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HUMAN RIGHTS

ADDAMEER PRISONERS RIGHTS AND SUPPORT GROUP
www.addamer.org
Palestinian NGO established by human rights activists in 1992. It provides legal support to Palestinian prisoners, and monitors prisoner numbers, conditions in prisons and violations of prisoners’ human rights. Campaigns to end the torture and ill-treatment of all Palestinians in prison.

AL-HAQ
www.alhaq.org
Ramallah based Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation. Established "To protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories," Al Haq documents violations of Palestinian human rights, and holds all perpetrators to account. Also cooperates with Palestinian NGO’s and governmental institutions to ensure international human rights standards are incorporated into Palestinian law and policies.

AL MEZAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
www.mezan.org
Palestinian NGO based in Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip. Mandated to promote and protect human rights, especially economic, social and cultural rights. Also provides assistance to victims of human rights violations, and marginalised Gaza Strip communities.

AL MUBADARA – THE PALESTINIAN NATIONAL INITIATIVE
www.almubadara.org
Palestinian political party established in 2002. Its main objective is the realization of Palestinian national rights and the formation of a just and sustainable peace. Also calls for a new national Palestinian leadership to create a democratic political system at all levels, and to design and implement institutional and administrative structures in direct consultation with the Palestinian people.

ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER (AIC)
www.alternativenews.org
The AIC was jointly set up by Israeli and Palestinian activists to disseminate information and critical analysis of Palestinian and Israeli societies, as well as the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Also deeply involved in political advocacy and grassroots activism. AIC has offices in Jerusalem, and in Beit Sahur, near Bethlehem, where regular alternative film screenings are held.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR PALESTINIAN EQUAL RIGHTS (AAPER)
www.americansforpalestine.org
Claims to be "America’s pro-Palestine pro-peace lobby." It has both educational and legislative missions. Its educational mission is "To inform the US public about Palestinian rights, and the role of the US in the Arab-Israeli relationship," and its legislative mission, "To shape a US foreign policy that recognises and seeks to advance the human and national rights of the Palestinian people."

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (AI)
www.amnesty.org
Global movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI has always been independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. Its mandate is to undertake research and action, focused on preventing and ending all abuses of human rights. Has more than 2.2 million members across 150 countries.

ANARCHISTS AGAINST THE WALL (AATW)
www.awalls.org
Established in response to the construction of the West Bank Wall, AATW are a group of Israeli activists, who, in cooperation with Palestinians, carry out non-violent direct actions against the Israeli occupation of Palestine. All their work in Palestine is coordinated through villages’ local popular committees, and is "essentially Palestinian led."

BIL’IN VILLAGE
www.bilin-village.org
The villagers of Bil’in recently won a Supreme Court case against the State of Israel. Their victory has forced the state of Israel to re-route the section of Wall that had illegally confiscated 60% of Bilín’s land. The Bilín Village Committee Against the Wall set up this popular local website, that offers up-to-date information on Bilín and its neighbouring villagers, plus invitations for activists and visitors to join the ongoing non-violent demonstration every Friday.

BIRZEIT INSTITUTE OF COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
www.icph.birzeit.edu
Established in Birzeit thirty years ago in response to an urgent local need for independent and informed health and human resource development, research and planning. Now based in Ramallah, the institute focuses on improving Palestinian health and health services by conducting policy and program-oriented research, plus teaching and training.

B’TSELEM
www.btselem.org
B’Tselem is the ’The Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.’ Set up in 1989 by a group of academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members, its remit is to change Israeli state policy in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). B’Tselem documents Israeli human rights abuses in the OPT, and informs policy makers of these abuses. The centre employs Israeli and Palestinian staff and actively cooperates with Palestinian organisations.

CAMPAGNE POUR LA PROTECTION DU PEUPLE PALESTINIEN
www.protection-palestine.org
This ‘International civil campaign for the protection of the Palestinian people’ was set up in 2001, in response to Ariel Sharon becoming the Israeli Prime Minister. The campaigners believed Sharon’s election marked the end of the Oslo Peace Accords. They cooperate with Palestinian and anti-colonial Israeli organizations, and send missions to Palestine, in order to observe, document and intervene peacefully.

