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 Forces Demolish Palestinian Home In The Negev
      May 28, 2015 - 02:37:00 PM
      In an ongoing campaign by Israeli authorities to push Bedouin communities from the Negev, Israeli bulldozers demolished the home of Ali Hammad Abu Rabia in the Makhul village Thursday, locals said. His home is the third belonging to the Abu Rabia family to be demolished by Israel in the last eight years. Israeli forces closed all entrances to the village while bulldozers demolished the house, locals said.
    • Christian Schools In Israel Say Budget Cuts Hurt Community
      May 28, 2015 - 02:20:00 PM
      It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."
    • Israel’s President Calls BDS a ‘Strategic Threat’
      May 28, 2015 - 01:51:00 PM
      Israeli President Reuven Rivlin held an “emergency” meeting Thursday with the heads of Israel’s universities and colleges to discuss the academic boycott, which he described as a “strategic threat.” Israeli institutions and officials have begun addressing the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions movement more seriously and investing more resources into fighting it in recent months and years.
    • Mohammad Herzallah: Doctor and Innovator
      May 28, 2015 - 05:00:00 AM
      Life in developing countries can be mentally and physically dangerous, and these hardships are only magnified for Palestinians living under occupation. It is estimated that around one million Palestinians in the West Bank suffer from clinical depression, and it’s this dilemma to which Dr. Mohammad M. Herzallah has dedicated his work.
    • To Critics of the Academic Boycott of Israel: What About Academic Freedom for the Children of Gaza?
      May 27, 2015 - 01:15:00 PM
      It has been nearly a decade since the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement started in 2005, seeking justice and rights for Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories. It has steadily increased in size and force; one recent sign of its growing strength and influence is that both national governments, and states within the U.S., have issued declarations against it.
    • Israeli Settlers Take Over 10 Dunums of Land in Nablus
      May 27, 2015 - 12:15:00 PM
      Dozens of Israeli settlers from the Yitzhar settlement took over land in the Huwwara village in southern Nablus, official says. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma'an the settlers took over land belonging to Palestinian Yasser Mutie Hussein Ali, planting grapevines in the area.
    • In Their Own Words: Senior Israeli Officials on the Palestinian Question
      May 27, 2015 - 11:07:00 AM
      The IMEU's latest fact sheet summarizes the views of senior officials in the new extreme Israeli right-wing government towards the Palestinians, in their own words.
    • Israel Asking US for 50% Increase in Next Defense Package
      May 26, 2015 - 05:00:00 PM
      Israel reportedly wants the US to increase its annual defense assistance package by half, to an average $4.5 billion. Defense News reported this weekend that Israel and US officials have in recent months begun negotiations on the next 10-year aid package.
    • Apartheid in Israel is About More Than Just Segregated Buses
      May 26, 2015 - 03:00:00 PM
      South Africa used to distinguish between two types of apartheid. The first, called “petty” apartheid, included the separation of public amenities like public benches, bathrooms and public transportation. The second, called “grand” apartheid, included the division of territory and political rights, under which separate areas were allocated in which blacks were forced to live.
    • Israel ‘Refusing’ to Repair Disconnected Gaza Electricity Grid
      May 26, 2015 - 02:00:00 PM
      Gaza's electricity distributor has accused Israel of refusing to repair a 12 megawatt grid supplying power to Gaza City that became disconnected in Israeli-controlled territory on Thursday. The Gaza Electricity Distribution Corporation said in a statement on Tuesday that the loss of the al-Qubba electricity grid was having a serious effect on the power supply to Gaza City, which has suffered an insufficient supply for years.
  • BBC Middle East News

    BBC Middle East News

    • Bomb attack at Saudi Arabia mosque
      May 29, 2015 - 09:46:26 AM
      At least four people die in a bomb attack outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, only a week after more than 20 people were killed in a similar bombing.
    • IS militants 'seize Libyan airport'
      May 29, 2015 - 08:20:37 AM
      Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.
    • Saudi Arabia profile
      May 29, 2015 - 06:55:50 AM
      Provides an overview of Saudi Arabia, including key events and facts about the birthplace of Islam
    • Syria profile
      May 29, 2015 - 06:44:37 AM
      Provides an overview of Syria, including key events and facts about this influential Middle Eastern country.
    • Hundreds of migrants rescued in Med
      May 28, 2015 - 11:32:17 PM
      EU naval vessels rescue more than 700 migrants off Sicily, as Africans continue to attempt the perilous crossing from Libya.
