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 PM Approves 300 Settler Homes in Occupied West Bank
      Jul 29, 2015 - 03:44:00 PM
      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved Wednesday the "immediate" construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as his government came under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups.A senior Palestine Liberation Organisation official denounced the plans to build new homes as "war crimes" and accused Israel of sabotaging peace efforts.
    • Expert Q&A: The Iran Nuclear Deal & Palestine/Israel
      Jul 29, 2015 - 01:58:00 PM
      Following the recently announced agreement concerning Iran’s nuclear program and the ongoing Congressional debate surrounding it, our latest expert Q&A examines the deal’s possible implications for Palestine/Israel and the region as a whole, with analysts Diana Buttu, Mouin Rabbani, and Rami Khouri.
    • ‘Strong Evidence’ of Israel War Crimes on ‘Black Friday’: Amnesty
      Jul 29, 2015 - 12:47:00 PM
      An analysis of an Israeli assault in the Gaza Strip following the capture of one of its soldiers during last year's war in the Palestinian territory shows "strong evidence" of war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.The London-based rights group called for those responsible for the alleged offences to be prosecuted as it published a detailed analysis...
    • Q&A: The Killing of Nadeem Nowarah
      Jul 28, 2015 - 10:11:00 AM
      On May 15, 2014, 17-year-old Nadeem Nowarah and 16-year-old Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh Abu Daher were shot and killed by Israeli Border Police about an hour apart in the same location in the occupied West Bank during protests.In both cases, surveillance video showed that the area was calm at the time and that neither teen posed any kind of threat to the police, who shot them with live ammunition.
    • Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teen During Arrest Raid
      Jul 27, 2015 - 07:19:00 AM
      Israeli forces on Monday shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during an arrest raid in the Qalandiya refugee camp near Ramallah, Palestinian medics said.Locals said that Israeli military vehicles raided the camp early Monday and broke into the home of Muhammad Abu Latifa, 18, in an attempt to detain him. Israeli forces then opened fire on the teenager as he attempted to run away.
    • A Palestinian Village Braces For Israeli Demolition
      Jul 24, 2015 - 10:57:00 AM
      Residents of this dusty village are bracing for Israeli bulldozers to come and knock down their makeshift homes of tarp, wood and wire any day now. But as they wait for the military order to be carried out, villagers are rallying support from Western governments. Israeli authorities say Susiya's structures are unlicensed and must come down.
    • Israeli Forces ‘Ambush’ Demonstrators, Injuring 2 With Live Fire
      Jul 24, 2015 - 10:46:00 AM
      Two Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli forces Friday during a weekly demonstration in the occupied West Bank town of Nabi Saleh, witnesses said. Israeli forces had reportedly set an "ambush" near the path where demonstrators planned to walk, opening live fire as the marchers headed towards land confiscated by the neighboring Halamish settlement.
    • Israel Advances 1,065 Settlement Housing Units
      Jul 24, 2015 - 10:27:00 AM
      Israel's Civil Administration advanced plans for the development of 1,065 housing units in eight different settlements throughout occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a settlement watchdog announced Thursday. The civil administration -- Israel's governing body for the occupied West Bank -- approved 15 plans for various planning stages in the settlements at hand, Peace Now said.
    • How Israel Uses Water to Control Palestinian Life
      Jul 24, 2015 - 06:29:00 AM
      It’s not yet summer when I arrive in East Jerusalem during a broiling heat wave. In the area known as Shuafat Ridge, bitter fights break out between neighbors this time of year, when water becomes more scarce and the neighborhood is rife with accusations of water theft. The tens of thousands of Palestinians who live here use around half the amount of water recommended...
    • Residents, International Community Brace for Susiya Demolition
      Jul 23, 2015 - 12:30:00 PM
      The Palestinian Bedouin village of Susiya has gained international attention in recent weeks as the community braces for Israeli authorities to demolish their homes in the coming days, despite condemnation. Israeli authorities in mid-July ordered the demolition of around half of the homes in the village south of Hebron to be carried out after the holy month of Ramadan, which ended last week.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Al-Jazeera retrial verdicts delayed
      Jul 30, 2015 - 04:25:41 AM
      An Egyptian court delays verdicts in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists previously jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.
