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
Netanyahu Slams Sanders’ AIPAC Comments as ‘Libelous’
US democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Netanyahu Slams Sanders’ AIPAC Comments as ‘Libelous’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday described as “libelous” an assertion by US Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders that AIPAC provides a platform for those who express “bigotry” and “oppose basic Palestinian rights.” Netanyahu made his comments while addressing the pro-Israel lobbying group’s annual conference in Washington by satellite connection. While the prime minister had been relatively mum on the controversy, he pulled no punches in slamming the current Democratic frontrunner’s statement as “outrageous.” The best way to respond, Netanyahu stressed, “is to do what you have done – by gathering in Washington today, in full force, as Democrats and Republicans.… You send a great message to all those who seek to weaken [the US-Israel] alliance: That they will fail.” During a debate last Tuesday ahead of the South Carolina primaries, Sanders took aim directly at the Israeli prime minister. “What I happen to believe is that right now, sadly, tragically, in Israel, through Bibi Netanyahu, you have a reactionary racist who is now running that country,” Sanders said, referring to the Israeli leader by his nickname. Sanders and most other Democratic candidates are not attending this week’s AIPAC summit, which traditionally is considered a must on the campaign trail for those seeking to enter the Oval Office.

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.