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 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

October 29,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: October 29th - Protests as Muslim graves unearthed during Israeli construction of national park

This week: Protests continue over construction of a park near a historic Muslim graveyard in Jerusalem. Also: 3000 settler units approved in West Bank

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-nature-park-demolition-near-muslim-cemetery-jerusalem

October 25,2021

Israel-Palestine Special News Update: October 25th 2021

A special edition of the news update regarding the recent statement on Palestinian human rights organisations by the Israeli defence ministry.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-update-ub815y308t

October 22,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 22 October 2021 - Dozens Wounded & Arrested During Violence Between Palestinians & Israeli Police

This week: We cast our eye to Jerusalem as the area sees some of the worst violence and tension since the war between Israel & Hamas in May 2021.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-dozens-wounded-violence-between-palestinians-israeli-police

October 8,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 8th October 2021 - Big anti-settler violence campaign launched across Israel

This week: A coalition of anti-occupation orgs. have launched a wide-ranging campaign calling on the Israeli government to act over settler violence

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-newsanti-settler-violence-campaign-launched-across-israel

October 1,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 1st October 2021 - Five Palestinians killed in Israeli West Bank raid against militants

This week: We look at the context surrounding the deadly raids across the West Bank, with an emboldened Hamas muscling into the vacuum left by the PA.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-five-palestinians-killed-in-israeli-west-bank-raid-against-militants

September 24,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 24th September 2021 - US Democratic Lawmakers Attempting to Make Israel-Palestine a Priority Again

This week: we look at legislation introduced at the US Congress, including a bill to solidify US support to the Two State Solution.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-did-the-squad-cut-iron-dome-funding

September 17,2021

Israel-Palestine News Update: 17th September 2021 - Israeli Foreign Minister proposes economic recovery plan for Gaza

This week: Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid proposed a new non-military policy for engaging with Gaza - reviving the 'economics for security' idea.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/solutionsnotsides/israel-palestine-news-yair-lapid-proposes-new-policy-for-gaza