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Links and Resources on Israel, Palestine and the Occupied Territories


UN page on the Question of Palestine
This page contains all resolutions adopted, as well as meetings, reports and news on the topic.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

The UNRWA provides education, health, and relief and social services to 3.9 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. It currently faces a major funding crisis and has issued an international appeal, since food stores are scheduled to run out by the end of March.

UN DPKO Missions in the Middle East:

Below are links to other useful online resources:

Courage to Refuse

The official website of the Israeli Reservists who refuse to serve in Palestinian Occupied Territories. The site features the reservists' petition as well as their names and military rank.

BBC Link: Key Maps on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

At the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a dispute over borders. This link provides key maps that tell the story of the conflict.

The Electronic Intifada is dedicated entirely to countering the myths about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. An excellent resource for beginners and experienced Middle East watchers.



ZNet Mideast Watch is a comprehensive online database of editorials, articles, and essays written about Israel, Palestine and the ongoing conflict.


Control Weapons Trade - Ploughshares

The UK's Independent provides excellent day-to-day reporting on the conflict. Editorials by Robert Fisk are particularly good.


Control Weapons Trade - Ploughshares

The primary aim of Gush Shalom is to influence Israeli public opinion and lead it towards peace and conciliation with the Palestinian people.


IANSA website

The Israel Independent Media Center delivers excellent first-hand accounts of the conflict's latest developments, as well as commentary from Israeli conscientious objectors.


Middle East Information and Research Project (MERIP) is an independent Washington-based NGO that provides news and commentary on the Middle East. Excellent for getting a "big picture" understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Le Monde Diplomatique, a French monthly, periodically publishes detailed analyses of the Middle East crisis.


The Guardian, a UK daily, periodically publishes editorials by well-known scholars and journalists.

Al-Ahram Weekly is an Egyptian publication with frequent editorials on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Jordan Times is a good source of day-to-day commentary on the conflict. Excellent resource for photos.

A US-based organization, Human Rights Watch has frequent updates on human rights violations in the Occupied Territories.
B'Tselem -- The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories -- endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories.
Miftah is a Palestinian, Jerusalem-based, independent institution committed to fostering the principles of democracy and effective dialogue based on the free and candid exchange of information and ideas. One of the best sources of commentary on the crisis from a Palestinian perspective.
Amnesty International, a London-based human rights organization, documents human rights abuses in the Occupied Territories.
Al-Awda is a US-based human rights organization working on the Palestinians' right of return to their homes in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
Peace Now is an Israeli organization dedicated to lobbying the government of Israel to seek peace with the Palestinians through mutual compromise.
Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues.
The official web site of the Israel Minsistry of Foreign Affairs. See Electronic Intifada for a detailed commentary on claims made by the Ministry.
The Permanent Observer Mission of Israel to the United Nations includes important information on states' voting patterns with regard to resolutions about Israel and Palestine.
The official web site of the Palestinian National Authority. Useful for learning about the official position of the legitimate governing body of the Palestinians.

The Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations contains many important documents and treaties related to the peace process.


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