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

World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) – Works on supporting education of injustice n the media

International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism!) – Organizes national actions against US foreign policy

Boycott Israel Products – Campaign to influence Israeli policy by boycotting financial relations

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

United States

Jewish Voice For Peace – US – Jews for justice (San Francisco)

Jewish Unity for a Just Peace – US – Jewish coalition against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians

Brit Tzedek v’Shalom – Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace –US – Jews for justice (Austin)

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.


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

United States

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