Israel-Palestine In The News

The variety of sources and perspectives on the news that you need.

Welcome to the SNS News Update Archive! We have developed this resource into a shorter, sharper weekly update with a focus on an important story, as well as context and, where possible, comment from our Partner Organisations. We think this will provide a good opportunity for students & young people to analyse, debate and discuss how the media covers politically charged topics such as Israel-Palestine. Further down this News Update you'll find be a few other suggested articles to read. We also hope you like our new look - check out our social media pages for more on this! As always, if you want to share comments, questions or suggestions for future Updates, please email laurence@solutionsnotsides.co.uk. Thank you.

We provide articles from a varied selection of articles from Arabic, Hebrew and English mainstream media outlets so readers get a flavour of what is being said about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from different perspectives. The aim is to shine a spotlight for readers on the polarised narratives and constant one-sided messaging that appears in the media of each society, and often also in the international media. Solutions Not Sides makes no attempt to reconcile or support any of these narratives, but we believe it is important to understand each side’s perspective and the way that their society presents events if a negotiated solution is to be reached. 

Solutions Not Sides seeks to draw on a broad spectrum of sources and voices when we share stories, important news updates and opinion. We want to represent a wide range of political views, the distinct regional perspectives and meaningful opinion and discussion which comes out of Middle East & North African (MENA) countries - particularly Israel & Palestine - and also the international community.

We don’t restrict the sources or voices that we share other than those which directly contravene points 8, 9 and 10 of our guiding principles. We will not use any sources that promulgate unfounded and potentially dangerous conspiracy theories, promote Antisemitism or anti-Muslim hate, or endorse violence.

We also will not use blogs, think tanks or organisational communications as primary sources and will seek out coverage of their stories elsewhere.

We use the impartial tools Media Bias & Factcheck, Full Fact and Snopes.com, alongside others and internal research, to determine which sources meet our standards.

We do not currently have the capacity to provide translations of actual Hebrew and Arabic media, so bear in mind that news agencies that issue articles in those languages may not produce the same content as the English versions of their outlets provided here (e.g. Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English do not simply produce the same content in both languages). The content and opinions of these articles do not reflect our aims or opinions. 

Our main educational point about media sources on this issue is that they are almost always biased and should never be trusted in isolation. Please BE RESOURCEFUL and research for yourself a diversity of sources for everything you read or hear about Israel-Palestine. 

June 16,2020

Israel-Palestine News: 16th June 2020

This week we take a look at the Palestinian responses to the proposed Israeli annexation of sections of the West Bank, including some reaction from SNS partner organisations like Combatants for Peace.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/identity-arab-israelis-or-palestinian-citizens-of-israel-12504405

April 24,2020

Identity: Arab-Israelis or Palestinian Citizens of Israel?

This week we take a look at a recent poll that showing a significant change in the way Israeli Arabs identify themselves, and use it as an opportunity to reflect upon and explore identity.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/identity-arab-israelis-or-palestinian-citizens-of-israel

April 17,2020

Normalisation, activism or solidarity?

This week, as a Zoom call with Israelis & internationals lands a Gaza peace activist in Hamas jail, we ask some questions about the concept of 'normalisation', and whether activism & solidarity are possible across the Israeli-Palestinian divide.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/normalisation-activism-or-solidarity-news-update

April 3,2020

Coronavirus in Israel's Haredi Community

This week's stories include the growing challenges of dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak in Israel's Haredi communities, plus media-focused questions for students.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/sns-news-israeli-ultra-orthodox-city-faces-coronavirus-lockdown

November 8,2019

Palestinian Elections

In light of the political upheaval in Lebanon, and the political stagnation in Israel, the Palestinian Authority could be moving toward the first parliamentary and presidential elections in 14 years.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-2nd-8th-november