Jewish Journal

Egyptian women struggle to fight sexual harassment

by Sherif Elhelwa, The Media Line

February 28, 2013 | 11:35 am

Tahrir square during a protest of Egyptians opposing President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo on Feb. 8. Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Despite its calls for democracy, freedom of speech and revolution against traditional Egyptian society, the current anti-government demonstrations have witnessed one negative phenomenon –... read full article

  • 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...

  • 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,”...

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