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 Settlers Organize another Provocative Al-Aqsa Mosque Tour
      Oct 29, 2014 - 03:15:00 PM
      Jewish settlers Wednesday broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque through the Mughrabi gate and toured its yards in a provocative manner under the protection of Israeli police, said witnesses. Israeli police were stationed at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque and imposed strict measures on the worshipers who wish to enter the compound; they seized identity cards and returned them back when worshipers left the compound.
    • Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai donates $50,000 to Gaza schools
      Oct 29, 2014 - 03:00:00 PM
      Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for speaking out for girls' right to education, has announced that she is donating the $50,000 she received for winning the World's Children's Prize to rebuild UN schools damaged during the summer's fighting in Gaza.
    • Young Palestinian females tortured in Israeli prisons
      Oct 29, 2014 - 02:45:00 PM
      Hanan Al-Khatib, lawyer for prisoner affairs committee reports that there are at least 17 female prisoners in Israeli prisons, treated in the worst possible way. The prisoners are banned from seeing their families, not given appropriate medical treatment, not given their rights in courts; a policy to keep them form protesting their imprisonment conditions.
    • Israeli Forces Demolish Structures in Hebron, East Jerusalem
      Oct 29, 2014 - 02:45:00 PM
      Israeli forces Wednesday demolished several structures used for housing and livestock and a traditional oven in Yatta to the south of Hebron and Jerusalem districts, said a local activist. A large Israeli force broke into Khashem al-Daraj, backed with bulldozers and military jeeps, cordoned off the area and demolished a residential structure, cave, an out-door toilet facility and livestock shed, which all belong to Mustafa, Mousa and Eid al-Tibni.
    • Israeli Soldiers Brutally Attack Elementary Student near Hebron
      Oct 29, 2014 - 02:30:00 PM
      Masked Israeli forces Wednesday brutally attacked a 13-year-old elementary student before arresting him from inside his school in the old town of Hebron, according to the student’s father. The father, Arif Jabir told WAFA that forces raided the school, attacked and severally beat up his son Bara’a before leading him out of the school in a brutal manner while using foul language with him.
    • U.N. council to meet on latest Israel-Palestine tensions
      Oct 28, 2014 - 07:45:00 PM
      The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting this week on recent tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in East Jerusalem due to Israel's plans to build more settlements, council diplomats said on Tuesday. The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, is being convened in response to a request made by Jordan to Argentina's U.N. Ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval, president of the 15-nation Security Council this month.
    • Echo contributes €1.9 million for displaced Palestine refugees in Syria and Jordan
      Oct 28, 2014 - 03:22:00 PM
      The EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is donating €1.9 million ($2.4 million) to provide cash assistance to Palestine refugees in Syria and Jordan who have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in Syria. As winter approaches, this monthly cash assistance will help refugees cover essential costs including food, shelter, health care, transport and heating.
    • Egypt to create buffer zone along Gaza border
      Oct 28, 2014 - 10:30:00 AM
      Egyptian authorities are set to create a buffer zone along the shared border with Gaza following an attack that killed 30 soldiers on Saturday. Egyptian military sources told Ma'an that all houses and farmland 500 meters deep along the 13-kilometer (eight-mile) border will be evacuated, with the exception of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid.
    • AP Photographer, Freelancer Shot With Israeli Rubber Bullets
      Oct 27, 2014 - 08:00:00 PM
      wo photographers, including one working for The Associated Press, were struck by rubber-coated bullets fired at close range by an Israeli border policeman. Neither photographer was seriously hurt in Sunday's incident, which came during protests that followed the funeral of a 14-year-old Palestinian boy killed in a clash with Israeli soldiers.
    • Welcome aboard Israel’s apartheid bus
      Oct 27, 2014 - 07:30:00 PM
      Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has instructed that Palestinian laborers be prohibited from using Israeli public transportation to travel between their homes in the West Bank and work in Israel. According to the report by Chaim Levinson in Haaretz on Sunday, Palestinian laborers will not be allowed to board buses traveling directly between central Israel and the West Bank at the end of their work day.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Abbas warning over holy site closure
      Oct 30, 2014 - 06:10:53 AM
      The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
    • Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'
      Oct 30, 2014 - 05:58:30 AM
      An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
    • Tunisia secularists win elections
      Oct 30, 2014 - 04:03:58 AM
      Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
    • UN rebuke over Jerusalem settlements
      Oct 29, 2014 - 05:25:40 PM
      Israel faces strong criticism at the UN Security Council over plans to build hundreds of homes in occupied East Jerusalem.
    • IS 'frees kidnapped schoolchildren'
      Oct 29, 2014 - 01:54:35 PM
      Islamic State has released 25 schoolchildren, the last of some 150 children it kidnapped earlier in the year, a rights group says.
    • Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer
      Oct 29, 2014 - 11:17:29 AM
      Egypt begins demolishing homes along its border with Gaza as part of a planned 500m buffer zone intended to prevent weapons smuggling.
