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.

    • Birzeit students hold solidarity event with Black struggle in US
      Dec 19, 2014 - 02:45:00 PM
      Nearly 100 students at Birzeit University in the central West Bank on Wednesday took part in a solidarity event with the African-American community in the United States in the wake of spiraling rates of deadly police violence there.
    • Of $5.4 billion pledged for Gaza, only a fraction delivered
      Dec 19, 2014 - 02:30:00 PM
      Two months after donors pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, U.N. and other officials say barely 2 percent of the money has been transferred.
    • UN could vote on Palestine resolution within ‘24 hours’
      Dec 19, 2014 - 01:05:00 PM
      The United Nations Security Council could vote on a draft UN resolution that sets terms for a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal within 24 hours, PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Friday.The PA official told Ma'an that the UN vote could take place over the next day, without providing further details.
    • Fady Joudah Releases New 160-Character Poetry Collection
      Dec 19, 2014 - 11:27:00 AM
      While developing his latest poetry collection, the aptly named Textu (text + haiku), Palestinian-American poet and physician Fady Joudah spent a lot of time on his smartphone. This ubiquitous device may seem like the enemy of good art, but Joudah explains his modern methodology in the book’s short introduction.
    • Israeli police detain Palestinian student, child in Jerusalem (Ma’an News Agency)
      Dec 18, 2014 - 02:52:00 PM
      The Israeli police detained a 17-year-old student and an 11-year-old boy from Jerusalem on Wednesday. Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli police detained Daliah Murad Muhammad Qarawi, 17, from Salah al-Din street in East Jerusalem while she was on her way home from school.
    • EU Parliament passes resolution to support recognition of Palestine
      Dec 17, 2014 - 12:02:00 PM
      The European Parliament on Wednesday passed a resolution supporting recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution to the Middle East conflict. The EU parliament supports "in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced," the resolution said.
    • Palestinian U.N. draft calls for Israel occupation end by 2017
      Dec 17, 2014 - 10:17:00 AM
      Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year and an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017.The Palestinian-drafted resolution was formally submitted to the 15-member council, which means it could be put to a vote as soon as 24 hours later, but it does not guarantee it will happen.
    • Malala, where is your money?
      Dec 16, 2014 - 08:30:00 PM
      Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai announced a donation of $50,000 for the reconstruction of Gaza’s schools. That was in October, in the wake of Israel’s summer assault that affected some 113,500 homes in addition to schools, public buildings, hospitals, utilities and other essential infrastructure. As part of an investigation into Palestine’s broken aid system, I set about tracking down where Malala’s money is.
    • PA to adopt French UN initiative if ‘amendments made’
      Dec 16, 2014 - 08:15:00 PM
      The Palestinian Authority will submit a French initiative on ending Israel's occupation to the UN if amendments are made to the text, foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki told Ma'an Tuesday. Al-Maliki said he would meet with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday to convince France to accept suggested amendments to their bid to align it with the Palestinian and Arab positions.
    • Jerusalemite Children Abused in Israeli Prisons, says Prisoners Committee
      Dec 16, 2014 - 07:45:00 PM
      Israel has maltreated, tortured, and physically abused Palestinian minors arrested in East Jerusalem during the recent months, according to the Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs. Hiba Masalha, an attorney with the Committee, was granted permission to visit Palestinian inmates held in the Russian Compound detention center in Jerusalem, where a plenty of cases of maltreatment and physical abuse against minors during and after interrogation were reported.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Israel launches Gaza air strike
      Dec 19, 2014 - 05:08:05 PM
      Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.
    • VIDEO: Iraqi soldiers 'fighting for their lives'
      Dec 19, 2014 - 09:30:07 AM
      Quentin Sommerville reports from the Ain al-Asad airbase - a linchpin in the battle against Islamic State for Iraq's Anbar province.
    • VIDEO: Egyptian artist's junk revolution
      Dec 19, 2014 - 09:15:38 AM
      Egyptian artist Rami el-Fass sculpts exclusively from discarded junk, which he then returns to the street in its recycled form.
    • Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'
      Dec 19, 2014 - 07:37:31 AM
      Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
    • VIDEO: 'Hope' for Yazidis as siege broken
      Dec 19, 2014 - 06:56:50 AM
      Kurdish fighters say they have broken the Islamic State siege around Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.
    • Inside Iraqi air base as Islamic State closes in
      Dec 19, 2014 - 05:02:13 AM
      Inside Iraqi air base as Islamic State closes in
    • Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'
      Dec 19, 2014 - 01:59:52 AM
      Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.
