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.

    • Israeli forces suppress weekly marches across West Bank
      Apr 24, 2015 - 12:33:00 PM
      Seven Palestinians were injured, including one with live fire, and dozens more suffered excessive tear gas inhalation when Israeli forces suppressed weekly marches across the West Bank on Friday. Seven Palestinians were injured after Israeli forces opened fireon the Kafr Qaddum weekly march,using both live and rubber-coated steel bullets.
    • Israel denies South African education minister entry to Palestine
      Apr 24, 2015 - 12:22:00 PM
      The South African minister of higher education said late Thursday that he had been denied entry to Palestine by Israeli authorities in revenge for political stances against Israeli policies. "This is not only an act against him, but also an act against him as a member of the Cabinet, so by extension it's an anti-government protest by Israel," spokesperson Khaye Nkwanyana told South African news website News24.
    • Israeli tanks shell northern Gaza following rocket fire
      Apr 24, 2015 - 12:20:00 PM
      Israeli tanks fired three shells at the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday after a rocket was fired from the coastal territory, witnesses and Israel's army said. The artillery fire struck a site belonging to Hamas' military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, east of Beit Hanoun, locals told Ma'an. Ministry of Health spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidra said no injuries were reported.
    • Palestinians condemn Israeli ruling on Jerusalem property
      Apr 24, 2015 - 12:17:00 PM
      A lawyer representing Palestinians attacked on Thursday a ruling by the Israeli Supreme Court that he said could enable confiscation of east Jerusalem property owned by residents of the occupied West Bank. The April 15 decision brings such assets within the scope of the 1950 "Absentee Property Law," which places in state custody all property inside Israel owned by Arabs living outside the state in 1948.
    • Israeli forces raid girls’ school in Nablus
      Apr 23, 2015 - 02:23:00 PM
      Several Palestinian students suffered tear-gas inhalation as Israeli forces raided a girls' school south of Nablus on Thursday. Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that several Israeli military vehicles raided the Al-Sawiya girls' school claiming rocks were thrown at settlers' vehicles on the main road of the village from the school. Israeli soldiers fired tear-gas and stun grenades at students.
    • Report: Israeli forces directly targeted children in Gaza
      Apr 23, 2015 - 11:58:00 AM
      Evidence suggests that Israeli forces directly targeted children during last summer's war, reported childrens' rights group Defense for Children International- Palestine. Evidence and testimonies collected by DCIP reveal several locations that should have provided children with shelter and safety were, in practice, not immune from attacks by Israeli forces.
    • Palestinians march in Israel to mark historic displacement
      Apr 23, 2015 - 09:13:00 AM
      Thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel marched in protest on Thursday as their Jewish compatriots partied, each group in its own way marking the 67th anniversary of the State of Israel's founding. The anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence on May 14, 1948 is celebrated according to the Jewish calendar, this year falling on April 23.
    • Armenians in Palestine mark 100 years since Genocide
      Apr 23, 2015 - 09:11:00 AM
      The Armenian community of the Holy Land this week marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of a series of massacres and pogroms against the community in their ancestral homeland in Eastern Anatolia. Large numbers of the community’s approximately 5,000 members in Palestine are expected to take part in commemorations for the 1.5 million lives lost in the Armenian Genocide.
    • Wesleyan students demand divestment from prisons, fossil fuels and Israeli occupation
      Apr 22, 2015 - 01:52:00 PM
      On 16 April, nearly forty students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut held a sit-in protest inside the office of university President Michael Roth. They demanded that the college divest from fossil fuels, the prison industry and companies that profit from the Israeli occupation in Palestine.
    • Palestinians denied medicines in prisons equipped by G4S, says new report
      Apr 22, 2015 - 01:49:00 PM
      Palestinians are being denied medicines in prisons equipped by the Western corporations G4S and Hewlett-Packard, according to a new report by the organization Corporate Watch. The Anglo-Danish firm G4S provides the bulk of surveillance equipment used in Israeli prisons and military checkpoints.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • VIDEO: Pinhead-sized Bible goes on show
      Apr 25, 2015 - 04:01:07 PM
      A copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead has gone on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
    • The gunmen of Aden who keep saying sorry
      Apr 25, 2015 - 03:59:55 PM
      The gunmen of Aden who keep saying sorry
    • Syria Islamists take northern town
      Apr 25, 2015 - 07:31:44 AM
      Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.
    • Getting aid to a war zone in a swarm of drones
      Apr 24, 2015 - 04:05:30 PM
      The plan to get aid to Syria in a swarm of drones
    • Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm
      Apr 24, 2015 - 03:17:59 PM
      Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.
    • IS posts 'health service' video
      Apr 24, 2015 - 01:05:07 PM
      Islamic State appears to have released a promotional video for its own health service featuring NHS-style branding and an Australian doctor.
