The links below may be considered of interest to some contributors and visitors. Suggestions for further additions to this page are welcome. Inclusion on this list in no way indicates any affinity, association, or even tolerance of any other entry, the list is diverse in order to illustrate the myriad of positions and opinions playing a role in the Middle East.
"ADDAMEER (conscience) Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues. Established in 1992 by a group of activists interested in human rights, the center's activities focus on offering support for Palestinian prisoners, advocating the rights of political prisoners, and working to end torture through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns."
AHL-i Allah: "Zionism: A Crime Against the Torah" by Isa Adam Naziri (Jewish convert to Islam)
"In light of the recent developments in the Middle East, we find it imperative to reiterate the official position of the Ahl-i Allah concerning the Zionist movement and the so-called State of Israel. First and foremost, it must be emphasized that no matter how much the power elite would like to believe otherwise, Islam is absolutely not anti-Jew or anti-Semitic. The Prophet Muhammad (sal) said in his final sermon:...."
Al-Bushra - Arab American Roman Catholic Community
An exhaustive site run by a a Roman Catholic priest formerly of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and now based in California, dedicated to the Palestine situation. Places a heavy emphasis on the various Palestinian Christian communities, Catholic and otherwise.
Al Nakba Homepage
A VERY comprehensive site detailing Al Nakba (The Cataclysm), the 1948 Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestine, destruction of villages, and massacres. Probably the most comprehensive list of destroyed villages and their current remnants online.
Americans for Peace Now
American supporters of Peace Now (linked below) in Israel, a Zionist Israeli organization that believes in establishing a just and sustainable peace with the Palestinians as being in Israel's best interest.
Arab Association for Human Rights
"The HRA was founded in 1988 to promote and protect the political, civil, economic, and cultural rights of the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel and to further the domestic implementation of international human rights principles. It is an independent non-governmental organisation registered in Israel."
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)
"The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) was established in 1972 to bolster Israel's commitment to civil liberties and human rights through legal action, education and public outreach. ACRI is a strictly nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that protects the rights of all individuals in Israel and in the occupied territories, regardless of religion, nationality or political beliefs."
Association of 40
"The Association of Forty - the association for the recognition of the Arab Unrecognized Villages in Israel, was formally established in 1988 in the Unrecognized Village Ein-Hod, by the local committee of the village, by the inhabitants of unrecognized villages and also by Arab and Jewish Volunteers from all over the country."
An Israeli based feminist peace organization representing both Jewish and Arab women activists working for a just peace between Israel and the Palestinian people.
B'nai Sepharad - Congregations and Organizations of Interest to Sepharadim
A major gateway to Sepharadic congregations and organizations around the world.
B'Tselem - The Israeli Center for human Rights in the Occupied Territories
"B'TSELEM - The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories was established in 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel."
A site established by a few Americans Christians providing several excellent links to material dealing with the Israel/Palestine conflict, including material by "Jews for Justice in the Middle East".
Christian PeaceMaker Teams (CPT)
"Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an organization committed to reducing violence by "Getting in the Way"–challenging systems of domination and exploitation as Jesus Christ did in the first century.
A project of the Mennonite Churches, Church of the Brethren and Friends United Meeting and other Christians, CPT has worked in Haiti, the Middle East, Bosnia, Chechnya, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, and the USA. In all locations, CPT responds to invitations from grassroots movements seeking to rectify injustice in nonviolent ways."
Council for Palestinian Restitution and Repatriation (CPRR)
"The Council for Palestinian Restitution and Repatriation (CPRR) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization established to assist Palestinians and their heirs to fully achieve their individual and inalienable human rights to their land, natural resources and property as guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."
Givat Haviva - Learning the Language of Dialogue
"The mission of Givat Haviva today is to cope with the major issues that are on the agenda of Israeli society, and to foster educational initiatives, research and community work in the fields of peace, democracy, coexistence, tolerance and social solidarity."
An Israeli peace activist organization dedicated to establishing a just and sustainable peace with the Palestinian people by ending the occupation, sharing Jerusalem, recognizing the right of return for the Palestinian refugees (to the Occupied Territories), and resolving the conflicts between Israel and its neighbors.
HaMoked - The Center for the Defense of the Individual
http://www.hamoked.org.il/ (in Hebrew only)
"HaMoked (formerly Hotline for Victims of Violence) is an Israeli organization founded in 1988 to defend human rights in the occupied territories. It has provided assistance to several thousand Palestinian victims of violence, human rights abuses and bureaucratic harassment. HaMoked registers complaints and follows through on them through administrative and legal channels until the matter is successfully resolved. In addition to its individual assistance, HaMoked advocates for human rights at the policy level."
