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 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. 

February 4,2022

Israel-Palestine News Update Special: Amnesty International Report

This week: We explore reactions & questions about the report, which concludes Israel's "system of oppression [...] over Palestinians [...] amounts to apartheid."

Read the full update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/news-update-special-amnesty-international-report

January 21,2022

Israel-Palestine News: January 21st - A family is evicted in Sheikh Jarrah

This week: After a week of dramatic confrontation between a Palestinian family and the Israeli authorities, a family is evicted & the home demolished.

Read the full update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-family-evicted-sheikh-jarrah

January 14,2022

‘In our teens, we dreamed of making peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Then my friend was shot’

This week we've chosen to forgo our usual update to share this piece from filmmaker Roy Cohen, about the life & death of his friend Aseel, in full.

Read it here: ‘In our teens, we dreamed of making peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Then my friend was shot’ (mailchi.mp)

January 7,2022

Israel-Palestine News: January 7th - Palestinian prisoner ends 141-day hunger strike

This week: We look at the situation surrounding the end of a Palestinian detainee's hunger strike, particularly the use of 'administrative detention'

Read the full update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-newspalestinian-prisoner-ends-141-day-hunger-strike

December 17,2021

Israel-Palestine News: December 17th - Palestinians vote under strained circumstances

This week: 66% of eligible Palestinians headed to the polls this week in local municipal elections, despite deep mistrust with the ruling Fatah party.

Read the full update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-palestinians-vote-under-strained-circumstances

December 10,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: December 10th - The new wave of violence continues in Jerusalem

This week: the latest attack in Jerusalem underscores the tensions that run through the divided city and beyond.

Read the full update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-new-wave-of-violence-continues

December 3,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 3rd December 2021 - What Happened This Week?

This week: Israeli President Herzog controversially lights Chanukah candle in Hebron. Also: SNS partner Hand In Hand Schools release adorable video!

Read the full update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-what-happened-this-week

November 26,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: November 26th - Palestinian gunman kills Israeli in Jerusalem

This week: we look at the attack in Jerusalem's Old City, which saw a Palestinian gunman, a member of Hamas, attack Israeli civilians and police.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-palestinian-gunman-kills-israeli-in-jerusalem

November 19,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: November 19th - Settler violence against Palestinians at highest rate in years

This week - Israeli Defence Minister Gantz denounces settler violence: "Hate crimes are the root from which terrorism grows and we must uproot it"

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-rising-settler-violence-in-west-bank

November 5,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: November 5th - Sheikh Jarrah residents reject Israeli High Court ruling

This week: our main story focuses on the latest developments over the threatened evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-sheikh-jarrah-families-reject-unjust-compromise