Below are daily news feeds from several publications that cover the Middle East. Recommended web sites to check regularly are Ha'aretz.com (an Israeli newspaper) and Maan News (a Palestinian newspaper). BBC News (a British source covering the Middle East. IMEU (Institute for Middle East Understanding) provides a summary of media highlights covering Israel and Palestine. The Jerusalem Post provides an opportunity to read news that generally mirrors Israel's official positions.

  • Institute for Middle East Understanding

    The Institute for Middle East Understanding offers journalists and editors quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians.

    • Photos: Amid rubble and trauma, Gaza goes back to school
      Sep 18, 2014 - 03:25:00 PM
      Despite damaged classrooms and destroyed schools, Gaza’s school year began this week after delays due to the recent Israeli offensive known as Operation Protective Edge. According to Gaza education ministry official Ziad Thabet, the first weeks of classes will focus on recreational activities and psychological counseling to help children recover from the trauma sustained during this summer’s attacks.
    • Israeli forces issue demolition orders to 3 Hebron families
      Sep 18, 2014 - 03:20:00 PM
      Israeli forces delivered demolition orders to three Palestinian families in the southern West Bank town of Idhna on Thursday, the landowners said. Amjad Hilmi Nofal, owner of the one of the properties, said his family of seven have lived in the home for 10 years.
    • Israeli forces begin demolitions in Bedouin village near Jerusalem
      Sep 18, 2014 - 03:11:00 PM
      Israeli forces raided a number of Bedouin communities east of Jerusalem on Thursday days after handing them demolition and evacuation orders, a local activist said. Popular committee spokesman Hani Halabiya told Ma'an that dozens of Israeli soldiers entered the Bedouin communities escorted by a bulldozer while an Israeli military plane circled above.
    • Israeli Supreme Court upholds law allowing housing discrimination against Palestinians
      Sep 18, 2014 - 03:06:00 PM
      Yesterday, Israel’s Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel effectually facilitating the Judaization of more Palestinian owned land inside Israel. According to Adalah, the court’s decision holding up Israel’s Admissions Committees Law, “entrenches racial segregation; 434 small communities in Israel, or 43% of all residential areas, will be allowed to close their doors to Palestinian Arab citizens of the state.”
    • Contradicting its own ruling, Israel’s Supreme Court legalizes segregated communities
      Sep 18, 2014 - 03:02:00 PM
      The Israeli Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed various petitions against the Admissions Committees Law, which allows admissions committees in hundreds of communities in Israel to reject housing applicants based on their “social suitability.”
    • Expert Q&A: On Israel’s Displacement of the Palestinian Bedouin
      Sep 18, 2014 - 01:17:00 PM
      The IMEU offers the following expert Q&A covering Israel's plan to forcibly displace 12,500 Beduoin Palestinians from lands east of Jerusalem to new communities in the occupied Jordan Valley.
    • Israeli Court: “Army At Fault In Killing Palestinian Driver”
      Sep 17, 2014 - 04:51:00 PM
      An Israeli court finally made a decision in an eight-year-old case involving the fatal shooting of a Palestinian taxi driver who was waiting for Palestinian passengers heading to the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The driver, Zakariyya Daraghma, parked his car near a sand-hill, installed by the army to block a main road, and was shot dead by Israeli soldiers stationed nearby.
    • Deir al Balah Rehabilitation Center cares for Gaza’s disabled
      Sep 17, 2014 - 04:46:00 PM
      In the central Gaza Strip area of Deir al Balah, Usama Abu Safer, 30, devotes his time to working with disabled people. Born paraplegic, Abu Safer’s own disability inspired him to dedicate his life to this work. “I was born disabled but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel like I’m missing something,” he explained. “This is my basic motivation to live and to help other people who have a similar condition.”
    • According to Yesha Council, 7,500 new settlers have moved into West Bank in last six months
      Sep 17, 2014 - 04:41:00 PM
      The Yesha Council of Settlements has reported that the number of Jewish settlers living in the occupied West Bank, including in and around occupied Jerusalem, has reached 382,031, adding that 7,500 Israelis have moved into West Bank and Jerusalem settlements in the last six months. Yesha said that, back in January of 2014, 374,469 settlers lived in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and that the current number of settlers (382,031) is a 2% increase.
    • Israeli forces detain child from Jerusalem
      Sep 17, 2014 - 04:38:00 PM
      Israeli forces on Tuesday evening detained a Palestinian child from near his home in the Ein al-Lawza neighborhood in Jerusalem's Silwan. The local Wadi Hilwa Information Center’s Majdi Abbasi said police detained Mutaz Yusef Abu Diab, 12, and took him in a police car to the “Beit Jonathan” building.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Turkish hostages in Iraq released
      Sep 20, 2014 - 12:30:08 AM
      Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June are back in Turkey, says Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
    • Migrants speak of horror at sea off Malta
      Sep 19, 2014 - 04:10:36 PM
      Migrant survivors in Malta speak of horror at sea
    • Kerry says Iran can help defeat IS
      Sep 19, 2014 - 02:03:14 PM
      US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran has a role to play in the fight against Islamic State despite not being part of the US-led coalition.
    • Syrian heritage destruction revealed in satellite images
      Sep 19, 2014 - 09:31:52 AM
      Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war
    • Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds
      Sep 19, 2014 - 05:20:10 AM
      Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.
    • Clashes in Yemen capital Sanaa
      Sep 19, 2014 - 03:18:40 AM
      Fighting between Shia rebels and Sunni militias in Yemen escalates, with clashes on the outskirts of the capital, prompting airlines to suspend flights.
    • Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes
      Sep 19, 2014 - 02:14:36 AM
      Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.