CENTRE FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ON PALESTINE
www.palestinecenter.org
An independent think tank that aims to inform American policy makers about “The Palestinian political experience.” It’s also the educational program of the Washington based Jerusalem Fund - a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to the study and analysis of the relationship between the United States and the Middle East, especially the Arab-Israeli conflict.

COMBATANTS FOR PEACE (CFP)
www.combatantsforpeace.org
Israeli and Palestinian ex-combatants set up this movement together in 2005, in order to “End the cycle of violence, the bloodshed and the occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people.” CFP is committed to active non-violence, dialogue and reconciliation, in order to terminate the Israeli occupation, halt the Israeli settlement program and establish a Palestinian State with its capital in East Jerusalem, alongside the State of Israel.

DIAKONIA Christian Development Organisation
www.diakonia.se
Describes itself as, “A global network of people, organizations and churches working towards more people living a life in dignity.” It does not run its own projects, but supports 400 local partners in thirty countries. This website provides an accessible guide to “International humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.”

DESTROYED VILLAGES 1948
www.palestine-net.com/geography/cleansed
Website devoted to documenting the destruction and cleansing of Palestinian villages. Offers a detailed and comprehensive list of cleansed Palestinian villages and graves, plus charts of the construction of Israeli settlements.

ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
www.electronicintifada.net
This popular website challenges the prevailing pro-Israeli slant in mainstream US media coverage by offering information and analysis from a Palestinian perspective. It was launched in 2001 by four established writers (Ali Abunimah, Arjan El Fassed, Laurie King-Irani & Nigel Parry) and is now an influential online resource for media analysts, academics and activists.

KAV LAOVED (Workers Hotline)
www.kavlaoved.org.il
Non profit Israeli NGO committed to protecting the rights of disadvantaged workers employed in Israel and workers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including Palestinians, migrant workers, subcontracted workers and new immigrants. Kav Laoved offers marginalised workers one-to-one support, advice, legal aid and advocacy. Has branches in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Be’er Sheva.

JEWS FOR A JUST PEACE
www.jewsforajustpeace.com
Canada based Jewish organisation whose stated purpose is “To build support in our community for a fair and just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” It supports Israel’s right to peace and security, but categorically opposes the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and calls for the withdrawal of all Israeli forces from the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) including East Jerusalem.

FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES DROITS DE L’HOMME (FIDH)
www.fidh.org
The “International federation for human rights” represents 155 organizations working for human rights throughout the world. Its mandate is to protect human rights, assist victims, guide its member organisations, support the capacity of local NGO’s for action, and raise awareness of all human rights violations.

GAZA COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMME (GCMHP)
www.gcmhp.net
Non-profit organization providing comprehensive community mental health services to Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. GCMHP is the leading mental health organisation in Palestine re providing psycho-social programs, and uses comprehensive community-based approaches to work with women and children.

HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT, INFORMATION AND POLICY INSTITUTE (HDIP)
www.hdip.org
Established in 1989 by a group of experienced researchers, health practitioners and development experts, HDIP is committed to improving the status of health care for all Palestinians in the OPT. The institute specializes in policy, research and planning in different developmental sectors across the West Bank and Gaza Strip. HDIP staff also advocate for better government policies on behalf of marginalized groups, such as women, youth and the disabled.

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT (ISM)
www.palsolidarity.org
Jointly set up by Israeli and Palestinian activists in 2001, ISM describes itself as “Palestinian led” and is committed to using non-violent direct action to resist the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Operates on the principle that a visible non violent international presence can protect Palestinian civilians from Israeli aggression and human rights abuses. ISM aims to break down isolation, provide hope, and challenge mainstream media perceptions of the Israeli military occupation of Palestine. Offers volunteer training and placements in the West Bank.

ISREALI OCCUPATION ARCHIVE
http://www.israeli-occupation.org/
An archive documenting Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian Lands. It was founded on the belief that any occupation is morally wrong and must be stopped.

ISRAELI COMMITTEE AGAINST HOUSE DEMOLITIONS (ICAD)
www.icahd.org
Direct-action group of Israeli peace, justice and human rights activists. ICAD works closely with local Palestinian organizations in order to resist the demolition of Palestinian homes. Activists physically block bulldozers, provide practical support to affected families and communities, and disseminate information in Israel and Palestine.

