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.

    • Israeli Forces Close 3rd Hebron Radio Station This Month
      Nov 29, 2015 - 08:30:00 AM
      Israeli forces issued an order for the closure of a Hebron radio station on Sunday morning, the third news outlet to be shut by Israel this month in the occupied West Bank city. Director of of Dream Radio station, Talab Al-Jaabri, told Ma’an that Israeli forces stormed the station, destroying equipment and damaging offices.
    • Israeli Settlers Storm Palestinian Activist Center in Hebron
      Nov 28, 2015 - 03:00:00 PM
      Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed the headquarters of the Youth Against Settlements activist group in central Hebron on Saturday and demanded its closure. Issa Amro, the head of the activist group, told Ma'an the settlers were led by the notorious settler Baruch Marzel into the building, which is known as Beit Sumoud, meaning house of steadfastness.
    • Israel Moves to Shut Down the Only Palestinian Theater in Jerusalem
      Nov 27, 2015 - 03:00:00 PM
      The Palestinian National Theatre “Al Hakawati” published today an appeal to Jerusalem institutions and businessmen in the city to save the theatre from closure during the next 48 hours. According to the theatre’s statement, director Amer Khalil, received a phone call on Thursday morning 11/26/2015 from the Israeli Enforcement and Collection Authority (ECA), responsible for debt collection and law enforcement, notifying him of the intention to complete the seizure of the theatre building in 48 hours.
    • What the Israeli Army Takes, it Doesn’t Give Back
      Nov 27, 2015 - 12:00:00 PM
      Two weeks ago, the council chiefs of the West Bank villages of Jaloud, Douma and Qusra appealed to Israel’s High Court of Justice, demanding that the hundreds of dunams of land seized by the IDF in 1978 be returned to their rightful owners. The IDF built a military camp (Jaloud camp) on a small part of the land, yet it has been abandoned for many years. Now is the time to revoke Seizure Order T/5/78.
    • Israeli Journalists Slam Netanyahu Over Closure of Arabic Media Outlets
      Nov 26, 2015 - 03:00:00 PM
      The Union of Journalists in Israel sent a letter to Prime Minister and Communications Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday, protesting the shutting down of two Arabic-language media outlet last week. As reported on the media watchdog site The Seventh Eye, police and Shin Bet agents raided and shut down the newsroom of veteran newspaper, Sawt al-Haq wa Al-Hurriya, as well as the news website PLS48, while confiscating computers and other equipment.
    • Opinion Blowback: Why Palestinians Think What They do About Israel
      Nov 25, 2015 - 08:00:00 PM
      The Israeli-Palestinian debate has seen its share of politicians making spurious, racist claims to further an agenda. But when academics do the same and use the cover of shoddy social science, it is particularly pernicious. That is precisely what Daniel Polisar did in his recent Times Op-Ed article attempting to demonstrate with research that Palestinian public opinion on Jews and violence against Israelis doesn’t bode well for peace or a two-state solution.
    • Pro-Palestine Student Activists Face Backlash on U.S. Campuses
      Nov 25, 2015 - 07:30:00 PM
      Sitting in a large classroom in northern New Jersey, Khalil, a shy and soft-spoken 18-year-old first generation Palestinian immigrant, forms a circle with fellow pro-Palestine student activists. They nervously recount the issues they’ve faced for their outspoken political views, turning their heads each time a person peeks into the room.
    • Palestinian Teen Shot in Clashes 2 Weeks Ago Dies From Wounds
      Nov 25, 2015 - 07:00:00 PM
      A 16-year-old Palestinian shot by Israeli forces during clashes two weeks ago succumbed to his wounds on Wednesday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. The ministry said doctors failed to save the life of Ibrahim Abdul-Halim Dawood, 16, after the teen was shot in his heart during Ramallah clashes two weeks previously.
    • Israeli Navy Boats Open Fire at Palestinian Fishermen
      Nov 25, 2015 - 05:00:00 PM
      Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of northwestern Gaza on Friday, witnesses said. The fishermen said Israeli navy boats deployed across the shores of the Gaza Strip opened fire directly at their boats, forcing fishermen to dock before the end of their working day out of fear they would be hit by incoming fire.
