Lists of Palestinian Programs & Organizations


Many organizations and programs in Israel/Palestine; much of this list is derived from information from PASSIA:

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Academic and Research Centers
Democracy, Peace and Community Development Centers
Environment and Water
Human Rights and Law (includes 2 Israeli organizations)
Palestinian Organizations within Israel
Christian Forums, Centers and Programs

Featured Palestinian Organizations & Programs

List of Israeli Organizations on our Useful Links page

Academic and Research Centers

Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (ARIJ)
Research on environmental, water, agriculture, renewable energy; good governance. Bethlehem

Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute (HDIP)
Policy research and planning with focus on development and health issues; good governance advocacy. Ramallah

Institute of Palestine Studies (IPS)
Research on Jerusalem and final status issues. Jerusalem/Ramallah

The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH)
Democracy, public debates, information; reinforcing Palestinian nation-building process. Jerusalem/Ramallah

Palestine Academic Society for the Study of international Affairs (PASSIA)
Research on Palestine in its national, regional and international contexts; international affairs seminars; civil society empowerment. Jerusalem


Democracy, Peace and Community Development Centers

Diyar Consortium
Community Development, Ajyal Program for Elderly, Dar Al Kalima College, Health and Wellness. Bethlehem

Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND)
Nonviolence training and conferences, empowerment programs for youth and women. Ramallah/Tulkarem

MIFTAH [See under Academic and Research Centers]

Near East Council of Churches-Committee for Refugee Works
Primary Health Care Services, Technical Vocational Education and Training, Emergency Relief, Psychosocial Support and Advocacy, Community Development. Gaza

Palestine Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)
Wide coalition of Palestinian trade unions, campaigns, committees, NGOs and politcal parties that work in support of the BDS movement initially endorsed by over 170 Palestinian organizations. Palestine/International
See also this page: What is BDS?

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)
Activities to support the call for a comprehensive academic and cultural boycott of Israel. International

Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People (PCR)
Media, Alternative travel, community service and development, youth empowerment and training, international solidarity and advocacy. Beit Sahour

Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center (WI’AM)
Mediation, conflict resolution and transformation, non-violence training, women’s empowerment, youth activities, international exchange, advocacy, democracy education. Bethlehem

The Palestinian Initiative of the Promotion of Global Dialogue (MIFTAH)
Democracy, public debate, information, reinforcing the Palestinian nation-building process. Ramallah

Palestinian Peace Coalition/Geneva initiative
Political advocacy, peace building and education, democracy, empowerment of youth and women. Ramallah


Environment and Water

 Water and Environmental Development Organization (WEDO)
Al Auja Eco Center
Protection of local and regional natural resources and environment, ecotourism
West Bank, Jericho District

Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (ARIJ)  [See under Academic and Research Centers]


Human Rights and Law (includes Palestinian and Israeli groups)

Alternative Information Center (AIC)
Critical analytical information on Palestinians-Israeli conflict, alternative tours, refugee rights, Women Jerusalem
Beit Sahour

Arab Association for Human Rights
Promotion and protection of civil, political, economic and cultural rights of Palestinians from an international human rights perspective. Nazareth

Badil – Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
Defense and promotion of Palestinian refugee and IDP rights, right of return, civil society capacity building, international legal advocacy. Special Consultative status with the UN through ECOSOC. Bethlehem

B’Tselem-The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
Documentation and publication on human rights abuses in the occupied Palestinian territories. Jerusalem

The Civic Coalition for Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ)
Coalition of Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community based organizations (CBOs) for effective mobilization and cooperation of civil society vis-à-vis Israeli policies that undermine Palestinian rights, identity, and presence in East Jerusalem. Jerusalem

Al-dameer Association for Human Rights
Raising the societal awareness in the field of democracy and human rights through working with different sectors of the local society, provides legal services to Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails. (UNDP approved)

Defense for Children International – Palestine
Promoting and protecting children’s rights; documentation and monitoring of children’s rights violations, legal aid and advocacy for children. Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
Aims to end Israel’s occupation over the Palestinians and to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories. Jerusalem

Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Legal advice and representation, democracy, research political social rights, publications. Gaza/Ramallah

Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights
Legal resources, research and aid in areas of home demolition, land and property confiscation, ID card confiscation, family reunification and other areas of human and civil rights. Jerusalem/Bethlehem


Palestinian Organizations in Israel

Adalah-The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Law, human rights, minority rights. Haifa/Neqab

The Association for the Defense of the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons
Organizing those uprooted in 1948 to seek their right of return, surveying socioeconomic conditions, and properties from 1948 to present. Nazareth

Association of Forty
Research, human rights, minority rights, environment, unrecognized villages, public awareness. Shafa-Amr

Mossawa Center
Promoting legal, economic, social and cultural rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel by legal and international advocacy, economic development, human rights education, community organizing, capacity-building for Arab local councils and NGOs. Haifa

The Regional Council for the Unrecognized Villages in the Naqab
Political mobilization, alternative public planning, advocacy, public awareness to achieve recognition of 36 unrecognized villages according to civil and human rights. Beersheba
Email: [email protected]


Christian Forums, Centers, Programs

Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)
Ecumenical program that brings volunteers from other nations to accompany Palestinians in areas of the West Bank most susceptible to violence. Jerusalem/West Bank

Jerusalem Inter-Church Center (JIC)
Ecumenical coordination with clergy and religious hierarchy. Jerusalem
Email: [email protected]

Joint Advocacy Initiative
A joint program of East Jerusalem YMCA and YWCA of Palestine, works for Peace with Justice in Palestine, based on Humanitarian and Christian Values. East Jerusalem
See more above, in featured programs and groups.

Kairos Palestine
Christian Palestinian movement that produced the Kairos Palestine Document; advocating for ending the Israeli occupation and achieving a just solution to the conflict. Bethlehem
See more above, in featured programs and groups.
See also these pages: Palestinian Christians and Kairos and Liberation Theology

Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center
Advocacy, local and international conferences, community building and empowerment, publications. East Jerusalem, Nazareth
See more above, in featured programs and groups.
See also these pages: Palestinian Christians and Kairos and Liberation Theology

Young Men’s Christian Association-East Jerusalem (YMCS-EJ)
See also the Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI), in featured programs and groups above.

Young Womens’ Christian Association (YWCA)
See also the Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI), in featured programs and groups above.


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