    • VIDEO: Fighting as a woman in the Peshmerga
      Oct 29, 2014 - 11:08:19 AM
      Diane Nammi, founder of Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization, told BBC World News about her days fighting as a commander in the Kurdish Peshmerga armed forces.
    • IS 'kills Sunni tribesmen' in Iraq
      Oct 29, 2014 - 08:15:18 AM
      Islamic State militants have shot dead 30 Sunni Arab tribesmen in a town west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
    • Iran MPs reject Rouhani nominee
      Oct 29, 2014 - 06:29:16 AM
      The Iranian parliament rejects the government's nominee for science minister, in a new setback for reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
    • Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane
      Oct 29, 2014 - 06:05:12 AM
      Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.
    • Tunisia profile
      Oct 29, 2014 - 05:20:03 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
    • Israel profile
      Oct 29, 2014 - 04:07:01 AM
      Provides an overview of Israel, including key events and facts about the world's only state with a majority Jewish population
    • Middle East turmoil hits gays hard
      Oct 29, 2014 - 12:35:54 AM
      Gay community hit hard by Middle East turmoil
    • Migrants who risk everything to reach Europe
      Oct 28, 2014 - 07:45:18 PM
      Migrants who risk everything to try to get to Europe
    • VIDEO: 'I left my fiancée to be a barber'
      Oct 28, 2014 - 11:49:38 AM
      A hairdresser in Egypt says she is proving people in Egypt who think a woman who works as a hairdresser is not decent wrong.
    • Israeli cult leader jailed for abuse
      Oct 28, 2014 - 09:53:38 AM
      An Israeli court has sentenced polygamist and cult leader Goel Ratzon to 30 years in prison for sex crimes
    • VIDEO: Video shows massive Kobane blast
      Oct 28, 2014 - 05:53:39 AM
      The BBC's Jiyar Gol has witnessed a massive blast hit the Syrian city of Kobane - despite militants' claims that the battle is "nearly over".
    • Bahrain opposition group suspended
      Oct 28, 2014 - 05:12:54 AM
      A court in Bahrain imposes a three-month suspension on al-Wefaq, the country's main opposition group, a month before parliamentary elections are due.
    • How do you cook in a conflict zone?
      Oct 28, 2014 - 03:47:31 AM
      How do you feed a family as the bombs go off?
    • Turkish PM rejects Kobane criticism
      Oct 28, 2014 - 02:53:09 AM
      Turkey's PM tells BBC why his Islamic State policy will work
    • Arab road trip movie tackles taboos
      Oct 27, 2014 - 06:35:02 PM
      The Arab road movie that challenges preconceptions
    • VIDEO: 'Syrian women count on themselves'
      Oct 27, 2014 - 04:03:19 PM
      A Syrian refugee has opened up a kitchen in Lebanon employing other women who have fled their home country.
    • VIDEO: Egypt FM on Greste imprisonment
      Oct 27, 2014 - 11:31:58 AM
      Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shukry talks to the BBC's Frank Gardner about the fight against so-called Islamic State and the convictions of three Al-Jazeera journalists.
    • VIDEO: Volunteers rescue Syrians from rubble
      Oct 26, 2014 - 10:38:22 AM
      When the bombs go off, the men in White Helmets go in
    • VIDEO: 'Iraq's violence took my men away'
      Oct 26, 2014 - 08:07:11 AM
      The story of Umm Ahmed, an Iraqi woman whose son, husband and brothers-in-law vanished overnight.
    • What's the appeal of a caliphate?
      Oct 25, 2014 - 04:05:58 PM
      Why the idea of a single Muslim state keeps coming back
    • Tunisia's rival revolutionaries
      Oct 24, 2014 - 04:25:56 AM
      Tunisia's Islamists and secularists battle for votes
    • Islamic State: Diary of life in Mosul
      Oct 23, 2014 - 04:51:21 PM
      Mosul diary: Inside the city ruled by Islamic State
    • Egypt profile
      Oct 19, 2014 - 02:39:54 AM
      Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    • Libya country profile
      Oct 14, 2014 - 03:07:41 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.
    • Qatar country profile
      Oct 08, 2014 - 08:02:10 AM
      Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer.
    • Yemen profile
      Oct 08, 2014 - 06:30:36 AM
      Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East
    • Saudi Arabia profile
      Oct 08, 2014 - 05:42:26 AM
      Provides an overview of Saudi Arabia, including key events and facts about the birthplace of Islam
    • Syria profile
      Oct 07, 2014 - 04:30:42 AM
      Provides an overview of Syria, including key events and facts about this influential Middle Eastern country.
    • Algeria profile
      Sep 24, 2014 - 09:42:22 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
    • Iraq country profile
      Sep 16, 2014 - 04:16:25 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations
    • Iran country profile
      Sep 10, 2014 - 07:16:21 AM
      Provides an overview of Iran, including key events and facts about this country whose supreme leader is an Islamic cleric
    • Palestinian territories profile
      Sep 06, 2014 - 04:19:04 AM
      Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts
    • Mauritania country profile
      Sep 03, 2014 - 02:05:36 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
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