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  • Israeli experts say new generation of hackers pose growing threat

    3 days ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    The attacks perpetrated by today’s generation of hackers have evolved in both sophistication and capability, say cyber security experts. Governments and large corporations must now protect themselves from what have become known as...

  • Muslim and Jewish Jerusalemites break bread together

    1 week ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    As the call to prayer marking the end of the day-long Ramadan fast echoed from a nearby mosque, the two dozen people sat down and began eating. There were many traditional Arab foods, and conversation flowed easily. It looked...

  • In Israel, European Jews warn of growing anti-Semitism

    1 week ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    European Jewish leaders say there is more anti-Israel sentiment and more anti-Semitism in Europe today than at any time in the past 60 years. A new poll found that nearly 150 million Europeans think Israel is an apartheid state and...

  • Tensions grow with Israel’s Druze community

    1 week ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Israeli ambulances carrying wounded Syrians for treatment in Israeli hospitals will now be accompanied by police, after more than 100 Druze protestors attacked an ambulance, and killed a man they said was a member of the rebel forces...

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  • Fear and uncertainty in Yemen’s Mosques

    1 week ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    SANA'A - One hour after each prayer session must be dedicated to condemning Saudi Arabia’s air campaign. Imams in all mosques will preach sermons advocating key principles, and will not deviate from the prescribed message.

    ...
  • Christians in Iraq flee Islamic State

    1 week ago

    This article orginally appeared on The Media Line.

    The Christian community in Iraq traces its roots to the first century. But the continued expansion of Islamic State across large parts of Iraq is sparking a Christian exodus from these countries. There is concern that one of the...

  • Turkey’s new parliament highlights women’s role in society

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Ninety-eight female parliamentarians were elected in Turkey’s recent election, the highest number ever, but activists say this is but one small step towards equality for women in the country.

    “Actually it’s not that great of a...

  • Ultra-Orthodox women open new businesses

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Hilary Faverman, dressed in a modest long skirt, is trolling for business at a conference for ultra-Orthodox women. She describes herself as “totally secular” but has dressed carefully for this conference in a Jerusalem hotel, and...

  • Lebanon goes digital

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.
     
    “Ironically everything that makes Lebanon a tough place to live makes it a good place for a start-up,” quipped Nasri Atallah, a partner in the Lebanese media publishing firm Keeward. “There are a lot of very talented people who...
  • No cuts in oil production expected

    June 4, 2015 | 10:32 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    When the OPEC oil producing countries meet this week in Vienna, they are not expected to back away from their risky strategy of keeping oil production high despite low prices. Oil prices have stabilized at just over $65 a...

  • SlutWalk through the Holy City

    June 4, 2015 | 9:35 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Six young women stroll down King George Street less than a mile from the holy sites in the old city of Jerusalem, topless apart from a couple of strategically placed Xs of electrical tape. They sport political slogans dabbed...

  • Canada shows support for Israel

    June 3, 2015 | 12:53 pm

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Robert Nicholson made his first visit to Israel, showcasing the close ties that Canada has with Israel at a time of tensions between the US and Israel.

    “This is my first trip to Israel here...

  • Houthis detain US citizens in Yemen

    June 1, 2015 | 9:54 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    At least two Americans are being held by the Houthis, the Iranian-backed Shi’ite jihadist group that today controls most of Yemen. A source close to the Houthi group, which is known as “Ansar Allah”, told The Media Line that two...

  • TedX Women comes to Jerusalem

    June 1, 2015 | 9:48 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    “Hello, women of Jerusalem!” TedX organizer Fleur Hassan Nachoum shouted out like a game show host.

    The audience at the Zappa nightclub in Jerusalem clapped and cheered.

    “How many of you are here because these issues are...

  • If Catholic Ireland said ‘yes’ – could Israel ever do the same?

    May 28, 2015 | 9:19 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    In a few weeks Eli and Ron will celebrate their relationship with a wedding to be held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. There will be food, friends, music and a ceremony. But as far as the state of Israel is concerned, no marriage...

  • ‘Wanted’ list spreads fear in Yemen among critics of the Houthis

    May 27, 2015 | 9:42 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    A “list of shame” has been published, on street corners and on public transportation throughout cities in Yemen. The roll call includes 54 names, all individuals who have criticized Yemen’s de facto rules, the Houthis or...

  • Egypt intensifies crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

    May 27, 2015 | 9:10 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    If carried out, the recent death sentence of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi could spark widespread disturbances in Egypt. The court is expected to confirm the sentences of more than 120 Muslim Brotherhood leaders...

  • Palestinians tackle green energy

    May 26, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Palestinians plan to begin using solar, wind and geothermal power in an effort to cut their dependence on Israeli energy and save money at the same time. The Palestinian Authority has approved a national plan to reach ten percent...

  • Tunisian soldier opens fire on comrades, killing seven

    May 26, 2015 | 12:38 pm

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Seven servicemen have been killed in Tunisia in what appears to have been an insider attack by a fellow soldier. It is unclear whether the assailant, who seized a weapon and turned it on his comrades, was linked to a terrorist...

  • Houthis aunch assault on critical media in Yemen

    May 26, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Sana’a, Yemen -- An atmosphere of intimidation is silencing Yemen’s journalists. At least 100 media outlets have closed out of fear that they will be targeted by Houthi fighters who are waging a campaign to mute criticism of the...

  • Israel pursues crackdown on organized crime

    May 26, 2015 | 11:28 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Nissim Alperon was on his way to a vacation in Greece last weekend. A member of one of Israel’s most prominent crime families, Alperon, 60, was arrested at the airport and is being held in connection with the 2002 killing of a top...

  • Latest domestic violence fatality triggers protests in Lebanon

    May 26, 2015 | 10:39 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Sara al-Amin became a household name overnight after her husband shot her 17 times with an assault rifle, the latest fatality of domestic violence in Lebanon. Amin had left her husband after an alleged two decades of beatings...

  • Tide turning against Bashar Al-Assad

    May 19, 2015 | 10:15 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Reports of the imminent demise of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad may be exaggerated, but analysts in the region say that Assad is gradually losing ground to an increasingly united coalition of rebel groups, backed by Saudi...

  • Shi’ite Militias Head to Ramadi

    May 18, 2015 | 9:30 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Shi’ite militias, many of them backed by Iran, are streaming into the provincial capital of Ramadi, to try to help wrest the city back from Islamic State which captured it over the weekend. The loss of Ramadi, just 60 miles from...

  • Vatican, FIFA, EU put Israel in center of diplomatic storm

    May 14, 2015 | 9:03 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    The Palestinian decision to internationalize their conflict with Israel seems to be paying off as Israel is coming under diplomatic pressure on several fronts at the same time. The Vatican decision to recognize “Palestine” as a...

  • World’s tallest skyscraper under construction in Saudi Arabia

    May 13, 2015 | 9:16 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Imagine the size of a football field. Now imagine the length of 11 football fields all lined up end zone to end zone. Pretend, instead of those 11 fields laying horizontally across the ground, that they are vertical, reaching the...

  • Muslims and Jews gather to combat anti-Semitism

    May 13, 2015 | 9:06 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    When Abderrahim Chaibi was seven years old, his teacher in a Muslim school in Morocco told him that Jews were bad people who murdered the Prophet Mohammed. Now decades later, Chaibi is in Jerusalem for the fifth Global Forum for...

  • Israel’s controversial new justice minister gets a bodyguard

    May 12, 2015 | 12:03 pm

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Israel’s best-known satire program, Eretz Nehederet (Wonderful Country) recently showed incoming Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked binge-watching the American televisionseries The Good Wife, and practicing legal phrases like...

  • Arabs and Jews quarrel over Acre’s Old City

    May 12, 2015 | 11:54 am

    This story orginally appeared on The Media Line.

    Minarets, green domes and an Ottoman-era clock tower look out over the brightly painted fishing boats that line the quayside. Tourists stroll beside gaggles of children on outings from nearby Muslim schools. The old city of Acre is...

  • Freedom of expression under attack in Tunisia

    May 11, 2015 | 8:58 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    A new Tunisian security bill could make criticizing the Tunisian police or security forces a crime, and should be amended, says a group of human rights organizations. It also allows security forces to use deadly force to protect...

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