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  • Boycott tests depth of Palestinian market

    by Rafa Mismar, The Media Line

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Responding to Israel's decision to withhold tax and tariff revenue it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian officials have initiated a boycott against products manufactured by six leading Israeli...

  • Palestinians embrace Valentine’s Day

    by Rafa Mismar, The Media Line

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Despite financial crises, budget shortages and protests over funds withheld, West  Bank sales of flowers, perfumes,  and chocolates are expected to soar as Palestinians prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday.

    It’s...

  • Mahmoud Abbas likely to choose a successor

    by Fatema Mohamed, The Media Line

    3 weeks ago

    This article originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The addition of a vice president to serve as a second-in-command to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the form of Mohammed Dahlan might be in the offing. The Fatah Central Committee, the ruling body of the Fatah...

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  • Trade between Israel and Turkey booming

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israelis buying a Japanese car in Tel Aviv might be surprised to learn that the car was actually built in Turkey. Tourists buying dried figs in Israel’s Machane Yehuda market probably also don’t know that the figs are also...

  • Joint Arab party hopes for 15 seats in upcoming Israeli election

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    February 5, 2015 | 3:28 am

    Aida Touma-Sliman, number five on the new joint Arab list, and assured of winning a seat in the next Israeli parliament, credits hard-line Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman for forcing the three Arab parties to run together in one list for the first time in Israel’s...

  • Israel braces for Hezbollah retaliation

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    January 20, 2015 | 11:34 am

    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 senior Hezbollah official Imad Mughniyeh, who was also allegedly assassinated by Israel in...

  • Gaps in Israeli and Palestinian health care

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    January 12, 2015 | 2:30 pm

    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...

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