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.

    • How (and How Not) to Talk About the Israel Lobby
      Feb 18, 2019 - 10:28:00 AM
      There’s a difference between fair and unfair criticisms of AIPAC—and it’s time everyone, including AIPAC, acknowledges it.
    • Ilhan Omar, AIPAC, and the 2020 Democratic Presidential Contenders
      Feb 18, 2019 - 10:26:00 AM
      Last Week, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., ignited a controversy by tweeting a song lyric implying that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the flagship Israel lobby group in the U.S., leveraged the financial means at its disposal to enforce Washington orthodoxies about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    • The Democrats Have An Israel Problem — And It’s Not Ilhan Omar
      Feb 18, 2019 - 10:24:00 AM
      The Democratic Party has problems with Israel. But Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), the new members of Congress who have attracted attention with toxic tweets and support for boycott, are not the main protagonists. They represent a minority of Americans and are isolated in the Democratic caucus.
    • Who Will Stand Up for Ilhan Omar?
      Feb 18, 2019 - 10:23:00 AM
      Over the weekend, Democratic Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar exposed a long-held open secret when she inferred that the financial influence of AIPAC, a top pro-Israel lobby group, is a significant player in lawmakers’ key policy decisions that support Israel’s interests.
    • Pro-Israel Group Lobbies for U.S. Aid, Funds Congressional Trips
      Feb 18, 2019 - 10:21:00 AM
      The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has drawn criticism from several progressive new lawmakers, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, who said in tweets this week that the lobbying group holds financial sway over Congress.
    • Love in the Time of Apartheid
      Feb 14, 2019 - 01:37:00 PM
      "For Palestinians like my fiancée and me, falling in love means scaling walls and defying occupation."
    • Ilhan Omar and the Shifting Democratic Winds on Israel and Palestine
      Feb 13, 2019 - 09:09:00 AM
      On Sunday night, Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” in response to a statement by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that he would “take action” against Omar as well as Representative Rashida Tlaib over their criticism of the actions of the Israeli government...
    • The Ilhan Omar Controversy Reveals a Larger Struggle Over Israel Among Democrats
      Feb 13, 2019 - 09:07:00 AM
      The controversy that swirled around Congress this week after Rep. Ilhan Omar insinuated that politicians only support Israel because of donations from wealthy Jews died down as quickly as it began.
    • This Palestinian Designer Is Using Clothes To Preserve Her Indigenous Culture
      Feb 12, 2019 - 12:58:00 PM
      “The aim of my designs is to preserve Palestinian indigenous culture while bridging the gap between Eastern and Western worlds,” pronounces Suzy Tamimi, a New York-based Palestinian designer who repurposes and combines traditional embroidery with contemporary designs.
    • Iconic Palestinian Robe Fashions A New Political Symbol
      Feb 12, 2019 - 12:53:00 PM
      The traditional brightly embroidered dress of Palestinian women known as the “thobe” was not the type of garment one would expect to become a pop political symbol.
  • 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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