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 as we have a most generous matching 2:1 grant.
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!

For those observing, may we wish you a healthy, safe, and sweet 5781.

Internecine Rift Devastating to Israel’s Relationship to American Jews

Coming at a time when Israeli leaders are already concerned about a growing partisan divide and loss of support for Israel among younger Jewish-Americans, the rift is rapidly growing even larger as American Jews take umbrage at two actions by the Israeli government. A long-time source of disunity had seemingly been settled with an agreement between the government and the non-orthodox community to create an area at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City where unlike the main sections, men and women could pray together. But the Netanyahu government reneged on the deal, leaving the non-orthodox livid. Their angst was only heightened when, with Netanyahu’s support, the Conversion Bill was passed by the parliament, leaving the so-called “ultra-orthodox” rabbinate in charge of all matters of conversion and opening the door to the state of Israel’s refusal to recognize thousands of conversions that took place abroad. The back-to-back actions have aroused bitterness and anger, with some prominent Jews threatening a full break with the government of Israel.

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.