ITTIJAH – UNION OF ARAB COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS
www.ittijah.org
The official network of Palestinian non-governmental organizations in Israel. These NGO’s provide crucial support structures and services to Palestinians in Israel. ITTJAH is based in Haifa, from where it coordinates the activities and strategies of its member organizations.

JEWS FOR JUSTICE FOR PALESTINIANS
www.jfjfp.org
Network of British Jews and Jews living in Britain, that includes Zionists, practising and secular Jews. Works with similar groups across Europe, all of which are committed to supporting an independent Palestinian State in the OPT, and upholding Israel’s obligation to negotiate a just, fair and practical solution to the issue of Palestinian refugees.

JOURNAL OF PALESTINE STUDIES
www.palestine-studies.org
The sole English language quarterly exclusively devoted to the study of Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

LUISA MORGANTINI
www.luisamorgantini.net
Morgantini is an Italian feminist, and a Vice President of the European Parliament. She is committed to pacifist human rights campaigns, and deeply involved in resisting the occupation of Palestine. Also actively promotes the rights of migrants within the EU, and sustainable management of water resources.

MACHSOM WATCH
www.machsomwatch.org
Set up by a group of Israeli women in 2001, Machsom Watch campaigns against “The Israeli Occupation of the [Palestinian] territories, and against the systematic repression of the Palestinian nation.” Members of Machsom Watch also take part in checkpoint monitoring, and offer tours to checkpoints for people to witness the realities of checkpoints for themselves.

NOT IN MY NAME
www.nimn.org
Campaign group based in the US city of Chicago. Set up by a coalition of Jewish, Muslim and Christian members who believe the Israeli military occupation of Palestine is destroying both societies. NIMN networks with Palestinian, Arab and Muslim communities, and other faith groups “Who are concerned with this issue.” Also supports and publicises the work of Israeli peace groups.

UN OFFICE FOR THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (OCHA)
www.ochaopt.org
Established in 2000, in response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the West Bank and Gaza, OCHA aims to improve the humanitarian situation by enhancing coordination between agencies to ensure effective distribution of humanitarian assistance. Provides detailed maps and analysis of the Israeli military occupation, and has six field offices across the West Bank and Gaza.

PALESTINIAN ACADEMIC SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
www.passia.org
Palestinian non-profit institution that presents the Palestinian Question within national, Arab and international contexts. Cooperates and coordinates with other Palestinian institutions inside and outside of Palestine, in order to ensure a wider understanding of Palestinian issues. Also deeply involved in the question of the status of Jerusalem/ Al Quds.

PALESTINIAN AGRICULTURAL RELIEF COMMITTEES (PARC)
www.pal-arc.org
These committees offer advice and expertise to poor and marginalized farmers in the Jordan Valley region of the West Bank, and aim to secure long-term food local security, empower rural Palestinian women, enhance institutional capacities and develop sustainable research programs.

PALESTINIAN CAMPAIGN FOR THE CULTURAL BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL
www.pacbi.org
A group of Palestinian academics launched this campaign in 2004. They are calling for a comprehensive economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel until it withdraws from all Palestinian land occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, removes all Israeli settlements, agrees to UN resolutions on the rights of refugees, and dismantles its system of apartheid.

PALESTINIAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (PCHR)
www.pchrgaza.org
Independent Palestinian human rights organisation based in Gaza city. It has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council, and is affiliated to the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva and the International Federation for Human Rights. PCHR protects Palestinian human rights by documenting and investigating human rights violations. The centre provides legal aid and counselling to victims of violations, and produces a weekly report documenting violations in Palestine.

PALESTINIAN CENTRAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS
www.pcbs.gov.ps
The bureau is a branch of the Palestinian Authority. Its main function is to provide official and accurate statistics on demographic, social, economic and environmental states and trends. Has a useful, if cumbersome, website.

PALESTINIAN HYDROLOGY GROUP
www.phg.org
Non profit organization set up to promote the role of women and civil society in managing local water and its related environmental resources. The group works to ensure transparency and good water governance, and equal provision of water and sanitation services to rural communities in the West Bank and Gaza.

PALESTINIAN LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
www.pal-plc.org
Sometimes called the Palestinian Parliament, this is the legislature of the Palestinian Authority. It has 132 members, elected from 16 electoral districts in the West Bank and Gaza. Half its members are elected by proportional representation, the other half by traditional constituencies.

PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANISATION (PLO)
www.nad-plo.org
The PLO was established in Jerusalem in 1964. On October 14th, 1974, it was recognised by the United Nations General Assembly as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. According to the PLO Charter Art 26, “The PLO….is responsible for the Palestinian Arab people’s movement in its struggle – to retrieve its homeland, liberate and return to it and exercise the right to self determination in it…..”

PLO NEGOTIATIONS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT (NAD)
www.nad-plo.org
Established in 1994, to follow up on implementation of the Interim Agreement signed between Israel and the PLO. NAD has offices in Gaza and Ramallah. The NAD Gaza office deals with Israeli affairs, Israeli violations of signed agreements, illegal settlement policies and Palestinian refugees. The Ramallah office follows up on the Interim Agreements and is responsible for preparing Palestinian positions for permanent status talks with Israel.

PALESTINIAN NATIONAL AUTHORITY
www.pna.gov.ps
The Palestinian National Authority (also called the Palestinian Authority) is an interim administrative organisation that governs parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It was established in 1994, in response to the Oslo Accords signed between the PLO and the Government of Israel. The PNA was originally set up to be a five year transitional body that would negotiate final status of the Occupied Palestinian Territories with Israel.

PALESTINIAN NGO NETWORK (PNGO)
www.pngo.net
Set up in response to the Oslo Accords, in order to enhance coordination, consultation, and cooperation between Palestinian member organizations working in various development fields. PNGO focuses on coordination and networking, capacity building, public education and community outreach.

PEACE NOW
www.peacenow.org.il
Claims to be the largest extra-parliamentary movement in Israel, as well as the country’s oldest peace movement and the only peace group to have a broad public base. Its founding principles are the right of Israel to live within secure borders, and the right of Palestinians to self-determination. Publicises its work via public campaigns, advertisements, petitions, vigils and demonstrations.

RIGHT TO ENTER
www.righttoenter.ps
The Campaign for the Right of Entry/Re-entry to the Occupied Palestinian Territories’ is a Palestinian grassroots political and legal campaign to prevent, stop and reverse Israeli policies that violate Palestinian freedom of movement. Its objectives include collecting information and documenting cases of denial of the right to enter or re-enter Palestine.

RIWAQ CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION
www.riwaq.org
Ramallah based non profit organisation that aims to safeguard Palestine’s architectural heritage. Has compiled a national registry of historic buildings in Palestine, and implements conservation projects in major town and villages, plus protection plans for historic centres. Also has an extensive photo archive.

SABEEL LIBERATION THEOLOGY CENTER
www.sabeel.org
Grassroots liberation theology movement set up by Palestinian Christians to promote united social action. Also promotes international awareness regarding the identity and presence of Palestinian Christians, and issues affecting them.

STOP THE WALL
www.stopthe wall.org
Grassroots ‘anti-apartheid wall campaign’ established by a coalition of NGO’s and local Palestinian Committees. The campaign goals aims to stop any further construction of the Wall, to dismantle the parts that have been built, return all confiscated land to the Palestinian owners, and compensate them for all financial losses.

TA’AYUSH
www.taayush.org
The Arabic word Ta’ayush translates as ‘Life in common.’ This Arab-Jewish partnership works to break down the walls of racism and segregation through daily actions of concrete solidarity to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and achieve full civil equality for all Israeli citizens.

THE APPLIED RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF JERUSALEM
www.arij.org
National academic research institute providing data and analysis on key issues, like Palestinian land and water resources. Also acts as an advocate for cooperation amongst local Palestinian institutions, and cooperates with non-governmental and international organizations.

THE FREEDOM THEATRE
www.thefreedomtheatre.org
Based in Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, the Freedom Theatre uses performing arts as a model for social change. Offers children and young people in Jenin camp a safe space to express themselves, and develop skills, self-knowledge and confidence. The theatre holds regular performances by local children working in conjunction with visiting artists.

THE PALESTINIAN HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING GROUP (PHRMG)
www.phrmg.org
Established in 1996 by a diverse group of Palestinians, including Legislative Council members, newspaper editors and religious leaders, in response to the deteriorating human rights under the new PNA. PHRMG documents human rights violations committed by Palestinians and Israelis against Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

THE PALESTINIAN MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY (PMRS)
www.pmrs.ps
Major Palestinian health NGO set up in 1979 by Palestinian doctors and health professionals. Aims to improve primary and secondary health care provisions across the OPT. PMRS has doctors and clinics across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, and has trained hundreds of volunteer paramedics to respond to medical emergencies.

