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  • What’s cooking? Kataief

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Deep within the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City the Shaheen Restaurant lies tucked away, the smell of cooking desserts luring passing tourists to stop and investigate. A team of young boys efficiently flick pancakes from the hot grill...

  • Israeli natural gas development mired in contention

    2 weeks ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    The recently-discovered massive gas reserves found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast can ensure Israel’s economic and political well-being for decades to come. International companies have invested billions of dollars in...

  • Israel likely to turn to congress to fight Iranian nuclear deal

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    There’s a joke making the Facebook rounds of Israelis.

    “Knock knock”

    “Who’s there?”

    “A nuclear Iran.”

    “A nuclear Iran, who?”

    “BOOM.”

    The joke shows the deep skepticism most Israelis have, from officials down to the man in...

  • Israel and India in throes of a new romance

    2 weeks ago

    This article firsta ppeared on The Media Line.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the first Indian head of state to visit Israel, in the latest demonstration of the growing romance between Israel and India. Arms sales are on the increase, and India even recently...

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  • Holy to half of humanity – the polluted water of the Jordan River

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    When US Naval officer William F. Lynch became the first Westerner to sail the lower Jordan River in 1847, he traversed the Sea of Galilee down the Jordan to the Dead Sea over current so strong that, according to his journal, he...

  • Two Israelis missing in the Gaza Strip, Israel says it holds Hamas responsible

    3 weeks ago

    This story was provided by The Media Line.

    Avraham Mengistu, 29, an Ethiopian-Israeli who reportedly suffers from mental illness, has been missing in the Gaza Strip for ten months, it was revealed following the lifting of a gag order. An Israeli government spokesman said that...

  • Hamas still firmly in control of Gaza

    3 weeks ago

    This story orginally appeared on The Media Line.

    One year after the heavy fighting between the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip and Israel, Hamas remains firmly in control of Gaza and reconstruction of the 12,000 uninhabitable homes in Gaza has barely begun. Senior...

  • Tunisia imposes state of emergency and pushes new counter-terrorism law

    3 weeks ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Tunisia’s President Bejd Caid Essebsi has declared a state of emergency after a terrorist killed 38 European tourists, most of them British, at a beach resort. According to Tunisian law, the president may declare a state of...

  • Israel’s tourism industry still hurting from last summer’s conflict

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    July and August should be peak season for tourism in Israel. From hiking and snorkeling to exploring ancient ruins or camel riding in the desert, Israel has it all. With schools out for summer in the US many families choose to...

  • Israel set to approve controversial force-feeding bill

    3 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    The Israeli Knesset is set to approve a bill that would allow force feeding of Palestinian prisoners under certain conditions. The bill is similar to one that was about to be approved last year, before the Knesset was disbanded and...

  • Your Jerusalem, my Jerusalem

    3 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Jerusalem is a dream and a vision, and at the same time a city where garbage needs to be collected, children go to school, and roads need to be fixed. For some of the 800,000 people living inside the city’s municipal boundary,...

  • Israeli experts say new generation of hackers pose growing threat

    June 29, 2015 | 10:27 am

    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

    June 25, 2015 | 8:55 am

    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

    June 24, 2015 | 9:36 am

    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

    June 24, 2015 | 9:13 am

    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...

  • Fear and uncertainty in Yemen’s Mosques

    June 23, 2015 | 12:00 pm

    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

    June 23, 2015 | 11:28 am

    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

    June 19, 2015 | 9:01 am

    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

    June 19, 2015 | 8:46 am

    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

    June 16, 2015 | 9:41 am

    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...

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