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
Fish Taken Off Menu by Israeli Government 
Cleaners work to remove tar at Tel Dor beach, Israel. (Yossi Ozen/Israel Nature and Parks Authority)

Fish Taken Off Menu by Israeli Government 

Israel’s health ministry on Wednesday issued a decree banning the sale of seafood from the Mediterranean, one week after the country’s shores were hit with the largest oil spill in its history. According to the ordinance, the distribution of fish and other seafood is prohibited until further notice, as the ministry awaits the results of its inspection of fish samples to ensure there is no risk of contamination. The ban, which is expected to last several days, is likely to further injure the already hurting fishing industry in Israel, after a year of consecutive, unending closures which have driven profits way down. Last week, approximately 160 km of Israel’s coastline was covered in thick black tar, causing severe environmental damage to local plant and animal life. The cause of the unprecedented disaster is believed to be an oil spill from a yet unidentified tanker.

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.