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.

    • 9 Palestinian journalists slain by Israel since Gaza assault start
      Jul 31, 2014 - 04:08:00 PM
      A Palestinian journalist who was injured when Israel shelled his Shujaiyya home succumbed to his wounds on Thursday, the ninth journalist to be killed by Israeli forces since the assault on Gaza began three weeks ago.
    • Israel’s Mass Killing of Palestinian Families in Gaza
      Jul 31, 2014 - 10:59:00 AM
      According to the United Nations, at least 68 Palestinian families in Gaza have had three or more members killed by the Israeli military in the same incident since Israel began its current assault on Gaza on July 7, for a total of 360 people. In its daily Gaza emergency report on July 30, the UN expressed deep concern at the “alarming number” of such incidents.
    • Gaza Crisis Update (July 31, 2014)
      Jul 31, 2014 - 08:41:00 AM
      Since July 7, Israel has killed at least 1361 Palestinians in Gaza, including at least 249 children. More than 7600 others have been injured. On Wednesday (July 30), Israel killed at least 130 Palestinians in Gaza and wounded 400 others.
    • FAQ: The Assault on Gaza: Israeli Aims & US Involvement
      Jul 30, 2014 - 12:10:00 PM
      The IMEU offers the following expert FAQ about Operation Protective Edge and the conflict in Gaza, featuring human rights attorney Diana Buttu, Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund Yousef Munayyer, and co-founder of Al-Shabaka Osamah Khalil.
    • Israeli shelling of Shujaiyya market kills 17 despite ceasefire
      Jul 30, 2014 - 11:40:00 AM
      Despite a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire that began at 3:00 p.m., Israeli forces on Wednesday afternoon shelled a market in Shujaiyya as well as number of homes across the Gaza Strip, killing at least 35. Gaza Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said around 6 p.m. that an Israeli airstrike had hit Shujaiyya market, killing at least 17, including a journalist, and injuring 200, including many seriously.
    • The awful decisions I’ve made to protect my Palestinian children from this war
      Jul 30, 2014 - 11:33:00 AM
      My children used to talk about toys, “The Lion King” and books they were reading. Now they chat endlessly with each other about the war, bombings, shelling and the difference between F-16s and commercial jets. They want to know how many deaths or injuries occur after every strike.
    • List of families targeted by Israeli shellings, airstrikes
      Jul 30, 2014 - 11:13:00 AM
      Israeli forces have repeatedly struck family homes throughout its assault on Gaza, and the Ministry of Health calculates that over 50 families have been targeted. Airstrikes and shellings have targeted 52 families and killed 285 members of those families since the beginning of the offensive, according to the ministry.
    • Gaza Crisis Update (July 30, 2014)
      Jul 30, 2014 - 08:57:00 AM
      The IMEU offers the latest update on Israel's current military offensive in the Gaza Strip.
    • Palestinians Find Their Gaza Neighborhood Barely Recognizable After Israel’s Attacks
      Jul 29, 2014 - 03:46:00 PM
      During the brief ceasefire on July 26, I traveled to Shoja'ea, a neighborhood in Gaza that was heavily bombarded by Israel a few days prior, resulting in close to 90 deaths in just one day. Dozens of houses and streets were destroyed. It looked like everything there was a target — humans, animals, and every stone.
    • Collective Punishment in Gaza
      Jul 29, 2014 - 02:20:00 PM
      What Israel is doing in Gaza now is collective punishment. It is punishment for Gaza’s refusal to be a docile ghetto. It is punishment for the gall of Palestinians in unifying, and of Hamas and other factions in responding to Israel’s siege and its provocations with resistance, armed or otherwise, after Israel repeatedly reacted to unarmed protest with crushing force.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Israel and Hamas 'agree new truce'
      Jul 31, 2014 - 04:05:30 PM
      Israel and Hamas agree to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning, the US and UN say.
