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This page provides links to various organisations/ websites/media that you may find useful. Disclaimer: Provision of a link does not equate to a recommendation of all content thereon. Sites change and internal links cannot be easily monitored. Should you find material that is incorrect, abusive or otherwise unhelpful please contact me using the form on the contact page.

Click on the title in the boxes below. This will open up to show more details about the organisation or person. The links are organised in three groups:  News and Media, and Christian Organisations. Provision of a link does not imply support for MEEC or vice versa.

Christian Organisations

Amos Trust
Bethlehem Bible College
Christian Aid
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Ecumenical Accompanier Programme
Friends of Sabeel UK
Holy Land Trust
Kairos Britain
Kairos Palestine
Pioneers

(Arab World Ministries)

Website: https://www.awm-pioneers.org/

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SIM

(Serving in Mission – incorporating Middle East Christian Outreach)

Website: http://www.sim.co.uk/

Musalaha

Musalaha is a non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds, based on the life and teaching of Jesus.    https://www.musalaha.org/

Media – Useful Links

Badil Resource Centre

BADIL is a Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights owned by the refugee community.

Website: http://www.badil.org/en/

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook is an award-winning British journalist based in Nazareth, Israel, since 2001.

He is the author of three books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

  • Blood and Religion: The Unmasking of the Jewish State (2006)
  • Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East (2008)
  • Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair (2008)

He has also contributed chapters and essays to several edited volumes on Israel-Palestine.

In 2011 Jonathan was awarded the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. The judges’ citation reads: “Jonathan Cook’s work on Palestine and Israel, especially his de-coding of official propaganda and his outstanding analysis of events often obfuscated in the mainstream, has made him one of the reliable truth-tellers in the Middle East.”

Website: http://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/

Free Speech on Israel

Jews & friends who say antizionism is NOT antisemitism.

Free Speech on Israel (FSOI) was founded as a predominantly Jewish campaign group in Spring 2016 to counter the manufactured moral panic over a supposed epidemic of antisemitism in the UK.

Exaggerated and falsified accusations have focused on the Labour Left, but have also targeted faith groups, student bodies and other organisations which advocate the rights of Palestinians. Criticism of Israel and of its founding ideology, Zionism, has been misrepresented as antisemitic.
FSOI promotes a non-Zionist Jewish perspective.

Website: http://freespeechonisrael.org.uk/

Jewish Voice for Peace

JVP members are serious about making change. We work with diverse communities across the U.S. to achieve a lasting peace for Palestinians and Jewish Israelis based on equality, human rights, and freedom. Whether you are a grandparent or a student; whether your best work is in strategy meetings, in an art studio, or on Facebook. Whether you want to learn more about the issue, donate, or join a chapter—there is a place for you here.

https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/

 

Jews for Justice for Palestinians

Two Peoples: One Future:    JEWS FOR JUSTICE FOR PALESTINIANS (JfJfP) is a network of Jews who are British or live in Britain, practising and secular, Zionist and not. We bring together Jews from across the religious and political spectrum and value contributions to the struggle for justice for Palestinians by Jews from every background, in Britain, Israel, and across the world

Website: http://jfjfp.com/

Robert Cohen

as Micah’s Paradigm Shift Blog – Rescuing the Hebrew Covenant one blog post at a time.

Website: http://micahsparadigmshift.blogspot.co.uk/

Fair Trade Products

Fair trade product from the Holy Land:

Made In Peace is a project of the Green Olive Collective, a unique social enterprise that conducts tours, volunteer programs, and product sales in Palestine and Israel.

The Green Olive Collective (GOC) was founded in 2007 as a Palestinian/Israeli bi-national organisation, and is managed by the Working Partners. GOC is a Social Enterprise and a Workers Collective. The organisation generates income for the Working Partners, and develops social, cultural and political activities that cultivate humane and just societies.

The organization is registered in the USA, and managed by Partners in Jaffa, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. It has Palestinian and Israeli working partners, and over 100 Investors and Members from over 20 countries around the globe. Membership is open to everyone.

Website: https://madeinpeace.com/

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

ICAHD UK is the British branch of the Israeli Committe Against House Demolition.  ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group dedicated to ending the Israeli Occupation and achieving a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians. For information on study tours, events, home rebuilding, etc.

Website: http://icahduk.org/

Americans for Peace Now

APN is the sister organization of Shalom Achshav, Israel’s preeminent peace movement. APN’s mission is to educate and persuade the American public and its leadership to support and adopt policies that will lead to comprehensive, durable, Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab peace, based on a two-state solution,

Website: http://peacenow.org/

Adalah

Adalah (“Justice” in Arabic) is an independent human rights organization and legal center. It was founded in November 1996 as a joint project of two leading Arab NGOs – The Galilee Society and the Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA), and it became an independent NGO in 1997.

Adalah’s mission is to promote human rights in Israel in general and the rights of the Palestinian minority, citizens of Israel, in particular (around 1.5 million people, or 20% of the population). This work also includes promoting and defending the human rights of all individuals subject to the jurisdiction of the State of Israel (e.g. Palestinian residents of the OPT). Adalah is the first Palestinian Arab-run legal center in Israel, and the sole Palestinian organization that works before Israeli courts to protect the human rights of Palestinians in Israel and in the OPT.

Website: https://www.adalah.org/

Washington Report

The Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs:   The American Educational Trust (AET) is a non-profit foundation incorporated in Washington, DC in 1982 by retired U.S. foreign service officers to provide the American public with balanced and accurate information concerning U.S. relations with Middle Eastern states. AET perceives a dearth in knowledge about the Middle East, Arabs, and Muslims, in the U.S., and pursues an educational mission of “Interpreting the Middle East for North Americans; Interpreting North America for the Middle East.”

Website: http://www.wrmea.org/

If Americans Knew

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Website: http://www.ifamericansknew.org/

B'Tselem

B’TSELEM – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories was established in February 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.

B’Tselem in Hebrew literally means “in the image of,” and is also used as a synonym for human dignity. The word is taken from Genesis 1:27 “And God created humans in his image. In the image of God did He create him.” It is in this spirit that the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “All human beings are born equal in dignity and rights.”

http://www.btselem.org/

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies.

In 2002, OCHA established its Country Office in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), occupied by Israel since the 1967 war, to support international efforts to respond to the humanitarian situation in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and in the Gaza Strip.     https://www.ochaopt.org/

Sixteen Minutes to Palestine

Sixteen Minutes to Palestine (SMP) explores the richness and authenticity of the Palestinian identity through original commentary, insightful analyses, and creative content relating to the Palestinian struggle wherever and however it may occur. Sixteen Minutes to Palestine examines the impact of the occupation in a way that goes beyond figures and statistics and draws connections to faces, stories, narratives, and visual evidences.

https://smpalestine.com/

Tikun Olam תיקון עולם

“The day is short, the task is great, the master is insistent. It is not your duty to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it….”
Pirkei Avot, 2:21

I’ve been writing Tikun Olam, one of the earliest progressive Jewish blogs, since February, 2003.  It focuses on exposing the excesses of the Israeli national security state.

https://www.richardsilverstein.com/

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