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. 

September 22,2023

Israel-Palestine News: 16th September 2023

This week: Diplomacy takes centre stage as leaders meet at the UN General Convention, and Saudi-Israel normalisation talks continue. Also in the news this week - protestors gather at the Gaza border, with Israeli authorities accusing them of rioting and attempting to plant explosive devices. An Israeli raid in Jenin refugee camp leaves 4 dead.

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Photo: The interview with Fox was the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's first on US TV since 2019 [File: Yousef Allan/Jordanian Royal Palace/Handout via AFP]

September 15,2023

Israel-Palestine News: 15th September 2023

This week: UK Foreign Secretary visited Israel and met with his counterpart in Israel. He also met with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, during a week which also saw protests over the Israeli governments plans for judicial reform, the 30th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, and more.

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Photo: Foreign Minister Eli Cohen (right) meets with UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly in Jerusalem on September 11, 2023. (Credit: Avi Hayoun)

September 8,2023

Israel-Palestine News: 8th September 2023

This Week: Britain & others criticise PA President Abbas over antisemitic comments; Israeli Minister has frosty reception in UK; Gaza exports halted due to explosive fears; Palestinian delegations meets with US officials over Israel-Saudi deal; Israel imposing apartheid on Palestinians, says former Mossad chief

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Photo: Protesters greet Israeli minister Amichai Chikli (white shirt) in London as he arrives at meeting at Jewish Agency HQ in north London (Credit: Jewish News)

September 1,2023

Israel-Palestine News: 1st September 2023

This Week: PA lays out its terms for any Saudi-Israel deal; Libya-Israel meeting sparks protests; Finance Minister Smotrich releases funds for East Jerusalem after backlash

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Photos: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, has raised the idea of funding with Mahmoud Abbas, who heads the Palestinian Authority. [Credit: HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS]

August 25,2023

Israel-Palestine News: 25th August 2023

This week: Violence in the West Bank, threats from Iran, murders in Druze community, and accusations of apartheid at Ben Gvir.

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Photo: People inspect the site where three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces near the West Bank city of Jenin, 06 August 2023. (Credit: EPA)

August 18,2023

Israel-Palestine News: 18th August 2023

This week: College head assails Smotrich for defunding programs for East Jerusalem Palestinians

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Photo: Students at Hebrew University on the first day of the academic year on October 23, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/FLASH90)

June 30,2023

Israel-Palestine News: 30th June 2023

This week: The Palestinian Authority is facing a fragile economic situation, with problems within and without.

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Photo: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh speaks during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Credit: AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

June 23,2023

Israel-Palestine News: 23rd June 2023

This week: 2 Palestinian gunmen associated with Hamas killed 4 Israeli civilians in an attack on a restaurant near the Israeli settlement in the West Bank.

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Photo: Relatives mourn at the funeral of 17-year-old Israeli, Nahman Mordof, killed by Palestinian gunmen outside a Jewish settlement in the West Bank (Credit: Menahem KAHANA)

June 9,2023

Israel-Palestine News: 9th June 2023

This week: we look at the difficult situation facing Christians in Jerusalem, from violent attacks, vandalism, intimidation & displacement

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Photo: In February a Jewish American tourist vandalised a statue of Jesus at the Church of the Flagellation (Credit: Reuters)

June 2,2023

Israel-Palestine News: 2nd June 2023

This week: As negotiations get going between the government and opposition leaders in Israel, protestors also return to the streets

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Photo: A drone’s eye view of the protests showing thousands in Tel Aviv (Credit: BBC)