    • Saudis say 'killer' was IS agent
      Apr 24, 2015 - 08:31:01 AM
      Saudi Arabia says a young man arrested for the murders of two police officers has confessed to acting on orders from the Islamic State jihadist group.
    • Qatar casts size aside with assertive foreign policy
      Apr 24, 2015 - 06:11:43 AM
      Tiny Qatar bolstering image with assertive foreign policy
    • 'Over 100' children killed in Yemen
      Apr 24, 2015 - 04:12:27 AM
      At least 115 children have been killed in a month of fighting and air strikes in Yemen, UN children's agency Unicef says.
    • Africa blog: Islamic State strengthens ties with Boko Haram
      Apr 24, 2015 - 03:08:54 AM
      Islamic State and Boko Haram strengthen ties
    • VIDEO: Why Armenia is welcoming Syrian people
      Apr 23, 2015 - 03:08:59 PM
      Over 15,000 Syrian Armenians fleeing the war in their country have been welcomed by the Armenian authorities but some, in Nagorno-Karabakh, face difficult living conditions.
    • VIDEO: 'My shop was destroyed by a missile'
      Apr 23, 2015 - 01:52:48 AM
      Yemeni people in the capital of Sanaa explain how the ongoing conflict is destroying their city and affecting their daily lives.
    • The Saudi prince who offered Bentleys to bombers
      Apr 22, 2015 - 05:00:32 PM
      Why did a Saudi prince's offer attract outrage on social media?
    • Deadly IS-rebel clashes in Syria
      Apr 22, 2015 - 08:38:19 AM
      More than 40 people are reported to have been killed in clashes between Syrian Islamist rebels and Islamic State militants north of Damascus.
    • VIDEO: Libya the IS gateway to Europe?
      Apr 22, 2015 - 06:48:24 AM
      The BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports from Sirte, on the Mediterranean coast of Libya, looking at the fight against IS
    • VIDEO: 'Iranians advising Houthis in Yemen'
      Apr 22, 2015 - 06:10:24 AM
      Saudi Prince Turki Al Faisal has told the BBC that Iranians are on the ground in Yemen advising Houthi rebels.
    • India punishes al-Jazeera over map
      Apr 22, 2015 - 04:19:56 AM
      India takes TV channel al-Jazeera off-air for five days, claiming that it had shown wrong maps of Kashmir.
    • VIDEO: The tribe defending Saudi-Yemeni border
      Apr 21, 2015 - 02:36:13 PM
      As Saudi Arabia ends its bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen, the BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen gives his analysis on finding a political solution in Yemen.
    • Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years
      Apr 21, 2015 - 04:32:27 AM
      Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi gets a 20 year jail sentence over the abuse of protesters during his rule, the first of many verdicts he faces.
    • Saudi Arabia profile
      Apr 02, 2015 - 02:52:25 AM
      Provides an overview of Saudi Arabia, including key events and facts about the birthplace of Islam
    • Tunisia profile
      Mar 27, 2015 - 05:38:47 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
    • Yemen profile
      Mar 26, 2015 - 09:00:12 AM
      Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East
    • Syria profile
      Mar 24, 2015 - 09:26:16 AM
      Provides an overview of Syria, including key events and facts about this influential Middle Eastern country.
    • Algeria profile
      Mar 24, 2015 - 04:59:06 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
    • Morocco country profile - Overview
      Mar 24, 2015 - 04:48:45 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
    • Iraq country profile
      Mar 09, 2015 - 05:43:16 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations
    • 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
    • Lebanon profile
      Feb 24, 2015 - 09:21:51 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
    • 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.
    • Egypt profile
      Feb 17, 2015 - 04:08:37 AM
      Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    • 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.
    • Kuwait profile
      Feb 10, 2015 - 07:59:33 AM
      Provides an overview of Kuwait, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state.
    • Jordan profile
      Feb 03, 2015 - 11:19:23 AM
      Provides an overview of Jordan, including key events and facts about this small country in the Middle East.
    • Mauritania country profile
      Jan 27, 2015 - 07:29:40 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
    • 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
    • Libya country profile
      Jan 19, 2015 - 04:57:21 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.
    • Sudan country profile
      Jan 02, 2015 - 06:32:28 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
    • Palestinian territories profile
      Dec 10, 2014 - 09:19:03 AM
      Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts
    • Qatar country profile
      Nov 25, 2014 - 06:55:35 AM
      Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer.
    • Oman profile
      Nov 25, 2014 - 04:32:29 AM
      Provides an overview of Oman, including key events and facts about the oldest independent state in the Arab world
    • Bahrain country profile
      Nov 25, 2014 - 03:35:40 AM
      Provides an overview of Bahrain, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state which has become a financial services centre
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