Organizations and Websites
American Muslims for Palestine – educates the public about the just cause of Palestine and the rights
of self-determination, liberty and justice. www.ampalestine.org/national/
B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. News
and up-to-date statistics on Palestinian and Israeli casualties, settlements, etc. www.btselem.org
Churches for Middle East Peace – a coalition of 22 national churches and agencies – Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant that maintain on-going dialogue with federal officials. www.cmep.org
The Electronic Intifada – publishes news, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from a Palestinian perspective. www.electronicIntifada.net
Gush Shalom – the Israeli Peace Bloc. Excellent source of Israeli peace information and links. www.
If Americans Knew – Facts and statistics seldom reported in the U.S. press. www.ifamericansknew
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) – Israelis and Palestinians working to try to
block destructions and to rebuild. Maps, analyses, West Bank tours and work camps. www.icahd.org
Jewish Voice for Peace – A strong national Jewish peace organization focusing on Palestine-Israel issues. www.Jewishvoiceforpeace.org
Palestine Monitor – Offers a Palestinian perspective to the ongoing struggle. www.palestinemonitor.org
Sabeel – Ecumenical (Christian) Liberation Theology Center – www.sabeel.org
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation – A diverse coalition working to end the occupation of
Palestine. Again, you can sign up to receive their emails. www.endtheoccupation.org
Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land by David K. Shipler – revised version delves
into the origins of the prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism, nationalism, and the failure of the peace process.
Blood Brothers by Chacour, Elias – a classic biography of a Christian peacemaker and his response to losing his land.
Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience by Alice Rothchild – an intimate journey grappling with the complicated historical legacy of Israel and Palestine and the author’s relationship to these issues as a Jewish American physician, grounded by the traumas of the Holocaust and her family’s passionate love of Israel.
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappé – in painful detail it investigates the origins of the State of Israel, naming the Nakbah (Catastrophe) as the conflict’s very origin.
The Gun and the Olive Branch: The Roots of Violence in the Middle East by David Hirst – a classic, myth-breaking general history of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict which traces the origins of the terrible conflict back to the 1880s.
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan – tells the life stories of a Palestinian and Israeli family and the house (with a lemon tree in the yard) they each lived in, to recount the history of Jewish-Palestinian conflict. One of the few books which successfully bridges the two, usually distinct, narratives which fuel the conflict.
ONE COUNTRY: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse by Ali Abunimah – makes the radical argument that what is needed is one state shared by Palestinians and Israelis.
Witness in Palestine – A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories by Anna Baltzer – text and photos document the experiences of a young Jewish American woman whose life changed as a result of her visits to Palestine.