Websites and Blogs about Palestine
Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
A human rights organization/legal center established in 1996. It works to promote and defend the rights of Palestinians in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Adalah is Arabic for justice.
Adammeer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
A Ramallah-based prisoner support and human rights organization. They work on many related issues, including stopping indefinite detentions and boycotting the security company G4S, which services Israeli detention centers that use torture, including on children. Adammeer is Arabic for conscience.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
A civil rights organization founded by former U.S. Senator James Abourezk dedicated to protecting civil rights and promoting mutual understanding. Senator Abourezk was of Lebanese descent.
American Friends Service Committee
One of AFSC’s key issues is justice in Palestine and Israel. AFSC supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and has a database for searching human rights violations hidden in investments.
Breaking the Silence
Is an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers who are devoted to exposing the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories.
B’tselem—The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
An Israeli human rights organization that documents and educates the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories.
Center for Constitutional Rights
CCR is “dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Type in “Palestine” in the Search box for information about CCR’s work regarding Palestine.
Christian Peacemaker Team, Palestine
Supports Palestinian-led, nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation, including providing daily accompaniment for Palestinian children walking to and from school. They also publish reports (e.g., about children under occupation).
Council for the National Interest
An independent, non-partisan news source that provides information on and analyses of the Middle East, with a primary focus on Israel/Palestine.
Defense for Children International (DCIP)
This organization defends children’s rights by offering free legal aid, documenting violations of international law, and advocating for greater protections for Palestinian children living in the Occupied West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. With American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), they initiated the No Way to Treat a Child campaign.
An independent online news publication that focuses on Palestine founded in 2001. Ali Abunimah is the executive director and Nora Barrows-Friedman (formerly of KPFA) is an associate editor.
Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA)
An ecumenical organization seeking justice and peace in the Holy Land through non-violence, education, and action. It offers many resources, including a list of Palestinian speakers, downloadable materials, and resource guides.
If Americans Knew
Founded by freelance journalist Alison Weir this nonprofit conducts research and disseminates information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, U.S. foreign policy regarding the Middle East, and media coverage of these issues.
Investigate: A Project of the American Friends Service Committee
This is a project of the Economic Activism Program of the American Friends Service Committee. It has a database for searching human rights violations hidden in investments. Palestine/Israel is one of the regions it covers.
The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
A human rights and peace organization established in 1997 by Jeff Halper to end Israel’s occupation over Palestinians, with an emphasis on stopping house demolitions.
Jewish Voice for Peace
Supports nonviolent efforts in the U.S. and Israel/Palestine to end Israel’s occupation of Palestine and expand human and civil rights. Is very active in the BDS movement. Members come from all faiths (and no faith).
Cook is a Nazareth-based journalist whose articles have appeared in newspapers and online sites, including the International Herald Tribune, Al-Jazeera, and The Electronic Intifada. He also writes a blog.
A news organization that provides information about Palestine, Israel, and the U.S., much of it from a progressive Jewish perspective. It focuses on news, opinion, culture, activism, and media analysis.
National Students for Justice in Palestine
There are over 200 autonomous Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) groups on university and college campuses in the U.S. and Canada. Chapters focus on education, awareness, and critical analysis.
Palestinian BDS National Committee
In 2005, over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations called for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law and universal human rights. The site provides information about BDS campaigns and calls to action.
Palestine legal “Protects the civil and constitutional rights of people in the U.S. who speak out for Palestinian freedom.”
The Parents Circle Families Forum
This is a joint Palestinian/Israeli organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost a close family member as a result of the conflict. Their focus is on reconciliation and dialogue.
An ecumenical liberation theology movement among Palestinian Christians that is inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ and works for justice and peace in Palestine. It has branches/friends around the world, including Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA).
US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)
This is a U.S. campaign that is focused on a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions and is a response to the call of Palestinian civil society to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
A coalition of about 400 groups working to alter U.S. policy toward Palestine/Israel, so that the U.S. supports human rights, international law, and equality. It is spearheading BDS campaigns.
Established in 2012 to promote justice and equality in Palestine/Israel, this site provides data-driven visuals about Palestine. Topics include church divestment, musicians for Palestine, child detention, and resistance from a distance.
Who Profits: The Israeli Occupation Industry
A small, independent Israeli research project dedicated to exposing the commercial involvement of Israeli and international companies in Israel’s control over Palestinian and Syrian land.
An Israeli nonprofit founded in 2002 whose goal is to promote awareness of the Nakba and the resulting exodus of Palestinians from their homes in 1948. Zochrot is Hebrew for remembering.