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.

    • Even Netanyahu Calls Them “Terrorists”: How the U.S. Aids Israelis Convicted of Violent Crimes
      Sep 01, 2015 - 01:45:00 PM
      A complaint filed last week with the New York state attorney general by T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights is casting light on the fact that an Israeli organization called Honenu has been getting a U.S. tax write-off. There is nothing alarming or unusual about that fact alone. What is of grave concern is that Honenu’s sole purpose is to defend and offer material support to Israelis accused and convicted of violent crimes against Palestinians, including murder.
    • Is This Disturbing Video Israel’s Eric Garner Moment?
      Sep 01, 2015 - 01:30:00 PM
      For a few years now, Palestinians in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh have held a weekly demonstration to protest the Israeli occupation that has confiscated village land for a nearby Israeli settlement. These protests don't usually make international news. But last week's was different.
    • The Devastating Effects of Night Raids on Palestinian Families
      Sep 01, 2015 - 01:15:00 PM
      Over the years, the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) has collected testimonies from Palestinian women in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza on a whole range of issues. However there is one issue, above all others, that stands out due to the frequency with which it occurs and the devastating impact it has on women, their children and entire communities.
    • Monitor: Jewish Settlers Take Over Building in Silwan
      Sep 01, 2015 - 01:00:00 PM
      Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in clashes that broke out Tuesday after a group of Jewish settlers took over a building in the Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, a local monitoring group said.
    • No to the Iran Deal Means No to U.S. Credibility
      Sep 01, 2015 - 10:44:00 AM
      A striking feature of the debate raging among American politicians over the Iran nuclear agreement is the virtual absence of references to international law. Republican presidential candidates compete as to who among them, if elected president, would be quickest to renounce the agreement, as if the United States were utterly free to do as it pleases without consequences.
    • Israeli Forces Demolish 25 Bedouin Structures North of Jerusalem
      Aug 31, 2015 - 07:53:00 AM
      Israeli forces on Monday demolished at least 25 structures, including several homes, belonging to Palestinian Bedouins near the village of Jaba northeast of Jerusalem on Monday morning, an Israeli human rights group said.B'Tselem said that Israeli forces arrived at the al-Khdeirat Bedouin community and demolished 25 structures which serve 11 families for residential and other purposes.
    • A Palestinian Child’s Detention Becomes a Mideast Rashomon
      Aug 30, 2015 - 07:47:00 AM
      A video documenting a violent scuffle between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian child and his family in the West Bank went viral over the weekend, becoming a sort of Rorschach test of the passions and perspectives of the Middle East conflict.
    • One Year After Ceasefire, ‘Temporary’ Housing for Gazans Seems to be Permanent
      Aug 27, 2015 - 07:00:00 PM
      One year after the August 26, 2014 ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Abu Fathi Abu Jammous, his eight-month pregnant wife, and four children are living in a sweltering prefabricated caravan. Abu Fathi's house was totally destroyed in the brutal attack on Khuzaa in the southern Gaza Strip, and he was forced to move his family into an UNRWA school.
    • Watch: Settlers Takeover Property for New Settlement in Silwan
      Aug 27, 2015 - 07:00:00 PM
      Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now on Thursday labeled the settler takeover of a building in East Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood as a "dangerous expansion" designed to change the status quo in Jerusalem. The Silwan-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center said in a statement that more than 60 settlers stormed Batn al-Hawa in the center of Silwan at 2:30 a.m. and took over a building belonging to Jamal Sarhan.
    • Israel’s Destruction of Mamilla Cemetery Part of Effort to Remove Palestine from Jerusalem
      Aug 27, 2015 - 03:45:00 PM
      Mamilla cemetery does not exist anymore. What exists now is a hotel, a school, a parking lot, a public garden, a nightclub and the US consulate. Also a museum to celebrate tolerance. But the meaning of tolerance in West Jerusalem, a few steps away from the Old City, is surreal.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • VIDEO: Kerry: Iran nuclear deal 'has benefits'
      Sep 02, 2015 - 09:38:43 AM
      US Secretary of State John Kerry spells out why he believes the Iran nuclear deal is the best way forward, as President Barack Obama secures enough support for the agreement in the US Senate.
    • Obama has enough support for Iran deal
      Sep 02, 2015 - 09:18:36 AM
      US President Barack Obama secures enough support in the US Senate to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal will go into effect.
    • Just how far is Russia bolstering Assad?
      Sep 02, 2015 - 08:13:23 AM
      How far is Russia prepared to bolster Assad?
    • Deadly bombing in Syria's Latakia
      Sep 02, 2015 - 06:24:27 AM
      At least 10 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the Syrian city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, state media report.
    • Red Cross staff shot dead in Yemen
      Sep 02, 2015 - 05:51:58 AM
      The International Committee of the Red Cross says two of its Yemeni workers have been shot dead in northern Yemen by an unidentified assailant.
    • Turkish workers seized in Iraq
      Sep 02, 2015 - 03:12:36 AM
      Eighteen Turkish construction workers have been kidnapped by gunmen in Iraq's capital Baghdad, Iraqi and Turkish officials say.
