The Media Line led over twenty years ago in pioneering the American independent news agency in the Middle East, arguably the first in the region. We have always stayed true to our mission: to provide you with contextual sourced and trustworthy news. In an age of fake news masquerading as journalism, The Media Line plays a crucial role in providing fact-based news that deserves your support.

We're proud of the dozens of young students we've trained in our Press and Policy Student Program who will form the vanguard of the next generation of journalists to the benefit of countless millions of news readers.

Look out for exciting new additions as we enter 2022.

We thank our loyal readers and wish you all the happiest of holidays.
The Media Line

Non-profit news needs public support.
Please support us with your generous contributions:
Israel Records Two-month High in New Coronavirus Cases
A flight attendant on a June 16 Israir Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Eilat prepares to bid goodbye to disembarking passengers. (Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP via Getty Images)

Israel Records Two-month High in New Coronavirus Cases

Israeli health officials on Wednesday said they had recorded close to 300 new cases of the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. The 299 additional infections are akin to figures from late April. The number of active cases right now is roughly double what it was at the beginning of June. In addition, there was a new fatality overnight, bringing the country’s total deaths from COVID-19 or its complications to 303. All of this has officials worried that a second wave is on its way, if not already present. Authorities have been easing some of the restrictions issued during the pandemic – restaurants are now open and limits on the number of people at public gatherings have been raised – but they are now having second thoughts, and further easings are now on hold. They include still-idle commuter trains, something seen as key to helping people get back to work and thus restoring the economy to at least a shadow of its former self. Cabinet ministers entrusted with coronavirus policy were set to meet later on Wednesday to discuss the situation.

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.