Non-Governmental Organizations NGO’s
Ta’ayush– a grassroots movement of Arabs and Jews working to break down the walls of racism and segregation by constructing a true Arab-Jewish partnership
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) – Coalition of Christian organizations promoting justice and peace in the ME
Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) – Information resource center, publisher of “The Link”
Christian Peacemaker Teams – Actively works to protect Palestinians by “Getting in the way” of the IDF and settlers
Center For Economic & Social Rights – Good research and reports
Defence for Children International, Palestine Section (DCI/PS) – Promotes and protects the rights of Palestinian children
Foreign Policy In Focus – A progressive think-tank on US foreign policy (look for Stephen Zunes & Phyllis Bennis)
American Friends Service Committee – Quaker human right group initiating national actions
Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) – Human Rights group initiating national actions
International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism!) – Organizes national actions against US foreign policy
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation – Campaign to end the occupation
Human Rights Watch – Works for human rights internationally. Good research and reports
Amnesty International – Works to protect human rights worldwide. Good reports
Tikkun -“a community of people from many faiths and traditions, called together by TIKKUN magazine and its vision of healing and transforming our world.”
Faculty For Israeli-Palestinian Peace – “a network of faculty endeavoring to achieve just peace and end the occupation in Israel/Palestine and the region”
Gush Shalom – Israeli – Human Rights group. Uri Avnery
The Alternative Information Center – Israel – Insightful reports and analysis. Jeff Halper
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel – Human Rights group against state torture of prisoners
Courage to Refuse – Israel – Israeli soldiers refusing to serve in the occupied territories. “Refuseniks”
B’Tselem – Israeli – Human Rights group with excellent research and publications
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) – Israel – Resists house demolitions, promotes house-rebuilding
At Breaking the Silence we aim to expose the public to the daily reality of the occupation and Israeli military rule over the Palestinian civilian population in the territories.
Jewish Voice For Peace – US – Jews for justice (San Francisco)
The Jewish Peace Fellowship has always strongly supported Israel’s right to exist, while at the same time recognizing the right of Palestinians to their own country and government.
AIME Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East Seeking a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians through political advocacy in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.
Veterans For Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. They are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war.
FOSNA is a nonprofit, tax-exempt Christian ecumenical organization seeking justice and peace in the Holy Land through nonviolent advocacy and education.
Bright Stars of Bethlehem is a US-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides funding and support to educational and cultural initiatives through Dar al-Kalima University of Arts and Culture and its partner programs for youth, families and older adults.
Palestine Legal protects the civil and constitutional rights of people in the U.S. who speak out for Palestinian freedom.
European Jews for a Just Peace – a pan-European organization of Jews who oppose the Israeli occupation and seek a just peac in the Middle East
Badil – Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee & Residency Rights
Addameer(conscience) – Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association
LAW-The Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights & the Environment – Research reports
Mezan – Human rights organization
Palestine Monitor – Well respected. Daily news and commentary. Wealth of info. Dr Mustafa Barghouthi
The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem (ARIJ) – Excellent maps
PASSIA – Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs Excellent historical publications
Al-Haq (Justice) – Excellent research and publications
Miftah (your key to Palestine) – Headed by the most respected Palestinian intellectuals. Headed by Hanan Ashrawi
Palestinian Center for Human Rights – Excellent research and publications
Palestine Red Crescent Society – Emergency Ambulance/medical services. Unveils Israeli obstruction
Rapprochement – Promotes non-violent resistance and education. Hosts’ international groups to empower resistance
International Solidarity Movement – Promotes International visitors to Palestine for non-violent resistance campaigns
Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center – Ecumenical grassroots liberation theology movement through faith
Al-Awda – Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC) – National grassroots movement for Palestinian Rights
Arab American Institute (AAI) – National Organization, concerned with lobbying
Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine (CPAP) – Washington, DC think-tank promoting the Arab perspective
Palestine Remembered – A wealth of historical information on the Palestinian plight
Trans-Arab Research Institute (TARI) – Concerned with the Palestine-Israeli conflict. Excellent book reference list
Palestine Media Watch – Media Watchdog countering pro-Israeli US media