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. 

November 13,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 13th November 2020

This week we look at the life and legacy of a stalwart of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over the last 30 years.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-update-venerable-palestinian-chief-negotiator-dr-saeb-erekat-dies-from-covid-19-aged-65

November 6,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 6th November 2020

This week: We look at the records & rhetoric of both presidential hopefuls, the reactions in the region & more!

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-what-will-trump-or-biden-mean

October 30,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 30th October 2020

This week: Sudan becomes the latest Arab state to come to an agreement with Israel. The Palestinian leadership are left with few options on a response.

Read the update: https://us20.campaign-archive.com/?u=9ca5c45e511566c79cb8f323d&id=ee7193710d

October 23,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 23rd October 2020

This week: In a rare move, an Israeli Border Police Officer will face charges over the death of a Palestinian - the autistic man Eyad al-Hallaq. 

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-officer-faces-charges-over-killing-of-eyad-al-hallaq

October 16,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 16th October 2020

This week: A leading Saudi diplomat hints at a coming change in the Gulf State's relationship with Israel, and castigates the Palestinian leadership.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/is-saudi-arabia-laying-the-groundwork-for-normalisation-with-israel

October 9,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 9th October 2020

This week: Pressure from anti-corruption protests, discontent amongst ultra-Orthodox community & criticism from within Likud place Bibi in a hot spot.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-netanyahu-faces-unrest-from-all-sides

October 2,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 2nd October 2020

This week: After intensive talks held in Istanbul, the Fatah & Hamas political factions agreed to hold elections for the legislative council and the presidency.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-palestinian-factions-agree-to-elections

September 25,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 25th September 2020

This week: The donations to Elad, revealed by BBC Arabic researching the FinCEN files leak, dwarf similar funds made available to pro-peace orgs.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/abramovich-donates-100m-to-israeli-settler-org-elad

September 18,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 18th September 2020

This Week: At the White House Israeli PM Netanyahu signs normalisation agreement with UAE & Bahraini representatives. Palestinians are left out in the cold.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/news-uae-bahrain-israel-sign-abraham-accords

September 11,2020

Israel-Palestine News Update: 11th September 2020

This week: Israel becomes the first country in the world to announce a 2nd national lockdown, and the crisis worsens in Gaza, with the UN stepping in.

Read the update: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/restrictions-imposed-coronavirus-crisis-worsens-israel-gaza