    • Mosul diaries: Poisoned by water
      Dec 18, 2014 - 06:09:12 PM
      Residents of IS-run Mosul sick from drinking the river
    • Israel brands peace plan 'gimmick'
      Dec 18, 2014 - 04:14:29 PM
      Israel says a Palestinian effort to set a three-year deadline for it to end its occupation of Palestinian territories is a "gimmick".
    • Tests claim Ebosse died from beating
      Dec 18, 2014 - 12:51:12 PM
      New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.
    • Dozens of Egyptian Islamists jailed
      Dec 18, 2014 - 08:05:09 AM
      Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.
    • VIDEO: Oil pipeline could benefit Iraqi Kurds
      Dec 18, 2014 - 04:22:18 AM
      Kurdistan could soon be joining the ranks of the world's major oil exporters, thanks to a new pipeline to Turkey.
    • Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria'
      Dec 17, 2014 - 04:35:33 PM
      The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.
    • MEPs back Palestinian statehood bid
      Dec 17, 2014 - 08:51:42 AM
      European Parliament backs Palestinian bid for statehood
    • Israeli photographer 'horrified' at use of bloody shoe photo
      Dec 17, 2014 - 08:10:12 AM
      Shock image 'from Taliban school attack' revealed as Israel photo
    • UK army murder claims 'were lies'
      Dec 17, 2014 - 07:57:40 AM
      Allegations of murder and torture made against British soldiers by Iraqi detainees after a 2004 battle were "deliberate lies", the Al-Sweady Inquiry rules.
    • EU court takes Hamas off terror list
      Dec 17, 2014 - 05:45:19 AM
      A European Union court annuls the bloc’s decision to keep Hamas on a list of terrorist groups, but temporarily maintains a funding freeze.
    • The strange normality of life in the middle of Syria's war
      Dec 16, 2014 - 05:39:33 PM
      How everyday life continues despite Syrian civil war
    • VIDEO: 'My son was killed fighting in Syria'
      Dec 15, 2014 - 05:34:37 PM
      Women Without Borders, a group opposed to terrorism, has met in Vienna in Austria, in an attempt to try to halt the spread of terrorism.
    • Islamic State crisis: How Jalawla became a changed town
      Dec 15, 2014 - 09:00:04 AM
      How Iraq's Jalawla changed with ousting of Islamic State
    • Could Aleppo plan cut Syrian bloodshed?
      Dec 15, 2014 - 05:27:20 AM
      Can ceasefire plan end Aleppo bloodshed, asks Lyse Doucet
    • VIDEO: Inside the town where Islamic State lost
      Dec 14, 2014 - 04:09:43 PM
      The BBC's Paul Wood returns to Jalawla, in Iraq, where Kurdish forces have retaken territory taken by the so-called Islamic State in the summer
    • How is Islamic State funded?
      Dec 11, 2014 - 05:08:54 PM
      Interactive video: How Islamic State is funded
    • Palestinian territories profile
      Dec 10, 2014 - 09:19:03 AM
      Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts
    • Israel profile
      Dec 03, 2014 - 04:11:42 AM
      Provides an overview of Israel, including key events and facts about the world's only state with a majority Jewish population
    • Saudi Arabia profile
      Dec 02, 2014 - 05:10:28 AM
      Provides an overview of Saudi Arabia, including key events and facts about the birthplace of Islam
    • United Arab Emirates profile
      Nov 25, 2014 - 08:49:21 AM
      Provides an overview of the United Arab Emirates - known as the UAE - including key events and facts about this federation of seven states.
    • Qatar country profile
      Nov 25, 2014 - 06:55:35 AM
      Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer.
    • Oman profile
      Nov 25, 2014 - 04:32:29 AM
      Provides an overview of Oman, including key events and facts about the oldest independent state in the Arab world
    • Bahrain country profile
      Nov 25, 2014 - 03:35:40 AM
      Provides an overview of Bahrain, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state which has become a financial services centre
    • Morocco country profile - Overview
      Nov 14, 2014 - 04:07:36 AM
      Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb
    • Iran country profile
      Nov 12, 2014 - 05:00:27 AM
      Provides an overview of Iran, including key events and facts about this country whose supreme leader is an Islamic cleric
    • Egypt profile
      Nov 11, 2014 - 05:25:05 AM
      Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    • Lebanon profile
      Nov 04, 2014 - 08:24:37 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
    • Tunisia profile
      Oct 29, 2014 - 05:20:03 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
    • Libya country profile
      Oct 14, 2014 - 03:07:41 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.
    • Yemen profile
      Oct 08, 2014 - 06:30:36 AM
      Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East
    • Syria profile
      Oct 07, 2014 - 04:30:42 AM
      Provides an overview of Syria, including key events and facts about this influential Middle Eastern country.
    • Algeria profile
      Sep 24, 2014 - 09:42:22 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
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