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.

    • Israel appropriates massive tract of West Bank land
      Aug 31, 2014 - 12:01:00 PM
      The appropriation of 3,799 dunams (988 acres) of West Bank land between the Etzion settlement bloc and Jerusalem was announced on Sunday by the Israel Defense Forces' Civil Administration. The appropriation was decided on by the cabinet last week as a response to the kidnapping and killing of three Jewish teens by Hamas militants in the area in June, according to the administration's announcement.
    • Israeli driver ‘deliberately’ runs over Palestinian near Hebron
      Aug 29, 2014 - 10:26:00 AM
      A Palestinian man was injured on Thursday after being run over by a bus carrying Israeli settlers near Hebron, local officials said. A spokesman for a local committee said that Muntaser al-Hurub, 25, was deliberately knocked down by the bus driver as he crossed a street near the entrance to Beit Ummar.
    • Israeli home demolitions leave 51 homeless near Jerusalem
      Aug 28, 2014 - 10:15:00 AM
      Israeli authorities on Thursday demolished six homes near Jerusalem, leaving 51 Palestinians homeless and bringing the year's total displaced in the West Bank and East Jerusalem up to 752.
    • The Children of Gaza: A Generation Scarred & Under Siege
      Aug 28, 2014 - 09:33:00 AM
      On August 24, nearly half a million Palestinian children in Gaza who were scheduled to start a new school year were unable to do so because of Israel's latest military assault on the occupied and besieged coastal strip, "Operation Protective Edge". The following fact sheet provides an overview of the impact that Israel's latest assault and its siege and blockade have had on the children of Gaza.
    • Gaza children left orphaned by bloody war
      Aug 28, 2014 - 07:20:00 AM
      "She will call me Daddy and Mummy," insisted 11-year-old Amir Hamad, cradling his infant sister in his arms after the Gaza war left him and his four siblings orphans. Fifty days of bloody fighting in and around the wartorn Gaza Strip has cost the lives of nearly 500 children, but it has also turned hundreds more into orphans, who face a future deprived of their parents' love.
    • Israel’s Military Plan in Gaza, and the Strengthening of Hamas
      Aug 27, 2014 - 03:14:00 PM
      In Gaza today there are thousands of Anne Franks, but their words are rarely seen by Americans. The most painful feeling is when your life is not counted as fully human, is not valued as much as the lives of those who are trying to kill you. When your feelings and your soul mean nothing. When you know the world is watching and yet there are those who escape the realities by turning their heads away -- or need not turn their head at all because your story of dispossession and subjugation is not even being told. The worst is when people start by saying, "It's too complicated to understand or it will never be resolved."
    • New Palestinian Town in West Bank Awaits Israel’s Approval for Water
      Aug 27, 2014 - 02:52:00 PM
      The Roman-style amphitheater with seating for 12,000 is taking shape against a stunning backdrop of rolling hills. Off to one side, a small soccer stadium is under construction. On the slopes below, there are plans for a water park, and in the town center, a piazza lined with arcades and cafes. A movie theater is being built with seven screens, one of them 4-D.
    • Israeli forces fire tear gas in Nablus elementary school
      Aug 27, 2014 - 10:07:00 AM
      Israeli forces raided an elementary school in the Nablus village of Burin on Wednesday and fired tear gas and stun grenades at pupils, witnesses said.
    • A Look at the Gaza War and Cease-fire Halting It
      Aug 27, 2014 - 09:45:00 AM
      A seven-week war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip has ended with an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire. Here is a look at the results of the war, the terms of the cease-fire and unresolved issues that are to be tackled in a future round of indirect negotiations expected to begin next month.
    • Heartache from the Hospital Beds of Gaza Victims
      Aug 27, 2014 - 09:42:00 AM
      At one of the rooms in An-Najah National University Hospital in Nablus, five-year-old Inas, who sustained injuries in her leg, fiddled with her red doll as she laid on her hospital bed, perhaps reminding herself and those around her that she is still a five-year-old child…maybe she has chosen a ‘red’ doll to recall what has befallen her along with her family after their home, located in Rafah in the southern part of Gaza Strip, was pounded by Israeli warplanes during the latest aggression.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Golan UN captors 'issue demands'
      Sep 02, 2014 - 06:38:26 AM
      The kidnappers of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji have given a list of demands for their release, the head of Fiji's military says.
    • Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia
      Sep 02, 2014 - 06:33:39 AM
      Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.
    • Egypt police killed in Sinai attack
      Sep 02, 2014 - 04:38:45 AM
      At least 11 policemen have been killed in a bomb attack on a convoy in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, officials say.
    • IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing
      Sep 02, 2014 - 04:22:47 AM
      Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
    • Embarking on the path to jihad
      Sep 01, 2014 - 06:54:26 PM
      How Americans join the fight in Syria
    • VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli’
      Sep 01, 2014 - 02:52:25 PM
      Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.
    • VIDEO: ‘I smuggled jihadists into Syria’
      Sep 01, 2014 - 02:31:07 PM
      The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
    • Israel to take over West Bank land
      Sep 01, 2014 - 02:02:07 PM
      Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US.
    • Lebanon army receives soldier's body
      Sep 01, 2014 - 10:06:18 AM
      The Lebanese army receives the remains of a missing solider who is believed to have been beheaded by militants from Islamic State (IS).
    • Iran clerics 'must accept internet'
      Sep 01, 2014 - 08:02:46 AM
      Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies after recent criticism from hardliners.
    • Libya militias 'seize ministries'
      Sep 01, 2014 - 07:06:17 AM
      Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.
    • Fresh clashes erupt in Syrian Golan
      Sep 01, 2014 - 06:39:58 AM
      Fresh fighting between rebels and government forces is being reported in the Syrian Golan Heights, where 44 UN peacekeepers were abducted last week.
    • Islamic State: Who supports the jihadist group?
      Aug 31, 2014 - 09:45:08 PM
      Where jihadists find support to become powerful force
    • Worlds apart: From Gaza to Sydney
      Aug 30, 2014 - 06:22:23 AM
      Australia and Gaza share ocean views, but not much else
    • VIDEO: Kurdish father's grief at son's death
      Aug 29, 2014 - 01:05:27 PM
      In a camp for Yazidi refugees, near what was the Iraqi-Syrian border, the father who had to abandon his disabled child has learned that his son has died.
    • VIDEO: Middle East's first coffee museum
      Aug 29, 2014 - 05:44:59 AM
      Dubai-based coffee trader Khalid Al Mulla, takes the BBC on a tour of his new coffee museum.
    • VIDEO: Building Dubai's 'heart of Europe'
      Aug 29, 2014 - 05:41:59 AM
      After years of inactivity, work has started again in Dubai on its World islands project, as Howard Johnson reports.
    • Sunni rebels 'ready to turn on Islamic State'
      Aug 29, 2014 - 03:14:43 AM
      Sunni rebels who helped Islamic State signal readiness to revolt
    • VIDEO: Israel tourism feels the strain
      Aug 28, 2014 - 04:27:56 AM
      Israeli hoteliers are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the state over the Gaza conflict, and Palestinian businesses are also suffering.
    • VIDEO: Twitter's map of Mid-East conflict
      Aug 27, 2014 - 06:22:18 PM
      How people react to Gaza on social media
    • Indecisive end to Gaza conflict
      Aug 27, 2014 - 07:12:25 AM
      Ceasefire brings indecisive end to Gaza conflict
    • The fallout from Libyan air strikes
      Aug 27, 2014 - 04:21:59 AM
      Domestic conflict dragged into wider Middle East battle
    • 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.
    • Iran country profile
      Jul 08, 2014 - 04:42:23 AM
      Provides an overview of Iran, including key events and facts about this country whose supreme leader is an Islamic cleric
    • 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.
    • Iraq country profile
      Jun 24, 2014 - 07:30:20 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations
    • Palestinian territories profile
      Jun 06, 2014 - 04:19:03 AM
      Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts
    • 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
    • Yemen profile
      Apr 24, 2014 - 07:16:43 AM
      Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East
    • 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.
    • Mauritania country profile
      Jan 01, 2014 - 06:14:50 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
    • 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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