Friday, December 4, 2020


Mohammad Al-Kassim, The Media Line


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...

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Bahrain: Goods from Israeli Settlements Will Be Designated “Made In Israel”

The Bahraini Commerce and Tourism Minister announced that all goods imported from Israeli settlements in the West Bank will be labeled as “Made In Israel.”

Bari Weiss, Rose Ritch Discuss College Anti-Semitism on Webinar

Author Bari Weiss moderated a Zoom webinar discussion with three Jewish students about anti-Semitism on college campuses on December 3. The webinar, which was part...

6 Prominent Holocaust Survivors Have Died in Europe Over the Past Month

Six prominent Holocaust survivors who had dedicated much of their lives to educating others against hatred have died in Europe over the past month.

Jewish Man Says Company Fired Him After Refusing to Write BLM Press Release

A Jewish man has alleged that a company fired him because he refused to draft a Black Lives Matter (BLM) press release due to...

New Iranian Law Ramps Up Uranium Enrichment — If Biden Doesn’t Reenter Deal

Iran’s parliament passed a law on Wednesday aimed at pressuring President-elect Joe Biden to reenter the Iran nuclear deal almost as soon as he assumes office.