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In the name of Allah most Gracious, most Merciful
Anti-Zionism NOT Anti-Semitism
A page of links in English on the current crisis in Palestine for beginners. This page is by no means a comprehensive set of links but it is sufficient for those who seek a preliminary understanding of the issues. Anti-Zionism does not mean that Jews have no right to emigrate to the region of Palestine/Israel; only that there should not be a racially exclusive state built upon ethnic cleansing, and the concept of terra nullius, and perpetuated through an apartheid system. Arab nationalism is an equally corrupt creed and has likewise caused immense suffering to many in the region - both Arab and non-Arab.

About Zionism
What is Zionism? (No, it is not a neo-Nazi conspiracy theory).

Zionism: The Myth & The Realities
A full-length book by Ismail Zayid. Explains the Palestinian position well.
Appendices include quotes by prominent Zionists.

The Hidden History of Zionism
A full-length book from a Marxist perspective by Ralph Schoenman.
More Marxist critiques of Zionism are available at

The Activists
The main players on the Palestinian side.

The primary Islamic resistance group in Palestine.
Its military wing is the Izz ad-Deen Qassam Martyrs Phalanxes.

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
The primary secular resistance group in Palestine.
A number of its leaders have been Christians.

Islamic Jihad
Another Islamist grouping. There is a small English section.

The activist wing of the Palestinian National Authority. Its military division is the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. See also Free Marwan Barghouti.

Lebanese Shi'a resistance fighters who were responsible for evicting Israel from Southern Lebanon. Israel had sought to control Lebanon up to the Litani River in order to turn Lebanon into a Christian (Maronite) state allied with Israel. Hezbollah also has a television station Al-Manar.

Recent History
Dates, events, issues.

The Middle East Reseach & Information Project
Explains the background behind the latest intefada as well as covering other issues in the region.

Hebron, 1994
Site memorial to the massacre, celebrated throughout Israel. The Rabbi who conducted the funeral of the perpetrator eulogised, "A million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail". See also South Hebron.

Pictorial essay on the 1948 cataclysm that marked the founding of the State of Israel.

Qana, 1996
Israel bombed this UN facility in South Lebanon, killing over 100 Lebanese civilians.

50 Years of Arab Dispossession
Special edition of Egypt's Al-Ahram Weekly detailing 50 years of Zionism.

Documents the history of Golan Heights and Israel's invasion and occupation of this region.

Sabra & Chatila, 1982
The Israeli-backed massacre of 3,500 Palestinian refugees. An Israeli Commission found Ariel Sharon personally responsible. See also Indict Sharon.

Palestine Remembered
Catalogs the ethnic cleansing that marked 1948.
Eyewitness accounts from each town.

Kibya, 1953
Ariel Sharon's first foray into mass murder. David Ben-Gurion, then Israeli Prime Minister, congratulated him saying, "It doesn't make any real difference...what will be said about Kibbiya around the world. The important thing is is how it will be looked at here in this region. This is going to give us the possibility of living here" (quoted in Avi Shlaim, The Iron Wall, p.92).

Deir Yassin, 1948
This massacre helped the foundation of Israel possibly more than any other early massacre. The psychological effects caused a mass exodus of Palestinians.

Palestinians in the Diaspora
"It is not as though there was a Palestinian people in Palestine considering itself as a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist." - Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel, 1969-1974, (Sunday Times 15 June, 1969).

Bitter Pill
Consists of convincing and well-researched letters to newspaper editors written by Ali Abunimah, Vice Pres. of the Arab American Action Network.

Kalil Sakikini Cultural Centre
NGO dedicated to the promotion of Palestinian arts and culture.

Palestinian Academy for the Study of Inernational Affairs
Independent academy based in Jerusalem. Contains numerous full-length seminar papers on-line.

The Edward Said Archive
Archive of journal articles from the renowned Palestinian academic. Listed with source and date.

Working for the Palestinians' right to return to their pre-1948 homes. 850,000 Palestinians were made refugees in 1948. This figure does not include those made refugees after 1967 or their descendants. See also Council for Palestinian Restitution and Repatriation.

Palestinian internet portal. The "Yahoo" of Palestine.

Institute of Palestine Studies
Dedicated to studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1963.
Contains selected journal articles and a bookshop.

Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem
Considers the environmental issues of the region.
Numerous full-length articles, maps and other data.

Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association
A Palestinian human rights website. Most importantly, it contains information from the beginning of the intefada (September 2000).

Al-Bushra: Israel Realities
A web project of Arab American Catholics.

Government, Non-Government, and International Authorities

President Yasser Arafat
Official presedential homepage. Elected with 88% of the vote in 1994.
See also Palestinian National Authority.

Palestinian Red Crescent Society
Provider of emergency services since 1968. Is an observer member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. See also Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees.

UN Homepage on Palestine
Until 1991, most of the world declared that Zionism was a form of racism. Several UN resolutions still stand which call for Israel to recognise the right of Palestinians to return to their pre-1948 homes (Res. 194); and for Israel to withdraw from the "occupied territories" (Res. 242). See also UN Chronology  and UN Question of Palestine.

