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.

    • Gaza’s Mental-Health Crisis and the Trauma of Permanent War
      Jul 06, 2015 - 06:25:00 PM
      On the anniversary of the 2014 war, Gaza’s kids are still trying to recover from years of cascading violence. “The Jews shot me.” I was eating breakfast with 3-year-old Ibrahim Awajah in February 2015, in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahia, when he made this proclamation. His father, Kamal Awajah, saw the surprise on my face.
    • Gaza’s Children ‘Emotionally Shattered’ One Year After War, Charity Says
      Jul 06, 2015 - 06:05:00 PM
      The majority of children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year's conflict are showing signs of severe emotional distress and trauma, including frequent bed wetting and nightmares, a global children's charity said on Monday.A ceasefire last August ended 50 days of fighting between Gaza militants and Israel, in which health officials said more than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed.
    • Life in the Ruins of Post-War Gaza
      Jul 06, 2015 - 05:53:00 PM
      Call them the rubble-rousers: A group of destitute men have found a new calling in Gaza – navigating the Strip’s many ruins, created by last summer’s war with Israel. With heavy hammers and pickaxes, they smash away the concrete from around the steel rods, which the owners deem too valuable for the rummagers to take.
    • The Broken Promise to Rebuild Gaza
      Jul 05, 2015 - 02:58:00 PM
      Amid pomp and optimism, a conference of donor states met in Egypt last October to collect the funds needed to rehabilitate the Gaza Strip in the wake of Israel's 2014 Operation Protective Edge. Twenty-two countries were represented at the meeting, which was viewed as the first step toward a new era that would transform Gaza into a developed region. The war would turn out to be a blessing in disguise. What was laid waste would be rebuilt by the donor states.
    • Israeli Commander Kills Palestinian Teenager Near Ramallah
      Jul 03, 2015 - 05:15:00 PM
      A senior Israeli commander shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank Friday after he threw stones at his patrol, medics and Israeli officials said. Muhammad Hani al-Kasbah,17, was killed by two bullets after allegedly throwing stones at an Israeli military vehicle close to the Qalandiya checkpoint, south of Ramallah, medics told Ma'an.
    • Watch: Police Violently Arrest Palestinian Pretzel Vendor for Not Having License
      Jul 03, 2015 - 05:00:00 PM
      Zaki Sabah, a pretzel-seller in Jerusalem's Old City who was sentenced in the past to ten years in prison for unpaid fines he collected for operating without a license, was violently arrested on Thursday after a confrontation with police and city inspectors.
    • Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Vehicles Near Nablus
      Jul 03, 2015 - 04:45:00 PM
      A group of Israeli settlers from the Yitzhar settlement in southern Nablus threw rocks at Palestinian vehicles at the Yitzhar road junction in the occupied West Bank Friday. Several vehicles were smashed including a vehicle belonging to the director of appeals prosecution in the West Bank, Thaer Khalil.
    • Senior Israeli Officer Shoots Dead Palestinian Stone-thrower in West Bank
      Jul 03, 2015 - 04:30:00 PM
      A senior Israel Defense Forces officer shot dead a Palestinian stone-thrower near the West Bank village of Al-Ram Friday morning. According to the IDF, several Palestinians were throwing stones at an IDF vehicle from the Binyamin infantry brigade heading toward the Qalandiyah checkpoint, damaging the windshield. The brigade commander exited the jeep and opened fire at the Palestinians throwing stones.
    • U.N. Calls on Israel, Palestinians to Prosecute Gaza War Crimes
      Jul 03, 2015 - 04:15:00 PM
      The United Nations called on Israel and the Palestinians on Friday to prosecute alleged war crimes committed in the 2014 Gaza war and to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's preliminary investigation. The 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, presented by Muslim states, by a vote of 41 to one, with five abstentions. Israel's closest ally, the United States, was the only country to vote against.