    • How One Palestinian is Racing to Get to the Olympics
      Nov 24, 2015 - 08:00:00 PM
      Munching on dates for energy, 25-year-old Mohamed al-Khatib starts his morning at sunrise, hoping for an opportunity to use a track field at a local high school in Ramallah. Khatib is a yoga and fitness instructor who is training for a chance to attend the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and race in the 100-meter and 200-meter track and field events.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil'
      Nov 30, 2015 - 01:11:17 PM
      Russia says Turkey shot down one of its planes near the border with Syria to protect its oil trade with Islamic State - a trade Turkey has always denied.
    • Muslim feminist writer Mernissi dies
      Nov 30, 2015 - 11:25:07 AM
      The Moroccan writer and sociologist Fatima Mernissi, a key figure in the development of Muslim feminist thought, dies.
    • Iraq warns of assault on IS-held Ramadi
      Nov 30, 2015 - 06:18:46 AM
      The Iraqi army urges people living in the centre of the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi to leave before an operation to retake it is launched.
    • Dubai rewards healthy lifestyles
      Nov 30, 2015 - 05:55:20 AM
      Dubai fights obesity with fitness reward scheme
    • Two guilty of Palestinian's murder
      Nov 30, 2015 - 04:40:32 AM
      Two 17-year-old Israelis are convicted of the murder of Palestinian youth Mohammad Abu Khdair, who was abducted and burned to death in Jerusalem in 2014.
    • VIDEO: Environmental threats facing Iran
      Nov 30, 2015 - 03:56:50 AM
      Among nations facing the greatest environmental threats, Iran is highly vulnerable with four of its cities being in the 10 most polluted around the globe.
    • 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
    • VIDEO: Syrian girl: 'Everyone deserted us'
      Nov 30, 2015 - 01:29:19 AM
      'Amira' (not her real name) lives in a rebel-held area outside Damascus and has suffered the horrors of the civil war.
    • VIDEO: Syria's drought: How has the country at war coped?
      Nov 29, 2015 - 05:41:08 PM
      Syrian farmers are suffering from both the ongoing crisis and the effects of the drought that ended in 2010
    • Israel suspends EU role in peace talks
      Nov 29, 2015 - 12:50:51 PM
      Israel suspends diplomatic contact with EU officials involved in the Middle East peace process, after a row over EU moves to label West Bank settlement goods.
    • Iran seeks $30bn of new oil contracts
      Nov 29, 2015 - 04:31:01 AM
      Iran overhauls the way in which it offers contracts to foreign energy companies in a bid to attract up to $30bn of new investment.
    • Iranian women's fight for freedom
      Nov 28, 2015 - 05:19:29 PM
      Why Iranian women are freer than most in the Middle East
    • VIDEO: Is there a 'hidden chamber' in King Tut's tomb?
      Nov 28, 2015 - 07:29:39 AM
      The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor in Egypt as speculation mounts about a hidden chamber inside.
    • Syria war: Attacks fuel search for solution
      Nov 27, 2015 - 05:56:12 PM
      How rash of attacks fuel search for solution in Syria
    • Amina: Return of a topless rebel
      Nov 27, 2015 - 05:48:31 PM
      The return of a topless rebel to Muslim Tunisia
    • VIDEO: Singing back at the trolls
      Nov 27, 2015 - 10:35:37 AM
      Rotana Tarabzouni is a Saudi born singer now studying in the US. She's been trolled on Twitter for her choice to sing and campaign for women's rights.
    • Egyptian media surprise as Coptic Pope visits Jerusalem
      Nov 27, 2015 - 07:18:02 AM
      Egyptian media anger at Coptic Pope's visit to Jerusalem
    • VIDEO: Women get vote in Saudi elections
      Nov 27, 2015 - 06:30:41 AM
      Campaigning is about to get under way in Saudia Arabia's municipal elections and will be the first time that women will be allowed to vote and also stand as a candidate.
    • 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
    • Tunisia profile
      Nov 17, 2015 - 02:43:48 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
    • Libya country profile
      Nov 16, 2015 - 04:53:37 AM
      Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer
    • 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
    • Iran country profile
      Nov 10, 2015 - 04:48:23 AM
      Key information about Iran and its leaders, media and history
    • 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 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
    • Kuwait profile
      Jul 01, 2015 - 03:17:00 AM
      Provides an overview of Kuwait, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state.
    • Sudan country profile
      Jun 18, 2015 - 06:18:47 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
    • Israel profile
      Mar 18, 2015 - 04:17:48 AM
      Provides an overview of Israel, including key events and facts about the world's only state with a majority Jewish population
    • Iraqi Kurdistan profile - Overview
      Jan 20, 2015 - 06:17:15 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraqi Kurdistan, including key events and facts about this autonomous region
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