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Action Israel
[email protected]
Website: www.actionisrael.org
     "A grassroots organization created by individuals concerned about the situation in Israel. The underlying goal is to help others become active participants in the fight to keep Israel strong."
     Subscribe to articles and read news, editorials, and analyses on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Also an opportunity to correspond with elected officials and the media. Includes information on the myths and facts about the state of Israel and the work of Israeli artists and manufacturers for sale in the US, with all proceeds sent back to Israel. A sponsor of the Ben Yehuda Mall Program. -ESY
   Website features all you need to know about the tensions between Palestinians and Israelis with very informative sections, like the "Myths and Facts" and "Did you know..." web pages. The archives are also well updated and feature key components  to understanding the current situation in Israel. -LOL

American Task Force
815 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 1-202-887-0177
Fax: 1-202-887-1920
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.americantaskforce.org
     "Founded to develop and promote educational activities and materials focused on Jerusalem, its heritage and its future. Works to accomplish this through the production and dissemination of educational materials and the organization of public forums and other events."
     You can view different press releases and up-to-date news on the conflict in the Middle East. -SNS
    Information about Jerusalem, publications, an outreach program to Christian communities, other resources and briefings that concern the state of Jerusalem and the conflict. -ESY and LEM
     A great resource for information on conflicts, peace resolutions, and recent information regarding Palestinian, Israeli, and American efforts. -LOL
Great site, gives daily news updates on what's going on in Israel, and the middle east. Based in Washington DC its easy for them to work closely with the government to get there message out there. - DIR

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The Arab-Jewish Peace Alliance (Brit Shalom/Tahalof Essalam) 
P.O. Box 82469 
Mevasseret-Zion 90805, Israel
Phone: 972-2-534-1729
 [email protected]
Website: www.peacealliance.org
     "A new Jewish-Palestinian group based in Israel. Its broad aims are equality of Israeli citizens and the promotion of cooperation with the Palestinian residents of the territories."
     Includes different sources of  articles, links, updated news, ongoing events and forums. Join its online group and contribute your opinions and ideas. -ESY
     Contains interesting articles, opinion pieces and statistics about the ongoing battle. Links to a large number of sources on the current conflict. -LOL

Bat Shalom
King George 14
PO Box 2426
Jerusalem 91023, Israel
Phone: 972-2-624-5699 or 972-2-624-5201
Fax: 972-2-624-5463
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.batshalom.org
     "A feminist peace organization of Israeli women. We work toward a just peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors that includes recognition of a Palestinian state side-by-side with Israel, with Jerusalem as the capital of both. Within Israel, Bat Shalom works toward a more just and democratic society shaped equally by men and women."
     Updated events, news, political campaigns and projects. Also includes a Jerusalem link that consists of two independent women's peace centers. -ESY
    A unique approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict that provides a voice for women of both nationalities, human rights activists appalled by current conditions, and those in favor of peace. Although most recent information is from 2003, the information it provides isn't something that will pass with time. -LOL 
Great ideas for peace that are all laid out very clearly. events updates, they have a good outlook on the situation. - DIR

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[email protected]
Website: www.bitterlemons.org
     "Presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent issues of concern. Focuses on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and peace process, but other related regional issues are also discussed. Its goal is to contribute to mutual understanding through the open exchange of ideas. It aspires to impact the way Palestinians, Israelis and others worldwide think about regional issues."
     You can subscribe to an e-weekly edition of the website that includes documents as well as previous editions. A joint collaboration by two men of Palestinian and Israeli descent, it provides different perspectives on current issues. -ESY
     Contains two opposing views, nicknamed the "Palestinian-Israeli Crossfire", featured in weekly updates with all the latest news, opinions, and propositions. -LOL

The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA)   P.O. Box 35040 Boston, MA 02135-0001                                                                    Phone: 1-617-789-3672
Fax: 1-617-787-7853
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.camera.org
    "A non-denominational, educational organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East. Members hold diverse political views, but are united in opposing media bias and misinformation."
    This website allows you to learn about, and even help eliminate, media distortions of the real story in the Middle East. -SNS
    Truly against media bias for both Israeli and Palestinian reports made by US journalists. Allows people from all over the world to learn the true facts and correct mistakes made by newspapers, broadcast stations, radio hosts, and internet news websites. -LOL
Has articles on just about every issue concerning Israel and the middle east. They are set on giving straight facts and making sure they are more truthful then the media the world is exposed to on a daily basis. - DIR

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Denis J. Sullivan 
Chairman, Department of Political Science
Northeastern University
303 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA  02115
Phone: 1-617-373-4409
Fax: 1-617-373-5311
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.dac.neu.edu/polisci/d.sullivan/peacequest.html

     Highly recommended. Includes excellent background information on the conflict and outlines the roles of each country involved. Also includes a detailed chronological time line on events dating from 1947 to 1996. -ESY
    Detailed descriptions of the past leading to the present situation in the Middle East. Also offers documents, websites, former treaties, and news websites for each "actor" country in the Middle East, such as Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the US. -LOL
     Website link doesn't work anymore - DIR

Direct Action for Justice in Palestine (DAP)
[email protected]
Website: www.directactionpalestine.com
     "New York-based group that works in solidarity with Palestinian non-violent resistance to end the Israeli occupation. We mobilize, train, support and fund activists to travel to Israel/Palestine and bring their stories home.
    Attend events and meetings, read how to prepare for a trip to Palestine, organize help in New York, donate to DAP and find a speaker for your event. Press releases, FAQs. -ESY
     Offers several ways to get involved through partner organizations in New York or through donating your time, a bit of your money, or even space for an event for which you'd like a speaker from DAP to participate. -LOL

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US Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)
521 N. Broadway
Nyack, NY  10960
Phone: 1-845-358-4601
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.forusa.org
     "Seeks to replace violence, war, racism and economic injustice with non-violence, peace and justice. An interfaith organization committed to active non-violence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. We educate, train, build coalitions and engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally and globally."
     The largest interfaith pacifist organization. Read a linked statement released by FOR about the Arab-Israeli conflict. Read first-hand accounts from attendees to the April delegation online. -ESY
     In-depth look at the current situation in Israel and Palestine, featuring several web pages of information and links to more extensive reviews. -LOL
     Organization has been advocating peace since 1915. They have programs all over the world and advocate heavily for peace in the middle east. Site has articles, talks about their programs, and what they have accomplished over the years. - DIR

Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP)
1761 N. St. NW
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: 1-202-835-3650
Fax: 1-202-835-3651
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.fmep.org
     "A nonprofit organization dedicated to informing Americans about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and assisting in a peaceful solution that brings security for both peoples. Established in 1979, this nonprofit organization is dedicated both to promoting a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which brings peace and security to both peoples, and to informing Americans about the conflict."
     This website allows you to browse through different reports on attempts to find solutions to the conflicts in the Middle East. -SNS
     An interesting website that includes chronological reports, dating from 1993 to the present, about Israeli settlements in occupied territories. Also includes a section on the analysis of the conflict, a database of the population figures in the occupied territories, as well as maps, charts, photos and links. Easy to navigate and well organized. -ESY
    Great feature that translates such reports into either Hebrew or Arabic; ideal for any Middle Easterner searching for information in their area. Also offers population statistics for virtually every settlement throughout the Israeli-Palestinian region. -LOL
     Great resource for information on the conflict. They have all kinds of reports, articles, maps, etc. They have a lot of good ideas for peace. - DIR

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The International Solidarity Movement
[email protected]
Website: www.palsolidarity.org
     "Growing movement of Palestinian and international activists working to raise awareness of Palestinian struggle for freedom and an end to Israeli occupation. We use non-violent, direct-action methods of resistance to confront and challenge the illegal Israeli occupation forces and policies."
     Read about previous campaigns with Palestinians and join the 2002 campaign. Links to other human rights and peace organizations, news/information, and news and pictures of previous campaigns. -ESY
    Very inspiring reports with first person stories about trips and experiences in the practically war-zone area of the Middle East. -LOL
     A good view from the other side. Lots of information about the peaceful Palestinian front, what they do, and what they have accomplished so far. - DIR

Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI)
PO Box 9321
Jerusalem 91092, Israel
Phone: 972-2-676-9460
Fax: 972-2-676-8011
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ipcri.org
     "Founded in Jerusalem in 1988, this is the only joint Palestinian-Israeli public policy think-tank in the world. It is devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Deals with pressing issues in the Israeli-Arab conflict - issues on which the two sides find themselves at loggerheads and on which cooperation is necessary."
     Highly recommended. An excellent website offering articles, papers, publications and events on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The site has a simple design and is well organized. -ESY
    I agree. Features huge amount of information and is extremely up-to-date. Great resource for anyone researching current events with detailed descriptions. -LOL
     Great website, has everything you need to know about the Arab-Israeli conflict. Really knows about both sides of the issue since it is a joint think tank. - DIR

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Jewish Virtual Library - The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
2810 Blaine Dr.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 1-301-565-3918
Fax: 1-301-587-9056
[email protected], Mitchell G. Bard, Executive Director
Website: www.us-israel.org/jsource/myths/mftoc.html     
     "Nonprofit, non-partisan organization to strengthen the USA-Israel relationship by emphasizing the fundamentals of the alliance and the values our nations share. This means developing social and educational programs in the USA based on innovative, successful Israeli models that address similar domestic problems and bringing novel USA programs to Israel. Source for information about Jewish history, Israel, USA-Israel relations, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Judaism. This is not just a historical archive; it is also the place to find talking points on breaking news. When an issue comes to the fore - whether political or religious - and you need data fast, this is the first place you should look."
     An excellent site that includes an in-depth guide on the myths and facts of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Also includes an extensive list of links on Israel. -ESY
      A website featuring such detailed events and views that it glues your eyes to the screen. Accomplishes its goal in capturing attention and bringing focus to the Jewish point of view. -LOL

A Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)
1611 Telegraph Ave.
Suite 500
Oakley, CA  94612
Phone: 1-510-465-1777
Fax: 1-510-465-1616
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org
     "A San Francisco Bay area grassroots organization dedicated to the human, civil and economic rights of Jews, Palestinians and all peoples in the Middle East."
     This website directly connects you to Arab-Israeli activism through events, petitions, updated news and materials. -ESY
     Critical views of a population of Jews who feel there is more to be done in the Middle East to strive for peace in the Middle East area. -LOL

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Megiddo Peace Project
c/o Odile Hugonot Haber & Alan Haber
531 Third St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
Phone: 1-734-761-7967
Fax: 1-734-769-2971
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.umich.edu/~megiddo
    "We are inviting peace activists to join in creating spiritual political artistic space for peace, highlighting consensus agreements and focusing discussion on outstanding questions."
     This website allows you to read about how this organization promotes peace and how you can help. -SNS
     Organization striving for peace throughout the world, with particular focus on peace in the current Israeli-Palestinian situation. -LOL
     Great site, organization wants to promote peace through art. Site gives details about their plans for peace, and events they  have planned. - DIR

Middle East Forum
1500 Walnut St., Suite 1050
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 1-215-546-5406
Fax: 1-215-546-5409
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.meforum.org
     "Works to define and promote American interests in the Middle East. Founded in 1990, the forum became an independent organization in 1994."
     Although the sole purpose of the website is to promote American interests abroad, this site provides research, writings, a campus speakers bureau, audio segments, news wires and an online quarterly. Also includes a list of experts knowledgeable in Middle Eastern and Islamic issues. -ESY
     Featuring, as aforementioned, the online edition of the "Middle East Quarterly" with many experienced journalists and writers well acquainted with the details of Middle Eastern conflict, related upcoming events, and a contact list for experts on the Middle East, this site is very extensive and informative. -LOL
     Lots of information on the conflict, good articles, and a "list of experts." - DIR

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Mideast Web for Middle East Peace Education and Dialogue - Gateway
[email protected]
      "Started by people active in Middle East dialogue and peace education efforts. The goal is to weave a world-wide web of Arabs, Jews and others who want to build a new Middle East based on coexistence and neighborly relations. The members and staff include distinguished educators, engineers, Web designers and other professionals experienced in dialogue and peace education projects and in promoting dialogue and coexistence using the Internet. Mideast Web for coexistence is a registered non-government organization in Israel."
     This is a great website that allows Arabs and Israelis to exchange dialogue about the ongoing conflict. The site includes links to other Arab-Israeli groups as well as information on Arab-Israeli history, poetry and culture. The content is informative and contains an incredible number of links. -ESY
     Features top news, culture, and history web pages all describing and concerning Middle Eastern countries. -LOL