UNITED NATIONS DIVISION FOR PALESTINIAN RIGHTS
www.un.org/depts/dpa/qpalnew/dpr.htm
Established in 1977 within the UN Department of Political Affairs. Provides substantive support and secretariat services for the ‘Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.’ Has an established network of NGO’s who are active on Palestinian issues.

URI AVNERY
www.avnery-news.co.il
Avery was born in Germany and now lives in Israel. A former member of the Irgun Zvai Leumi – a militant right wing Jewish underground movement that advocated using force to establish a Jewish State on both sides of the Jordan River – he’s now a peace activist and writer. This is his official website.

VIDEO 48
www.video48.com
A politically driven alternative media collective that particularly focuses on documenting the status of Palestinian labourers in Israel and the OPT. Documents work conditions, injuries, and Israel’s economic policies in action.

WORKERS ADVICE CENTER (Ma’an)
www.workersadvicecenter.org
Grassroots initiative for building an independent labour association for Israelis and Palestinians working in Israel. Offers support, advice and union protection to all workers. Has strong emphasis on supporting Palestinians and is committed to the struggle of Palestinian workers from East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

YESH GVUL (There is a Limit)
www.yeshgvul.org
Israeli peace group that campaigns against the occupation by supporting Israeli soldiers who refuse “Duties of a repressive or aggressive nature.” Its overall aim is to challenge the misuse of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) and to terminate the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Has an online petition to support soldiers who refuse to serve.

ZNET ISRAEL/PALESTINE WATCH
www.zmag.org/meastwatch/israelpal.cfm
Defines itself as “a community of people committed to social change.” This vast website is continually updated. Also includes ‘Zmagazine’ - an independent online monthly publication providing critical thinking on political, cultural, social and economic life in the US. Contains a special Israel/Palestine section.

ZOCHROT
www.nakbainhebrew.org
’Zochrot’ (’remembering’) is a group of Israeli citizens working together to raise awareness of the 1948 Nakba. They are translating the history and facts of the Nakba into Hebrew, in order to engage Jews and Palestinians in an “An open accounting of our painful history.”

BDS - BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS

BDS MOVEMENT http://bdsmovement.net/

BDSMovement.net is born out of the need to offer all those interested and active in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement a shared space for information, analysis, exchange of ideas and experiences. This website is overseen by the steering committee of the Palestinian BDS National Committee and has been adopted as a tool of the ICNP (International Coordinating Network on Palestine) to support efforts of networking and coordination.

CORPORATE WATCH http://corporateoccupation.wordpres...

Corporate Watch in Britain is currently carrying out a research project called ’Profiting from the occupation’. Corporate Watch’s research intends to strengthen and provide a resource for the growing BDS movementand the wider international solidarity movement.

ALTERNATIVE TOURISM

ALTERNATIVE TOURISM GROUP
www.atg.ps
Palestinian NGO specializing in tours and pilgrimages that include critical examinations of the history, culture and politics of the Holy Land. Aims to promote “Justice Tourism” through positive cultural exchanges between hosts and guests.

ALTERNATIVE TOURS TRAVEL IN THE HOLY LAND
www.holylandalternatives.net
Set up by the US based Reverend Betty Jane Bailey of the United Church of Christ, this site provides information on alternative travel to Israel and Palestine. Not surprisingly its focus is mainly tourism for Christians.

JERUSALEM HOTEL
www.jrshotel.com
Based near Jerusalem old city, this family run hotel offers quality accommodation and a selection of alternative tours, including Jericho, Nablus, the Dead Sea and Masada, and a number of one-day political tours, including visits to Palestinian refugee camps. Also offers car rental, airport transfer and flight confirmation services. Has a popular courtyard bar.

BLOGS

TABULA GAZA
tabulagaza.blogspot.com
Describes itself as “Writing in between the lines of fact and fiction in Gaza.” Not a personal blog, but a political amalgamation of writings, reportage, video clips and human rights reports. Very accessible.

A Mother From Gaza
a-mother-from-gaza.blogspot.com
Laila al-Haddad is a Palestinian journalist who divides her time between Gaza and the US. Her blog is a combination of political commentary and personal stories from inside Gaza. Vivid and well-written.

THE ANGRY ARAB
angryarab.blogspot.com
Well established blog offering information and view on “Politics, war, the Middle East, Arabic poetry and art.” Also has an online library, detailed archive and message board.

GOOD NEIGHBORS BLOG (Blogging Across Borders)
www.gnblog.com
Blog dedicated to increasing dialogue and understanding between Israelis and Arabs from across the region, including Palestinians, Jordanians, Lebanese, Iranians, Iraqis and Sudanese. Good Neighbors is committed to trying to be part of the solution to the “Many problematic issues in our region. We are committed to building a better future. And we are full of hope.”

INDEPENDENT MEDIA

MAAN NEWS AGENCY
www.maannews.net/en/index.php
a’an News Agency (Ma’an means ’together’ in Arabic) is a Palestinian on-line News agency that publishes up-to-the-minute news in Arabic, English, and Hebrew. Ma’an Network (Ma’an) is composed of nine independent TV stations and production studios located in each major city of the West Bank and Gaza. Ma’an is dedicated to promoting understanding of the Palestinian situation by strengthening cooperation between local and international media. The network shares a vision of fomenting democracy and freedom of thought and ideas in Palestine.

INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTER (IMEMC)
www.imemc.org
IMEMC is a media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide independent media coverage of Israel-Palestine. It was founded by the Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People in 2003 and provides fair and comprehensive coverage of events and developments in Israel-Palestine.

CHALLENGE
www.challenge-mag.com
A progressive magazine focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict within a global context. Published bimonthly in Tel Aviv, it features political analysis, investigative reporting, interviews, eye-witness reports, gender studies, arts, and more. Its editorial staff are Israeli and Palestinian.

IF AMERICANS KNEW
www.ifamericansknew.org
Website devoted to informing and educating the US public on issues of major significance that are un-reported, under-reported or mis-reported in mainstream US media. Focuses on the Israel-Palestine conflict, US aid to Israel and Israeli human rights violations: also provides up-to-date statistics and analysis of injuries and deaths of Palestinians in the OPT.

JERUSALEM MEDIA & COMMUNICATION CENTER
www.jmcc.org
Established in 1988 by a group of Palestinian journalists and researchers, to provide information and news about the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Publishes daily news summaries, a weekly bulletin and occasional special reports.

MEMO - MIDDLE EAST MONITOR
http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/ Middle East Monitor is a media research institution based in London that focuses exclusively on the situation in Palestine. It seek to reach out opinion makers and decision makers in a deliberate, organized and sustained manner.

REFUGEES

AL-AWDA COALITION FOR THE PALESTINIAN RIGHT TO RETURN
www.al-awda.org
Broad-based Palestinian charitable organization of grassroots activists and students. Uses public education to raise awareness of the rights of all Palestinians refugees to return to their homes and land. Also advocates full compensation for the destruction and confiscation of Palestinian goods and property, in accordance with international law. Provides humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees.

BADIL RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PALESTINIAN REFUGEES AND RESIDENCY RIGHTS
www.badil.org
Established in 1998 to support the development of a popular refugee lobby for the right of return for Palestinian refugees. Focuses on the rights of Palestinian refugees and displaced persons, based on international law, relevant UN resolutions, and the participation of refugees themselves.

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY GROUPS

ASSOCIATION FRANCE PALESTINE SOLIDARITE
www.france-palestine.org
Solidarity group based in France that has good contacts with Palestinians in the OPT, in order to support Palestinians in the fight for their national rights. Promotes a durable and lasting peace, negotiated by legitimate representatives of Palestinian people living in the Middle East, and based on the application of international law.

PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN (PSC)
www.palestinecampaign.org
Claims to be the largest and most active campaigning organisation in the UK on the issue of Palestine. Aims to build an effective mass campaign by organising protests, political lobbying and awareness raising. Supports the Palestinian right of return as stipulated in UN Resolution 194, and works to highlight human rights abuses committed by Israelis.

THE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY ASSOCIATION IN SWEDEN
www.palestinagrupperna.se
Established in 1976, it considers the Palestinian struggle for national independence an inalienable component of peace in the Middle East. Funds a number of projects in Palestine, including rehabilitation support for disabled people in refugee camps and accessible primary education.

