Over and over, American officials insist that President Obama has no new Israeli-Palestinian peace plan hidden in his pocket, ready to be whipped out during next week’s meetings with... read full article

  • Will Jordan become the next Dubai?

    by Adam Nicky, The Media Line

    March 5, 2013 | 9:50 am

    There's more to the Red Sea city of Aqaba than pristine waters and breathtaking coral reefs. The liberalized duty-free area is seeking to become the gateway of commerce in the region, Jordanian officials say.

    The Aqaba Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), which runs the port city...

  • Egyptian women struggle to fight sexual harassment

    by Sherif Elhelwa, The Media Line

    February 28, 2013 | 11:35 am

    Despite its calls for democracy, freedom of speech and revolution against traditional Egyptian society, the current anti-government demonstrations have witnessed one negative phenomenon – an increase in harassment of women.

    Women have been attacked and in some instances raped in...

  • Palestinians don’t expect much from Obama visit

    by Diana Atallah, The Media Line

    February 26, 2013 | 9:48 am

    Palestinian officials hope the upcoming visit by President Barack Obama will end the current deadlock in the peace process, but are skeptical that the visit will change the situation on the ground.

    Speaking to reporters before a PLO Executive Committee meeting at his Ramallah...

  • Will Morsi face Mubarak’s fate?

    by Sherif Elhelwa, The Media Line

    February 12, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    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 Morsi, whom some believe will meet Mubarak’s fate. Others believe he remains in firm control.

  • 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...

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