    • A more subtle side of IS recruitment
      Jul 29, 2015 - 04:18:58 PM
      'How IS tried to radicalise me in... and how I resisted'
    • A tourist in the land of the ayatollahs
      Jul 29, 2015 - 04:18:35 PM
      What is it like to visit the land of the ayatollahs?
    • VIDEO: On the banks of the new Suez Canal
      Jul 29, 2015 - 01:49:19 PM
      Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.
    • VIDEO: Israel accused of 'war crimes' in Gaza
      Jul 29, 2015 - 06:07:40 AM
      Israel dismisses a report by Amnesty International which says there is "strong evidence" Israel committed war crimes in Gaza in 2014.
    • Kurds decry Turkish 'safe zone' move
      Jul 29, 2015 - 04:51:06 AM
      A "safe zone" Turkey and the US are creating in Syria is Ankara's attempt to stop Kurds from forming their own territory, a pro-Kurdish party leader says.
    • Israeli Gaza action 'a war crime'
      Jul 29, 2015 - 03:41:22 AM
      There is "strong evidence" Israel committed war crimes in Gaza after a soldier was captured by Hamas in last year's war, Amnesty International says.
    • Who is shooting at whom in Syria?
      Jul 29, 2015 - 02:33:48 AM
      Who is shooting at whom in Syria?
    • VIDEO: Who is Turkey targeting with air strikes?
      Jul 28, 2015 - 04:04:48 PM
      Turkey has begun bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, but they are not just bombing Islamic State fighters - they have also been targeting Kurdish militants.
    • Egypt factory fire kills at least 25
      Jul 28, 2015 - 02:24:44 PM
      A fire started by an exploding gas canister kills at least 25 people in the Egyptian capital Cairo, officials say.
    • Gaddafi's son sentenced to death
      Jul 28, 2015 - 02:04:50 PM
      A court in Libya sentences Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.
    • In court as Gaddafi's son sentenced to death
      Jul 28, 2015 - 01:58:06 PM
      Inside Tripoli court as Gaddafi's son is sentenced to death
    • US 'to release Israel spy Pollard'
      Jul 28, 2015 - 12:02:20 PM
      Jonathan Pollard, jailed in the US for 30 years for spying for Israel, is to be freed on parole in November, his lawyers say.
    • VIDEO: Iran's quest to engage with the world
      Jul 28, 2015 - 11:17:21 AM
      Iran has announced plans for wide-ranging talks with the European Union following the international agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme.
    • Nuclear deal 'not to reform Iran'
      Jul 28, 2015 - 10:06:19 AM
      The nuclear deal with Iran is not meant to "reform Iran's regime, or end its support for terrorism", US Secretary of State John Kerry tells US Congress.
    • Tehran despatch: Iran rolls out red carpet after nuclear deal
      Jul 28, 2015 - 07:27:13 AM
      Tehran despatch: Iran rolls out red carpet after nuclear deal
    • 'You stink': The fight to get rubbish off Beirut's streets
      Jul 28, 2015 - 04:28:39 AM
      As rubbish piles up in Beirut, residents speak out on social media
    • Policemen die in Bahrain bomb blast
      Jul 28, 2015 - 02:16:54 AM
      Two policemen die and six others are injured in a "terrorist bomb attack" on the island of Sitrah in Bahrain, the government says.
    • VIDEO: Iraqi farmers in desperate situation
      Jul 27, 2015 - 03:28:19 AM
      Farmers south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad are struggling to grow crops in a region that's been without water for over a year.
    • VIDEO: Petition over French Saudi King beach
      Jul 26, 2015 - 06:50:21 PM
      More than 100,000 people have signed a petition against the closure of a beach on the French Riviera to allow Saudi King Salman to holiday in private.
    • 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
    • Iraq country profile
      May 18, 2015 - 04:58:51 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations
    • 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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