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 Freezes Hunger Striker’s Detention Without Trial
      Feb 04, 2016 - 06:47:00 AM
      Israel's top court on Thursday suspended the detention without trial of Palestinian prisoner Muhammad al-Qiq citing medical concerns, 72 days into the prisoner's life-threatening hunger strike.Qadura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoner's Society, told Ma'an that Israel's Supreme Court was freezing al-Qiq's six-month administrative detention order until his health improved.
    • Israel Demolishes 23 Homes in Hebron Area to Make Way for IDF Training Zones
      Feb 03, 2016 - 06:00:00 PM
      The Civil Administration in the West Bank on Tuesday demolished 23 homes and three outhouses in the southern Hebron hills villages of Jinba and Halawa. According to Israeli activists who reached Jinba by midday, shortly after the demolitions, 78 people had been living in the newly-built homes, including 60 children.
    • 14-year-old Palestinian Shot, Critically Injured in Ramallah-area Clashes
      Feb 02, 2016 - 03:30:00 PM
      Israeli forces shot and critically injured a 14-year-old Palestinian during clashes in the Jabal al-Tawil area of al-Bireh City on Tuesday, medics told Ma'an. Medics said the teen was in critical condition after being shot in the lower stomach with a live bullet.
    • Knesset Passes Controversial ‘Stop-and-frisk’ Law
      Feb 02, 2016 - 03:00:00 PM
      The Knesset approved on Tuesday a toned-down version of a controversial law on expanding police power to carry out body searches. The so-called stop-and-frisk law – which the permits police to frisk a person if there is a “reasonable suspicion that he is about to commit a violent offense, in order to check whether he is carrying an illegal weapon” – was approved in the second and third readings.
    • Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Homes in Southern Hebron
      Feb 02, 2016 - 12:00:00 PM
      A number of Palestinian dwellings were demolished in the Masafer Yatta area of southern Hebron on Tuesday morning, locals told Ma'an. Ratib al-Jubour, a spokesperson for a local popular committee, said that "large numbers of Israeli occupation soldiers deployed in Masafer Yatta before bulldozers demolished a number of houses in the Janba, Halawa and al-Tabban areas."
    • Don’t Blacklist Me: Banning the Boycott of U.S. Allies Would Keep Us From Using a Powerful Tool…
      Feb 02, 2016 - 09:03:00 AM
      The State of New York may blacklist me for working for justice for Palestinians.I am the executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for the full freedom and equality of all the people in Israel/Palestine. A part of our work includes campaigns boycotting specific companies to create pressure to cease contributing to Israel’s oppression...
    • Israeli Settlements, American Money. What’s Next?
      Feb 01, 2016 - 07:00:00 PM
      The U.S. and the entire world do not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Every U.S. administration, Republican and Democrat, since 1967 has opposed settlement construction in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
    • Almost All West Bank Land Deals for Illegal Settlements Forged, Investigation Finds
      Feb 01, 2016 - 04:00:00 PM
      A fraud squad investigation has revealed that 14 of 15 supposed real estate acquisitions made by Al-Watan, a company run by pro-settlement activist Ze’ev Hever and owned by the right wing Amana, were forged. Details of the West Bank forgery industry were broadcast on Tuesday in an investigative report on the Channel 10 program HaMakor with Raviv Drucker.
    • Israeli Forces Demolish 4 Bedouin Homes, Leaving 22 Homeless
      Feb 01, 2016 - 11:37:00 AM
      Israeli forces demolished four corrugated iron Bedouin homes in the occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Monday, leaving 22 people homeless, locals said.The four homes were located in the Ein Ayub area between the villages of Ras Karkar and Deir Ammar, northwest of Ramallah city.Locals said Israeli military vehicles stormed the area from a bypass road...
    • Q&A: Jailed Palestinian Man to Ne ‘Either Free or Dead’
      Feb 01, 2016 - 11:00:00 AM
      Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq has been on hunger strike for more than two months to protest against his detention without charge or trial. Qiq, a reporter for the Saudi-owned TV channel Almajd and a father of two, is one of 660 Palestinians being held in administrative detention - the highest number since 2008, according to data released in December.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Syrian refugee numbers soar at border
      Feb 06, 2016 - 07:37:01 AM
      The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.
    • Pentagon releases prisoner abuse photos
      Feb 06, 2016 - 02:18:21 AM
      The Pentagon releases nearly 200 photographs linked to allegations of abuse by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago.
    • Six decades of Egyptian history in six movies
      Feb 05, 2016 - 05:28:30 PM
      Six movies that reveal the truth about a troubled nation
    • Iraqi Kurdistan profile
      Feb 05, 2016 - 03:31:52 PM
      Provides an overview of Iraqi Kurdistan, including key events and facts about this autonomous region
    • Deadly hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdistan
      Feb 05, 2016 - 12:09:45 PM
      At least 19 people, most of them foreigners, have died in a hotel fire in Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, officials say.
    • VIDEO: 'Assad using scorched earth policy'
      Feb 05, 2016 - 12:12:38 AM
      The negotiator for Syrian opposition group Jaysh al-Islam speaks to Lina Sinjab about why talks with the government were suspended.
    • Iraq divisions undermine IS fight
      Feb 04, 2016 - 06:10:19 PM
      How ethnic and sectarian tensions hamper Iraq's battle against IS
    • VIDEO: KAEC: Saudi's $100bn construction project
      Feb 04, 2016 - 05:16:11 PM
      Will one of the world's largest construction projects taking place in Saudi Arabia be a success?
