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
Israel Said Mulling Wish List from a Departing Trump
US President Donald Trump (right) announces some of the terms of his proposal for Mideast peace on January 28 at the White House, apparently to the satisfaction of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

Israel Said Mulling Wish List from a Departing Trump

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as one columnist in Israel put it, sees the Trump Administration as the gift that keeps on giving. So with just a little more than two months to go until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden – who is not expected to be as much of a buddy to Netanyahu – the Israeli leader is said to be eyeing a last-minute wish list. Some speak of a green light for widespread settlement construction and even annexation in the West Bank, although the latter goes against the spirit of the recently signed normalization deal with the United Arab Emirates. Probably most likely, with a Biden administration apparently looking to reengage with Iran, is yet tougher sanctions against the Islamic Republic. There are reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due in Israel next week to discuss just that. There is also the prospect of contracts for advanced weapons that are still on the drawing board but could ensure the so-called qualitative military edge the US says it will help Israel maintain.

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.