Harissa - LE WEB DES JUIFS TUNISIENS
The leading website of the vibrant Tunesian Jewish community. In French.
Hizbollah, Official Site
"Today, Hezbollah is one of the most prominent Lebanese political parties that has its presence in the parliament with 8 MPs."
"Hezbollah today also commands respect politically after it proved its strength with its presence by respecting the values of others in the field."
"Hezbollah also sees itself committed in introducing the Islam that is confidant in achieving justice, as well as introducing the Islam that protects all human rights. Introducing the Islam that supports education, the Islam that offers medical support. Hezbollah also has its own cultural plan to attract and convince through civilized and humanitarian means as specified in the human rights laws, far from any use of violence or coercion."
"Its aim is to resume the Islamic way of life and to convey the Islamic da’wah to the world. This objective means bringing the Muslims back to living an Islamic way of life in Dar al-Islam and in an Islamic society such that all of life’s affairs in society are administered according to the Shari’ah rules, and the viewpoint in it is the halal and the haram under the shade of the Islamic State, which is the Khilafah State. That state is the one in which Muslims appoint a Khaleefah and give him the bay’ah to listen and obey on condition that he rules according to the Book of Allah (swt) and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saw) and on condition that he conveys Islam as a message to the world through da’wah and jihad."
International Federation of Secular Humanistic Jews
A site for and about secular humanistic Jewry.
Islamic Resistance - Lebanon
A Delphi discussion forum sympathetic to the Islamic resistance (Hizbollah) in Occupied Lebanon (Shebaa Farms).
Islamic Resistance Support Association
"We Would like to inform the intellectuals and cultured peoples that you are invited to participate on the various levels with the articles of our Website. No matter whether they are self-compiled or quoted, creative or documentary and be it Arabic, English, French, German or Spanish. This is because fighting the Zionist occupation is the cause of all honorables throughout the world."
Israel Information Service
A private site providing a wealth of information and links, largely presenting a Israel friendly perspective.
Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions (ICAHD)
"ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israel's demolition of Palestinian houses on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem."
Jerusalem Center for Women
"The JERUSALEM CENTER FOR WOMEN (JCW), a Palestinian non-governmental women’s center located in East Jerusalem, was established in March 1994. Parallel to its establishment, Bat Shalom, an Israeli women’s center in West Jerusalem, was created. Though JCW and Bat Shalom carry out joint Palestinian – Israeli programs through the JERUSALEM LINK, their coordinating body, the two centers operate independently, maintaining executive and organizational integrity. Such an arrangement is the first time that a Palestinian and an Israeli organization have worked so closely together for the advancement of women and human rights in the region, as well as for the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict."
Jewish Community of Algeria
A page dedicated to small surviving Jewish community of Algeria.
Jewish Peace Fellowship
"JPF was founded by in 1941 to support Jewish conscientious objectors to the military, to help educate local draft boards --accustomed only to the Christian roots of conscientious objection--of the theological basis of the Jewish position on conscientious objection, grounded in Torah, Talmud, and other sacred and religious texts.
JPF continues to support Jewish resistance--individual and communal-- to the arms race in the United States and Israel and throughout the world. We actively oppose capital punishment, conscription, the Israeli occupation, and U.S. armed interventions including the former Yugoslavia (1999)."
Jewish Voice for Peace
"We believe that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will be resolved only when Israel removes its Jewish settlements and other occupation installations in the Palestinian territories, grants freedom and the right to self-representation for Palestinian Arabs, and addresses the legitimate claims of Palestinian refugees. We call upon the Palestinian Authority and Israel to renounce the use of all violent tactics directed against civilians, including terrorism and collective punishment, and to co-operate in halting attacks by rogue individuals and groups."
Jewish Women Activists / Not In Our Name Coalition
An open letter and appeal by Jewish Women Activists for the end of Israel's occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine
"As Jewish American women who have long worked for social justice on a variety of fronts, and who support peaceful coexistence between the Palestinian Arab and Israeli Jewish peoples, we wish to make clear that these organizations and individuals do not speak for us. Nor do they speak for many other American Jews whose views have been either unexpressed or ignored by the mainstream media during the past month."
Jews Against The Occupation (JATO)
Jews Against The Occupation is a New York based Jewish activist/advocacy group dedicated to ending the Israeli occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories and establishing a just peace between Israel and Palestine.
