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.

    • Top Trump Aide: He’d Back Israeli Annexations in West Bank
      Jun 24, 2016 - 10:30:00 AM
      Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would support an Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank and would likely back a complete annexation if Israel deems it necessary, a top aide to the candidate told Haaretz in an interview published Thursday.
    • Palestinian Woman Shot Dead After Her Car Hits Vehicle, 2 Israelis Lightly Injured
      Jun 24, 2016 - 10:00:00 AM
      A Palestinian woman was shot and killed Friday afternoon after her car crashed into a stationary vehicle, lightly injuring two Israelis in the Hebron district of the southern occupied West Bank. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an that after a Palestinian woman allegedly carried out a car-ramming attack near the entrance of the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba in the eastern outskirts of Hebron, Israeli forces responded by firing towards the "assailant," killing her.
    • Father of Palestinian Boy Killed by IDF Troops Urges Israel to ‘Recovers Its Sanity’
      Jun 24, 2016 - 08:45:00 AM
      “I lost something great. I lost the first experience of joy I had after leaving the prison of occupation,” said Rafat Badran, at the funeral Thursday of his 15-year-old son. Mahmoud Rafat Badran was killed by Israeli soldiers early Tuesday morning on Route 443, returning from a night out at a water park in the West Bank village of Beit Sira.
    • Gaza’s Plight Matters to the World
      Jun 23, 2016 - 04:00:00 PM
      This month, U.S. congressmen, including Reps. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), were refused entry into the Gaza Strip at the Erez crossing while on a fact-finding mission in Israel-Palestine. Israeli authorities, without elaboration, claimed that their application had not met the criteria necessary to enter.
    • Andrew Cuomo’s BDS Blacklist Is a Clear Violation of the First Amendment
      Jun 23, 2016 - 02:30:00 PM
      overnors have significant authority in issuing executive orders, and in many situations, they do so to circumvent legislative roadblocks. But executive orders cannot wish away the Constitution. This, however, is precisely what New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo tried to do when he signed Executive Order 157 on June 5.
    • Students In California Might Face Criminal Investigation for Protesting Film on Israeli Army
      Jun 23, 2016 - 12:00:00 PM
      Last month, a group of students at University of California at Irvine gathered to protest a screening of the film “Beneath the Helmet,” a documentary about the lives of recruits in the Israeli Defense Forces. Upset about the screening of a film they viewed as propaganda for a foreign military, the students were also protesting the presence of several IDF representatives who here holding a panel discussion at the screening.
    • 20 Congress Members Send Obama Letter Requesting Protection of Palestinian Children…
      Jun 22, 2016 - 03:00:00 PM
      Twenty Congress members have called on President Obama to take action to protect the rights of Palestinian children. The lawmakers sent the president a letter on June 20, urging him to appoint a “special envoy for Palestinian youth” in order to monitor the Israeli government’s violation of Palestinian children’s human rights.
    • Israeli Officer Who Killed Palestinian Teen Faces Likely Punishment
      Jun 22, 2016 - 02:45:00 PM
      The Israeli army’s Central Command was continuing its investigation on Wednesday of the killing of 15-year-old Mahmoud Rafat Badran, who was shot by soldiers on the Jerusalem-Modiin road (Route 443) early Tuesday morning. The investigation showed that the Palestinian teenager was shot when the soldiers opened fire from a range of a few dozen meters at a Palestinian car that the troops’ commander mistakenly thought was carrying those who had earlier thrown large stones and firebombs at Israeli cars traveling on the road.
    • Number of Palestinian Refugees in Occupied Territories Has Increased by 1 Million in the Past Decade
      Jun 22, 2016 - 02:00:00 PM
      In the last decade the number of Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza has increased by one million, according to a survey conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in advance of World Refugee Day. Palestinian refugees registered with the United Nations now number 5.6 million people, an increase from 5.3 million the year before.
    • Backing BDS: Another Pulitzer winner comes out for Palestinian rights
      Jun 22, 2016 - 12:00:00 PM
      Last week Viet Thanh Nguyen, a professional associate of mine, became the fourth winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction to endorse the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS), joining Alice Walker, Richard Ford, and Junot Diaz. Besides the Pulitzer, his novel, “The Sympathizer,” won several other prestigious awards and made it to over 30 book-of-the-year lists, including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
  • Ha'aretz

    The online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, with real-time breaking news, opinions and analysis from Israel and the Middle East.


