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Israel's Knesset Launches Abraham Accords Caucus

Jared Kushner and Ivana Trump attended the inaugural event of the caucus, which organizers say is “apolitical and transcends party lines.” The moving of the US Embassy to Jerusalem paved the way for the normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco, former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at a special Knesset event to celebrate the anniversary of… → Read More

Nyla Khan, Powerhouse Making Education Available to All in the Middle East

Nyla Khan is the executive director of Kids World Nurseries, a network of Montessori schools in the United Arab Emirates. She also co-founded Mirai Partners, a learning and development organization. Mirai Partners uses high-tech methodologies, including eye tracking and artificial intelligence, to identify literacy levels and detect developmental delays among children across the MENA region and… → Read More

MK Ruth Wasserman Lande, Israel’s Force for Economic Equality

Ruth Wasserman Lande was born in Israel and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She joined Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, on Jan. 8, 2021, and was forced out four days later when a government minister from her Blue and White party resigned and returned to the Knesset under the Norwegian law. Three weeks later she returned to Knesset when a party lawmaker left to join another party. She… → Read More

US Government Announces United Women’s Economic Development Network

The US State Department’s Office of Global Women’s […] → Read More

Pawns or Participants? (VIDEO REPORT)

Palestinian officials blame the Israeli authorities for the increase of the cases infected with the coronavirus in the Palestinian territories, using gates and holes in the wall separating the West Bank and Israel. → Read More

Survivors See Light at End of Coronavirus Tunnel

As of Sunday afternoon, some 1.8 million cases of coronavirus had been confirmed worldwide. → Read More

Bahrain Center for Coexistence to Work with State Department

Seeking to advance projects with the United States that promote respect and cooperation among the various religions, the King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Coexistence in Bahrain is signing a memorandum of understanding with the United States in the capital Manama on Wednesday. → Read More

Devil’s in the Details: President Trump’s ‘Vision’ for Mideast Peace

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled his long-delayed Middle East peace plan, which envisions Israel maintaining sovereignty over an undivided Jerusalem and the application thereof to large swaths of the West Bank. → Read More

Islamic State in the Post-Baghdadi Era (AUDIO INTERVIEW)

What does Baghdadi’s death mean for the future of ISIS? Media Line President and CEO Felice Friedson and Middle East bureau chief Mohammad Al-Kassim discuss the issue. → Read More

Ahead of Israeli Election, Talking Politics with Hilik Bar (VIDEO)

Israelis are poised to participate in Election 2019 – The Sequel. → Read More

Tentative Allies Lead the Mideast Anti-Trafficking Effort

Creative and determined: a program makes a difference Efforts to eliminate human trafficking, the scourge that according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, directly affects a staggering 24.9 million people worldwide, have seen significant improvement in 33 out of the 189 nations evaluated for the 2019 U.S. State Department TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT. While the 93 nations of the “Tier 2”… → Read More

Rabbi Cooper Interview

Following the US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace concference in Bahrain, Rabbi Cooper visited The Media Line where he spoke at length with TML’s Felice Friedson. → Read More

Concrete Sums Dangled by US Leave Palestinians Unmoved

The Trump White House has partially lifted the veil on the agenda at this week’s conference in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, where it will seek to begin raising some $50 billion to help improve people’s lives if Israel and the Palestinians sign a peace agreement. Yet the latter call both the plan and the conference a waste of time. → Read More

Comedian, Actor Martin Short Stands Against Anti-Semitism, BDS

Comedic Star Emcees Genesis Prize to Robert Kraft In Israel to emcee the bestowal of the $1 million Genesis Prize on businessman-philanthropist Robert Kraft, actor, writer, comedian Martin Short spoke with The Media Line about his art, comedy and the rise of anti-Semitism. Kraft becomes the sixth Genesis Prize Laureate, the fourth to receive the honor in Jerusalem as did last year’s recipient… → Read More

Likud Parliamentarian Weighs in on Elections (AUDIO INTERVIEW)

As the clocks tick down the final hours before voting begins, the unchanging polls seem to solidify conventional wisdoms concerning the outcome of Israel’s general election. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party is running virtually even with the new Blue and White list, but the premier is still expected to retain the portfolio by virtue of his party’s ability to form a coalition of… → Read More

Dallas Temple Offers Mixed Reception to ISIS Leader’s Ex-Wife

Some 300 people gathered at Temple Shalom in Dallas, Texas, on a Sunday afternoon to hear Tania Joya’s candid and revealing description of her life in Syria as the wife of one of the most senior – and notorious – leaders of the ISIS terrorist organization. → Read More

A Palestinian Perspective

Dr. Dalal Erakat is Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy and Strategic Planning at the Arab American University; and columnist for Al-Quds University. She serves as adviser of Strategic Communications in the Prime Minister’s Office. Dr. Dalal Erakat is speaking with The Media Line’s Felice Friedson….. → Read More

Media's Image: Felice Friedson Speaks with Dr. Noam Lemelstrich Latar

In an exclusive interview, The Media Line’s Felice Friedson discusses the image of media with Dr. Noam Lemelstrich Latar, founding Dean of the Sammy Ofer School of Communications at the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya (Israel) → Read More

Israel’s Glass Ceilings Fall To Druze Anchorwoman (with VIDEO)

Despite double-minority status, television anchor Gadeer Mreeh defies stereotypes and bigotry The folks at Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation must have had some concerns about seating Druze news anchor Gadeer Mreeh in a glass paneled broadcast set given her propensity for shattering glass ceilings. Originally assigned to the Arabic desk, Gadeer herself was the story when she became the… → Read More

Staying Safe Against Terror

When the Second Intifada was leaving burnt-out bus frames in the streets of Israel, cafes were being blown to bits, and no one felt truly safe on crowded streets, New York City homicide detective Morty Dzikansky, a.k.a. Morty the Cop, was representing the NYPD in Israel, where he had been assigned since post-9/11. An expert in counter-terrorism, The Media Line sought Detective Dzikansky’s… → Read More