Jews NOT Zionists
A religious Jewish anti-Zionist site."There are in fact many Jewish movements, groups and organizations whose ideology regarding Zionism and the so-called "State of Israel" is that of the unadulterated Torah position that any form of Zionism is heresy and that the existence of the so-called "State of Israel" is illegitimate"
"It is our hope that the information presented on this site will be of benefit to all and that we soon merit the peaceful dismantlement of the so-called "State of Israel" and that Jewish-Muslim brotherhood be restored as prior to the arrival of the Zionist scheme on the global scene."
Last Jews of Libya
A website dedicated to the remnants of Libyan Jewry.
Middle East Children's Alliance
"The Middle East Children's Alliance is a non-governmental organization, working for peace and justice in the Middle East; focusing on Palestine, Israel, Lebanon and Iraq. Our programs emphasize the need to educate North Americans about the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy, and to support projects that aid and empower communities. We believe in insuring the human rights of all people in the region, especially focusing on the rights of children."
Middle East Forum
A Delphi discussion forum operated by an American Christian Zionist.
Middle East Peace Forum
A Delphi discussion forum which, despite its name, is strongly pro-Zionist and anti-peace.
Mish Mash - AllThingsJewish.Com
An enormous Jewish gateway site "20,000 Links to all things Jewish and growing daily!!"
Muslim Brotherhood Movement Homepage
Goals: "1- Following the Salaf: Rejecting any action or principle which contradicts the Quran or Sunna, and inviting people to nothing but them both. 2- Establishing the Sunna: Working -as much as possible- to spread the Sunna in every aspect of life. 3- Increasing the Iman: By concentrating on the purity of hearts, loving Muslims in the sake of Allah, and remembrance (plus being away of any Sufi mistakes). 4- Political Activism: By putting political programs for "Islamising" government in different countries (after realistic studies), and establishing these programs thru the convenient ways which do not conflict with Islam. 5- Stressing Physical Health: By forming sports clubs and committing members to regular exercises. 6- Enriching Scientific Study: By enhancing the knowledge of members and others about Islam. Members with "Shari'a" major have special study programs. 7- Establishing a Sound Economic Infrastructure: By supporting and/or sponsoring any Islamic project and facing its "fiqh" problems. By the way, the ONLY accepted source of money to the Ikhwan is its members' OWN money. 8- Fostering Social ties: By maintaining brotherhood links among the members of the Islamic society."
A Delphi discussion forum for and about Muslims
Muslims in the Western Media
A Delphi discussion forum operated by a Western Muslim dealing with Western perceptions of Muslims and Islam.
NATO Aggression Forum
A Delphi discussion forum relating to acts of aggression by NATO, in particular the NATO aggression against Yugoslavia.
Neturei Karta International
"In addition to condemning the central heresy of Zionism, we also reject its policy of aggression against all peoples. Today this cruelty manifests itself primarily in the brutal treatment of the Palestinian people. We proclaim that this inhuman policy is in violation of the Torah.
"NKI seeks peace and reconciliation with all peoples and nations. This is especially needed in our relations towards the Islamic world where Zionism has for 53 years done so much to ruin Jewish - Muslim understanding."
Neturei Karta - London
Orthodox Jewish Neturei Karta anti-Zionist activists of London.
Neve Shalom - Wahat al-Salaam (Oasis of Peace)
"Neve Shalom~Wahat al-Salam was founded by the dominican monk Bruno Hussar, with the intention of creating a place where the people of this land would live together despite national and religious differences, and who would conduct educational work for peace."
Not In My Name
A major Chicago-based Jewish peace organization opposed to the continued occupation of the Occupied Territories and Israel's brutal repression of the Palestinian Peaple.
Not in Our Name Petition
Jewish petition against continuing the Occupation.
A site including a number of online video interviews regarding Israeli behavior in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. "My aim, beyond creating a stage for presenting documentation of some of the atrocities of the Israeli occupation in Palestine, is to create an awareness of a fundamental mutual exclusion in both sides' definition of self, with the hope that some opening for a conversation will present itself."
Open House, Ramle
"OPEN HOUSE has two inter-related goals: to provide educational and social opportunities to Arab children and their families through our Center for the Development of the Arab Child; and to be a place of encounter and cooperation between Jews and Arabs in the Ramle-Lod area through our Center for Jewish-Arab Coexistence."
Oz v'Shalom - Netivot Shalom / Movement for Judaism, Zionism and Peace
"As the only religious Zionist peace organization of its kind, we are in a unique position to counter fundamentalist and extremist political arguments that have erroneously placed the value of the Land of Israel ahead of human life, justice, and peace -- concepts which have always been central to Jewish law and tradition."
A general resource Palestine site from Palestinians in Sweden. Lots of current information and reporting of United Nations and European Union activities relating to Palestine.
