During the recent crises in the
, I found myself search Google for hours to find a good source of information on . What I was looking for is to read the Israeli people’s views on the conflict, but all I got was the pre-processed “official” information.
After weeks of searching I was able to make a list of few good sources. These are the websites of Israeli newspapers, some are liberal, and some conservative and some have a definite religious agenda to uphold. Nevertheless if you are looking for information on and would like to hear from both sides, it is a good idea to book mark these sites.
Israeli News Sites in English:
http://www.haaretz.com: Moderate in its views, provides good coverage of national and international news. A good choice if you are looking to see the Israeli view on international happenings.
http://www.jpost.com: While I found most of the writings and opinions moderate, the way news about a Knesset member’s inflammatory remarks against the Arabs living in
and Arab members of the Knesset made me sense a conservative tilt. Also international coverage is not as good as Haartez.
http://www.azure.org.il: This site has commentaries from noted scholars and journalists.
http://www.globes.co.il/serveen: A site about ‘s business and technology. Excellent range and analysis.
http://www.jnewswire.com: English news site run by Christians in
. Very conservative in its view towards the Arab world and the Palestinians.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com: Offers news in English, Hebrew and French. Conservative.
News Sites in Hebrew (I don’t understand Hebrew, but I thought to make the list inclusive and representative, they have to be included)
http://www.hazofe.co.il: Hazofe claims to have a Zionist and right-wing point of view.
http://www.nrg.co.il/online/HP_0.html: Online presence of the popular tabloid Hebrew language daily. It is said to be a liberal paper with views from both sides of political and social segment.
http://www.makorrishon.net/: Makor Rishon is a conservative weekly paper published in Tel Aviv.
Israeli News Sites in Arabic and German
http://www.imh-deutschland.de/service/index.php?rubrik=0010&id=0038: Israel-Nachrichten, a German language daily’s website.
http://www.kul-alarab.com: Arabic news site.
http://www.assennara.net: Arabic site.
has large number of Russian immigrants; there are news papers and website to serve this section of the population. Some of the Russian news sites are: