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Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil
institution that focuses on human rights issues. Activities focus on supporting
Palestinian prisoners, advocating the rights of political prisoners, and working
to end torture through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns.
Site includes human rights reports on torture,
administrative detention, and political prisoners. Describes Addameer’s legal
program, prisoner visit program, and lobbying program. Documentation of
statistics regarding detainees.
Palestinian human rights organization founded by Palestinian
lawyers to defend Palestinian human rights.
updates on the Intifada, reports on human rights violations, and a database
of relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions
Research Institute of Jerusalem
Promotes sustainable development in the
occupied Palestinian territories.
Site includes useful maps.
Background information on the issue of Palestinian refugees and durable
solutions (including the right of return, restitution and compensation).
Overview of international refugee protection and the status of Palestinian
refugees under international refugee law. Overview of international assistance
to Palestinian refugees. Analysis of the right of return, restitution, and
compensation under various bodies of international law. Badil publications on
Palestinian refugees. English and Arabic.
Defence for Children
Children International/Palestine Section (DCI/PS), established in 1992, is a
branch of the Geneva-based organization of the same name. It is a
non-governmental organization established in 1979, with consultative status with
the United Nations Economic and Social Council, UNICEF, UNESCO, and the Council
of Europe. DCI/PS is dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of
Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza.
Gaza Community Mental Health Program
Provides mental health support to the community.
Site provides abstracts of research on psycho-social
problems; descriptions of training courses; description of a women’s empowerment
project; and press releases.
Located in the Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem,
Contains a history
of the camp, description of the Ibdaa children’s cultural center and
development project, news from Dheisheh, oral histories of camp residents,
and a list of 30 villages from which residents were expelled.
International Middle East Media Center
news briefs, commentary, editorials, op-eds, and interviews, by Ghassan Andoni
and associated journalists.
International Solidarity Movement to End the Occupation (ISM)
"A Palestinian-led movement
of Palestinian and International activists working to raise awareness of the
struggle for Palestinian freedom and an end to Israeli occupation. We utilize
nonviolent, direct-action methods of resistance to confront and challenge
illegal Israeli occupation forces and policies."
Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights
Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Jerusalem,
established in 1997 by lawyers and members of the Palestinian community of
Jerusalem. JCSER provides legal assistance and representation to Palestinian
residents of East Jerusalem subjected to discriminatory policies by the Israeli
Fact sheets and press releases on rights issues and home demolition. Reports
on legal services, advocacy work, and research.
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights is a Palestinian non-governmental non-partisan organization based in the refugee camp of Jabalia in the Gaza Strip. Al Mezan’s mandate is “to promote, protect and prevent violations of human rights in general and economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights in particular, to provide effective aid to those victims of such violations, and to enhance the quality of life of the community in marginalized sectors of the Gaza Strip.
News releases, publications, and an international campaign:
"Gaza is Still Occupied."
Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy,
MIFTAH, is a non-governmental non-partisan Jerusalem-based institution dedicated
to fostering democracy and good governance within Palestinian society through
promoting public accountability, transparency, the free flow of information and
ideas, and the challenging of stereotyping at home and abroad. Established in
December 1998, with Hanan Ashrawi as its Secretary-General.
Maps, statistics, news, many articles.
Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON)
non-governmental organization whose role is to serve the Palestinian environment
by acting as a coordinating body for the Palestinian environmental organizations
located in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza Strip)."
Palestinian Centre For Human
An independent Palestinian human rights organization based in Gaza
Provides a weekly report on Israeli human rights
violations in the Occupied Territories, news updates, internship opportunities,
and in-depth studies and reports.
Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG)
PHRMG documents human rights violations committed against Palestinians in the
West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, regardless of who is responsible. The
PHRMG has dedicated much of its work to the monitoring of human rights
violations committed by the Palestinian Authority. Provides reports on
assassinations and settler violence. Includes, articles. press releases, and
archives of the “Palestinian Human Rights Monitor.” Also provides a database of
fatalities. Arabic and English.
Hydrology Group http://www.phg.org
PHG is striving, in cooperation with the local communities, to
protect and develop water and environmental resources and to ensure just and
equal provision of water and sanitation services to the rural and marginal
communities in the West Bank and Gaza.