    • In Photos: Israel Imposes Ramadan Restrictions at Bethlehem Checkpoint
      Jul 03, 2015 - 04:00:00 PM
      Israeli forces deployed heavily at the 300 Checkpoint in Bethlehem on Friday as restrictions announced during the week were imposed on Palestinian worshipers. A Ma'an reporter said Israeli forces prevented men under 50 and women under 30 from entering Jerusalem, while children under 12 and girls under 16 were allowed to enter.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Iran talks to continue past deadline
      Jul 07, 2015 - 06:36:06 AM
      Talks between world powers and Iran on a comprehensive nuclear agreement will continue past Tuesday's deadline, the EU's foreign policy chief says.
    • The children scarred by war
      Jul 07, 2015 - 05:14:42 AM
      The children scarred by the Gaza-Israel war, one year on
    • An ugly statue of a beautiful queen
      Jul 06, 2015 - 05:08:35 PM
      Egyptians lambast 'tasteless' new Nefertiti statue
    • US 'intensifying' anti-IS campaign
      Jul 06, 2015 - 04:09:53 PM
      The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State is "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in northern Syria, President Barack Obama says.
    • Moroccan women in court over dress
      Jul 06, 2015 - 10:53:27 AM
      Two women go on trial in Morocco on charges of "gross indecency" for wearing skirts.
    • Iraqi jet accidentally bombs Baghdad
      Jul 06, 2015 - 09:28:29 AM
      "Technical problem" causes bomb to fall from Iraqi jet over Baghdad, killing at least eight civilians.
    • Many killed in Yemen air strike
      Jul 06, 2015 - 08:30:26 AM
      Saudi-led coalition bombers strike a suburb of the southern Yemen port city of Aden, killing at least 30 people, witnesses there say.
    • VIDEO: How spies eavesdrop on secret talks
      Jul 05, 2015 - 09:10:38 PM
      BBC Arabic's Reda El Mawy reports on fears that sensitive talks on Iran's nuclear programme could be being spied on.
    • VIDEO: Battle scars: Gaza war's legacy
      Jul 05, 2015 - 02:53:43 PM
      One year on, Lyse Doucet speaks to a 12-year-old boy who survived a defining moment of the 2014 war between Israeli forces and Palestinian militant groups in Gaza.
    • VIDEO: Syria family urged to come home
      Jul 05, 2015 - 09:32:29 AM
      A relative of a family from Luton who are believed to have joined militants known as Islamic State in Syria urges them to return home.
    • VIDEO: 'Iran talks could go either way'
      Jul 05, 2015 - 08:22:38 AM
      The US Secretary of State John Kerry says an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme could be reached this week but that the talks could still "go either way".
    • The Greek tragedy giving hope to Syria's women
      Jul 04, 2015 - 05:48:44 PM
      The Greek tragedy inspiring women who have lost everything
    • Iran's nuclear deal: The toughest of all challenges
      Jul 03, 2015 - 11:48:28 PM
      Is Iran ready to make a nuclear bargain?
    • The special water flown in for Princess Charlotte
      Jul 03, 2015 - 04:20:25 PM
      The special water flown in for the royal christening
    • Egypt looks for answers after brutal Sinai attack
      Jul 02, 2015 - 11:18:35 AM
      Egypt looks for answers after Sinai clashes with IS
    • Kuwait profile
      Jul 01, 2015 - 03:17:00 AM
      Provides an overview of Kuwait, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state.
    • VIDEO: When Iran and US wrestled for real
      Jun 30, 2015 - 04:06:25 PM
      In 1998, Iran and the US took part in an historic wrestling match in Tehran. Shawn Charles was one of the wrestlers.
    • 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
    • VIDEO: Iran negotiations in 90 seconds
      Jun 29, 2015 - 08:38:03 PM
      International negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme are due to finish, but it is thought they could continue into July.
    • 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
    • Iran country profile
      Feb 25, 2015 - 04:28:15 AM
      Provides an overview of Iran, including key events and facts about this country whose supreme leader is an Islamic cleric
    • 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
    • Palestinian territories profile
      Dec 10, 2014 - 09:19:03 AM
      Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts
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