Recommended Online Resources
By popular demand, some sites for Mideast news and views.
1) INFORMATION SOURCES
Conference of Presidents' Daily Alert: http://jcpa.org/daily/ A digest of key news and commentary from the world and Hebrew press. Helpful excerpts of articles, and links to the original sources. Signup to receive by e-mail.
Israel's Foreign Ministry: http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/ This much-improved website is now an important source of facts and background on developments in the conflict. Be sure to see Israel's Story in Maps http://184.108.40.206/mfa/mfa.htm ― an interactive flash presentation on ancient and modern Israeli history.
'Daily Brief' from Britain-Israel Communications and Resource Centre. http://www.bicom.org.uk/ Roundup of coverage of Israel in the British and Israeli media.
2) ISRAEL NEWS IN ENGLISH
Jerusalem Post Online Edition www.jpost.com
Haaretz Online Edition www.haaretz.com
3) NEWS AGGREGATORS
NewsNow's Israel page: http://www.newsnow.co.uk/newsfeed/?name=Israel&x=3&y=7 A constantly-updated feed of articles on Israel from around the world, organized nicely by date and national origin.
Yahoo News' Mideast Conflict page http://story.news.yahoo.com/fc?cid=3...deast_Conflict ― Includes articles from a range of news sources. See also Full coverage: Israel
Yahoo News' Mideast Conflict Slideshow http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?g=e...ga&e=1&m=g&c=1 : Photojournalism on the conflict and region from Reuters, AP and AFP
Today's Front Pages http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/ from Newseum: 416 newspaper front pages from 40 countries. The 'Map View' is particularly impressive!
NewsMap http://www.marumushi.com/apps/newsmap/newsmap.cfm represents in graphic format the content of the GoogleNews http://news.google.com/ aggregator. See also GoogleNews: Israel. http://news.google.com/news?sourceid...UTF-8&q=israel
4) SPECIAL FOCUS
MSN/Daryl Cagle's http://cagle.slate.msn.com/news/mideast/main.asp collection of top editorial cartoons on the Mideast conflict.
We Should Not Forget: http://www.jr.co.il/terror/israel/index.html Jacob Richman's remarkable photo-memorial to every Israeli terror victim since Oct. 2000. A visual reminder of the sheer volume of human loss.
Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) just launched a new site http://www.memritv.org/default.asp dedicated to translated videos of Arab television. See also MEMRI's main site, http://www.memri.org/ monitoring the Arab print media.
Weblogs (or 'blogs') have emerged as helpful editorial aids and sources of some of the most insightful commentary on the conflict. The wide-open nature of this format, however, allows for offensive language and some poor-quality writing as well. We encourage subscribers to check out:
Israpundit: http://israpundit.com/ Regardless of your political orientation, you'll find something that speaks to you on this group-authored blog. On the homepage, scroll down on the right side to 'Bloggers' to see links to numerous blogs addressing Israel and the Mideast conflict.
And of course, be sure to check in daily on HonestReporting's own blog, BackSpin, http://backspin.typepad.com/backspin/ for frequent updates on media coverage of the Mideast conflict.