www.icahd.org. The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions is a non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories. Since its founding, ICAHD's activities have extended to three interrelated spheres: resistance and protest actions in the Occupied Territories; efforts to bring the reality of the Occupation to Israeli society; and mobilizing the international community for a just peace.
www.electronicintifada.net. The Electronic Intifada (EI) is a not-for-profit, independent publication committed to comprehensive public education on the question of Palestine, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the economic, political, legal, and human dimensions of Israel's 40-year occupation of Palestinian territories. EI provides a needed supplement to mainstream commercial media representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
www.machsomwatch.org. Machsom Watch (“Checkpoint Watch”) is a Israeli organization of women dedicated to monitoring human rights in the Occupied Territories by stationing themselves at the checkpoints restricting movement of Palestinians throughout the Occupied Territories.www.BenWhite.org.uk Ben White is a freelance journalist based in the Bethlehem district of Palestine. Ben has been writing articles in the last few years for a variety of publications, including Middle East International, New Statesman, Palestine Chronicle, The Church of England Newspaper, and others. He mainly writes on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the broader Middle East. In the last few years, he has spent three summers in Palestine, and is now living in Bethlehem working as Media and Communications Director for a Christian Palestinian community centre.
www.cpt.org. Christian Peacemaker Teams operate out of Hebron and work in villages in the southern hills of the West Bank where inhabitants are subject to severe and continual harassment and violence by Jewish settlers. Under the motto of “getting in the way,” these teams of internationals document abuses and human rights violations, and by their presence effectively prevent much of the violence and harassment.
www.tentofnations.org. This is another of the most inspiring places you may ever visit in your life. Hilltop south of Bethlehem, last holdout in a district earmarked for taking by Israel. Daoud Nassar the grandson of a Christian Palestinian who bought the farm a hundred years ago. Fighting for land rights in the Israeli Supreme Court, in the meantime has established a peace center. Also set up to welcome visitors and explain the situation of the indigenous Palestinians.
www.newprofile.org. Israel organization devoted to uncovering and combating the militarization of Israeli society. Advocate for people who do not want to serve in the military. Besides their advocacy work, New profile focusses on uncovering and educating Israelis about human rights abuses in the Occupied Territories and the impact of the Occupation on Israeli society.
www.zochrot.org. Zochrot is an organization of Israeli citizens working to raise awareness of the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948. This is critically important, courageous work. They do tours and education. Excellent website.
Combatants for peace was founded by Israeli Defense
Force officers who decided to no longer serve in the Occupied Territories and who are devoted to combating the destructive effects of militarization and the Occupation on Israel. They joined up with former Palestinian political prisoners who are equally devoted to non-violent resistance and to the building of peace between the two peoples to form this unique organization. Combatants for peace presents lectures and educational programs for Israelis, Palestinians and visitors to the region, as well as conducting international speaking tours.
www.interfaithpeacebuilders.org. Interfaith Peace-Builders sends delegations to Israel/ Palestine so that U.S. citizens can see the conflict with their own eyes. Participants have the opportunity to learn directly from Israeli and Palestinian nonviolent peace/human-rights activists, to spend time in Palestinian and Israeli homes, and to experience the situation of Palestinians living under military occupation. The delegations focus on seeing, listening to, and recording the experiences and perspectives of a wide range of Palestinian and Israeli voices.
Interfaith Peace-Builders places a strong emphasis on continuing work on the conflict when participants return to their homes. The program asks for a commitment from participants to educate people in their communities and organizations about the conflict, to write and speak about their experiences, to join with IFPB, our partner organizations, and other local and national organizations working to end the conflict, and to work to change U.S. policy in the region.