Peace Groups in Palestine and Israel

bitterlemons-international – An internet forum for an array of world perspectives on the Middle East and its specific concerns.

Bat Shalom – A feminist center for peace and social justice aiming to work towards a democratic and pluralistic society in Israel.

B’tselem.org – Israeli information center for human rights in the occupied territories.

Dar Annawada – The International Center of Bethlehem works to serve the whole community “from the womb to the tomb.”

Gisha – Tel Aviv based NGO founded in 2005; Emphasis on freedom of movement for Palestinians

Gush Shalom – Israeli peace group. Click on English to start. Excellent articles & links.

Human Supporters Association a grassroots organization that offer the youth of Nablus and its surroundings a non-violent, proactive alternative in dealing with the given political realities, and that seeks to be a gathering point for activists promoting justice and social change within Palestinian society.

International Solidarity Movement – a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles.

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions   –  Founder, Jeff Halper, Minnesotan & Israeli citizen. Organizing non-violent resistance to house demolitions, land expropriations and settlements and advocating the end of the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank.

Machsom Watch – The Israel-based group monitors and disseminates reports on Israeli soldiers at checkpoints, with the ultimate aim of “ending the occupation.”

Miftah – Commentaries by PLO spokeswoman Dr. Hanan Ashrawi and others, press releases, fact sheets on impact of occupation, polls.

Neve Shalom – A village, jointly established by Jewish and Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, that is engaged in educational work for peace, equality and understanding between the two peoples.

Palestine Center for Human Rights – This non profit group centered in Gaza reports on human rights violation.

Palestinian Monitor – Palestinian writing about life under the occupation – facts, articles and analysis.

Palestinian Mothers – Iqbal Tamimi created this social network for Palestinian mothers.

Palestine Remembered – A web site focusing on Palestinian cities and villages destroyed.

Parents Circle Bereaved Palestinian and Israeli families supporting peace, reconciliation and tolerance. The Forum members have all lost immediate family members due to the violence in the region.

Rabbis for Human Rights –  A rabbinic voice of conscience in Israel, Rabbis for Human Rights gives voice to the Zionist ideal and the Jewish religious tradition of human rights.

Rafa Today – Pictures and articles of daily life in Rafah.

Sabeel – An ecumenical grassroots liberation theology movement among Palestinian Christians.

Tent of Nations – Seeks to bring youth of various cultures together to build bridges of understanding, reconciliation, and peace.

Women in Black – Network of women committed to peace with justice.

Zochrot – A group of Israeli citizens working to raise awareness of the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948.