Crescent Society http://www.palestinercs.org/
The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is a
national humanitarian society that provides a wide range of health, social and
other humanitarian services for the Palestinian People throughout the
Entries on current events, the Intifada,
documentation of human rights violations. Updates on construction of the
Separation Wall, closures, settlement activities, and destruction of Palestinian
land. Reference map and interactive charts-- enter specific dates to get the
exact number of deaths for a given time period.
Sabeel is an ecumenical grassroots liberation movement among Palestinian
Christians. It's an ecumenical center for Palestinian Liberation Theology which
seeks to make the Gospel contextually relevant. In Arabic Sabeel means 'The Way'
and also a 'Spring of Water'. Sabeel strives to develop a spirituality based on
justice. See also http://www.fosna.org/ -- Friends of Sabeel North America
Stop the Wall
Regularly updated site with
maps and news postings on the latest developments with the Wall.
Fact sheets, activist resources, and photos.
Tamer Institute for Community Education
Tamer Institute for Community Education is an NGO concerned with urgent problems
in education under the occupation. Goals of the Institute include encouraging
expression and improving the skills and abilities of the young in community
descriptions of various projects: a reading campaign, an oral history project,
summer camp, a resource center coordinated with 60 OT libraries, and the
organization’s publishing unit.
The Emergency Water Sanitation and Hygiene group (EWASH) in the
Occupied Palestinian Territory, a coalition of 30 leading humanitarian
organizations is launching, through its Advocacy Task Force (ATF), the Thirsting
for Justice Campaign to mobilise European citizens to demand that their
governments pressure Israel to change its behavior in order to comply with
international law and respect Palestinians’ human rights.
Palestinian Medical Relief Committees http://www.pmrs.ps/content/about/main.html
A grassroots Palestinian
health organization seeking to supplement the decayed and inadequate
health infrastructure caused by years of Israeli military occupation.
Site documents Israeli
army and settler attacks on Palestinian civilians, issues press releases
and emergency appeals.
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Based in Jerusalem,
the Alternative Information Center is a Palestinian-Israeli organization
that disseminates information, research and political analysis.
Includes reports on
settler violence, and articles from back issues of the AIC’s monthly publication
“News from Within.”
Anarchists Against the Wall
This is one of the most sincere and effective organizations composed of
Israelis working in solidarity with the Palestinians. They have clear,
uncompromised politics of solidarity, and implement creative actions in
Israel, as well as being on the scene in the Occupied Territories in
solidarity with Palestinian anti-Wall and anti-Occupation activities.
Please consider donating to AAW to help support their legal struggles
This site contains
up-to-date news about the ongoing struggle and about activities of
Israelis in its support.
peace organization of Israeli women, advocates a Jerusalem
shared by Palestinians and Israelis, and opposes demolitions of
Palestinian houses and revocation of Palestinians’ residency rights in
activities, upcoming events, introduces The Jerusalem Link: the
coordinating body of two independent women's centers: Bat Shalom - The
Jerusalem Women's Action Center, located in West Jerusalem, and Marcaz
al-Quds la l-Nissah - the Jerusalem Center for Women, located in East
Breaking the Silence
Testimony from Israeli soldiers who have participated in the occupation,
become disillusioned (or outraged) with the IDF's mistreatment of the
Palestinians, and made it their mission to share information about the
real practices of the occupiers: "Since our discharge from the army,
we all feel that we have become different. We feel that service in the
occupied territories and the incidents we faced have distorted and harmed
the moral values on which we grew up."
For regular updates on human
rights violations under the occupation, see
The Israeli Center
for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories documents and educates the
Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the
Press releases, statistics, studies of Israeli human rights violations
in Palestine, information sheets, and case studies.
Courage to Refuse
Founded following the publication of The Combatants Letter in 2002, by a group
of 50 combat officers and soldiers. The initiators of the letter, Captain David
Zonshein and Lieutenant Yaniv Itzkovits, officers in an elite unit, have served
for four years in compulsory service, and another eight years as reserve
soldiers, including long periods of active combat both in Lebanon and in the
"A Combatant's letter," Refusenik news, press coverage.
Israeli grassroots movement composed of Jews and Arabs. It calls for:
Israeli willingness to withdraw from all territories occupied since 1967;
recognition of the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people;
and recognition of the right of the Palestinian people to establish a
state of its own, with East Jerusalem as its capital, alongside the state
Archives of articles including many written by Uri Avnery, and a
chronicle of direct actions against the occupation.
