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Mohammad Al-Kassim, The Media Line


Don’t Travel to Turkey, Israel Warns Citizens Amid Alleged Threat From Iran

In addition to seeking revenge, Iran appears to want to destroy the Israeli-Turkish rapprochement process, experts say

CIA Director on Visit to Israel, Palestinian Territories

As tensions rise with Iran and nuclear talks stall, US, Israeli officials convene for talks.

Mahmoud Abbas Postpones Palestinian Elections, Blaming Israel

Israel informed the PA it would not allow elections in Jerusalem and ‘there will be no elections without Jerusalem,’ Abbas says

Palestinian Election Postponement Announcement Expected

Fearing major loss for his Fatah party, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will delay May elections, placing blame on Israel for not allowing east Jerusalem voting

East Jerusalem Clashes Are Worst Violence in Years

Ongoing protests directly outside Old City of Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate since the start of Ramadan have left over 100 injured, and dozens arrested

Israel Opens for Business as COVID-19 Infections Plummet

High vaccination rate means ‘return to normalcy’ well underway

Palestinian Elections Are Attempt to Settle Political Landscape

A house divided may bring an end to the political career of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinians Praise ICC Ruling and Urge It to Look at Possible Israeli War Crimes

Palestinians are celebrating the International Criminal Court decision that the body has jurisdiction over the situation in the Palestinian territories, despite Israel’s insistence to the contrary.

Battle for Control in East Jerusalem

Turkey, Jordan and the Arab countries that have normalized relations with Israel in recent months are all working around each other in order to position themselves to strike a deal with Israel for control over Jerusalem’s Muslim holy sites.

Past Tensions Between Biden, Erdoğan Cast Shadow Over Ankara-Washington Relations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is bracing for a stormy four years.

Pompeo Angers Palestinians with Stop at West Bank Winery (VIDEO REPORT)

His presence infuriated Palestinians, who said his stop at the winery reinforced the notion that the Trump Administration is biased toward Israel.

Itinerary for Upcoming Pompeo Visit Infuriates Palestinians

Palestinian Authority officials are enraged by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s plan for a visit this week to an Israeli-operated winery near Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which are considered illegal by most of the world.

What a Biden Administration Might Mean for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The US election is over, and Israelis and Palestinians are on tenterhooks, waiting to find out the incoming president’s policies and whom he will appoint to carry them out.

Palestinians Bury Longtime Peace Negotiator Saeb Erekat

Saeb Erekat, the chief peace negotiator for the Palestinians, was buried in his West Bank hometown of Jericho on Wednesday after succumbing the day before to COVID-19. He was 65.

Analysts: Tehran Will Not Renegotiate Nuclear Deal With Biden

President-elect Joe Biden has promised a change in US policy on Iran, but with the myriad domestic issues demanding his immediate attention, chances are any rapprochement with the Islamic Republic will have to wait.

Palestinians Hoping a Biden Victory Will Enable Restoration of Relations With Washington (with VIDEO)

THE MEDIA LINE — As Americans head to the polls on Tuesday, the world is watching. In the Palestinian territories, many feel the results will...

Palestinian Authority Communicating with Biden Campaign

THE MEDIA LINE — Two senior Palestinian officials have confirmed to The Media Line that the Palestinian Authority is maintaining direct channels of communication...

The US Presidential Election and the Middle East

THE MEDIA LINE — As the November 3 vote nears, citizens and leaders in the Middle East are keeping a close eye on the...

Palestinian Authority Remains Low on the 2020 World Press Freedom Index

Despite attempts to improve the state of journalists and journalism in the Palestinian territories, violations continue.

Israeli Hospitals Told to Get Ready for COVID-19 Peak

THE MEDIA LINE — As the death toll from the novel coronavirus and the number of infected cases continued to climb on Sunday, Israel’s Health Ministry...

14 Americans Stuck in Palestinian Hotel Due to Coronavirus

THE MEDIA LINE — At least 40 people have been quarantined against their will in a Palestinian hotel near Bethlehem, in the West Bank, due to...

Syrian Opposition Leader Pushes for Normalization with Israel

THE MEDIA LINE — Though most Syrians oppose normalizing relations with Israel and reject efforts toward establishing diplomatic ties, Syrian opposition leader Fahad Almasri has not...