COLORADO PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN
www.colorado-palestine.blogspot.com
Set up in 2003 as an informal coalition of activists, the Campaign coordinates various independent Palestinian-US initiatives, produces and distributes educational material, and encourages activism throughout the State of Colorado.

ACTIEPLATFORM PALESTINA
www.actieplatformpalestina.be
The Actieplatform Palestine is a Flemish colation of NGOs and solidarity committees which strives for a just peace in Israel and Palestine. The platform organises information campains in Flanders and observation missions in Palestine. Actieplatform Palestine also promotes Palestinian Fair Trade products and is involved in political lobbying.

FELAGID ISLAND PALESTINA
www.palestina.is
An Icelandic solidarity movement which aims to support and raise awareness of the Palestinian struggle against the occupation and refugee’s right of return and to work against all forms of apartheid in Palestine. Its main activities include fundraising for emergency relief in the occupied territories, organizing meetings, demonstrations and lectures, inviting Palestinians to visit Iceland in the purpose of advocating their cause and helping volunteers to prepare their trips to Palestine as well as funding them.

FELLESUTVALGET FOR PALESTINA
www.palestina.no
The Norwegian Assosiation of NGO’s for Palestine (Fellesutvalget for Palestina) is an umbrella for Norwegian non-govermental organizations working for the rights and freedom of the Palestinian People. Among our member organizations is different kinds of trade unions, political parties, aid organizations and solidarity groups.

DANSK-PALAESTINENSISK VENSKABSFORENING
www.danpal.dk
The Danish Palestinian Friendship Association was founded in the spring of 1988. It seeks to further the political, social and cultural interaction between the Danes and the Palestinians. The Association supports the efforts to secure the human and national rights of the Palestinians, including the right to self-determination and the formation of an independent Palestinian state in the Israeli occupied territories in accordance with UN Resolution 242 and 338 and with Jerusalem/Al Quds as its capital.

 

