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.

    • Arab Idol winner wants to give back to Gaza
      Oct 23, 2014 - 03:12:00 PM
      Last year's feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors. The center would be funded by Palestinian Americans who have pledged support, Mohammed Assaf, 24, said in an interview in the Gaza City office of The Associated Press.
    • Jerusalem, the capital of apartheid, awaits the uprising
      Oct 23, 2014 - 01:39:00 PM
      The terror attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday night should not have surprised anyone. After all, two nations live in the Pretoria of the State of Israel. Unlike the other occupied areas, there is supposed to be a certain equality between the two peoples: blue ID cards available for everybody, freedom of movement, property tax payable to the municipality, national insurance — Israelis all. But Jerusalem is engulfed by lies. It has become the Israeli capital of apartheid.
    • Dr. Erekat on Netanyahu’s Incitement Against President Abbas
      Oct 23, 2014 - 01:30:00 PM
      "We strongly reject and condemn Mr. Netanyahu's unfounded and inflammatory statement regarding yesterday's incident in Occupied East Jerusalem. Mr. Netanyahu declared that President Abbas' 'partners in government' were behind the act and that the President himself 'only a few days ago incited towards a terrorist attack in Jerusalem.'"
    • PA slams Israeli ‘incitement’ amid crackdown on Jerusalem Palestinians
      Oct 23, 2014 - 10:00:00 AM
      PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Saeb Erekat on Thursday slammed the Israeli government for making "unfounded and inflammatory accusations" after Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu implied Palestinian responsibility for a hit-in-run in Jerusalem the day before that left one dead. "By recklessly claiming that President Abbas is inciting terrorism, Mr. Netanyahu has turned his back on peace," he told reporters in Ramallah.
    • Disabled Palestinian war photographer turns camera on culture
      Oct 23, 2014 - 09:00:00 AM
      When Palestinian Osama Silwadi was crippled by gunfire it ended his career as a war correspondent, but the now wheelchair-bound photographer has found a new calling documenting his people's heritage. After two decades covering the violence of the first and second uprisings against the Israeli occupation (in 1987-1994 and 2000-2005), Silwadi's life took a dramatic turn in 2006 when he was hit by a stray bullet fired by Palestinian gunmen.
    • In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State
      Oct 22, 2014 - 05:43:00 PM
      As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel’s recent assault on the Gaza Strip, we broadcast the speech of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who recently spoke in the hall of the U.N. General Assembly at an event sponsored by the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.
    • In West Bank, Palestinians gird for settler attacks on olive trees
      Oct 22, 2014 - 04:48:00 PM
      The rains have come to wash away the dust of summer from the olives, and so the annual harvest begins — and with it, another cycle of violence against man and tree. Mohammad Hamoudah and his wife were picking olives in their grove last week when he saw five or six men darting among the trees, their faces hidden by scarves, carrying sticks and shepherd’s crooks.
    • Palestinian Authority should end joint security with Israel, says chief Palestinian negotiator
      Oct 22, 2014 - 04:07:00 PM
      The Palestinian Authority should end its security coordination with Israel if the United States vetoes a Palestinian-sponsored UN Security Council resolution recognizing a Palestinian state, according to chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat. Erekat made this recommendation in a position paper he submitted to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO Executive Committee, a copy of which was obtained by Haaretz.
    • Israeli Settlers Burn 100 Olive Trees near Nablus, Multiple Abductions in Gaza, West Bank
      Oct 22, 2014 - 01:14:00 PM
      Israeli colonial settlers, in the town of Huwwara, to the south of Nablus, torched approximately 100 olive trees on Wednesday, according to local activist Ghassan Douglas. WAFA correspondence reports that a number of settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of ‘Yitzhar’ set fire to around 100 olive trees belonging to the Khamoos and Salim families, said Douglas, who is in charge of the settlements file at the Palestinian Authority, in the northern part of the West Bank.
    • Palestinian child killed by unexploded Israeli ordnance in Gaza
      Oct 22, 2014 - 07:32:00 AM
      A Palestinian child died on Wednesday after he touched an unexploded Israeli ordnance left over from the most recent offensive over the summer, causing it to explode. Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said that 4-year-old Muhammad Sami Abu Jrad from the northern Gaza city of Beit Hanoun was killed after he came into contact with the ordnance.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Egypt: Sinai 'bomb' kills 25 troops
      Oct 24, 2014 - 10:31:38 AM
      A suspected jihadist car bomb attack kills at least 25 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai, Egyptian officials say, in one of deadliest incidents there.
    • VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'
      Oct 24, 2014 - 10:08:22 AM
      New video footage show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
    • Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
      Oct 24, 2014 - 10:00:15 AM
      Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
    • US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use
      Oct 24, 2014 - 09:55:18 AM
      The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.
    • Iran-Pakistan: Will border tensions boil over?
      Oct 24, 2014 - 09:48:59 AM
      Iran-Pakistan border skirmishes risk spinning out of control
    • 'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'
      Oct 24, 2014 - 07:15:58 AM
      Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
    • Tunisia's rival revolutionaries
      Oct 24, 2014 - 04:25:56 AM
      Tunisia's Islamists and secularists battle for votes
    • Gold prizes for Dubai commuters
      Oct 24, 2014 - 02:36:31 AM
      Dubai tempts commuters with lavish prizes to try to ease traffic
    • VIDEO: Fears of IS threat to Ancient Babylon
      Oct 24, 2014 - 02:22:47 AM
      There are fears that the ancient site of Babylon in present-day Iraq is threatened with destruction by the militant group calling itself Islamic State.
    • Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border
      Oct 24, 2014 - 01:58:49 AM
      Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
    • VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon
      Oct 24, 2014 - 12:05:53 AM
      As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
    • Yemen 'is at risk of civil war'
      Oct 23, 2014 - 06:30:51 PM
      Yemen is at risk of civil war, envoy says
    • Islamic State: Diary of life in Mosul
      Oct 23, 2014 - 04:51:21 PM
      Mosul diary: Inside the city ruled by Islamic State
    • Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack
      Oct 23, 2014 - 08:10:59 AM
      Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.
    • US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'
      Oct 23, 2014 - 07:12:04 AM
      US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
    • Saudi women jailed for terror links
      Oct 23, 2014 - 06:18:23 AM
      Four women in Saudi Arabia have been given prison sentences for supporting al-Qaeda and training their sons for jihad.
    • VIDEO: 'Britain will support IS strategy'
      Oct 22, 2014 - 04:04:46 PM
      The US envoy tasked by President Obama with leading the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria tells BBC Newsnight says Britain will "support us".
    • Four guilty of Blackwater killings
      Oct 22, 2014 - 11:16:30 AM
      A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
    • Syria air force 'steps up strikes'
      Oct 22, 2014 - 08:41:31 AM
      The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
    • VIDEO: Kurds' fury as Kobane battle rages on
      Oct 22, 2014 - 05:54:39 AM
      The fighting in Kobane has pushed relations between the Turkish government and Turkey's Kurdish population to the lowest point for years
    • UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry
      Oct 21, 2014 - 08:54:24 PM
      UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.
    • Tales from the India Office
      Oct 21, 2014 - 04:04:32 PM
      Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf
    • Who are the Kurds?
      Oct 21, 2014 - 08:22:44 AM
      Race, culture and language in common - but who are the Kurds?
    • Who will be Iran's next Supreme Leader?
      Oct 21, 2014 - 07:19:43 AM
      What will happen when Iran chooses a new Supreme Leader?
    • VIDEO: Baghdad: Where one bomb is a quiet day
      Oct 21, 2014 - 01:03:29 AM
      The regularity of bombings in Baghdad makes fire-fighting a busy and dangerous profession.
    • Battle for Kobane: Before and after images
      Oct 20, 2014 - 12:11:58 AM
      Satellite images show Kobane's changing landscape
    • Egypt profile
      Oct 19, 2014 - 02:39:54 AM
      Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    • Tunisia profile
      Oct 14, 2014 - 05:47:48 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.
    • Israel profile
      Oct 14, 2014 - 01:45:38 AM
      Provides an overview of Israel, including key events and facts about the world's only state with a majority Jewish population
    • Qatar country profile
      Oct 08, 2014 - 08:02:10 AM
      Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer.
    • 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
    • Saudi Arabia profile
      Oct 08, 2014 - 05:42:26 AM
      Provides an overview of Saudi Arabia, including key events and facts about the birthplace of Islam
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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