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.

    • Abbas announces Israel-Gaza ceasefire
      Aug 26, 2014 - 10:05:00 AM
      President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday announced a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. In a short televised address, Abbas said the agreement would go into effect at 7 p.m.
    • Israel, Hamas Agree to Open-Ended Cease-Fire
      Aug 26, 2014 - 06:22:00 AM
      Israel and Hamas agreed to their first open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of military confrontation and will resume truce talks in Cairo in the coming days.
    • Gaza housing towers destroyed by Israeli airstrikes
      Aug 26, 2014 - 02:53:00 AM
      Israeli airstrikes destroyed two residential housing towers in Gaza City on Tuesday as two Palestinians were killed in overnight airstrikes. Muhammad Muin Abu Ajwa and Hasan Omar al-Sawwaf were killed in airstrikes targeting central Gaza City.
    • Israel bombs two Gaza City tower blocks
      Aug 26, 2014 - 02:01:00 AM
      Israel has bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops, causing one building to collapse and severely damaging the other. In the past, the military has hit targets in high-rises in pinpoint strikes, but left the buildings standing. Since Saturday, it has toppled or destroyed five towers and shopping complexes in an apparent new tactic aimed at increasing pressure on Hamas.
    • Pro-Palestinian activist’s ‘Rubble Bucket Challenge’ for Gaza goes viral
      Aug 25, 2014 - 07:47:00 PM
      A pro-Palestinian is leveraging the popularity of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with his own Rubble Bucket Challenge to raise awareness about the situation in the Gaza Strip.
    • ‘Arabic Out’ - Right-wing MKs aim to make Hebrew Israel’s only official language
      Aug 25, 2014 - 07:20:00 PM
      Knesset members from Yisrael Beiteinu, Likud and Habayit Hayehudi are pushing a bill to make Hebrew the only official language of the State of Israel.
    • Israeli forces break into shop in Hebron, damage property
      Aug 25, 2014 - 07:15:00 PM
      Israeli troops broke into a shop in al-Salam Street in Hebron in the southern West Bank and damaged its contents on Monday morning, locals said. Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli military forces broke into the store all of the sudden and started to damage properties and goods inside before they confiscated some and left.
    • 12 Palestinians killed as Israel continues Gaza assault
      Aug 25, 2014 - 05:35:00 PM
      Twelve Palestinians were killed on Monday as Israel launched airstrikes across the Gaza Strip, medics said. Ahmad al-Dali and brothers Bassem and Ahmad Hijazi were killed when an airstrike targeted their car in Gaza City, medics said. Seven others were critically wounded in the strike.
    • Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Why moral perversity of U.S. position in Gaza is stunning
      Aug 25, 2014 - 04:02:00 PM
      The moral perversity of the U.S. position is stunning. How can the U.S. government ask Israel to be more careful about civilian lives while simultaneously arming and then rearming the IDF so it can more effectively inflict such devastation on an imprisoned and occupied people?
    • Water delivery drivers dice with death in war-torn Gaza
      Aug 25, 2014 - 03:44:00 PM
      Mohammed al-Khatib fears for his life every time he gets behind the wheel. In wartime, providing drinking water to homes and schools in Gaza means dicing with death. At 23, Khatib is a veteran of two previous wars between Hamas and Israel, in 2008 and 2012, but nothing prepared him for the bombings, shredded nerves and death toll this time around.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • VIDEO: 'Israel paid heavy price over Gaza'
      Aug 27, 2014 - 07:26:19 AM
      The Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz says the recent conflict between Israel and Gaza was an "unnecessary round of violence".
    • IS accused of Syria mass atrocities
      Aug 27, 2014 - 07:22:45 AM
      The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.
    • 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
    • Gazans return home as truce holds
      Aug 27, 2014 - 03:57:02 AM
      Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.
    • VIDEO: 'Feels like normal life in Gaza'
      Aug 27, 2014 - 03:08:03 AM
      The BBC's Quentin Sommerville in Gaza City explains how day-to-day life is beginning to return to some kind of normality following the ceasefire agreed by Hamas and Israel on Tuesday.
    • Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed
      Aug 26, 2014 - 11:55:33 PM
      Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza agree a long-term truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people dead.
    • American 'fighter' dies in Syria battle
      Aug 26, 2014 - 04:07:22 PM
      An American man, believed to be fighting alongside militants in Syria, has been killed, the White House has confirmed.
    • Deadly bombing hits Baghdad district
      Aug 26, 2014 - 03:52:58 AM
      A car bomb in a mainly Shia district of Baghdad kills at least eight people, the latest in a string of attacks heightening sectarian tensions.
    • US alarm at air strikes on Libya
      Aug 26, 2014 - 02:59:52 AM
      American officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya that targeted Islamist-linked militia last week and that the US was not consulted.
    • Sandhurst and the sheikhs
      Aug 25, 2014 - 04:16:32 PM
      Why do so many Gulf royals receive military training in the UK?
    • VIDEO: Kurds make gains against Islamic State
      Aug 25, 2014 - 02:45:37 PM
      Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq say they are regaining ground against the forces of Islamic State in the area.
    • VIDEO: Syria 'will help US fight terrorism'
      Aug 25, 2014 - 01:46:08 PM
      Syria's foreign minister offers to help the US fight the Islamic State militant group, which has seized swathes of land in Iraq and Syria.
    • Analysis: Could support for the 'other' Kurds stall Islamic State?
      Aug 25, 2014 - 08:20:10 AM
      Time for West to bolster other Kurdish militia against IS?
    • VIDEO: James Foley's images of conflict
      Aug 22, 2014 - 05:03:50 PM
      The conflict reporting of James Foley
    • VIDEO: Beseiged Iraqi children lacking food
      Aug 22, 2014 - 03:48:11 PM
      A resident of Amerli, 170km north of Baghdad, describes conditions in the town, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for more than two months.
    • VIDEO: What are options in fight against IS?
      Aug 22, 2014 - 02:41:06 PM
      As Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond announces Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the battle against Islamic State extremists, the BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports on the options in the fight against the IS regime.
    • VIDEO: 'I survived Islamic State massacre'
      Aug 22, 2014 - 09:00:18 AM
      How one man crawled away from Islamic State killers
    • Radical shifts needed to combat IS
      Aug 22, 2014 - 07:23:59 AM
      Radical realignments needed to meet challenge from IS
    • Islamic State: Biggest threat to US?
      Aug 22, 2014 - 05:57:43 AM
      How big a danger to the US is Islamic State?
    • The Iraqi town being starved to death
      Aug 21, 2014 - 10:09:21 PM
      The besieged Iraqi town fearing a massacre by Islamic State
    • Timeline: How the Syria conflict has spread
      Aug 21, 2014 - 08:40:59 AM
      How Syria's war has changed and spread in a year
    • Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
      Aug 20, 2014 - 04:42:12 PM
      Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
    • 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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