News Sources and Blog Sites:
The Electronic Intifada
An independent news source focusing on “Palestine, its people, politics, culture and place in the world”
Independent ezine from the Arab Studies Institute with articles and essays on Palestine and beyond.
Mondoweiss: The War of Ideas in the Middle East
News covering the Middle East from a “progressive Jewish perspective”
Ma’an News Agency
One of the most prominent news sites out of Palestine.
Sixteen Minutes to Palestine
Part-news/activism analysis, part-personal narrative, SMP is blogger Sami Kishawi’s (an American from Gaza City) home for expressing his commitment to justice in Palestine.
Advocacy Groups/Information Centers:
The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. Advocates for the rights of Palestinian political prisoners.
Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel
New York location that calls for “immediate, unconditional, and permanent end to U.S.-sponsored Israeli aggression in the Middle East.”
Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Broad-based democratic organization in support of the Palestinian people and their Right to Return, based in New York.
The U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
A national coalition working to end U.S. support for the Israeli occupation
Palestinian BDS National Committee
In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. The BNC serves to strengthen, support and provide resources for BDS.
PACBI, Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel and USACBI, the US Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel
These organizations stem from the need for “a public, principled stance in support of equality, self-determination, human rights (including the right to education), and true democracy.” USACBI notes that “there can be no academic freedom in Israel/Palestine unless all academics are free and all students are free to pursue their academic desires.”
Israeli-based research group that documents the Israeli occupation industry, highlighting companies that profit from Israeli human rights abuses.
Institute for Middle East Understanding
A media group, the IMEU connects journalists and editors with information on Palestine and the Palestinians.
B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights
Independent Israeli center for documenting human rights abuses and conditions of the Israeli occupation. Statistics and maps available.
ICHAD: The Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions
Non-violent direct action group resisting the demolition of Palestinian homes by the Israeli government. Over 24,000 homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967.
The Jerusalem Fund
Washington, D.C. based non-profit that provides humanitarian relief, hosts educational conferences and events, and supports Palestinian cultural arts.
Palestinian Queers for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
Palestinian queer activist group that advocates for BDS as an effective means of resistance to support the Palestinian people. PQBDS writes that their “struggle is not only against social injustice and our rights as a queer minority in Palestinian society, but rather, [their] main struggle is one against Israel’s colonization, occupation and apartheid; a system that has oppressed [them] for the past 63 years.”
VP “uses creative visuals to describe a factual rights-based narrative of Palestine/Israel.” Check out their amazing and informative infographics. A great resource for students and organizers.
Not-for-Profit and Humanitarian Organizations:
LEAP: Learning English Advancement Program
“An educational empowerment program for Palestinian-refugee youth in Lebanon”
Middle East Children’s Alliance
Founded in 1988, M.E.C.A. is a non-profit “working for rights and well-being of children in the Middle East”
Made in Palestine: Handcrafts, Food, and Gifts
Canaan Fair Trade: Delicacies from Palestine, the Land of Milk and Honey
Find fair trade Palestinian olive oil, za’atar, tapendades and more
Palestine Online Store: Your Source for all things Palestinian
T-shirts, films, artwork, flags, kuffiyas
A non-profit crafts group for women in the West Bank and Gaza making traditional handmade Palestinian embroidery
Socially Responsible Companies:
Narrow Bridge Candles: Crafting Space for Ritual with Liberatory Potential
The first handcrafted Hanukah, Shabbat, and Havdalah candles NOT made in Israel, produced from beehives in Oakland and Berkely by an anti-Zionist company that supports Palestinian self-determination and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel