Israel-Palestine In The News

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

Welcome to the SNS News Update Archive! If you're not already signed up for this weekly newsletter, you can sign up here.

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. 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 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, 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. 

July 15,2022

Israel-Palestine News: July 15th - Biden's visit comes with high hopes but low expectations

This week: For the first time in office, U.S. President Joe Biden is visiting the Middle East. There are high expectations from Saudi Arabia and Israel about breakthroughs in normalisation, strengthening the regional alliance against Iran and energy supplies. But in Palestinians are not expecting much, as the peace process has stagnated completely, the Palestinian Authority continues to lose legitimacy under an ageing and autocratic Mahmoud Abbas, and the daily violence of the occupation continues unabated.

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June 10,2022

Israel-Palestine News: June 10th - Palestinian flag jitters for Israeli state

This week: Israeli progressive movement Mehazkim displays huge billboard of Palestinian and Israeli flags with words 'We were meant to live together'

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June 3,2022

Israel-Palestine News: 3rd June - Ugly scenes on Jerusalem Day

This week: Defence Minister Gantz calls for Lehava, La Familia to be designated terrorist orgs. after their role in flag march violence & incitement.

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May 27,2022

Israel-Palestine News: May 27th - Fears over potential for violence at Jerusalem Day Flag March

This week: Despite Israeli PM Bennet's assertion that the nationalist march will go ahead, Gantz & Lapid concede the march has 'combustible elements'

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May 20,2022

Israel-Palestine News: May 20th - Abu Akleh family slams police, calls police after attack on funeral

This week: Amid widespread international outcry over scenes of Israeli police attacking the funeral & pallbearers of Shireen Abu Akleh, her brother speaks out.

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May 13,2022

Israel-Palestine News: May 13th Anger & Outcry for Palestinian Journalist Killed in Jenin

This week: Despite claims and counter-claims over the culpability for her death, eyewitnesses so far indicate Israeli forces shot and killed Shireen Abu Akleh

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April 29,2022

Israel-Palestine News Update: April 29th - Crisis in Jerusalem

This week: We take a look at the violence that has ebbed and flowed around Jerusalem over the last week and before during Ramadan, Passover & Easter.

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April 8,2022

Israel-Palestine News Update: April 8th - Israeli Political Crisis

This week: A member of the current government coalition left, resulting in uncertainty in the future of the government.

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April 1,2022

Israel-Palestine News Update: April 1st - Wave of Deadly Attacks in Israel-Palestine

This week: A series of three attacks leave eleven dead, mostly civilians, amid security tightening and tensions increasing ahead of religious holidays.

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March 25,2022

Israel-Palestine News: March 25th - Four killed in attack in Be'er Sheva

This week: Four people were killed in an attack against civilians in Be'er Sheva, following two other stabbing attacks in other locations earlier this week.

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