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. 

March 5,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 5th March 2021

This week: The ICC at The Hague confirms it is launching an investigation of Israel & Palestinian factions actions in the OPTs since 2014.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-israel-palestinian-factions-in-the-dock

February 26,2021

Israel-Palestine News: 26th February 2021

This week: We look at the developments for the upcoming Palestinian legislative and Presidential elections.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-barghouti-abbas-in-a-presidential-pickle

February 19,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 19th February 2021

This week: We look at the parties jockeying for power in the 4th Israeli election in four years, and we ask what this means for the conflict. 

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-snowy-days-ahead-in-jerusalem

February 12,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 12th February 2021

This week: The ICC has ruled that is does have jurisdiction to investigate alleged war crimes in the OPTs, will look at Israeli & Palestinian perps.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-icc-rules-it-has-jurisdiction-in-opts

February 5,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 5th February 2021

This week: Following the death of an innocent bystander during a shootout between police & criminals, we look at the situation in the Arab-Israeli community. 

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-criminal-violence-in-arab-israeli-sector

January 29,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 29th January 2021

This week: We look at what's going on with Israel's political parties ahead of its unprecedented 4th election in two years. Also: the Arab Spring after 10 years.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-israels-looming-4th-election

January 22,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 22nd January 2021

This week: Although there is cautious optimism from Palestinians and international observers, many remain sceptical.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-election-announced-palestine

January 8,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 8th January 2021

This week: The Israeli government argue that the Palestinian Authority have been responsible for healthcare since the Oslo Accords. Human rights orgs disagree.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-israel-vaccinations-palestinians-left-behind

December 18,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 18th December

This week: Against the backdrop of an escalating COVID-19 crisis in the Gaza Strip, Israel & Hamas revive controversial talks over a prisoner swap

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-hamas-israel-negotiate-prisoner-swap

December 11,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 11th December

This week: Huge funeral held for 13 year old Abu Ali Alia who was reportedly killed by Israeli military fire while he took part in an anti-settlement protest 

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-13-year-old-palestinian-shot-killed-idf-fire