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 Israel Is Targeting Palestinian Institutions
      May 20, 2017 - 07:59:00 AM
      When Israeli police showed up at the maps and survey department of the Arab Studies Society's office in Jerusalem last month, director Khalil Tufakji was surprised to receive a six-month shutdown order.
    • Life Behind Israel’s Checkpoints
      May 20, 2017 - 07:40:00 AM
      Every conflict has its heroes. In Palestine they’re the taxi drivers. After living for half a century under occupation, I can no longer endure the anxiety of what might appear on the road, whether it is angry drivers bottlenecked...
    • The Legal Status of Jerusalem
      May 17, 2017 - 09:30:00 AM
      Under international law, East Jerusalem (including the Old City and its holy sites) are not legally part of Israel.Since Israel's establishment in 1948, the US and international community have refused to recognize the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent Arab-Israeli peace agreement.
    • US Ambassador David Friedman Arrives in Israel
      May 17, 2017 - 08:14:00 AM
      David Friedman, the controversial new US ambassador to Israel, has arrived in the country to take up his post, just days before a visit by US President Donald Trump. Friedman, who presented his credentials to President Reuven Rivlin...
    • Palestinians Face Biggest Expulsion in Years by Settlers in Jerusalem
      May 17, 2017 - 07:28:00 AM
      A private settler organization is planning “the most extensive expulsion scheme in recent years,” in the Batan al-Hawa area of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem is warning.
    • Warm Start With Israel Cools as Trump Prepares Visit. What Happened?
      May 17, 2017 - 07:23:00 AM
      President Trump’s visit to Jerusalem next week has spun into a difficult diplomatic test with Israel, one of the United States’ firmest allies. Not only has Mr. Trump given Russian diplomats intelligence that officials say came from Israel, but some of his aides...
    • Israeli Navy Shoots Gaza Fisherman Dead
      May 16, 2017 - 11:52:00 AM
      A Palestinian fisherman has been killed after the Israeli navy opened fire on a vessel it accused of breaching the blockade north of the Gaza Strip. Nizar Ayash, the Palestinian fishermen's union chief, said Monday's shooting and the arrest of four other crew happened in one incident, and two more arrests were made when the military boarded another Gaza boat overnight.
    • “Building a Common Resistance” from the US to Palestine
      May 16, 2017 - 07:47:00 AM
      Pressure is mounting on the iconic UK-based band Radiohead to cancel their July gig in Tel Aviv. Dozens of artists, musicians and intellectuals have signed an open letter to Radiohead urging the band members “to think again –
    • Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners
      May 15, 2017 - 05:48:00 PM
      Regarding the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, which is now in its fourth week, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Qadura Fares, Director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club.
    • Farah Nabulsi: Filmmaker
      May 15, 2017 - 12:56:00 PM
      Farah Nabulsi, the daughter of a Palestinian mother and Palestinian-Egyptian father, grew up on a quiet street in London. A banker for many years with JP Morgan and then the founder of a private business, Nabulsi decided to leave the business world after a trip to Palestine in 2013. The systematized oppression and humiliation of Israel’s military occupation was something Nabulsi didn’t understand on her trips to Palestine from London as a child.
  • 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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