Not In My Name (NIMN)
PMB 206
2859 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 1-312-409-4845
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.nimn.org
     "Jewish peace group formed to work for a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The first step toward attaining peace must be for Israel to end its occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. A gathering of Jews who believe that the Israeli government must change its policies toward Palestinians and Palestine if there is ever going to be a just and lasting peace for all the people of the region. Although focus is on the American Jewish community, we have Jewish and non-Jewish members from around the world."
     An interesting perspective taken by this Chicago Jewish community that wants change in Israel policy-making to bring about peace with the Palestinians. Click on the links to read about Jewish perspectives, information on U.S. aid, illegal settlements and the growing number of men and women refusing to serve as soldiers in the occupied territories. Great resource for links and ongoing events mainly in the Chicago area. -ESY
     Provides vast amounts of information and features interesting essays written by both Israeli and Palestinian activists. -LOL
     This site has lots of interesting first hand accounts of the conflict, and personal experience with it. Also a lot of good information about the history of the conflict and the events that have led to what's going on today. - DIR

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Online Computer Library Center Inc.
6565 Frantz Rd.
Dublin, OH  43017
Phone: 1-614-764-6000 or 1-800-848-5878
Fax: 1-614-764-6096
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.oclc.org
      "Nonprofit membership organization serving 41,000 libraries in 82 countries and territories around the world. Mission is to further access to the world's information and to reduce library costs by offering services for libraries and their users. Will be the leading global library cooperative, helping libraries serve people by providing economical access to knowledge through innovation and collaboration."
     Share library resources and reduce library costs. An online shared cataloging system for libraries, reference databases and online searching services, resource sharing tools and preservation services. Resources for librarians, vendors and the public. This linked section includes a list of other Arab-Israeli related websites that discuss the conflict. -ESY and LEM - I agree -LOL

The Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People (PCR)
64 Star Street, Beit Sahour
PO Box 24, Palestine
Phone: 972-2-277-2018
Fax: 972-2-277-2018
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.rapprochement.org
     "Palestinian community service center with a global vision. The following are PCR's areas of interest: community service, peace and reconsolidation, action for peace and justice, advocacy and serving the youth in Palestine."
      News updates on other peace organizations and their movements, media articles, specific focus on The Act for Peace and Justice Unit (APJU) and the Peace to the City Network, and links to other peace sites. -ESY
     Organization's Media Center features objective news coverage addressing key issues surrounding the Middle Eastern conflict. -LOL

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The Palestine Chronicle
PO Box 196
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.palestinechronicle.com
     "Independent Internet magazine dedicated to addressing issues and offering perspectives rarely seen in mainstream western media. Issues include the plight and welfare of Palestinian refugees, as well as other displaced and oppressed peoples around the world. Committed to democracy and freedom of expression. Encourages people to get involved. Deeply opposes any religious or racial intolerance. We do not speak on behalf of any political or religious party. Written and constructed solely by volunteers from various places around the globe with a common purpose, bringing to light the suffering of humankind everywhere, in Palestine, the Middle East and beyond."
     Offers an excellent resource for hundreds of articles, interviews, commentaries, editorials, etc., with perspectives and coverage other than that of the Western media on the current Middle East crisis. -ESY
    Snapshots offer first-person views into lives of people in the Middle East and the articles offer verbal recounts of daily occurrences of people living on the frontline. -LOL
     Great site offers not only articles but pictures and videos of activity going on in the middle east. Very accessible articles for people with any interest in getting involved or educated about the subject. - DIR

Palestine-Israel Journal
PO Box 19839
East Jerusalem, Israel
Phone: 972-2-628-2159 or 972-2-628-2115
Fax: 972-2-627-3388
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.pij.org
     "An independent quarterly that aims to shed light on, and analyze freely and critically, the complex issues dividing Israelis and Palestinians. It will also devote space to relevant Middle East and international affairs. The purpose is to promote rapprochement and better understanding between the peoples. Strives to discuss all the issues without prejudice and without taboos."
     This is a great archive that contains journals that address the Arab-Israeli conflict. The site also has a news database, a journal archive and an article search function. However, these journals cannot be accessed online and must be ordered. The site allows online access to one journal, The Struggle For Land, from 1997 (Volume 4 No. 2). -ESY
     Parts of the journals can now be accessed, and those accessible are very well written, leaving a good impression for the overall quality of the quarterly publishing. -LOL
     Good site has a lot of good articles about what's going on. It sheds good light on both sides and the issues at hand. - DIR

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The Search for Truth in the Middle East
     "Dedicated to spreading the truth about Israel and the 'Palestinians' (who incidentally didn't call themselves that and didn't have a national movement before 1967). It also will  help to dispel the myth that Israel is the 'root cause' of terrorism."
     Devoted to the conflict, this comprehensive site includes maps, resolutions, links, a "truth and lies" section, quotes, statistics, activism and more. Includes a graphic pictorial and video section. -ESY
     Totally subjective and biased site. Dares to question the United Nations as an organization and goes so far as to label the UN an "enemy" of Israel. Also makes several anti-Islamic insinuations. Change the word "truth" to "propaganda" to get a more "truthful" idea of this website. I, personally, decided to file a complaint based on some of the content. -LOL
     Great site, so much information about Israel vs the Arab world. Reveals truths and lies about Israel and Arab countries and gives a very strong position on the issue. - DIR

Visions of Peace with Justice in Israel/Palestine
PO Box 400479
Cambridge, MA  02140
Phone: 1-617-984-0532
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.vopj.org
     "An alliance of Jews working to promote a lasting peace  between Israelis and Palestinians based on mutual respect, justice and equality. Members represent a diverse cross-section of the Jewish community, united in a desire to see Israel at peace and growing as a vibrant, secular democratic society. An alternative voice rooted in traditional Jewish values and committed to a just resolution in Israel/Palestine. Goal is to encourage a broad-based discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with special emphasis on its root causes and its current impact on daily life in the region."
     Believes in the commitment to the Jewish idea of tzedek (justice) and also does not support Israeli policy. This group, originating in Boston, offers "lectures, films, interactive workshops and resource materials to stimulate dialogue."  The site is organized and includes links to personal narratives, "hot button issues," annotated links, bibliographies and events. -ESY
    The personal narratives are the best feature of this site. "The Conflict Today" articles also are very interesting. -LOL
     Some good articles but not very up to date. - DIR

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The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
1828 L St. NW Suite 1050
Washington, DC  20036

Phone: 1-202-452-0650
Fax: 1-202-223-5364
Email: [email protected]
    "A public educational foundation dedicated to scholarly research and informed debate on USA interests in the Middle East."
     This website shows how this institute helps "promote peace, security and stability" in the Middle East through its programs. -SNS
     Very informative. Provides articles, book titles, event summaries, question and answer reports, and news briefs. -LOL
     Site has good articles with in depth analysis of the situation. They are very well organized and have experts, and research projects concerning the conflict. - DIR

The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA)
American Educational Trust, Inc.

PO Box 53062
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 1-202-939-6050
Fax: 1-202-265-4574
E-mail:  [email protected] Richard H. Curtiss
Website: www.wrmea.com
     "A 140-page magazine published 10 times per year in Washington, DC that focuses on news and analysis from and about the Middle East and USA policy in that region. Published by the American Educational Trust (AET), a non-profit foundation incorporated in Washington, DC by retired USA foreign service officers to provide the American public with balanced and accurate information concerning USA relations with Middle Eastern states."
     Subscribe to the magazine, read articles, news, and special reports about Middle East affairs. Features on US aid to Israel, Congressional contributions, letters to the editor, Zionism 101 and Camp David II FAQs. Contains a few articles about terrorism. -ESY
     Informative and extensive website that publishes its report nine times a year and offers many of the articles on the website. -LOL
     This magazine has good articles, site is easy and accessible with a lot of good information to offer. - DIR

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