    • Yemen detainees 'suffer abuses'
      Sep 01, 2015 - 08:00:22 PM
      Pro-government militiamen and Houthi rebels have committed serious abuses against detainees in Yemen's second city of Aden, Human Rights Watch says.
    • Has Yemen war handed Aden to jihadists?
      Sep 01, 2015 - 07:00:52 PM
      Has the Yemen war handed Aden to the jihadists?
    • Demand to open doors to Syrians spreading online
      Sep 01, 2015 - 05:27:04 PM
      Sympathy for those fleeing Syria conflict spreads online
    • Lebanon ministry occupiers ejected
      Sep 01, 2015 - 02:14:10 PM
      Lebanese police forcibly remove a group of protesters from the "You Stink" movement who occupied the environment ministry.
    • VIDEO: Kenyan workers 'abused in Saudi Arabia'
      Sep 01, 2015 - 01:21:02 PM
      The BBC's Tomi Oladipo speaks to a group of Kenyan domestic workers who say they faced abuse - including physical assaults and rape - at the hands of their employers in Saudi Arabia.
    • From Turkey to Sweden: Syrian migrant's perilous journey
      Sep 01, 2015 - 10:05:13 AM
      Syrian migrant's perilous journey from Turkey to Sweden
    • VIDEO: From Syria to Sweden: A migrant's story
      Sep 01, 2015 - 09:00:09 AM
      The BBC's James Reynolds follows the trail of a Syrian migrant called Nour, as she travels 2,000 miles through nine countries to fulfil her dream of applying for asylum in Sweden.
    • Why IS militants destroy ancient sites
      Sep 01, 2015 - 08:24:46 AM
      Why does IS want to destroy cultural heritage?
    • VIDEO: This teenager maps the Syrian war from his bedroom
      Aug 31, 2015 - 04:15:49 PM
      The teenager who maps the Syrian war from his suburban bedroom
    • VIDEO: Amal Clooney: Pardon al-Jazeera crew
      Aug 30, 2015 - 04:42:04 AM
      The lawyer for one of three al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt calls on President al-Sisi to pardon the men.
    • VIDEO: The refugees who have fled Syria
      Aug 27, 2015 - 03:24:09 PM
      The BBC looks at the lives of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, now living in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
    • VIDEO: Syria's Assad: 'We trust the Russians'
      Aug 25, 2015 - 11:50:57 PM
      Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he is confident that one of his main allies, Russia, will stand by him.
    • Iraq country profile
      Aug 11, 2015 - 04:12:15 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations
    • Iran country profile
      Jul 14, 2015 - 08:39:39 AM
      Provides an overview of Iran, including key events and facts about this country whose supreme leader is an Islamic cleric
    • Palestinian territories profile
      Jul 08, 2015 - 06:42:02 AM
      Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts
    • Kuwait profile
      Jul 01, 2015 - 03:17:00 AM
      Provides an overview of Kuwait, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state.
    • Egypt profile
      Jun 30, 2015 - 03:10:24 AM
      Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    • Tunisia profile
      Jun 30, 2015 - 02:21:13 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
    • Syria profile
      Jun 25, 2015 - 04:13:06 AM
      Provides an overview of Syria, including key events and facts about this influential Middle Eastern country.
    • Sudan country profile
      Jun 18, 2015 - 06:18:47 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
    • Yemen profile
      Jun 16, 2015 - 02:31:51 AM
      Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East
    • Algeria profile
      Jun 15, 2015 - 02:20:27 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
    • Libya country profile
      Jun 09, 2015 - 02:42:16 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.
    • Saudi Arabia profile
      May 29, 2015 - 06:55:50 AM
      Provides an overview of Saudi Arabia, including key events and facts about the birthplace of Islam
    • Mauritania country profile
      May 27, 2015 - 08:12:36 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
    • Qatar country profile
      May 21, 2015 - 07:55:37 AM
      Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer.
    • Oman profile
      May 20, 2015 - 08:19:19 AM
      Provides an overview of Oman, including key events and facts about the oldest independent state in the Arab world
    • Bahrain country profile
      May 20, 2015 - 08:01:22 AM
      Provides an overview of Bahrain, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state which has become a financial services centre
    • Jordan profile
      Apr 29, 2015 - 03:55:00 AM
      Provides an overview of Jordan, including key events and facts about this small country in the Middle East.
    • Lebanon profile
      Apr 29, 2015 - 03:05:03 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
    • Morocco country profile - Overview
      Apr 29, 2015 - 02:11:37 AM
      Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb
    • Israel profile
      Mar 18, 2015 - 04:17:48 AM
      Provides an overview of Israel, including key events and facts about the world's only state with a majority Jewish population
    • United Arab Emirates profile
      Feb 24, 2015 - 02:44:13 AM
      Provides an overview of the United Arab Emirates - known as the UAE - including key events and facts about this federation of seven states.
    • Golan Heights profile
      Feb 10, 2015 - 08:03:28 AM
      Provides an overview of the Golan Heights, including key events and facts about this strategically important Syrian territory occupied by Israel.
    • Iraqi Kurdistan profile - Overview
      Jan 20, 2015 - 06:17:15 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraqi Kurdistan, including key events and facts about this autonomous region
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