Background/Readings on the Conflict

A primer by Jews for Justice
Another primer by the Middle East Research and Information Project
Research Guide to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict by freelance writer Robin Miller

Some suggested readings by Znet

Worlds Apart - two-part detailed report on apartheid practices in Israel, by Chris McGreal (The Guardian, 6 & 7 February 2006),,1703244,00.html,,1704037,00.html

Information Sites

The Guardian Unlimited (Middle East section)- leading UK newspaper website
Ha'aretz - English edition of Israel's moderate daily newspaper
ZNET Mideast Watch - Detailed analysis and commentary
The Electronic Intifada - an online publication produced by a small network of pro- Palestinian activists.

Al-Haq - West Bank affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva
Human Rights Watch (Israel and the Occupied Territories section)
The Palestine Chronicle
Indymedia Israel
Palestine Independent Media Center

Monitoring Israeli Colonization Activities

Activist Sites

Academics for Justice - The aim of AFJ is to defend academic freedom of speech and association, to educate the public on human rights issues, and to help bring about peace with justice.

Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel

Association France Palestine Solidarité

Bethlehem Bloggers - Palestinians and internationals living in Bethlehem set up this site to tell the world what it's like to live in a Palestinian ghetto - complete with photos.

BRICUP - British Committee for Universities for Palestine. An organisation of UK academics set up in response to the Palestinian Call for Academic Boycott.

Complicity of Israeli Academia (documents the involvement of Israeli academics in enabling and sustaining the Occupation)

Right2Education Campaign
Faculty For Israeli-Palestinian Peace - A network of university faculty endeavoring to achieve peace in the Middle East.

Independent Jewish Voices - Excellent Site

Israel Imperial News - A magazine edited by Israeli dissidents.
Jews for Justice for Palestinians - A network of Jews in Britain who oppose Israeli policies that undermine the livelihoods, human, civil and political rights of the Palestinian people.
Gush Shalom - Israeli peace group founded by Uri Avnery in 1993.
LAW - The Palestinian society for the protection of human rights & the environment.
Jews Against the Occupation - Jewish voices in opposition to the war on Palestinians.
Al-Awda - The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition
Miftah - Palestinian initiative for the promotion of global dialogue and democracy.

Safsaf - Norwegian site - Arabic, including many translations into Arabic.
International Solidarity Movement - Working to raise awareness of the struggle for Palestinian freedom and an end to Israeli occupation.
The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions - A non-violent, direct-action group established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories.
Palestine Children Welfare Fund - Aims to provide the children of the refugee camps with better educational opportunities, health facilities, and a future without violence, hatred and discrimination.
Not in My Name -
A Jewish peace group working for a just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis.
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel - Independent human rights organization founded in 1990.

Stop the Wall Campaign - grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign

Citizens for Fair Legislation - grassroots organization committed to encouraging a fair US domestic and foreign policy with an emphasis on the Arab and Muslim world.

Silvia Cattori (information on Palestine, mostly in French)


Appeal to Israeli Government to Respect Academic Freedom in Palestinian Universities
Supporting Acadmic Freedom in Israel
Campaign to Free Palestinian Child Political Prisoners
Stop US Military Aid to Israel

Jews Renounce Legal Right to Israeli Citizenship

Divest/Boycott sites


Right of Return