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
Team Trump Set to Arrive Amid Confusion
US President Donald J Trump and Jared Kushner meet with Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu at the King David Hote in Jerusalem. (Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images)

Team Trump Set to Arrive Amid Confusion

The table has been set for the arrival of US President Donald Trump’s peace negotiating team, but both the Israelis and Palestinians remain skeptical that the latest American foray into brokering peace between the two sides will produce any tangible results. Underscoring concerns, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a visiting contingent of Israeli opposition party members on Sunday that he has had no response from as many as 20 communications with Team Trump, each time asking that Trump envoys extol the need for a commitment to the so-called “two-state solution” directly to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Abbas reportedly told the Israeli visitors that he doesn’t understand how the Trump government is functioning relative to the search for peace because “there is chaos in the administration.” According to those who attended the Ramallah meeting, Abbas, who severed security ties with Israel as part of the Temple Mount crisis in July, complained that Netanyahu has been unresponsive to his outreach to restore the relationship. In particular, Abbas was upset that Netanyahu fails to credit him for his efforts to maintain the peace while the Israeli security echelon speaks highly of his efforts. On Saturday evening, the foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority met in Cairo and reiterated that the unified position of the Arab world to be presented again to the Americans is that “there will be no peace without the establishment of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.” Public opinion has not warmed to the prospects of a Trump-brokered agreement at a time when virtually all of the players are functioning under clouds. Experts question whether the current roster of players has the gravitas to deliver at all. Abbas, who is often referred to as serving in the 12th year of a four-year term, is being circled by political vultures sounding his demise; Netanyahu’s legal woes mount as prosecutors pursue four separate corruption investigations at once – an indictment in any of which will force the PM to resign; all while the Trump administration remains a diplomatic unknown.

 

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.