Throughout the month of September 2019, twenty-four written or filmed reports relating to Israel and/or the Palestinians appeared on the BBC News website’s ‘Middle East’ page, some of which also appeared on other pages and three of which were carried over from the previous month.
(dates indicate the time period during which the item was available on the ‘Middle East’ page)
One report concerned a terrorist incident:
Israeli PM Netanyahu whisked away amid sirens (10/9/19 to 21/9/19)
Four reports concerned alleged or confirmed external security issues:
Israel and Hezbollah: Shadow-boxing with live weapons Jonathan Marcus (2/9/19 to 8/9/19)
Inside Iraqi paramilitary base hit in ‘Israeli’ strike (9/9/19 to 17/9/19)
Syria war: ‘Air strikes’ hit Iran-backed forces near Iraq border (9/9/19 to 10/9/19)
Three items related to political/diplomatic stories, including a long-running report carried over from the previous month about an alleged spy for Israel in Iran.
‘Iran tortured me into confessing to be an Israeli spy’ Jiyar Gol (13/8/19 to 15/9/19)
Saeid Mollaei: Iranian judoka fears for safety after refusing to quit World Championships BBC Sport (2/9/19 to 4/9/19) discussed here
Netanyahu denies Politico report Israel spying on the White House (12/9/19 to 17/9/19)
One item concerned archaeology:
Denisovans: Face of long-lost human relative unveiled (19/9/19 to 22/9/19)
Three reports, one of which was carried over from the previous month, concerned Palestinian social and political affairs:
Gaza explosions: ‘Suicide bombers’ kill three police officers (28/8/19 to 1/9/19)
Israa Ghrayeb: Murder charges for Palestinian ‘honour killing’ (12/9/19 to 15/9/19)
Israa Ghrayeb: Palestinian woman’s death prompts soul-searching Tom Bateman (16/9/19 to 18/9/19) discussed here
Of 12 reports concerning Israeli affairs, eleven related to the general election, coverage of which was discussed here.
Arab nations condemn Netanyahu’s Jordan Valley annexation plan (11/9/19 to 13/9/19)
Israel election a referendum on Netanyahu Jeremy Bowen (16/9/19 to 19/9/19)
Israel’s election: The most important things to know (17/9/19 to 19/9/19)
Israel election: Netanyahu and Gantz compete over leadership (19/9/19 to 22/9/19)
Israeli elections: What do the results reveal? Tom Bateman (21/9/19 to 29/9/19)
Israeli elections: Arab parties back Gantz to oust Netanyahu (23/9/19 to 25/9/19)
Israeli elections: Netanyahu and Gantz take ‘significant step’ towards deal (23/9/19 to 25/9/19)
Israeli elections: Netanyahu asked to form next government (25/9/19 to 27/9/19)
One report carried over from the previous month concerned Palestinian detainees:
Palestinian conflict: Diaries of childhood in Israeli military detention Megha Mohan/Yusef Eldin (28/8/19 to 10/9/19) discussed here.
The BBC News website continues its practice of reporting Israeli affairs far more extensively than it does internal Palestinian affairs with visitors having seen over seven times more coverage of the former in the first three quarters of the year.