Alliance for Middle East Peace: ALLMEP is a network of organizations that conduct civil society work in conflict transformation, development, coexistence and cooperative activities on the ground in the Middle East among Israelis, Palestinians, Arabs, and Jews. Our members seek to build a secure just and sustainable peace where all can enjoy the rights and freedoms needed for them to reach their human potential and live in peace with one another with dignity.
Ameinu: A member of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, Ameinu works for a progressive Israel and America supporting efforts to end the Middle East conflict through active negotiations with the Palestinians and the Arab States.
American Task Force on Palestine: The ATFP is a non profit organization based in Washington that aims to educate the American people about the national security interests of the U.S. in establishing a Palestinian state. The ATFP advocates a Palestinian state in the territories occupied by Israel in 1967, living at peace with Israel. It condemns all violence against civilians, Israeli settlement activity, and support renewed negotiations.
Americans for Peace Now: APN is an American Jewish organization affiliated with Peace Now In Israel. It has an active advocacy, congressional relations, and public education program, and advocates a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that combines security for Israel and an end to Israeli settlements. Debra DeLee is President and CEO.
Arab American Institute: The Arab American Institute (AAI) strongly supports genuine efforts towards a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that will result in two states, Palestine and Israel, living side by side in peace and security.
Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada and seek to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories.
Churches for Middle East Peace: CMEP, an interdenominational Christian group, advocates peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians via a two state solution, a shared Jerusalem, respect for the rights of Palestinian Christians and protection of Christian holy places. It maintains active contacts with the Congress and a wide e-mail network. Corinne Whitlatch is executive director.
Courage to Refuse: This is the website of the IDF Reserve Officers who have refused to serve in the occupied territories for reasons of conscience.
Friends Committee On National Legislation: Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL’s nonpartisan, multi-issue advocacy connects historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity, and truth with peace and social justice issues. FCNL fields the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington, DC.
Institute for Palestine Studies: The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS), is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
International Crisis Group: The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. Among their areas of focus is Israel-Palestine.
Israeli Occupation Archive: Founded on the belief that any occupation is morally wrong, the IOA focuses on Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian lands, with the objective of documenting some of the public discussion, news reports, and data on the subject.
Jewish Voice for Peace: An organization dedicated to supporting the aspirations for security and self-determination of both the Israelis and the Palestinians, Jewish Voice for Peace represents American Jews seeking an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and settlement activity, and who want to see a US foreign policy based on peace, democracy, human rights, and respect for international law.
J Street: A Washington D.C.-based organization that lobbies for a two-state solution on behalf of progressive American Jews. J Street calls fashions itself as “pro-Israel, pro-peace.” It recently absorbed the like-minded organization Brit Tzedek V’Shalom (The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace).
Just Foreign Policy: Just Foreign Policy is an independent and non-partisan membership organization dedicated to reforming U.S. foreign policy by mobilizing and organizing the broad majority of Americans who want a foreign policy based on diplomacy, law and cooperation.
Just Vision: Just Vision highlights the power and potential of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity, equality and human security using nonviolent means. Our overarching goal is to contribute to fostering peace and an end to the occupation by rendering Palestinian and Israeli grassroots leaders more visible, valued and effective in their efforts.
Palestinian American Research Center: A nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that seeks to promote scholarship and exchange on Palestinian issues. Their aim is to increase the range, quality, and quantity of scholarship about Palestinian affairs, as well as increase access to research opportunities.
Partners For Progressive Israel: Partners for Progressive Israel, through its projects, encourages American Jews to develop a direct, personal involvement with Israel, in particular through involvement with the country’s progressive groups. Partners for Progressive Israel also strengthens these ties in the United States by offering educational events, in-depth analysis of developments in Israel, forums for discussion of these developments, and avenues for supporting Israeli groups working to advance our goals.
Peace Now (Shalom Achshav): Peace Now is the leading Israeli peace group. It was established many years ago to promote a just Israeli-Palestinian peace through all forms of political activism. Its “Settlement Watch” program monitors settlement activity intensively.
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation: The US Campaign focuses on US government, corporations, and other institutions that sustain Israel’s domination of the Palestinian people and denial of their human rights.
Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.
Addameer: A Palestinian human rights organization based in Ramallah that concentrates on the rights of Palestinian prisoners in the West Bank and Gaza.
Amnesty International (Israel & Occupied Territories): Amnesty is the London-based international NGO that prepares authoritative studies of human rights world wide.
Association for Civil Rights in Israel: ACRI is an active and well established NGO that promotes civil rights for all Israelis, Jewish and Arab, through advocacy, education, and litigation.
B’Tselem: A well-established Israeli human rights organization that focuses on human rights of Palestinians in the occupied territories as well as Israeli-Arabs. It publishes a wide variety of well researched and document studies and engages in other forms of public education and advocacy.
Gisha: Gisha is an Israeli not-for-profit organization, founded in 2005, whose goal is to protect the freedom of movement of Palestinians, especially Gaza residents. Gisha promotes rights guaranteed by international and Israeli law.
Al Haq: A Ramallah-based human rights organization that has gained widespread international recognition and support. Affiliated with the International Commission of Jurists.
Human Rights Watch: This New York based worldwide human rights organization covers human rights in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict extensively.
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights: A Gaza-based Palestinian human rights organization.
Palestinian Center for Human Rights: This Gaza-based Palestinian human rights groups concentrates on human rights issues in Gaza.
The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel: This non profit Israeli advocacy group, which is based in Jerusalem, lobbies against torture and related violations of human rights by Israeli authorities and engages in litigation on behalf of victims of torture.
Rabbis for Human Rights: This Israeli organization gives voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights. It was founded in 1988 in response to serious abuses of human rights by the Israeli military in the occupied territories. RHR publicizes causes, helps victims, engages in civil disobedience, and promotes Jewish ecumenical dialogue and education in human rights.
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights: T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights brings together rabbis and cantors from all streams of Judaism, together with all members of the Jewish community, to act on the Jewish imperative to respect and advance the human rights of all people. Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we call upon Jews to assert Jewish values by raising our voices and taking concrete steps to protect and expand human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories.
Americans for Near East Refugee Aid: ANERA is a long-established and highly regarded Washington based NGO that carries out economic development programs in the West bank, Gaza and Jordan.
American Friends of UNRWA supports the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
BADIL: Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugees: This Palestinian advocacy groups promotes refugee rights, in general, and support the “Right of Return.”
Islamic Relief USA: Islamic Relief Worldwide has been providing humanitarian relief in Palestine since 1994, and Islamic Relief Palestine opened its office there in 1998 so that long-term development projects could be implemented and overseen by people in the field. Islamic Relief projects in the region have included food distribution, medical relief and orphan sponsorship. Islamic Relief has also established educational enhancement centers, care programs for traumatized children and a school for the deaf.
News, Analysis, and Commentary
972 Magazine: +972 is a blog-based web magazine that is jointly owned by a group of journalists, bloggers and photographers whose goal is to provide fresh, original, on-the-ground reporting and analysis of events in Israel and Palestine.
Ha’aretz: Israel’s most respected daily news site.
Israel Pulse: Al-Monitor’s Israel page.
LobeLog: LobeLog is the US foreign policy blog of the international news wire service, Inter Press Service (IPS News). This ad-free, MENA-focused site provides daily coverage through exclusive reports and analyses from Washington to Tehran and beyond.
Ma’an News Agency: Ma’an News Agency publishes news around the clock in Arabic and English and is considered the main source of independent news from Palestine. Ma’an Network is the largest independent TV, radio and online media group in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It also broadcasts regionally via the Ma’an-Mix satellite channel.
Middle East Eye: MEE is an independently funded online news organisation. MEE looks at issues from a Middle Eastern perspective. It aims to bring local voices to the fore.
Middle East Monitor: MEMO provides a focused and comprehensive coverage of Palestine, and its regional neighbours by gathering news through their extensive networks of partner organisations and correspondents on the ground.
Middle East Report Online: Middle East Report provides news and perspectives about the Middle East not available from mainstream news sources.
Palestine Pulse: Al-Monitor’s Palestine page.