Israel-Palestine In The News

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


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Each week we provide you with reporting on some of the top headlines from international, Hebrew and Arab sources to help you get an overview of what’s been happening this week in Israel-Palestine. As you read each source you should consider if there is anything about the language, the way the story is presented, or where the story is coming from that suggests a bias or an interest in persuading you to think about the story in a particular way. 

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. As always, if you want to share comments, questions or suggestions for future Updates, please email [email protected]. 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 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, 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. 

March 1,2024

Israel-Palestine News: 24 Feb-1st March

This week: Municipal elections in Israel; death toll in Gaza passes 30,000; deaths during deadly aid truck incident in Gaza city; hopes for ceasefire as talks continue.

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Photo: IDF surveillance footage shows thousands of people in northern Gaza trying to reach aid supplies [© Israel Defense Forces via Financial Times]

February 23,2024

Palestine-Israel News 17th-23rd February

This week: Tell MAMA release briefing highlighting unprecedented surge in anti-Muslim hate; UK & Jordan air dropping aid to Northern Gaza + more.

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Photo: Hate cases recorded by Tell MAMA are at an all-time high. Credit: PA via Sky News

February 16,2024

Israel-Palestine News 10th-16th February

This week: Unprecedented wave of antisemitism in the UK revealed in new report; friendships tested by the war; Israeli rejection of Palestinian statehood after US proposal

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Photo: Police patrolling the streets around a kosher food store in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, in October after a rise in antisemitic incidents. Credit: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

February 2,2024

Palestine-Israel News 27th January-2nd February

This week: Qatar confirms progress between Israel-Hamas for a truce in Gaza, Biden sighs executive order targeting Israeli settlers who attack Palestinians, and Solutions Not Sides featured in the New York Times.

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Photo: Israeli soldiers guard Israeli settlers after some launch an attack on the Palestinian town of Deir Sharaf on Nov. 2, 2023. Credit: Nasser Ishtayeh/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

January 26,2024

Israel-Palestine News 19th-26th January

This week: The ICJ gives its interim decision on the South Africa vs Israel case, and finds that Israel must take various measures to prevent genocide

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Photo: Judges take their seats prior to the hearing of Israel's defense at the International Court of Justice on Jan. 12. Credit: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu via Getty Images, from Axios

January 12,2024

Palestine-Israel News 6th-12th January

This week: as South Africa and Israel present their submissions to court for and against the charges of genocide, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visits Israel and meets with Netanyahu in his continuing efforts at shuttle diplomacy.

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Photo: Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the Netherlands Vusimuzi Madonsela, right, and Minister of Justice and Correctional Services of South Africa Ronald Lamola, center, during the opening of the hearings at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Patrick Post)

November 17,2023

Palestine-Israel News 11th-17th November

This week: we look into policy and peace options from various sources across the globe along with recent headlines.

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Photo: from the #HumanitynotHate vigil in White Hall on 15.11.23. Members of the public joined MPs and Muslim, Christian & Jewish faith leaders to light lanterns in memory of all those lost in the Israel- Palestine conflict, and as a symbol of hope against hatred. Credit: Together Coalition on ‘X’

November 3,2023

Israel-Palestine News 27th-3rd November

This week: we take a look at opinion pieces from the region and internationally, discussing fear, hope and humanity.

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Photo: Palestinians with dual citizenship have been waiting to cross into Egypt - Image via BBC News 1st November 2023

October 20,2023

Palestine-Israel News 14th-20th October

This week: With the death toll rising, we take a look at how events from the last week are being presented in international mainstream news.

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Photo: Israel and the Palestinians are locked in claim and counter-claim about what happened at the hospital - image from Reuters via BBC News October 2023

October 6,2023

Israel-Palestine News 30th September-6th October

This week: Where do Palestinians fit into Saudi-Israel talks? Plus: violence flares again in flashpoint town of Huwara.

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Photo: Nayef bin Bandar al-Sudairi, Saudi Arabia's first ambassador to Palestine, left, speaks with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on September 27, 2023 [Credit: Majdi Mohammed/Reuters]