    • $10bn pledged for conflict-hit Syrians
      Feb 04, 2016 - 11:37:05 AM
      A donor conference raises more than $10bn in pledges to help Syrians affected by the conflict, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
    • Body of Italian student found in Egypt
      Feb 04, 2016 - 11:07:17 AM
      The body of an Italian student who disappeared last week in Cairo has been found and shows signs of torture, an Egyptian prosecutor says.
    • Israelis jailed for killing Palestinian
      Feb 04, 2016 - 08:39:56 AM
      A court in Jerusalem hands two young Israelis lengthy prison sentences for the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammad Abu Khdair in 2014.
    • Former BBC journalist 'detained in Iran'
      Feb 04, 2016 - 08:00:33 AM
      The Iranian authorities reportedly arrest former BBC Persian service journalist Bahman Daroshafaei at his home in Tehran.
    • VIDEO: Zaatari refugee camp from the air
      Feb 04, 2016 - 04:11:57 AM
      Lyse Doucet reports on Jordan's struggle to reconcile pressure to help even more refugees with the potential risk to its own security.
    • Talks break down - but who's to blame?
      Feb 04, 2016 - 04:11:04 AM
      Who is responsible for Syrian peace talks suspension?
    • Counting the cost of air strikes on IS
      Feb 03, 2016 - 08:43:51 PM
      Shedding light on civilian cost of US-led air campaign in Syria
    • VIDEO: Syria's horrifying statistics
      Feb 03, 2016 - 07:26:53 PM
      Caroline Hawley looks at the shocking statistics that now define the Syrian conflict.
    • Control and crucifixions: Life in Libya under IS
      Feb 03, 2016 - 10:11:21 AM
      Libyans talk about life under IS
    • Top IS leaders 'take refuge' in Libya
      Feb 03, 2016 - 10:06:56 AM
      Several senior commanders from the group Islamic State have moved to Libya from Iraq and Syria in recent months, a top Libyan intelligence official has told BBC Newsnight.
    • Displaced Syrians struggle to survive
      Feb 02, 2016 - 05:27:03 PM
      Displaced Syrians face shifting frontlines and economic hardship
    • VIDEO: 'It has reached boiling point'
      Feb 01, 2016 - 10:00:33 PM
      King Abdullah of Jordan has told the BBC his country is at a boiling point as it continues to grapple with the influx of refugees from Syria.
    • VIDEO: New prayer space for Western Wall
      Jan 31, 2016 - 08:29:43 PM
      A new area where men and women can pray together at the Western Wall in Jerusalem has been approved by the Israeli government.
    • Libya country profile
      Jan 21, 2016 - 06:04:08 AM
      Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer
    • Iran country profile
      Jan 20, 2016 - 04:07:55 AM
      Key information about Iran and its leaders, media and history
    • Israel profile
      Jan 13, 2016 - 03:24:36 AM
      Provides an overview of Israel, including key events and facts about the world's only state with a majority Jewish population
    • Sudan country profile
      Dec 07, 2015 - 08:07:21 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
    • Tunisia profile
      Dec 03, 2015 - 08:23:47 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
    • Kuwait profile
      Dec 03, 2015 - 03:32:26 AM
      Provides an overview of Kuwait, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state.
    • Saudi Arabia profile
      Nov 30, 2015 - 03:26:31 AM
      Provides an overview of Saudi Arabia, including key events and facts about the birthplace of Islam
    • Golan Heights profile
      Nov 27, 2015 - 02:08:27 AM
      Provides an overview of the Golan Heights, including key events and facts about this strategically important Syrian territory occupied by Israel
    • Yemen profile
      Nov 25, 2015 - 08:36:09 AM
      Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East
    • Mauritania country profile
      Nov 24, 2015 - 04:59:58 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
    • Bahrain country profile
      Nov 24, 2015 - 02:17:25 AM
      Provides an overview of Bahrain, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state which has become a financial services centre
    • Qatar country profile
      Nov 19, 2015 - 03:27:38 AM
      Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer.
    • United Arab Emirates profile
      Nov 18, 2015 - 05:41:10 AM
      Provides an overview of the United Arab Emirates - known as the UAE - including key events and facts about this federation of seven states.
    • Oman profile
      Nov 17, 2015 - 06:49:36 AM
      Provides an overview of Oman, including key events and facts about the oldest independent state in the Arab world
    • Lebanon country profile
      Nov 12, 2015 - 09:15:15 AM
      Provides information about Lebanon, including key events and facts about a country which has often been at the centre of Middle Eastern conflicts
    • Jordan country profile
      Nov 12, 2015 - 05:11:00 AM
      Provides information about Jordan, including key events and facts about this country in the Middle East.
    • Morocco country profile
      Nov 11, 2015 - 08:37:57 AM
      Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb
    • Iraq country profile
      Nov 11, 2015 - 04:21:02 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations
    • Syria country profile
      Nov 06, 2015 - 07:10:16 AM
      Provides an overview of Syria, including key events and facts about this influential Middle Eastern country.
    • Egypt country profile
      Nov 06, 2015 - 04:03:15 AM
      Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    • Algeria profile
      Nov 05, 2015 - 07:28:52 AM
      Provides an overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
    • Palestinian territories profile
      Jul 08, 2015 - 06:42:02 AM
      Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts
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