    • Filipinos urged to leave Libya
      Jul 31, 2014 - 10:11:48 AM
      A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.
    • VIDEO: Gaza-Israel: Views from both sides
      Jul 31, 2014 - 09:26:02 AM
      Israel is committing genocide against the people of Gaza, the Palestinian representative to the UN has said. The Israeli ambassador to the UN defended the country's actions.
    • Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'
      Jul 31, 2014 - 08:44:33 AM
      The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.
    • VIDEO: Quarter of Gaza population displaced
      Jul 31, 2014 - 07:12:08 AM
      The BBC's Martin Patience reports from Gaza, where the total number of displaced residents stands at 25% of all of Gaza's 1.7 million inhabitants.
    • AUDIO: Israeli opposition backs Gaza action
      Jul 31, 2014 - 05:30:34 AM
      Israel's opposition leader says he will support military action in Gaza until Hamas agrees to a ceasefire.
    • VIDEO: Gaza families 'can't outrun this war'
      Jul 30, 2014 - 11:09:02 PM
      The BBC's Martin Patience reports from Gaza, where Palestinians continue to seek shelter in a UN-run school despite a shelling which killed 16 people.
    • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Islamic State's driving force
      Jul 30, 2014 - 06:58:01 PM
      The shadowy leader behind stunning rise of the Islamic State
    • VIDEO: Families grieve Gaza UN school dead
      Jul 30, 2014 - 05:53:48 PM
      The UN claims that Israel attacked a UN-run school housing refugees in Gaza, despite warnings that civilians were there.
    • VIDEO: Israel's Gaza military strategy
      Jul 30, 2014 - 03:08:51 PM
      The Gaza conflict, now in its 23rd day, is the longest between Israel and militants from Gaza, Orla Guerin reports on the Israeli military strategy.
    • 'Dozens of bodies' at Libya base
      Jul 30, 2014 - 10:42:17 AM
      At least 35 bodies are reportedly recovered from a military base that was overrun by Islamist-led militias in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
    • Will Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood return to political violence?
      Jul 30, 2014 - 05:47:44 AM
      Pressures on Muslim Brotherhood to abandon non-violence
    • France evacuates expats from Libya
      Jul 30, 2014 - 04:16:09 AM
      The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
    • Business booms at Jordan's Zaatari camp
      Jul 29, 2014 - 05:06:39 PM
      Syrian refugees spotting business opportunities in Jordan camp
    • In pictures: Eid around the world
      Jul 29, 2014 - 09:32:11 AM
      Muslims around the world celebrate Eid
    • Turkey PM to return US Jewish award
      Jul 29, 2014 - 07:57:04 AM
      A row over Israel prompts Turkey's PM Erdogan to return an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress.
    • Lebanese TV 'backs Iraqi Christians'
      Jul 29, 2014 - 04:57:50 AM
      Lebanese TV channel changes logo in solidarity with Iraqi Christians
    • The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage
      Jul 28, 2014 - 04:40:09 PM
      The family agreement that can tear happy couples apart
    • Qatar 2022 'dismay' at workers' pay
      Jul 28, 2014 - 01:25:11 PM
      Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.
    • Kerry, Israel and shuttle diplomacy
      Jul 28, 2014 - 01:13:41 PM
      Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media
    • Emirates to stop flying over Iraq
      Jul 28, 2014 - 08:24:08 AM
      Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.
    • France offers Iraq Christians asylum
      Jul 28, 2014 - 07:59:45 AM
      France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
    • Anti-Semitism comes back to haunt Europe
      Jul 28, 2014 - 03:36:04 AM
      New wave of hostility to Jews alarms European leaders
    • Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38
      Jul 27, 2014 - 08:42:43 PM
      At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say.
    • No place to hide for children of war
      Jul 27, 2014 - 04:09:45 PM
      Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza
    • 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.
    • Libya country profile
      May 21, 2014 - 02:26:07 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.
    • 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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