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
State Department Changes Designation for People Living in East Jerusalem
Israeli border police stop and check a Palestinian woman leaving an east Jerusalem neighborhood on October 15, 2015. (Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

State Department Changes Designation for People Living in East Jerusalem

The US State Department has changed its designation for some 350,000 people living in the eastern part of Jerusalem. While these individuals were previously labeled as “Palestinian residents,” they are now being described as “Arab residents” or “non-Israeli citizens.” Whereas Israel annexed eastern Jerusalem after capturing it from Jordan during the 1967 war, the Palestinian leadership claims the territory as the capital of a future state. Jerusalemites identifying as Palestinian generally hold Israeli residency permits, although few have citizenship. The altered terminology follows President Donald Trump’s recognition in December 2017 of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as well as his decision to move the US Embassy there the following May. The change also comes less than two months after the release of the White House’s controversial Middle East peace plan, which envisions Jerusalem remaining under Israeli sovereignty in perpetuity. Currently, a six-member team of US and Israeli officials is mapping regions of the West Bank that the Jewish state will thereafter apply sovereignty to, with Washington’s blessing. For its part, the Palestinian Authority continues to reject the US proposal outright.

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.