UN Relief & Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
Working on behalf of the 4 million registered Palestinian refugees.

Palestinian Law Society
NGO defending rights and disseminating legal information.

NGO promoting democracy in Palestine.
Includes fact sheets and the latest press items.

Defence of Children International
Established in 1992 to promote and protect the rights of Palestinian children. Includes information on child prisoners and children killed during the Occupation.

Media Sources

Palestine Media Centre
Official Palestinian state-owned media.

A Personal Diary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Photographer Nigel Parry has been producing images from the region since 1994.
Please see the rest of his site also.

Gaza Legacy of Occupation
Anthropological photo account of the Gaza Strip by Dick Doughty.

Jerusalem Media & Communication Centre
West Bank & Gaza journalism since 1988.

Carlos Latuff
The Brasilian cartoonist's "We are all Palestinian" series parallels the suffering and disposession of the Palestinians with other oppressed nations. See also Israel & South Africa.

Palestine Chronicle
Board of directors include Noam Chomsky and Hanan Ashrawi.
One of the best photographic collections available on-line.

Middle East Realities
Independent news, views and analysis from America. Founded by Mark Bruzonsky.

Electronic Intifada
One of the most authoritative and best designed sources of information on the current intifada. An excellent resource for FAQs.

Alternative Information Centre
Joint Palestinian and Israeli initiative based in Jerusalem.
See also Jerusalem Indymedia, Israel Indymedia and Oznik.

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
A mine of objective information founded by former US foreign policy bureacrats. Available ten times a year as a 140-page hard copy journal. Full archives are available on-line.

Truth Human Rights & Justice in the Middle-East
A good resource of writings, many from the public domain , available in one central location.

Jewish Voices
From Albert Einstein through Israel Shahak to Amira Hass, many Jews have protested the excesses of Zionism.

The Noam Chomsky Archive
Renowned linguist and anarcho-syndicalist. He is known more for his criticisms of Israel and its role in American foreign policy. One of the few American Jews to have lived in Israel prior to 1967.

Neturei Karta
The most Orthodox sects in Judaism are anti-Zionist. Judaism teaches that Israel cannot be established until after the arrival of the Messiah and then only for religious Jews. Modern-day Israel is a secular nationalist state.

Zionism: A crime against the Torah
Isa Naziri, a Jewish convert to Islam explains that the struggle against Zionism is not about Muslims and Jews [a point with which Christian Palestinians would agree] but about equal rights and justice. See also Jews For Allah.

Israel Shamir
Israeli author and journalist's homepage. Formerly a columnist for Ha'aretz, he was sacked for proposing a one-state solution for Palestine-Israel.

Tanya Reinhart
Articles in Hebrew and English by this Professor of linguistics at Tel Aviv University. Noam Chomsky was her PhD supervisor.

Australian Jewish Democratic Society
A moderate Zionist organisation based in Melbourne.

Courage to Refuse
Military service is compulsory in Israel but more and more conscripts are refusing to fight in the "Occupied Territories". This is the website of these "refuseniks". See also Peace Now.

Jewish Unity for a Just Peace
A coalition of pro and anti-Zionists proposing one and two state solutions.

Maavak Socializti
A socialist alternative. Allied with the CWI faction of international socialism (as opposed to ISO).

Uri Avnery
Former Knesset member and Gush Shalom founder. This website is an archive of his articles. See also Gush Shalom.

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379
November 10, 1975

The General Assembly, recalling its resolution 1904 (XVIII) of 20 November 1963, proclaiming the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, and in particular its affirmation that "any doctrine of racial differentiation or superiority is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous" and its expression of alarm at "the manifestations of racial discrimination still in evidence in some areas in the world, some of which are imposed by certain Governments by means of legislative, administrative or other measures", recalling also that, in its resolution 3151 G (XXVIII) of 14 December 1953, the General Assembly condemned, inter alia, the unholy alliance between South African racism and Zionism, taking note of the Declaration of Mexico on the Equality of Women and Their Contribution to Development and Peace 1975, proclaimed by the World Conference of the Intenrational Women's Year, held at Mexico City from 19 June to 2 July 1975, which promulgated the principle that "international co-operation and peace require the achievement of national liberation and independence, the elimination of colonialism and neo-colonialism, foreign occupation, Zionism, apartheid and racial discrimination in all its forms, as well as the recognition of the dignity of peoples and their right to self-determination", taking note also of resolution 77 (XII) adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity at its twelfth ordinary session, held at Kampala from 28 July to 1 August 1975, which considered "that the racist regime in occupied Palestine and the racist regime in Zimbabwe and South Africa have a comon imperialist origin, forming a whole and having the same racist structure and being organically linked in their policy aimed at repression of the dignity and integrity of the human being", taking note also of the Political Declaration and Strategy to Strengthen International Peace and Security and to Intensify Solidarity and Mutual Assistance among Non-Aligned Countries, adopted at the Conference of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Non-Aligned Countries held at Lima from 25 to 30 August 1975, which most severely condemned Zionism as a threat to world peace and security and called upon all countries to oppose this racist and imperalist ideology, determines that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination.

repealed December 16, 1991