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.

    • Poll: Almost Half of Israeli Jews Don’t Want Arabs Teaching Their Kids
      May 26, 2016 - 12:00:00 PM
      Nearly half of Israeli Jewish parents say they do not want Arab teachers instructing their children in school, a new poll conducted in Israel showed. According to the survey done by Ma'agar Mochot on behalf of the Gordon College of Education, the number is substantially higher among Jews who are more religiously observant.
    • Gaza Remembers Rachel Corrie in a Football Tournament
      May 26, 2016 - 11:30:00 AM
      For the ninth year in a row, Palestinians in the city of Rafah will organize a football tournament in the memory of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year old American peace activist who was killed in the city while she was trying to protect Palestinian houses from Israeli demolition. The tournament, which will take place on June 7, 2016, will consist of 32 teams from across the Gaza Strip.
    • Israel Issues Demolition Orders for Nablus-area Homes, Power Line
      May 26, 2016 - 11:00:00 AM
      Israeli authorities handed out demolition notices for three houses, an agricultural structure and a power line in the northern occupied West Bank on Thursday, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank told Ma'an. Ghassan Daghlas told Ma'an that Israeli forces had decided to demolish three homes, a steel structure used for agricultural purposes, and a local power line...
    • Is Jordan Placing Travel Restrictions on Palestinians?
      May 24, 2016 - 08:30:00 PM
      Ramallah, Occupied West Bank - Last month, Mohamad Aref Hiles, 24, was supposed to travel from his home in the West Bank to Sweden to get married. Due to Israel's travel restrictions for Palestinians, however, Hiles, like most Palestinians who travel abroad via another country's airport, travelled through Jordan.
    • Selma Dabbagh: Writer and Lawyer
      May 24, 2016 - 10:09:00 AM
      A lawyer by training, British-Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh’s short stories have been included in a number of anthologies, including those published by Granta and International PEN. She was also nominated for the International PEN David T.K. Wong Award and the Pushcart Prize.“The power of fiction lies in its ability to humanize the other,” says Dabbagh on her decision to become a writer.
    • For Israeli Police, Every Palestinian is Guilty Until Proven Innocent
      May 23, 2016 - 03:00:00 PM
      The beating of 19-year-old Maysam Abu Alqian by plainclothes Border Police officers in central Tel Aviv on Sunday was depressingly familiar, both in the incident itself and its aftermath. Alqian, a Bedouin resident of Hura in the Negev Desert who works at a Tel Aviv supermarket, had stepped out of the store to take out the trash, when he was asked by the two plainclothes officers to present his ID.
    • Sanders Wins Greater Say in Democratic Platform; Names Pro-Palestinian Activist
      May 23, 2016 - 02:00:00 PM
      Sen. Bernie Sanders was given unprecedented say over the Democratic Party platform Monday in a move party leaders hope will soothe a bitter split with backers of the longshot challenger to Hillary Clinton — and Sanders immediately used his new power to name a well-known advocate for Palestinian rights to help draft Democratic policy.
    • Surfing in Palestine: Everyday Life in the Occupied Territories
      May 22, 2016 - 03:00:00 PM
      alestinians were baffled when Tanya Habjouqa first explained her photographic project to them. “They felt a political obligation to talk about their suffering,” she says. “They were startled when I asked about pleasure. They would slowly ask, ‘Pleasure? We don’t usually discuss pleasure.’
    • Palestinian Man’s Deportation Hits Snag: US Doesn’t Recognize His Country
      May 20, 2016 - 06:00:00 PM
      Similar to the main character in the movie "The Terminal," Alaa Yasin is a man without a homeland, according to the U.S. government. Unlike the movie, however, Yasin has spent the last eight months in a jail cell instead of a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
    • In Israel’s Poorest Town, Palestinian Fishermen Forced to Give Up Livelihoods
      May 20, 2016 - 05:30:00 PM
      Fishing has been in 44-year-old Musa Jurban’s family for at least three generations. “My father was a fisherman and my grandfather was also a fisherman,” Jurban told Middle East Eye. “It was passed down from grandfather to father to son.” “But if my children said they wanted to be fishermen, I wouldn’t want that,” he said.
  • 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

    • VIDEO: Iran footballers investigated over lesbian claims
      May 27, 2016 - 08:36:32 AM
      Authorities are investigating the women’s national football team because they believe some players might be homosexual.
    • French navy ship to join EgyptAir search
      May 27, 2016 - 07:52:41 AM
      As a French naval ship is heading for the EgyptAir crash site to help find the flight recorders, confusion reigns over signals detected from the emergency beacon.
