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:
Israeli Gov’t Seeks To Boost Competition, Discourage Price Hikes on Consumer Goods

Israeli Gov’t Seeks To Boost Competition, Discourage Price Hikes on Consumer Goods

The Israeli government on Tuesday ordered a review of competition in the consumer goods market, in an effort to fight inflationary pressures as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 crisis. Inflation in Israel reached 2.8% in 2021 – its highest level in eight years but still below much of the West. Food prices, excluding fresh produce, rose 3.5%. Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman and Economy Minister Orna Barbivai on Monday asked the heads of seven leading companies to set aside planned price hikes. Food giant Osem, a unit of Nestlé, said it would delay until after the Passover holiday in the spring its plan to raise prices by 5% on average. The price hike was necessary, a spokesman for Osem said, due to increases in the costs of manufacturing and transportation. Strauss, another major food producer, and Sano, a maker of cleaner products, said they had no plans to raise prices. “I have referred this to the Price Committee, which will quickly examine the companies’ use of their market power to rake in excess profits,” Liberman warned. The committee regulates the prices of basic foods, such as milk, eggs, and bread, and can slap price controls on other products, as well.

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.