Americans need to understand the Middle East
How much do we really know?

At The Media Line, we value all points of view and aim to mend our differences through fact-based narrative-inclusive journalism Help support our bold and brave team in Afghanistan, Gaza, Israel, Palestinian Territories, the UAE, and beyond.
Help us continue our work and provide access to the news that matters to you.

Thank you and best wishes to you and yours for this Jewish New Year.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President
Gantz Demands Cancellation of Flag Parade Do Over
Israeli teens participate in the Jerusalem Day Flag March on May 10, 2021, celebrating the reunification of Jerusalem after Israel captured the eastern part of the city from Jordan during the 1967 war. (Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP via Getty Images)

Gantz Demands Cancellation of Flag Parade Do Over

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz is demanding that a flag parade rescheduled from Jerusalem Day when it was rerouted and then interrupted by rockets fired from Gaza be canceled. The march, rescheduled for June 10, would enter the Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem and pass through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem on its way to the Western Wall. Organizers reportedly have permission from the Israel Police to hold the march.

Hamas warned of “consequences” should the march take place and “threaten” Al-Aqsa.

The march is seen in part as a way to break apart the new “change” government coalition, made up of right-, center- and left-wing parties including the Islamist Ra’am-United Arab List.

Marchers generally come from the right-wing Religious Zionist sector and some shout anti-Arab slogans as they march.

 

Give the Gift of Trusted News!

Dear friends,

The Media Line is always there to report to you the stories and issues of the Middle East – completely and in context: TML is the source you can trust.

Know The Media Line to Know The Middle East!

Please support our ad-free, nonprofit news agency. Our seasoned journalists reporting from the Middle East are working day and night during these challenging, yet defining times; and our student interns are honing their knowledge and skills, preparing to emerge as tomorrow’s journalists.

You rely on us and we’re relying on you! Make your online tax-deductible donation here and contact us regarding donations through appreciated stock, donor advised funds, qualifying IRA distributions and other charitable instruments.

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.