UN RESOLUTIONS VIOLATED BY ISRAEL FROM 1955-1992


1955-1992:
# * Resolution 106: " . . . 'condemns' Israel for Gaza raid".
# * Resolution 111: " . . . 'condemns' Israel for raid on Syria that killed fifty-six people".
# * Resolution 127: " . . . 'recommends' Israel suspends it's 'no-man's zone' in Jerusalem".
# * Resolution 162: " . . . 'urges' Israel to comply with UN decisions".
# * Resolution 171: " . . . determines flagrant violations' by Israel in its attack on Syria".
# * Resolution 228: " . . . 'censures' Israel for its attack on Samu in the West Bank, then under Jordanian control".
# * Resolution 237: " . . . 'urges' Israel to allow return of new 1967 Palestinian refugees".
# * Resolution 248: " . . . 'condemns' Israel for its massive attack on Karameh in Jordan".
# * Resolution 250: " . . . 'calls' on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem".
# * Resolution 251: " . . . 'deeply deplores' Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250".
# * Resolution 252: " . . . 'declares invalid' Israel's acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital".
# * Resolution 256: " . . . 'condemns' Israeli raids on Jordan as 'flagrant violation".
# * Resolution 259: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's refusal to accept UN mission to probe occupation".
# * Resolution 262: " . . . 'condemns' Israel for attack on Beirut airport".
# * Resolution 265: " . . . 'condemns' Israel for air attacks for Salt in Jordan".
# * Resolution 267: " . . . 'censures' Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem".
# *Resolution 270: " . . . 'condemns' Israel for air attacks on villages in southern Lebanon".
# * Resolution 271: " . . . 'condemns' Israel's failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem".
# * Resolution 279: " . . . 'demands' withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon".
# * Resolution 280: " . . . 'condemns' Israeli's attacks against Lebanon".
# * Resolution 285: " . . . 'demands' immediate Israeli withdrawal form Lebanon".
# * Resolution 298: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's changing of the status of Jerusalem".
# * Resolution 313: " . . . 'demands' that Israel stop attacks against Lebanon".
# * Resolution 316: " . . . 'condemns' Israel for repeated attacks on Lebanon".
# * Resolution 317: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's refusal to release Arabs abducted in Lebanon".
# * Resolution 332: " . . . 'condemns' Israel's repeated attacks against Lebanon".
# * Resolution 337: " . . . 'condemns' Israel for violating Lebanon's sovereignty".
# * Resolution 347: " . . . 'condemns' Israeli attacks on Lebanon".
# * Resolution 425: " . . . 'calls' on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon".
# * Resolution 427: " . . . 'calls' on Israel to complete its withdrawal from Lebanon.
# * Resolution 444: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's lack of cooperation with UN peacekeeping forces".
# * Resolution 446: " . . . 'determines' that Israeli settlements are a 'serious
# obstruction' to peace and calls on Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention".
# * Resolution 450: " . . . 'calls' on Israel to stop attacking Lebanon".
# * Resolution 452: " . . . 'calls' on Israel to cease building settlements in occupied territories".
# * Resolution 465: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's settlements and asks all member
# states not to assist Israel's settlements program".
# * Resolution 467: " . . . 'strongly deplores' Israel's military intervention in Lebanon".
# * Resolution 468: " . . . 'calls' on Israel to rescind illegal expulsions of
# two Palestinian mayors and a judge and to facilitate their return".
# * Resolution 469: " . . . 'strongly deplores' Israel's failure to observe the
# council's order not to deport Palestinians".
# * Resolution 471: " . . . 'expresses deep concern' at Israel's failure to abide
# by the Fourth Geneva Convention".
# * Resolution 476: " . . . 'reiterates' that Israel's claim to Jerusalem are 'null and void'".
# * Resolution 478: " . . . 'censures (Israel) in the strongest terms' for its
# claim to Jerusalem in its 'Basic Law'".
# * Resolution 484: " . . . 'declares it imperative' that Israel re-admit two deported
# Palestinian mayors".
# * Resolution 487: " . . . 'strongly condemns' Israel for its attack on Iraq's
# nuclear facility".
# * Resolution 497: " . . . 'decides' that Israel's annexation of Syria's Golan
# Heights is 'null and void' and demands that Israel rescinds its decision forthwith".
# * Resolution 498: " . . . 'calls' on Israel to withdraw from Lebanon".
# * Resolution 501: " . . . 'calls' on Israel to stop attacks against Lebanon and withdraw its troops".
# * Resolution 509: " . . . 'demands' that Israel withdraw its forces forthwith and unconditionally from Lebanon".
# * Resolution 515: " . . . 'demands' that Israel lift its siege of Beirut and
# allow food supplies to be brought in".
# * Resolution 517: " . . . 'censures' Israel for failing to obey UN resolutions
# and demands that Israel withdraw its forces from Lebanon".
# * Resolution 518: " . . . 'demands' that Israel cooperate fully with UN forces in Lebanon".
# * Resolution 520: " . . . 'condemns' Israel's attack into West Beirut".
# * Resolution 573: " . . . 'condemns' Israel 'vigorously' for bombing Tunisia
# in attack on PLO headquarters.
# * Resolution 587: " . . . 'takes note' of previous calls on Israel to withdraw
# its forces from Lebanon and urges all parties to withdraw".
# * Resolution 592: " . . . 'strongly deplores' the killing of Palestinian students
# at Bir Zeit University by Israeli troops".
# * Resolution 605: " . . . 'strongly deplores' Israel's policies and practices
# denying the human rights of Palestinians.
# * Resolution 607: " . . . 'calls' on Israel not to deport Palestinians and strongly
# requests it to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention.
# * Resolution 608: " . . . 'deeply regrets' that Israel has defied the United Nations and deported Palestinian civilians".
# * Resolution 636: " . . . 'deeply regrets' Israeli deportation of Palestinian civilians.
# * Resolution 641: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's continuing deportation of Palestinians.
# * Resolution 672: " . . . 'condemns' Israel for violence against Palestinians
# at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount.
# * Resolution 673: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's refusal to cooperate with the United
# Nations.
# * Resolution 681: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's resumption of the deportation of
# Palestinians.
# * Resolution 694: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's deportation of Palestinians and
# calls on it to ensure their safe and immediate return.
# * Resolution 726: " . . . 'strongly condemns' Israel's deportation of Palestinians.
# * Resolution 799: ". . . 'strongly condemns' Israel's deportation of 413 Palestinians
# and calls for there immediate return