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Bibi’s popularity on upswing

by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

October 1, 2012 | 11:21 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York on Sept. 28. Photo by REUTERS/Andrew Burton

As Israelis began the observance of Sukkot, a weeklong religious holiday celebrating the end of the harvest, talk on the streets was of travel plans and family visits. Many Israelis build... read full article

  • Egypt’s president in U.S., seeks to chart a new course

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    September 24, 2012 | 10:06 am

    As Mohammed Morsi makes his first visit to the United States since becoming Egypt’s first democratically elected president to attend the annual opening sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, an Egyptian court has sentenced 14 Islamists to death-by-hanging and four to life...

  • Hamas worried as Egypt closes tunnels

    by Linda Gradstein and Omar Ghraib, The Media Line

    September 20, 2012 | 9:24 am

    For years, the tunnel economy in the Gaza Strip has flourished. An estimated 1,000 tunnels were burrowed underground, connecting the southern Gaza town of Rafah and the Egyptian–controlled Sinai Peninsula. Everything from new cars (cut up into pieces for shipping) to cigarettes to...

  • Palestinians insulted by Mitt Romney’s comments

    by Linda Gradstein and Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    September 19, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    Just eight weeks before the American presidential elections, Palestinians are furious over comments by Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The private remarks were made in May to wealthy donors but released only now.

    Palestinians are “committed to the destruction and elimination of...

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  • On the ground in Syria

    by Michel Stors, The Media Line

    September 12, 2012 | 3:12 pm

    It started with a routine border crossing. 

    The Turkish border guard at the Bab Al-Salama crossing point glanced at my passport, pounded a few keys on his keyboard and tossed the travel document back at me. My Syrian guide said a few words in Turkish, then we got back into his...

  • Palestinian PM responds to unrest with economic program

    by Mohammed Najib, The Media Line

    September 11, 2012 | 9:39 am

    Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the key target of nine days of socio-economic protests throughout the West Bank, responded on Tuesday to some of the demands that have been prominent during the course of demonstrations that have become increasingly violent in recent days....

  • New internet censorship in Gaza

    by Omar Ghraieb, The Media Line

    September 4, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Many Gazans have long lamented that there’s not much to do in the Gaza Strip. There are no movie theaters, pool halls or bowling alleys -- all of which are seen as “un-Islamic.” And it’s not getting any better. In fact, now, curbs are being extended further – to the Internet.
    ...

  • Iran stirring tensions in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

    by Richard S. Willis, The Media Line

    August 21, 2012 | 10:46 am

    In the restive city of Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the older Shiites are quiet. They had once cheered the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran and had hoped their time had come for greater equality in the kingdom. But that dream has faded.

    The younger generation is...

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