Below are daily news feeds from several publications that cover the Middle East. Recommended web sites to check regularly are Ha' (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.

    • Number of Palestinians Detained by Israel Without Trial Triples Since 2013
      Jul 26, 2016 - 10:48:00 AM
      Bilal Kayed, an administrative detainee who has been on a hunger strike for 41 days, is one of the 651 Palestinians who have been jailed by Israel without charge or trial, and only by order of a military commander and under the directives of the Shin Bet security service. The number of administrative detainees...
    • Brave Pols Take the Right Stand: 20 Lawmakers Demand Human Rights and Justice for Palestinian…
      Jul 26, 2016 - 10:20:00 AM
      Recently, 20 members of Congress sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to appoint a Special Envoy for Palestinian Youth to collect information necessary to actively promote Palestinian children’s human rights. By standing up for Palestinian children’s rights, these lawmakers are directly challenging the decades-long U.S.-led “peace process”...
    • Palestinian Dabke in the Chicago CTA Tunnels
      Jul 26, 2016 - 09:23:00 AM
      A stunning video of a talented duo playing and dancing to Palestinian Dabke in a CTA Tunnel has gone viral, and rightfully so. The Gozamos crew loved the video so much, we reached out to the local artists to hear more about the inspiration behind it: “The idea for the video was very spontaneous. Hamze and I had just gotten back from a jam session with some local Chicago musicians on the south side...
    • A Creative Palestinian Answer to Israeli Checkpoints
      Jul 25, 2016 - 09:36:00 AM
      The Israel army has been utilizing collective punishment against entire Palestinian cities and villages in recent months as a response to a wave of attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers. One of the most common tactics, in addition to demolishing attackers’ families’ homes is to seal off entire villages for a few days or longer after an attack…
    • Uncovering the Lost Palestinian Villages Underneath Glitzy Tel Aviv
      Jul 25, 2016 - 09:27:00 AM
      Tel Aviv residents are often described as living in a “bubble,” because of their relative distance from the epicenter of conflict and occupation, and because, at least compared to Jerusalem, the zeitgeist of the city tends toward liberalism and open-mindedness. But despite all the talk…
    • West Bank, Gaza Gear up for Palestine’s Biggest Sporting Event
      Jul 25, 2016 - 09:20:00 AM
      One of Jibril Rajoub’s greatest achievements as the Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, if not the greatest, took place a year ago. For the first time since the Second Intifada, Rajoub renewed the tradition in which the winner of the Palestine Cup in the West Bank plays against the winner in Gaza...
    • Progressives Speak: From Black Lives Matter to Palestinian Rights to Fight for $15
      Jul 25, 2016 - 06:38:00 AM
      On the first day of the DNC, hear from a range of progressive Americans talk about the issues that are most important to them, what they want from their elected representatives, and the power of grassroots movements."All of these movements are fighting against a system about who counts and who doesn't. Who is worth seeing and who is made invisible?"
    • Police Arrest Three Minors in Bedouin Village as Expulsion Efforts Continue
      Jul 20, 2016 - 08:56:00 AM
      Two children, 12 and 13, were arrested in the unrecognized Bedouin village of al-Araqib in Israel’s south on Monday, as the Jewish National Fund (JNF) entered the village accompanied by police forces to resume cultivating land for a forestation project. Another youth was also arrested Tuesday morning, the circumstances of which are still unclear…
    • 12-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Laid to Rest a Day After Being Killed in Al-Ram
      Jul 20, 2016 - 08:52:00 AM
      RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- A funeral procession was held on Wednesday for 12-year-old Palestinian Muhyee Sidqi al-Tibakhi, who was shot dead a day earlier in the village of al-Ram in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem, as Palestinian officials accused Israeli forces of being behind the boy’s death…
    • The Way to the Spring Examines the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Through Stories of Resistance
      Jul 20, 2016 - 08:48:00 AM
      When Ben Ehrenreich started spending time in the West Bank in 2011—the award-winning writer even lived there between 2013 and 2014—he went, in part, on assignment for the New York Times Magazine and Harper’s. What he returned home with is The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine (June 14), a collection of revelatory anecdotes offering a pragmatic, somber look…
  • Ha'aretz

    The online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, with real-time breaking news, opinions and analysis from Israel and the Middle East.

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  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian suspected of killing rabbi
      Jul 27, 2016 - 01:58:06 AM
      Israeli forces shoot dead a Palestinian who they said was behind a recent attack which killed an Israeli father-of-10 in the West Bank.
    • Palestinians plan to sue Britain over 1917 Balfour act
      Jul 26, 2016 - 09:11:18 AM
      Palestinian officials announce plans to sue Britain over the 1917 Balfour Declaration that laid out a vision for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
    • Iran caps public officials' salaries after row
      Jul 26, 2016 - 08:00:21 AM
      Iran's government says it will cap salaries of public officials after a row over the high level of pay of some employees.
    • The Syrian refugees in 'no man's land'
      Jul 26, 2016 - 07:13:21 AM
      Aid agencies say urgent help is needed for more than 85,000 Syrian refugees stuck in "no-man's land" by their country's border with Jordan.
    • Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip
      Jul 25, 2016 - 07:46:06 PM
      The Solar Impulse becomes the first aircraft to circle the globe powered by the sun after landing in Abu Dhabi on the last leg of its journey.
    • Pushing boundaries
      Jul 25, 2016 - 04:07:08 PM
      Syria's Kurds have come a long way since declaring self-rule in 2013, but territorial expansion is creating its own problems, writes the BBC's Lina Sinjab.
    • Not wearing that
      Jul 25, 2016 - 04:04:09 PM
      Iranians and Georgians appalled by national uniforms designed for Olympics opening ceremony.
    • Inside US camp close to IS-held Mosul
      Jul 25, 2016 - 02:43:55 AM
      Additional US troops are arriving in northern Iraq to provide assistance in a major push to recapture Mosul from the so-called Islamic State.
    • Street of diversity
      Jul 22, 2016 - 06:59:31 PM
      Rasheed Street, the oldest street in Baghdad, is celebrating its centenary
    • Left in no-man's land
      Jul 22, 2016 - 12:41:10 PM
      Tens of thousands of refugees remained stranded in a closed military zone between Syria and Jordan, with conditions rapidly deteriorating, reports the BBC's Yolande Knell.
    • Extreme heat across Middle East
      Jul 22, 2016 - 06:08:54 AM
      Recent highs of 54C in Kuwait could potentially be record breaking. Peter Gibbs reports on the extreme heat affecting the Middle East.
    • Choked off
      Jul 21, 2016 - 04:18:05 PM
      Surrounded by government forces, the Syrian city of Aleppo could be facing its last gasp after holding out for four years, writes Diana Darke.
    • Pokemon in Syria
      Jul 21, 2016 - 12:04:37 PM
      Syrians are using Pokemon to try to get the outside world to focus on the war in their country.
    • Why I dress as a superhero in Tunisia
      Jul 21, 2016 - 09:13:06 AM
      Artist Moufida Fedhila is famous for dressing up as a superhero to inspire young Tunisians to see their future in their own country.
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