Palestinian Return Centre
"The Palestinian Return Centre is an independent academic/media consultancy founded and registered in the United Kingdom in 1996. It specializes in the research, analysis, and monitor of issues pertaining to the dispersed Palestinians and their right to return. It also serves as an information repository on other related aspects of the Palestine Question and the Arab-Israeli conflict."
An Israeli Zionist peace organization dedicated to establishing a just and sustainable peace between Israel and the Palestinians as being in the best interest of Israel. Site in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.
Peace Watch - The Peace Mid-East Dialogue Group
"PEACE is a Mid-East Dialog Group commited to peace and neighborly relations. We have no official political opinions. PEACE was started by Ameen Hannoun, a Jordanian/Palestinian and Ami Isseroff, an Israeli. You are welcome to join, and to contribute ariticles and ideas for promoting peace and dialog."
Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
"PHR joins health professionals from Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip who work against abuses of human and medical rights. PHR members share a supreme regard for the integrity of the human body and spirit, and attach deep significance to close Israeli-Palestinian cooperation which serves as a bridge between the people."
Progressive Jewish Alliance
"The Progressive Jewish Alliance is a national membership organization dedicated to the Jewish traditions of pursuing peace, promoting equality and diversity, and ensuring social and economic justice in the United States, Israel and the Middle East, and throughout the world."
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel
"PCATI is the only organization in Israel exclusively devoted to the issue of illegal interrogation. PCATI documents, monitors and responds to cases of illegal interrogation, ill-treatment and police brutality within Israel, the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian National Authority. In addition, PCATI provides legal aid and advocacy to individual victims of torture, holds educational programs and media events for the general public, acts as a legislative watchdog and pressure group and serves as an international resource and clearinghouse on the subject of torture in Israel and internationally."
Rabbis for Human Rights
An Israeli rabbinic organization comprised of Reform, Orthodox, Conservative and Reconstructionist rabbis and students striving to stop Israel's brutality in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and to reawaken the Jewish tradition of human rights in Israel.
A pro-Islamic liberation site containing a wealth of information, however, it is also one of the very few pro-Arab sites that lend credit to Anti-Semitic concepts such as Holocaust denial/belittlement, &c. Certainly worth exploring but with caution.
"Re'ut-Sadaka (Friendship) Jewish-Arab Youth Movement for Coexistence and Peace in Israel was established in 1982 by a small group of young Jews and Arabs in Tel-Aviv. Based on the belief that building mutual understanding requires the fostering of real relationships between Arabs and Jews in Israel, especially among the youth, Re'ut-Sadaka provides Jewish and Arab youth the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and perspectives and to develop friendships across cultural lines."
Right of Return Petition
The Right of Reutrn Petition on behalf of the Palestinian refugees.
Sephardic Links - table of Contents
A gateway to various Sephardic sites online.
Sephardic Moroccan Page
A page presented by JewishGlobe.com about the Jewish community of Morocco.
"The Other Israel" / Israeli Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
"The Other Israel,published bimonthly, aims to provide extensive coverage of the diverse struggles waged by the Israeli peace movement at large. It reports on a great variety of activities, most of which find little or no mention in the world media. It also contains commentaries on events in Israel and the Middle East from a perspective in which the interests of Israelis and Palestinians are ultimately reconcilable."
UNITY - Fierce Cry for Liberation
"UNITY took the strategy of spreading facts and increasing the awareness of the nature of destructive ideologies such as Zionism, and exposing the inhuman practices perpetrated by regimes adopting superiority theories like the U.S.A. regime – as an effective strategy in a media occupied world."
"UNITY is an Islamic based organization for supporting all oppressed human beings regard less race, color or sect."
Wi'am - Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center
"Wi'am as a grassroots organization, strives alongside other democratic forces present in the larger Bethlehem community to build a democratic and just society. The Center aims to improve the quality of relationships by: addressing injustices rather than avenging them; dignifying persons on both sides of the conflict; promoting human rights and advocating for peace among all people."
Yesh G'vul - Israeli soldiers against the Occupation
No direct organization sites could be found. Articles about Yesh G'vul:
Yesh G'vul Traveler Blows Whistle on US Jewish Fundraisers, Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs.
The Price of Regret, Ha'aretz
An organization of Israeli soldiers who oppose the Occupation and often refuse to serve in Occupation duty, often resulting in their imprisonment.
Zionism and Israeli Apartheid
"In this page (Part I) ... Summary of Zionism; Israel's and Zionism's Apartheid and Racism; Jewish Opposition to Zionism; Zionist-Nazi Alliance and the Holocaust; Zionists's Indifference to the Genocide of Jews; Massacres of Palestinians; Torture and Human Rights."