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

    23 hours ago

    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

    23 hours ago

    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

    2 days ago

    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

    2 days ago

    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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  • Houthis aunch assault on critical media in Yemen

    2 days ago

    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

    2 days ago

    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

    2 days ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Young businesswomen in Gaza struggle

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    In the traditionally conservative Palestinian society of the densely populated Gaza Strip, women do not have many opportunities for entrepreneurship. Women usually marry young and raise large families. Yet a small number of women...

  • Technology offers solutions to tomorrow’s agriculture problems

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Ten billion people. That is the number of mouths that farmers will have to feed in another two decades. In order to do this food production needs to increase by 70%.

    “In recent years, due to the over usage of soils there are...

  • Free press in Egypt under attack

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    It’s dangerous to be a journalist in Egypt these days, according to several human rights groups. In a statement this week to mark World Freedom Day, Amnesty International said there are at least 18 journalists who have been...

  • Netanyahu struggling to form coalition before deadline

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scrambling to form a majority coalition before a Thursday deadline after his Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced he is resigning his post immediately and his party will not be...

  • Arabic on Jerusalem’s light rail

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Avital Horn led her students onto the Jerusalem light rail train. All dressed in purple T-shirts, she began an Arabic lesson with the giggling teenagers.

    “Good morning,” she said cheerfully in Arabic.

    “Good morning,” they...

  • Palestinian court dismisses corruption case against Mohammed Dahlan

    April 28, 2015 | 9:38 am

    This post originally appeared on The Media Line.

    A Palestinian court recently dismissed a high-profile corruption case against exiled Gazan strongman Mohammed Dahlan, in a move that could open the door for his return to the West Bank, and a bid for succession to Palestinian...

  • Israeli company Pluristem develops treatment for radiation

    April 27, 2015 | 10:14 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Haifa, Israel – “We’re the placenta guys,” Zami Aberman, the CEO of Pluristem says with a smile. “Ten years ago when we started with the idea of using the placenta as raw material for cell therapy we were considered nuts.”

    ...
  • Israel to allow pregnant surrogates in Nepal to fly to Israel

    April 27, 2015 | 10:04 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line

    Israel’s Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, has agreed to allow pregnant women in Nepal, who have contracted with Israelis as surrogates, to fly to Israel until they give birth. The decision came after one of the primary hospitals...

  • France set to propose new Palestinian state resolution at UN

    April 9, 2015 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    The French government has seen a window of opportunity, after recent elections in Israel, to get the United States on board for a renewed effort toward an Israeli-Palestinian settlement, and is preparing a draft United Nations...

  • Jewish-Arab violence in Jerusalem sends tensions spiraling

    October 23, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    This post originally appeared on www.themedialine.org

    Shimshon Halperin, an American citizen from Monsey, New York, is trying to find meaning in the death of his three-month-old granddaughter Chaya Zissel, killed by a Palestinian who drove his vehicle at a high speed into a crowd...

  • ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ says nothing short of US ground troops will halt ISIS

    October 21, 2014 | 3:20 pm

    This post originally appeared on themedialine.org

    Nothing short of the deployment of American ground troops is going to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, according to the Reverend Canon Andrew White.  Blunt and insightful, the 50-year old British national is...

  • New internet censorship in Gaza

    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.
    ...

  • Thou shall not have images ... on buses ... neither men nor women

    August 28, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    Fearing costly vandalism aimed at buses carrying advertisements that include images of women; to avoid legal issues of discrimination if only images of men appear; and to side-step head-on collisions with Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox community; Egged, Israel’s public bus...

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