Useful Links


All links are provided for our visitors’ convenience; the information and views found on these websites do not necessarily reflect those of Palestine Portal. Some links may appear in more than one category.

ON THIS PAGE:

Israeli Organizations & Centers
U.S. Organizations (those not listed elsewhere on the Portal)
Sources for News & Commentary
United Nations Agencies
Eyewitness Reports


PLEASE NOTE! Important links that are NOT on this page:

PALESTINIAN ORGANIZATIONS & PROGRAMS: see our Featured Organizations in Palestine on Page One and dozens of others on Page Two.

MAPPING THE MOVEMENT: find dozens of groups in the U.S. and beyond that are promoting education and action for a just peace in Israel/Palestine.

Are we missing useful websites or organizations? Let us know at: info@palestineportal.org

Israeli Organizations & Centers

Rabbis for Human Rights
Acts against human rights violation in the occupied territories, especially home demolitions, economic justice, education about Judaism, Islam and human rights. Jerusalem
www.rhr.org.il

Women’s Organization for Political Prisoners (WOFPP)
Palestinian female prisoners, mobilizing public opinion, monitoring prison conditions, contacting families. Tel Aviv
www.wofpp.org

Yesh Din-Volunteers for Human Rights
Long term structural change to human rights in the OPT; criminal accountability of Israeli civilians and members of the Israeli security forces in the West Bank, human rights violations related to takeover of Palestinian lands and restricting Palestinians’ access to their land. Israel
www.yeshdin.org

Al Beit
Promoting the right to equal housing and freedom of residence, notably for Palestinian citizens of Israel; educating about Israeli apartheid in Palestine. Jaffa/’Ar’ara
Email: uridavis@actcom.co.il

B’Tselem
Documentation and publication on human rights abuses in the occupied Palestinian territories. Jerusalem
www.btselem.org

Breaking the Silence
Israeli soldiers telling the truth about serving in the occupied Palestinian territories. Tel Aviv
www.breakingthesilence.org.il

Coalition of Women for Peace
A feminist organization against the occupation of Palestine and for a just peace. CWP is committed to ending the occupation and creating a more just society, while enhancing women’s inclusion and participation in the public discourse. In 2007, CWP founded Who Profits (see below on this page) which has become an independent sister organization. Tel Aviv/Jerusalem
www.coalitionofwomen.org

Combatants for Peace
Meetings for former Israeli and Palestinian fighters, Educational lecture series in public forums, education towards nonviolence, bi-national media teams, participation in demonstrations and other nonviolentactions against the occupation as a bi-national group. Israel/Palestine
www.cfpeace.org

Courage to Refuse (Seruv)
Opposes activities whose objective is to perpetuate the occupation, hence participants refuse to serve beyond the 1967 borders. Tel Aviv
www.seruv.org.il/english

Gush Shalom
Peace promotion for a two-state solution with Jerusalem as shared capital. Tel Aviv
www.gush-shalom.org

Hamoked – Center for the Defense of the Individual
Human and residency rights, legal advocacy, detainees’ rights and prison conditions, family reunification, freedom of movement. Jerusalem
www.hamoked.org

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

Machsom Watch
Monitoring, recording and reporting the behavior of Israeli soldiers and police at Checkpoints; ensuring the protection of the human and civil rights of Palestinians. Jerusalem
www.machsomwatch.org

New Profile – Movement for the Civilization of Israeli Society
Counseling for an information on conscientious objectors, working to demilitarize Israeli society and to end military rule in the West Bank. Ramat Hasharon
www.newprofile.org

The Parents Circle-Families Forum
Joint Palestinian and Israeli organization of over 600 families who have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict; reconciliation between individuals and nations; education, public meetings and media. Beit Jala
www.theparentscircle.org

Peace Now
Anti-occupation and anti-settlement activities; campaigns, petitions, distribution of educational materials, conferences, surveys, demonstrations. Tel Aviv
www.peacenow.org.il

Who Profits Research Center
In-depth research and reporting on the commercial involvement of Israeli and international companies in the continued Israeli control over Palestinian and Syrian land.  Tel Aviv/Jerusalem
www.whoprofits.org

Yesh Gvul
Supports soldiers who refuse duties of a repressive or aggressive nature. Jerusalem
www.yeshgvul.org.il

Zochrot
Israeli citizens working to raise awareness of the 1948 Nakba and the Palestinians’ Right of Return. Israel
www.zochrot.org

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U.S. Organizations

(those not listed elsewhere on the Portal)

Council for the National Interest (CNI)
CNI seeks to encourage and promote a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East that is consistent with American values, protects our national interests, and contributes to a just solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is CNI’s goal to restore a political environment in America in which voters and their elected officials are free from the undue influence and pressure of foreign countries and their partisans.
http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org/new/

If Americans Knew
A think tank that provides information on Israel-Palestine and the American connection, to inform and educate the American public on issues of major significance that are unreported, underreported, or misreported in the American media.
http://ifamericaknew.org

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News & Commentary

See more details on several of these news sources in
Mapping the Movement » News Organizations & Agencies

+972 Magazine
Israel-based news and commentary from progressive Jewish voices with many Palestinian contributors.
www.972mag.com

The Electronic Intifada 
US-based pro-Palestine activist news and commentary.
www.electronicintifada.net

Mondoweiss
US-based news and commentary from post-Zionist Jewish perspective.
www.mondoweiss.net

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA)
A magazine in print and online with news and analysis focused on the Middle East and U.S. policy.
www.wrmea.org

Ma’an News
Palestinian news site with many daily stories that don’t make international news.
www.maannews.com

Middle East Monitor (MEMO)
Comprehensive coverage of Palestine and its regional neighbours.
www.middleeastmonitor.com

The Palestine Chronicle
News and commentary on Palestine and the Middle East
www.palestinechronicle.com

“What We’re Reading” from Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP)
Useful roundup of the latest news and commentary on Israel/Palestine
www.fmep.org/media/?type=reading

“Reports & Commentary” from The Jerusalem Fund/The Palestine Center
Another useful roundup – their recommendations from across the internet
www.thejerusalemfund.org/category/pc/reports-and-commentary

Ha’aretz
Progressive Israeli newspaper featuring critical commentary by Amira Hass and Gideon Levy, among others.  www.haaretz.com
Recommended Columnists at Ha’aretz:  Gideon Levy  Amira Hass

The Guardian
UK newspaper with solid Palestine-Israel coverage.
www.theguardian.com/world/palestinian-territories

Al Jazeera
Qatar-based news site with reliable and comprehensive coverage.
www.aljazeera.com/topics/country/palestine.html

Alternative Information Center
News and commentary promoting joint struggle by Palestinians and Israelis.
www.alternativenews.org

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United Nations Agencies

OCHA OPT
UN agency with extensive maps, reports and other data and statistics
www.ochaopt.org

UNRWA – United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
UN agency providing assistance and protection for Palestinian refugees.
www.unrwa.org

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Eyewitness Reports

Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)
On-the-ground reporting and photos from throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem.
blog.eappi.org

Christian Peacemaker Teams
On-the-ground reporting and photos from Hebron.
www.cptpalestine.com

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