    • Turkish fury at US commando photos
      May 27, 2016 - 03:48:12 AM
      Turkey calls the US "two-faced" over images appearing to show US commandos in northern Syria wearing Kurdish militia insignia
    • VIDEO: Iraqi Kurdistan on the front line
      May 27, 2016 - 03:08:12 AM
      Iraqi Kurdistan once considered a model of stability and prosperity now finds itself beset by a series of crises.
    • VIDEO: Refugee children love mobility scooter
      May 26, 2016 - 11:00:28 PM
      When BBC disability correspondent Nikki Fox visited Zaatari refugee camp, the children there were delighted with her mobility scooter.
    • Syria war: Battling on as a disabled refugee
      May 26, 2016 - 04:48:23 PM
      How hard is it to be a Syrian refugee with a disability?
    • Many feared dead in migrant shipwreck
      May 26, 2016 - 02:32:17 PM
      Up to 30 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsizes off the Libyan coast as the full horror of a similar shipwreck a day earlier emerges.
    • Call for clarity on UK forces in Libya
      May 26, 2016 - 11:07:21 AM
      The chairman of the Commons foreign affairs committee calls for "proper accounting" over the activities of British special forces in Libya, after reports that UK troops destroyed an Islamic State truck there.
    • VIDEO: Woman dons male disguise to get into Iranian soccer stadium
      May 26, 2016 - 10:30:12 AM
      Iranian woman dons male disguise to watch football
    • Violence in Egypt after affair rumours
      May 26, 2016 - 08:51:34 AM
      Houses are set on fire and an elderly woman is paraded naked through the streets of a village in Egypt after rumours of an inter-religious affair.
    • Vital aid 'not reaching most Syrians'
      May 26, 2016 - 07:56:47 AM
      The UN says it has been able to deliver aid to only a fraction of the Syrians it planned to reach, calling the situation "horrendously critical" in some areas.
    • UN alarmed by plans for Gaza executions
      May 26, 2016 - 03:36:08 AM
      The UN expresses alarm after Hamas says it intends to implement death sentences in Gaza, where the Palestinian Islamist group is dominant.
    • Saudi Arabia hopes for religious tourism boost
      May 24, 2016 - 05:37:52 PM
      Saudi Arabia prepares for religious tourism boost
    • VIDEO: How 14,000 Jews were airlifted out of Ethiopia in two days
      May 24, 2016 - 05:01:32 PM
      How Israel flew 14,000 people to safety in two days
    • VIDEO: What's the significance of Falluja?
      May 24, 2016 - 04:26:57 PM
      Following the United States and Iraqi military attacks against Islamic State in Falluja, the BBC's Paul Adams examines the bloody past of the troubled city.
    • VIDEO: Anti-IS alliance eyes 'capital' Raqqa
      May 24, 2016 - 03:02:00 PM
      A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has begun a campaign to expel Islamic State (IS) militants from the countryside north of Raqqa.
    • A shared tragedy in Syria
      May 24, 2016 - 10:53:19 AM
      Syrian opponents join in condemning coastal region bombs
    • VIDEO: IS 'destroyed Syria airbase' used by Russia
      May 24, 2016 - 02:57:04 AM
      A strategically significant Syrian airbase, used by Russia, appears to have been almost completely destroyed - according to new satellite imagery exclusively seen by the BBC. Stratfor analyst Sim Tack explains.
    • Syria country profile
      May 06, 2016 - 07:13:38 AM
      Provides an overview of Syria, including key events and facts about this influential Middle Eastern country.
    • Algeria profile
      May 06, 2016 - 06:33:22 AM
      Provides an overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
    • Iraq country profile
      May 04, 2016 - 02:45:50 AM
      Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations
    • Libya country profile
      Apr 20, 2016 - 07:48:33 AM
      Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer
    • Israel profile
      Apr 19, 2016 - 07:05:31 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 29, 2016 - 08:34:10 AM
      Key information about Iran and its leaders, media and history
    • Iraqi Kurdistan profile
      Feb 05, 2016 - 03:31:52 PM
      Provides an overview of Iraqi Kurdistan, including key events and facts about this autonomous region
    • Sudan country profile
      Dec 07, 2015 - 08:07:21 AM
      Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
    • Tunisia profile
      Dec 03, 2015 - 08:23:47 AM
      Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
    • Kuwait profile
      Dec 03, 2015 - 03:32:26 AM
      Provides an overview of Kuwait, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state.
    • 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
    • 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 country 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
    • 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
    • Egypt country profile
      Nov 06, 2015 - 04:03:15 AM
      Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
    • Palestinian territories profile
      Jul 08, 2015 - 06:42:02 AM
      Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts
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