Protecting Truth During Tension

As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict develops and the rise of hate crimes persists, TML is on the ground in the Middle East and beyond writing stories that readers like you and other media outlets rely on. To ensure that you have immediate access to unbiased, fact-based reporting, it is crucial that TML has the resources to disseminate these stories in real-time. Please help us protect the truth during these critical times by making a donation today.
The Media Line is proud to assume this responsibility and has over 20 years of success in shaping the role of news reporting in the region. We hope you will support our efforts by making a donation today.

In our modern, digital world, we are not as far away from each other as we once were, which is why news agencies have a responsibility to put forth reliable, trustworthy journalism more than ever before.
TML is proud to assume this responsibility.
We hope you will support our efforts.

Thank you!

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President
US Warns Against ‘Escalation’ After New Jerusalem Flag March Approved
Young Israelis participate in Jerusalem Day Flag March through east Jerusalem, Sept. 23, 2012. (Tal King/Creative Commons)

US Warns Against ‘Escalation’ After New Jerusalem Flag March Approved

The US State Department called on Israel and the Palestinians to “prevent escalations or provocations that might provide a spark to renewed violence,” after the Netanyahu government’s security cabinet agreed to permit a rescheduled flag march to take place through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters during a briefing on Wednesday that the US has conducted private diplomacy on the issue of maintaining the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

The march was initially rescheduled from Jerusalem Day, when it was first rerouted and then canceled as rockets fired from Gaza landed in the city, to June 10. The Israel Police last week ordered the rescheduled march canceled due to security concerns But the government’s security cabinet decided late Tuesday night to move the march to June 15, and to modify the route.

“We all saw what precipitated the last flare-up of violence. And we know just how delicate this situation is,” Price said, responding to a reporter’s question about the march. “So I don’t want to put an undue spotlight on any particular escalation, but I think to us it is important that all sides refrain from steps that exacerbate tensions, and that they actively take steps to avoid provocations or escalations.”

Did you know we’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary as the 1st American News Agency exclusively covering the Middle East?

  • The Middle East landscape is changing rapidly.
  • The roads in the region open to new possibilities.
  • The Media Line continues to pave the way to a far greater understanding of the region’s land, people, policies and governments through our trusted, fact-based news.

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

Please make your gift today.
Thank you!

We paved the way to be the Trusted Mid East News you can rely on!

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

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.