Israeli Committee Against
House Demolitions http://www.icahd.org/
ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group originally
established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses
in the Occupied Territories.
Rabbis for Human
"The rabbinic voice of
conscience in Israel, giving voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights. We
promote justice and freedom, while campaigning against discrimination and
Updates and statements on human rights issues in Israel and the Occupied
Photos, press coverage.
Provides support for the growing Refuser Movement in Israel. RSN's objective is to support all Israelis who refuse to serve
News of refusenik activities. Events, photos, resources.
An Israeli peace group
campaigning against the occupation by backing soldiers who refuse duties of a
repressive or aggressive nature.
Writings about refusal, action announcements, and news about refuseniks.
(Arabic for "life in
common"), a grassroots movement of Arabs and Jews working to break down the
walls of racism and segregation by constructing a true Arab-Jewish partnership.
Past and present activities, upcoming events, news updates.
(Remembering) puts up signs of history: "Square where Majdal Arabs were
collected and deported to Gaza." They appear by the dozens around Israel.
Posting signs at destroyed Palestinian villages is part of a larger effort to
bring civil and national equality to the country. Physically marking these
villages and holding public discussions on the Palestinian
Nakbah may encourage a more ethical discourse and reveal both the victims
and the initiators of the hardships. The act of making the destroyed villages
visible is intended to set in motion a process of catharsis within the Jewish
public, as well as serve as an expression of humanity.
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Amnesty International: Israel and Occupied
International is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all the
human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other
investigative human rights reports and reports from delegation to Israel and
Peacemaker Teams (CPT)
pacifist organization. Since 1995 CPT has supported a team of violence reduction workers in
Hebron, West Bank.
of the project in Hebron, urgent action bulletins, information about delegations
to Palestine, case studies, and an excellent Middle East bibliography.
A network of pro-Palestinian activists with a history
of Internet and media activism. Focuses on the struggle in
the media for representation of the Palestinian point of view.
A daily press digest on events in Palestine and Israel from the media. Action alerts, Intifada
fact sheets (updated daily).
International Women's' Peace
An international team of women based in Hares,
a village in the Salfit region of the West Bank. Documents human rights abuses,
works with the media, and intervenes non-violently in abuses.
reports on IWPS activities, delegation reports, updates on the Wall
Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL) http://www.un.org/Depts/dpa/qpal/
U.N. documents relevant to Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict since
1946. Also includes links to all aspects of UN concern with Palestine.
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AAPER - American
Association for Palestinian Equal Rights http://www.aaper.org/site/c.quIXL8MPJpE/b.3794785/
The American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights (AAPER) is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to inform
the American public about the human and national rights of the Palestinian
people and the role of the United States in the Middle East.
AAPER was formed
to provide an institution for those millions of Americans who believe in
equality in Israel and Palestine, peace in the Middle East and an
equitable U.S. policy toward Palestine that upholds the interests and
ideals of the American people.
A global association of grassroots activists
who advocate the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland and
to full restitution of all their confiscated and destroyed property.
Urgent action alerts,
event announcements, book list, and fact sheet.
in 1980, the ADC is an Arab-American civil rights organization committed to
defending the rights of people of Arab descent. It offers counseling in cases of
discrimination and defamation and selected impact litigation in the areas of
action alerts, press releases, fact sheets, and documentation of anti-Arab
discrimination cases in the United States.
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is a religious-based pacifist organization that
has worked in Haiti, the Middle East, Bosnia,
Chechnya, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, and the USA. Since 1995 CPT has supported a
team of violence reduction workers in Hebron,
West Bank. CPT is committed to reducing violence by "Getting in the Way"
– challenging systems of domination and exploitation.
a description of the project in Hebron, urgent action bulletins, information
about delegations to Palestine, case studies, and an excellent Middle East
Foundation for Middle-East Peace
nonprofit organization dedicated to informing Americans about the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict and assisting in a peaceful solution that brings
security for both peoples.
See its large, detailed
map of Jewish settlements in Occupied Territories as of January 2002.
Much Aid to Israel? http://www.aidtoisrael.org/
A project of the US Campaign to End the Occupation. Provides figures on US
aid to Israel including breakdowns by Congressional district, county, and
city. Describes programs and services that could have been financed by the
same amount of money. Provides links to contact Congressional
representatives about aid to Israel.
Jewish Voice for
A Jewish Voice for
Peace (JVP) is a San Francisco Bay Area
grassroots organization dedicated to the human, civil and economic
rights of all peoples in the Middle East. Criticizes U.S. policy in the Middle East and calls for removal of Israeli
settlements and other occupation
installations in the Palestinian territories.
and provides action alerts, an events calendar, a petition, and a link
list of Jewish peace groups.
Works for peace and
justice in the Middle East; focusing on Palestine, Israel, Lebanon and
Iraq, especially focusing on the rights of children.
Site contains photographs, internship
information, information about delegations
to Israel/Palestine, and reports
Many articles by Palestinian-American author, commentator, and activist
“Middle East Report”
(MER) provides information and analysis on the
Middle East. One of the most important scholarly publications on general
Middle East issues.
Contains back issues
of MER, news updates, and a primer on the Palestinian uprising.
Not In My
A U.S.-based Jewish
organization formed to provide an alternative voice for Jews who criticize
the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.
News from Palestine and Israel; maps
and facts about Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories;
information on U.S. aid to Israel; historical background; calendar of
The Palestine Freedom Project
The Palestine Freedom Project is dedicated to providing
resources and logistical support to grassroots Palestine solidarity
activists everywhere. We work to enhance communication and coordination
across the movement, strengthening the connections between solidarity
activists and the Palestinian people. Through the innovative application
of models and methodologies more commonly used in the private sector,
we're making Palestine activism easier, more efficient, and more potent
than ever before.
Dedicated to educating the world of the 420 towns destroyed by
Israelis in 1948, and to
emphasize that the CORE issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are the
(compulsory population transfer for political gains) of the Palestinian people
for the past five decades.
U. S. Campaign to End the Israeli
A national coalition of more than 325 organizations working to change
U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international
law, and equality. Informs, educates, and mobilizes the public regarding the U.S.
Government's current as well as potential role in the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict. Provides groups working against the occupation with a common
platform to challenge U.S. policies supporting the Israeli occupation of
Palestine. (See also "How Much Aid to Israel?" site above)
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Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
A civil rights organization
committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their
rich cultural heritage.
Tips on political action, media work, FAQs about Arab-Americans
Part of an international
network of women who stand in silent vigil, calling for peace, justice and
non-violent solutions to conflict. Any woman who strives for peace and justice
is welcome to join us any Thursday, 5-6 pm, wearing black/dark clothes.
Site contains flyers, photos, and news of local events.
Solidarity Committee -- Seattle www.palestineinformation.org
PSC is a long-standing activist organization
based in Seattle, Washington. Site includes history of Palestine, information on
PSC's divestment campaign, calendar of upcoming events, local ISM activities,
and a photo archives including many theater activities and demonstrations.
Palestine Health Journal
beautifully constructed site of the organization Friends of the Palestinian
Medical Relief Society (PMRS).
This is a place where the PMRS members, volunteers and friends from around the globe share their experiences, thoughts, and reflections on issues related to health and human rights in Palestine.
Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
A multi-racial group of queer and trans people who see the connections between
Palestinian liberation and all work for racial, gender, and disability justice,
for LGBTQ liberation, and for a world without anti-semitism, Islamophobia,
xenophobia, war, colonialism, imperialism, borders, or prisons.
Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign
Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) joins a growing number of national
and international groups using direct education through public forums, church
presentations, school presentations, and other face to face presentations to
discuss how U.S. support for Israel enables Israel’s continued oppression and
subjugation of the Palestinian people. Along with educational presentations and
materials, SeaMAC uses mainstream media to inform the public about the effects
of U.S. support for Israel's war crimes and policies, and to increase public
awareness of U.S. taxpayer complicity in Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights.