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  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Syria conflict: Russian air strikes target Aleppo rebels
      Jun 25, 2016 - 04:52:56 AM
      Russian and Syrian planes pound Syria's second-city of Aleppo in a night of strikes on the besieged rebel-held areas.
    • EgyptAir Flight MS804 recorders to go to Paris for repairs
      Jun 23, 2016 - 02:46:56 PM
      Damaged flight recorders from the EgyptAir aircraft which crashed last month will be sent to France for repairs, Egyptian investigators say.
    • Syria conflict: US-backed forces 'enter IS-held Manbij'
      Jun 23, 2016 - 08:03:31 AM
      A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters reportedly advances into a strategically important Syrian town held by so-called Islamic State.
    • 'Beheaded and crucified'
      Jun 23, 2016 - 07:01:24 AM
      Pro-government forces are making gains in the IS-held port city of Sirte - the BBC meets an army of young men.
    • Saudi man killed in police raid on Shia village
      Jun 23, 2016 - 03:56:07 AM
      A wanted Saudi man has been shot dead during a police raid in the country's predominantly Shia east, officials say.
    • Kuwait files $1bn lawsuit against IOC over suspension
      Jun 23, 2016 - 02:44:33 AM
      Kuwait files a lawsuit demanding $1bn in damages from the International Olympic Committee because of the suspension of its Olympic committee.
    • Moment boy rescued from rubble following Aleppo air strike
      Jun 22, 2016 - 10:05:19 PM
      The BBC has obtained harrowing footage from activists in the divided northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
    • The Libyans who stop IS escaping by sea
      Jun 22, 2016 - 03:49:54 PM
      Government-backed forces in Libya have made significant gains against the fighters of so-called Islamic State.
    • Palestinians jailed for life for killing Israeli couple
      Jun 22, 2016 - 11:36:51 AM
      An Israeli military court has sentenced four Palestinians to life in prison for the murder of an Israeli couple last October, the military says.
    • The woman reviving glassblowing in Tunisia
      Jun 22, 2016 - 04:19:06 AM
      Glassblowing in Tunisia is thought to date back more than 2,000 years, but later died - until one woman brought back the art form from Europe.
    • Jordan announces 'closed military zones' after troops killed
      Jun 21, 2016 - 08:44:22 PM
      Jordan has declared "closed military zones", after a suicide bombing killed six in an area neighbouring Syria and Iraq.
    • IS conflict: Camps overwhelmed as Iraqis flee fighting
      Jun 21, 2016 - 09:36:41 AM
      Many Iraqis displaced by the conflict with so-called Islamic State have ended up in camps that lack access to safe water and basic sanitation.
    • Sectarian discord
      Jun 20, 2016 - 04:49:49 PM
      As Bahrain's top Shia Muslim cleric is stripped of his citizenship, Justin Gengler from Qatar University looks at what lies behind the crackdown.
    • Struggles ahead
      Jun 20, 2016 - 02:37:16 AM
      Defeat could be snatched from the jaws of victory in the fight against so-called Islamic State in Iraq, says Jonathan Beale.
    • Thousands flee Falluja amid 'humanitarian disaster' warning
      Jun 19, 2016 - 09:26:35 PM
      A humanitarian disaster is unfolding around the embattled Iraqi city of Falluja as the Iraqi army fights to drive the so-called Islamic State out of the city.
    • Different view
      Jun 19, 2016 - 05:05:03 PM
      Andrew Hosken reports on how the conflict in Syria is seen from the Golan Heights.
    • Greek odyssey
      Jun 19, 2016 - 04:19:38 PM
      The BBC's Nidale Abou Mrad reports on the forgotten refugees who fled the Nazi occupation of Greece and stayed in camps in the Middle East.
    • Triple taxes
      Jun 19, 2016 - 04:09:22 PM
      For Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the cost of living is rising as they face three lots of taxes, says the BBC's Rushdi Abu Alouf.
    • People who 'disappear'
      Jun 17, 2016 - 06:11:28 PM
      An Egyptian rights activist tells how forced disappearance affected his family
    • Sushi kids
      Jun 17, 2016 - 05:24:44 PM
      An episode of a satirical Saudi TV series highlighting mixed Sunni-Shia families has sparked wide debate about the issue on social media, writes the BBC's Nesrine Kamal.
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