    • Iran hardliners crack down on freedom of speech
      May 28, 2015 - 06:34:39 PM
      Iranian hardliners put pressure on universities
    • 'Ten killed' by Baghdad car bombs
      May 28, 2015 - 03:45:14 PM
      At least 10 people die in twin bomb attacks outside central Baghdad hotels, say Iraqi police
    • Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city'
      May 28, 2015 - 01:43:55 PM
      An Islamist rebel coalition has seized one of the last cities in western Idlib province held by the Syrian government, activists say.
    • Are more people on the move?
      May 28, 2015 - 12:03:31 PM
      Are more people on the move than ever before?
    • Tajik special ops chief 'joins IS'
      May 28, 2015 - 05:22:36 AM
      Tajikistan's special forces chief appears in a video claiming to have joined Islamic State forces in Syria.
    • VIDEO: Palestinians want Israel football ban
      May 27, 2015 - 09:35:35 PM
      The Palestinian Football Association is asking Fifa to suspend Israel from world football, just as it once suspended apartheid South Africa and Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia.
    • Bahrain: Between rebellion and reform
      May 27, 2015 - 05:35:44 PM
      What does Bahrain's silent majority hope for?
    • Iranian state turns matchmaker
      May 27, 2015 - 05:08:43 PM
      Can a state-run dating site reduce young divorce in Iran?
    • VIDEO: US concern at Iraq Shia militias
      May 27, 2015 - 04:10:33 PM
      US Army Lt General McMaster says the presence of Shia militias in fight against IS in Iraq is a 'grave concern' for stability in the region
    • Mauritania country profile
      May 27, 2015 - 08:12:36 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
    • VIDEO: Palestinians 'killed, tortured by Hamas'
      May 26, 2015 - 09:53:06 PM
      Amnesty International has accused the Palestinian group, Hamas, of a brutal campaign of abduction, torture and killings against its own people.
    • VIDEO: Photo project addresses Lebanon racism
      May 26, 2015 - 04:03:19 PM
      BBC News hears how an exhibition is highlighting Lebanon's ethnic diversity to address racism.
    • VIDEO: Is Jordan next target for Islamic State?
      May 26, 2015 - 05:45:17 AM
      As fears grow that Jordan could be Islamic States's next target the country has been redoubling its efforts to confront the extremist threat on its borders and inside the country.
    • Islamic State PR gloss masks Iraqi forces' gains
      May 26, 2015 - 02:25:01 AM
      John Simpson: Fear and PR jihadists' strongest card
    • VIDEO: Meet the militias battling IS in Iraq
      May 25, 2015 - 03:11:49 PM
      Earlier this month militants from Islamic State seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with its fall seen as a major capitulation by the Iraqi Army.
    • Qatar country profile
      May 21, 2015 - 07:55:37 AM
      Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer.
    • Tunisia profile
      May 21, 2015 - 04:10:48 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
    • Oman profile
      May 20, 2015 - 08:19:19 AM
      Provides an overview of Oman, including key events and facts about the oldest independent state in the Arab world
    • Bahrain country profile
      May 20, 2015 - 08:01:22 AM
      Provides an overview of Bahrain, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state which has become a financial services centre
    • Egypt profile
      May 18, 2015 - 06:47:05 AM
      Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    • Iraq country profile
      May 18, 2015 - 04:58:51 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations
    • Sudan country profile
      Apr 30, 2015 - 02:11:29 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
    • Jordan profile
      Apr 29, 2015 - 03:55:00 AM
      Provides an overview of Jordan, including key events and facts about this small country in the Middle East.
    • Lebanon profile
      Apr 29, 2015 - 03:05:03 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
    • Morocco country profile - Overview
      Apr 29, 2015 - 02:11:37 AM
      Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb
    • Yemen profile
      Mar 26, 2015 - 09:00:12 AM
      Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East
    • Algeria profile
      Mar 24, 2015 - 04:59:06 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
    • 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
    • Iran country profile
      Feb 25, 2015 - 04:28:15 AM
      Provides an overview of Iran, including key events and facts about this country whose supreme leader is an Islamic cleric
    • United Arab Emirates profile
      Feb 24, 2015 - 02:44:13 AM
      Provides an overview of the United Arab Emirates - known as the UAE - including key events and facts about this federation of seven states.
    • Golan Heights profile
      Feb 10, 2015 - 08:03:28 AM
      Provides an overview of the Golan Heights, including key events and facts about this strategically important Syrian territory occupied by Israel.
    • Kuwait profile
      Feb 10, 2015 - 07:59:33 AM
      Provides an overview of Kuwait, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Palestinian territories profile
      Dec 10, 2014 - 09:19:03 AM
      Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts
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