Stop Veolia Seattle
Stop Veolia Seattle (SVS) formed in response to King County’s contract with
French-based multinational corporation, Veolia,
for the operation of Metro Access buses. Veolia’s history of Union busting in
Seattle, the inadequate service that Access provides to its users under the
authority of Veolia, and Veolia’s dismal global track record have motivated
communities around Seattle to urge King County to discontinue its contract with
Veolia. Veolia is deeply connected to the illegal
Israeli occupation of Palestine, building and maintaining the infrastructure
Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights
at University of Washington
Members understand the struggle for Palestinian equal rights as intimately
entangled in global struggles for economic, social, and cultural justice,
including the struggles of other indigenous peoples around the world, and the
structural inequality we face in our own country. We understand that the true
definition of “solidarity” is an honest understanding that our own liberation is
tied up in the liberation of others and that the oppressed must lead the
struggle. As SUPER UW we also stand in solidarity with local struggles on the UW
campus against racism, sexism, homophobia, and all other forms of oppression and
colonization. As an anti-racist organization, SUPER condemns all forms of hatred
and discrimination including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
A Seattle-based community group with strong ties to Palestine. Most of our
group's members are US citizens who either have relatives in Palestine or
generally sympathize with the Palestinians and what the illegal Israeli
occupation is causing in their communities. We work together on many events
including fund raisers, demonstrations, public debates, educational seminars,
and many other types of educational activities to bring awareness into the
general public about the severity of the situation in Palestine and how we can
help in bringing justice and peace to the Palestinians.
Shalom's map of the route of the Wall
Regularly updated map of the
"Visualizing Palestine: Israel's system of segregated roads in the occupied
By Ahmad Barclay and Polypod, May 2012
Imagine a sedregated road system where the color of your license plate dictates
which roads you can drive on.
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THE LAST SKY Edward Said, with photo graphs by Jean Mohr
ALL THAT REMAINS: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and
Depopulated by Israel in 1948 Walid Khalidi (ed.)
ARABS & ISRAEL FOR BEGINNERS Ron David
BEFORE THEIR DIASPORA: A Photographic History of the
BEHIND THE INTIFADA Joost Hillerman
BEYOND CHUTZPAH Norman Finkelstein
THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL Simha Flapan
THE BIRTH OF THE PALESTINIAN REFUGEE PROBLEM Benny Morris
BLAMING THE VICTIMS Edward Said and Christopher Hitchens
THE CASE AGAINST ISRAEL Michael Neumann
DANGEROUS LIAISONS: The Inside Story of the US-Israel Covert Relationship
Andrew and Leslie Cockburn
THE DISINHERITED: JOURNAL OF A PALESTINIAN EXILE Fawaz Turki
THE FATEFUL TRIANGLE Noam Chomsky
HOW ISRAEL WAS WON Baylis Thomas
HOW ISRAEL LOST Richard Ben Kramer
IMAGE AND REALITY OF THE PALESTINE/ISRAEL CONFLICT Norman Finkelstein
INTIFADA Zachary Lockman & Joel Beinin (eds.)
INTRODUCING THE HOLOCAUST Haim Bresheeth, Stuart Hood and Litza Jansz
ISRAEL/PALESTINE: How to End the War of 1948 Tanya Reinhart
A LITTLE PIECE OF GROUND by Elizabeth Laird
LIVE FROM PALESTINE Nancy Stohlman and Laurieann Aladin
THE NEW INTIFADA: Resisting Israel's Apartheid Roane Carey (ed.)
THE OBSTRUCTION OF PEACE Naseer Aruri
THE ONE-STATE SOLUTION Virginia Tilley
OUTSIDE THE ARK: An Artist's Journey in Occupied Palestine
PALESTINE AND ISRAEL: A Challenge to Justice John Quigley
PALESTINE Joe Sacco
PALESTINE INSIDE OUT: An Everyday Occupation,
Palestinians 1876-1948 Walid Khalidi
PALESTINE: PEACE NOT APARTHEID Jimmy Carter
PEACE AND ITS DISCONTENTS Edward Said
PEACE UNDER FIRE Sandercock et al (eds.)
PITY THE NATION: THE ABDUCTION OF LEBANON Robert Fisk
THE POLITICS OF DISPOSSESSION Edward Said
THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE Edward Said
SAHMATAH Hanna Eady and Edward Mast
SEARCHING JENIN Ramzy Baroud (ed.)
SLEEPING ON A WIRE David Grossman
A STUDY OF HISTORY (Vol. 8, 1954 edition) Arnold Toynbee
THE YELLOW WIND David Grossman
THIS SIDE OF PEACE: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT Hanan Ashrawi
VOICES FROM A PROMISED LAND: Palestinian and Israeli Peace
Activists Speak Their Hearts
WRESTLING WITH ZION Tony Kushner and Alisa Solomon
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