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.

    • Donor funding shortfall exacerbates Gaza crisis
      Jan 29, 2015 - 04:06:00 PM
      A massive shortfall in the $5.4 billion pledged for Gaza's reconstruction by the international community last October is exacerbating an already dire humanitarian crisis for Palestinians displaced by Israel's summer offensive.
    • Israeli Navy Attacks Fishermen with Live Fire off Gaza
      Jan 29, 2015 - 04:01:00 PM
      Israeli naval boats Thursday opened a barrage of gunfire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing offshore Gaza City, according to WAFA correspondent. He said the navy opened gunfire towards a set of Palestinian fishing boats while sailing offshore Gaza City, forcing them to get back ashore, despite sailing within the allowed 6-nautical-mile zone.
    • Independent investigation details Israel’s deliberate targeting of civilians in Gaza
      Jan 29, 2015 - 03:54:00 PM
      A new independent medical fact-finding mission in Gaza has detailed Israel’s deliberate killing of Palestinian civilians in its summer 2014 attack, codenamed Operation “Protective Edge.” Acts documented in the investigation include the use of human shields, close-range murder of civilians, targeting of medics, and more.
    • Israeli authorities demolish Palestinian home, barn in Idhna
      Jan 29, 2015 - 03:49:00 PM
      Israeli authorities on Thursday destroyed the home of a Palestinian family as well as the barn of another in the town of Idhna in the southern West Bank. Locals told Ma'an that Israeli bulldozers escorted by several military jeeps demolished a house as well as a mobile home belonging to Ahmad Jamal al-Jiyawi in the area of Khirbet al-Ras west of Idhna.
    • Israel destroys water lines feeding Palestinian areas in Jordan Valley
      Jan 29, 2015 - 11:07:00 AM
      Israeli forces on Thursday destroyed a water network which feeds Palestinian villages and Bedouin dwellings in the northern Jordan Valley, the head of the village council of al-Maleh and its surrounding Bedouin dwellings said.
    • Children suffer and die in Gaza. Who notices?
      Jan 28, 2015 - 05:57:00 PM
      In the Gaza Strip, the main daily activity of every family is to try to secure and maximize the use of energy. Even the lives of "privileged" families — those whose houses weren't damaged or destroyed in the recent war and who have some money to pay inflated prices and middlemen — are affected.
    • Group: Israel violated rules of war in strikes on Gaza homes
      Jan 28, 2015 - 04:17:00 PM
      A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the rules of war, an Israeli rights group said Wednesday. The B'Tselem group called strikes on homes "one of the appalling hallmarks of the fighting" and said they were approved at the top levels of Israeli power.
    • “I always thought I’d be next to die”: Gaza journalists reflect on a bloody 2014
      Jan 28, 2015 - 03:40:00 PM
      Maysoon Abu Hayyin is not sure how she will provide for her one-year-old daughter Lana. In July last year, Maysoon’s husband Ziad — a freelance journalist and online editor for the al-Kitaab newspaper — was killed during Israel’s attack on Gaza. Ziad had some money saved, yet Maysoon has not yet been granted authorization to access his bank account.
    • Dancing in the Rubble: Breakdancers Offer Hope as Gaza Struggles to Rebuild
      Jan 28, 2015 - 01:48:00 PM
      It's been nearly six months since the end of the latest war in Gaza, but the devastation left behind makes it seem as though the last bombs dropped only yesterday.Psychologically, too, Gazans are still shell-shocked and traumatized by a conflict that killed some 2,192 people — mostly civilians, and many children — and destroyed more than 96,000 homes in less than two months. The fact that this was the third conflict in a span of six years made it all harder, not easier.
    • Israeli Forces Open Gunfire on Gaza Borderline Farmlands
      Jan 28, 2015 - 01:27:00 PM
      Israeli forces opened Wednesday gunfire on Palestinian borderline farmlands to the east of Khan Younes in the southern Gaza Strip.WAFA correspondent reported that forces deployed and stationed in military watchtowers along the border indiscriminately opened fire on borderline farmlands, forcing farmers who were tending to their crops to flee.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • VIDEO: Into Kobane: 'Destruction is everywhere'
      Feb 01, 2015 - 03:48:07 PM
      A BBC team including correspondent Quentin Sommerville and cameraman Tim Facey have become the first western TV crew to return to Kobane - and they sent this report.
    • Japan hostage killing: Critical test for PM Abe
      Feb 01, 2015 - 03:14:21 PM
      Japan PM Abe under pressure after hostage killing by IS
    • Kidnapped Libya Opec official found
      Feb 01, 2015 - 02:58:19 PM
      One of Libya's most senior energy officials, Opec representative Samir Salem Kamal, is released more than two weeks after being kidnapped.
    • Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt
      Feb 01, 2015 - 01:11:40 PM
      Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste is deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison and later arrives to Cyprus.
    • Damascus bus bomb blast kills four
      Feb 01, 2015 - 07:29:58 AM
      A bomb explodes on a bus in Syria's capital Damascus, killing at least four people and injuring dozens more, activists and media reports say.
