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Palestinian human rights organization founded by Palestinian lawyers to defend Palestinian human rights.
Press releases, updates on the Intifada, reports on human rights violations, and a database of relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions

Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem

Promotes sustainable development in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Site includes useful maps.

Arab Human Rights Association    

The HRA was founded in 1988 to promote and protect the political, civil, economic, and cultural rights of the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel and to further the domestic implementation of international human rights principles.

From Occupied Palestine  
Front line information on the occupation: many up to date articles.

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.

Ibdaa Community Development Project
(registration required)

Located in the Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem, West Bank.
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            

Up-to-date 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."

Al Mezan 

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."


The 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.

Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON)    

"A non-profit, 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 Rights

An independent Palestinian human rights organization based in Gaza City.
Provides a weekly report on Israeli human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, news updates, internship opportunities, and in-depth studies and reports.

Palestinian Red Crescent Society

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 Middle East.
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 -- 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.

Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees

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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Alternative Information Center

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.”

Bat Shalom

A feminist 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 Jerusalem.
Ongoing 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 Jerusalem. 

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 Occupied Territories.
Press releases, statistics, studies of Israeli human rights violations in Palestine, information sheets, and case studies.

Gush Shalom

An 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 of Israel.
Archives of articles including many written by Uri Avnery,  and a chronicle of direct actions against the occupation.

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories.

The Other Israel 

The Other Israel, an English-language newsletter published by the Israeli Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Bimonthly reports on a great variety of peace activities, commentaries on events in Israel and the Middle East.
Contains back issues of the newsletter and a collection of articles against occupation.

Rabbis for Human Rights

"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 inhumane conduct."
Updates and statements on human rights issues in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
Photos, press coverage.

Refuser Solidarity Network

Provides support for the growing Refuser Movement in Israel. RSN's objective is to support all Israelis who refuse to serve Occupation.
News of refusenik activities. Events, photos, resources.

Yesh Gvul

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.

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Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)   

A religious-based pacifist organization. Since 1995 CPT has supported a team of violence reduction workers in Hebron, West Bank.
A description of the project in Hebron, urgent action bulletins, information about delegations to Palestine, case studies, and an excellent Middle East bibliography.

Electronic Intifada

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).

Grassroots International Protection for the Palestinian People, GIPP

A grassroots initiative providing international protection for the Palestinian people.

International Women's' Peace Service   

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. 
Photos, reports on IWPS activities, delegation reports, updates on the Wall

United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)

Provides full-text 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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Al Aqsa Intifada 

"Your Complete Intifada Resource" Press Releases, recent articles regarding the Intifada, News, links, a Palestine on-line store, and action opportunities via Palestine Media Watch.


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.


A personal activist web site: Palestine is a matter of freedom lost and justice denied. We are American Christians who grew up believing that all Americans care about such things. The objectives of our web site are to share information, lead you to organizations you can join or support, and give you opportunities to get acquainted with ordinary Palestinian people. We have no connection to any organizations. Site contains articles, history, photos, impressions.

Jews Against the Occupation    

An organization of progressive, secular and religious Jews of all ages throughout the New York City area advocating peace through justice for Palestine and Israel. 
Bibliography, news articles, photos of anti-Occupation activities, maps, fact sheets, timelines, key documents.

Jewish Voice for Peace

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.
Describes projects and provides action alerts, an events calendar, a petition, and a link list of Jewish peace groups.

Middle East Children’s Alliance

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 from delegations.

Mazin Qumsiyeh   
Many articles by Palestinian-American author, commentator, and activist Mazen Qumsiyeh

Middle East Policy Center Resources Page
Resources page of the Middle East Policy Center -- a mainstream liberal establishment thinktank concerning Middle East policy. This page contains a very useful table of figures on numbers of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000.

Middle East Report   

“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 Name   

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 events.

Stop Caterpillar Coalition          

As U.S. taxpayers, we need to take personal responsibility for ensuring that our money is not used to support brutality, oppression and military occupation.  We demand that Caterpillar cease all sales to the Israeli military and government! 
Coordinating site for the national campaign to pressure Caterpillar to stop sending armored bulldozers to Israel. Background on Caterpillar's behavior, FAQs, and information about demonstrations.

Stop the Wall U.S.

U.S. anti-Wall organization. Background information, photos, maps, news, and eye-witness reports.


Stop U.S. Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now! SUSTAIN is a non-hierarchical, grassroots organization committed to supporting and sustaining the Palestinian movement for justice, human rights and self-determination. We are committed to building a campaign against US military and economic aid to Israel so that U.S. tax-dollars do not support the abuse of human rights.  Site contains news, resources, information about campaigns.

U. S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation   

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.

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American-Arab 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

Olympia-Rafah Sister City Project 

The Olympia-Rafah Sister City Project actively promotes and fosters friendships between the people of Olympia, Washington and Rafah, Palestine, for the purpose of strengthening cross-cultural awareness and understanding, international cooperation, justice, and peace.

Seattle Women in Black            

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.

Palestine Solidarity Committee -- Seattle

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. 


Gush Shalom's map of the route of the Wall

Regularly updated map of the Wall

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(This Page was last updated on 08/01/2007 )