Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU)

Last updated on April 30th, 2020 at 08:45 pm

Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) - Left Center Bias - Democrat - Liberal -CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180 (2020)

Notes: Founded in 2005 and based in Tustin, California, the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) is a pro-Palestinian non-profit organization that provides analysis and facts about Palestine and Palestinians.  It was founded by a “group of concerned Americans” and describes its mission as “to provide journalists with quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians, as well as expert sources, both in the United States and in the Middle East.”

The Institute for Middle East Understanding assists journalists who are working on stories about Palestine or the Palestinians, by providing quick access to the latest news stories, expert analysis, images, photographs and other visuals. IMEU’s coverage includes commentaries, analysis, photo essays, and stories regarding Palestine-related issues, both political and cultural.  The IMEU receives funding from the left leaning Rockefeller Brothers Fund and private donations which can be viewed here.

In review, the Institute for Middle East Understanding focuses on Palestinian affairs, with an emphasis on a Palestinian viewpoint. They publish well-sourced news stories from reputable, mostly left leaning news organizations such as republishing news analysis from the Washington Post New York Times, The Nation , and least biased Associated Press  In their articles/interviews the IMEU utilize neutral headlines “Expert Q&A: On Trump’s Pledge to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem” and in the body of articles the IMEU thoroughly source utilizing credible sources such as GovTrack (enables its users to track the bills and members of the United States Congress),, Wall Street Journal and, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

Overall, we rate the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) Left-Center Biased due to story selection and sourcing that favors the left and highly factual in reporting. (M. Huitsing 5/18/2018)


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