    • Iran 'must up IAEA co-operation'
      Sep 18, 2014 - 05:29:46 PM
      Western powers tell Iran that it must step up its co-operation with the world's nuclear watchdog if it wants a deal to ease sanctions.
    • Obama hails Congress vote on Syria
      Sep 18, 2014 - 04:48:52 PM
      President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.
    • Video of British hostage released
      Sep 18, 2014 - 01:00:17 PM
      A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
    • Baghdad blasts hit Shia district
      Sep 18, 2014 - 12:30:05 PM
      A suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed at least 15 people in a Shia district of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
    • Who will combat Islamic State?
      Sep 18, 2014 - 10:43:15 AM
      Jeremy Bowen asks who will fight IS on the ground
    • Australia in 'beheading plot' raids
      Sep 18, 2014 - 08:48:45 AM
      Police stage anti-terror raids in Sydney after intelligence that an Islamic State member instructed extremists to commit random killings in Australia.
    • VIDEO: Syrian army 'at war with IS extremists'
      Sep 18, 2014 - 06:13:05 AM
      The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has travelled with the Syrian army to the front line where forces are fighting what they call religious extremists.
    • Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up'
      Sep 18, 2014 - 03:17:13 AM
      Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.
    • VIDEO: Egypt's last Jews: 'We are dying'
      Sep 17, 2014 - 10:27:46 PM
      The Jewish community in Egypt is on the verge of disappearing - up until the 1950s, as many as 100,000 Jews called the country home - now, just 12 remain.
    • Iran nuclear negotiations go into extra time
      Sep 17, 2014 - 09:04:03 PM
      Can final leg of talks clinch deal over Iran's nuclear programme?
    • Iraq country profile
      Sep 16, 2014 - 04:16:25 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations
    • Viewpoint: Why Islamic State will not endure
      Sep 16, 2014 - 02:00:40 AM
      Why Islamic State is not the enduring force it appears to be
    • VIDEO: On patrol with Kurds fighting IS in Iraq
      Sep 15, 2014 - 05:59:33 PM
      A report from Kurdish-held territory in northern Iraq, as US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees a plan to tackle the jihadists.
    • VIDEO: Mers: Camel traders unalarmed by virus
      Sep 14, 2014 - 09:14:10 PM
      Tulip Mazumdar visits a camel market in Saudi Arabia to see how people feel about Middle East Respiratory Virus being linked to the animals.
    • VIDEO: Kerry: Arab countries will strike IS
      Sep 14, 2014 - 05:58:46 PM
      The US secretary of State has said that several Arab countries will take part in air strikes against Islamic State.
    • Gaza: Life amid the rubble
      Sep 14, 2014 - 05:21:33 PM
      What is it like to live in a razed neighbourhood in Gaza?
    • VIDEO: Syrians 'traumatised' by IS fears
      Sep 14, 2014 - 03:07:35 PM
      Jeremy Bowen reports on how Syrians are "traumatised" by fears of Islamic State fighters.
    • Iran country profile
      Sep 10, 2014 - 07:16:21 AM
      Provides an overview of Iran, including key events and facts about this country whose supreme leader is an Islamic cleric
    • Palestinian territories profile
      Sep 06, 2014 - 04:19:04 AM
      Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts
    • Yemen profile
      Sep 03, 2014 - 02:55:18 AM
      Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East
    • Mauritania country profile
      Sep 03, 2014 - 02:05:36 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
    • Libya country profile
      Aug 06, 2014 - 08:24:21 AM
      Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer which was ruled by Colonel Gaddafi for 42 years.
    • Iraqi Kurdistan profile - Overview
      Jul 03, 2014 - 05:20:46 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraqi Kurdistan, including key events and facts about this autonomous region
    • United Arab Emirates profile
      Jul 01, 2014 - 08:18:04 AM
      Provides an overview of the United Arab Emirates - known as the UAE - including key events and facts about this federation of seven states.
    • Tunisia profile
      Jul 01, 2014 - 06:45:49 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
    • Oman profile
      Jul 01, 2014 - 04:19:53 AM
      Provides an overview of Oman, including key events and facts about the oldest independent state in the Arab world
    • Jordan profile
      Jul 01, 2014 - 02:47:12 AM
      Provides an overview of Jordan, including key events and facts about this small country in the Middle East.
    • Sudan country profile
      Jun 05, 2014 - 09:01:40 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
    • Bahrain country profile
      Jun 05, 2014 - 07:44:27 AM
      Provides an overview of Bahrain, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state which has become a financial services centre
    • Egypt profile
      Jun 04, 2014 - 07:11:17 AM
      Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    • Morocco country profile - Overview
      Apr 24, 2014 - 08:30:25 AM
      Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb
    • Algeria profile
      Apr 18, 2014 - 02:02:40 PM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
    • Lebanon profile
      Apr 04, 2014 - 08:11:01 AM
      Provides an overview of Lebanon, including key events and facts about a country which has often been at the centre of Middle Eastern conflicts
    • Saudi Arabia profile
      Mar 28, 2014 - 09:27:26 AM
      Provides an overview of Saudi Arabia, including key events and facts about the birthplace of Islam
    • Syria profile
      Mar 19, 2014 - 04:26:51 AM
      Provides an overview of Syria, including key events and facts about this influential Middle Eastern country.
    • Qatar country profile
      Mar 11, 2014 - 04:51:59 AM
      Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer.
    • Kuwait profile
      Oct 29, 2013 - 02:52:33 AM
      Provides an overview of Kuwait, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state.
    • Golan Heights profile
      May 21, 2013 - 03:15:29 AM
      Provides an overview of the Golan Heights, including key events and facts about this strategically important Syrian territory occupied by Israel.
    • Israel profile
      Mar 17, 2013 - 05:59:13 AM
      Provides an overview of Israel, including key events and facts about the world's only state with a majority Jewish population
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