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Israel braces for Hezbollah retaliation

by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

1 week ago

Hezbollah members and supporters carry the coffin of Lebanon's Hezbollah commander Mohamad Issa, known as Abu Issa, during his funeral in Arab-Salim on Jan. 20. Photo by Ali Hashisho/Reuters

This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

Thousands of Hezbollah supporters marched in an emotional funeral for a senior Hezbollah fighter, Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of former... read full article

  • Gaps in Israeli and Palestinian health care

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    On average, Israelis live ten years longer than Palestinians, and Israel spends ten times as much money as the Palestinian Authority does. In Israel, mortality rates for both mothers and babies are lower, and there are far more...

  • Israel empathizes with French after magazine massacre

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel has endured dozens of terrorist attacks over the past two decades, including a series in Jerusalem over the past few months. In the most shocking, Palestinians killed four Jewish worshippers and a policeman while they...

  • Foreign airlines stop flying to Libya

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Turkish Airlines, the last foreign airline that was still flying to Libya, has suspended all flights over concerns about security in the large oil-producing North African state of Libya. It was the latest example that three...

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  • Israeli Supreme Court freezes barrier through Battir

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel’s Supreme Court has frozen plans to build the separation barrier that Israel has been building in and around the West Bank, through the village of Battir, a 4000-year-old Palestinian village next to Jerusalem.

    The...

  • Palestinian activist calls to reform UNRWA

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    December 15, 2014 | 4:50 pm

    Bassem Eid, a Palestinian human rights activist, has launched a crusade against the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), tasked with providing “assistance and protection” for five million Palestinian refugees around the world. In Palestinian refugee camps in the West...

  • Internal Palestinian tensions could threaten Palestinian Authority

    by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    December 4, 2014 | 12:07 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The Palestinian unity government that was meant to put an end to the long-time rivalry between the Islamist Hamas movement, which controls Gaza, and the Fatah movement, in charge in the West Bank, has expired, say Hamas leaders....

  • Franklin Graham: America’s failure to understand religion foils cogent Mideast policy

    by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    December 4, 2014 | 9:50 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Franklin Graham, the son of legendary evangelical preacher Billy Graham and heir to the religious empire his father built has worked extensively in the Middle East and has watched America’s Mideast policies evolve over the years...

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