    • Jordan vow after hostage beheading
      Feb 01, 2015 - 06:51:57 AM
      Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.
    • Traumatic times for Jordan pilot's family
      Feb 01, 2015 - 05:44:50 AM
      Jordan rallies round family of pilot held by Islamic State
    • VIDEO: Yemen: Anti-Houthi protests continue
      Jan 31, 2015 - 08:25:37 PM
      Protestors in Yemen are continuing to voice their anger against the militant Shia-Muslim faction known as the Houthis who have taken control of the capital, Sanaa.
    • The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal
      Jan 31, 2015 - 05:00:28 PM
      The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal
    • Egypt leader warns of 'long battle'
      Jan 31, 2015 - 10:10:15 AM
      Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.
    • Bahrain strips 72 of citizenship
      Jan 31, 2015 - 09:30:05 AM
      The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported.
    • IS 'chemical weapons expert killed'
      Jan 30, 2015 - 04:50:06 PM
      A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says.
    • VIDEO: Egypt buries Sinai attacks dead
      Jan 30, 2015 - 03:36:42 PM
      Some of the soldiers killed in Thursday's attacks on checkpoints and police and army bases in Egypt's Sinai peninsula have been laid to rest.
    • VIDEO: Awaiting return to war-torn Kobane
      Jan 30, 2015 - 03:11:20 PM
      Days after Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants from Kobane in northern Syria, people who fled the town are now waiting to return.
    • Islamic State eyes al-Qaeda lands
      Jan 30, 2015 - 03:09:54 PM
      Islamic State forges links with militants across Muslim world
    • Hezbollah says it does not want war
      Jan 30, 2015 - 08:53:01 AM
      The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.
    • Curfew in Kirkuk amid IS attacks
      Jan 30, 2015 - 07:53:14 AM
      A curfew is imposed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants.
    • Israel's Thai farmworkers tell of grim plight
      Jan 30, 2015 - 06:08:07 AM
      Thai farmhands tell of Israeli moshav labour abuse
    • VIDEO: Middle East Beats: Yousra El Gendy
      Jan 30, 2015 - 02:20:45 AM
      Yousra El Gendy is far from being the typical glamorous Egyptian singer musing about Prince Charming and performing the occasional belly dance.
    • VIDEO: Sanaa: 'We live in constant fear'
      Jan 29, 2015 - 12:14:11 PM
      Political instability, security fears and the fragile economy are adding to the misery of ordinary people in Yemen's capital.
    • VIDEO: Is the world really getting nastier?
      Jan 29, 2015 - 08:09:56 AM
      Is the world really getting nastier? - In 60 seconds
    • Iran's Revolutionary Guards take lead on foreign affairs
      Jan 29, 2015 - 06:27:04 AM
      Growing Iranian influence abroad driven by Revolutionary Guards
    • Female Muslim converts drawn to Islamic State
      Jan 29, 2015 - 03:16:50 AM
      Female Muslim converts drawn to Islamic State
    • Fighting for the spoils of Libya's revolution
      Jan 28, 2015 - 07:05:02 AM
      Libya's perilously thin semblance of normality
    • Israel profile
      Jan 28, 2015 - 03:47:05 AM
      Provides an overview of Israel, including key events and facts about the world's only state with a majority Jewish population
    • Mauritania country profile
      Jan 27, 2015 - 07:29:40 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
    • Saudi Arabia profile
      Jan 23, 2015 - 02:23:04 AM
      Provides an overview of Saudi Arabia, including key events and facts about the birthplace of Islam
    • Iraq country profile
      Jan 20, 2015 - 08:55:57 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations
    • 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
    • Yemen profile
      Jan 19, 2015 - 06:01:13 AM
      Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East
    • Libya country profile
      Jan 19, 2015 - 04:57:21 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.
    • Sudan country profile
      Jan 02, 2015 - 06:32:28 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
    • Tunisia profile
      Dec 22, 2014 - 08:20:41 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
    • Palestinian territories profile
      Dec 10, 2014 - 09:19:03 AM
      Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts
    • United Arab Emirates profile
      Nov 25, 2014 - 08:49:21 AM
      Provides an overview of the United Arab Emirates - known as the UAE - including key events and facts about this federation of seven states.
    • Qatar country profile
      Nov 25, 2014 - 06:55:35 AM
      Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer.
    • Oman profile
      Nov 25, 2014 - 04:32:29 AM
      Provides an overview of Oman, including key events and facts about the oldest independent state in the Arab world
    • Bahrain country profile
      Nov 25, 2014 - 03:35:40 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
      Nov 14, 2014 - 04:07:36 AM
      Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb
    • Iran country profile
      Nov 12, 2014 - 05:00:27 AM
      Provides an overview of Iran, including key events and facts about this country whose supreme leader is an Islamic cleric
    • Egypt profile
      Nov 11, 2014 - 05:25:05 AM
      Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    • Lebanon profile
      Nov 04, 2014 - 08:24:37 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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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