Information about Israeli & Palestinian social change organizations & related media

including media and organizations of many varieties & locations

For action suggestions

Updated February 24, 2015

skipschiel (at)


Active Stills. Israeli photo collective,

Alternative Information Center:

Alternatives to Violence Programs (AVP) in Palestine and Israel, contact Joe DiGarbo,

American Friends Service Committee, youth programs in Gaza & the West Bank, & advocacy programs in Israel,

Anarchists Against the Wall, Israeli activists,

Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights,

Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights,

Breaking the Silence: Testimonies of former Israeli soldiers:

B'Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, studies and reports,

CAMERA, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, a monitoring and advocacy group usually highly supportive of mainstream Israel,
(for an expose of one of CAMERA's efforts to undermine Wikipedia)

Caterpillar campaign, about the bulldozers used to demolish homes and uproot olive trees,

Christian Peacemakers Teams, nonviolent intervention,

Coalition of Women for Peace, Israeli women's peace & justice initiative,

Combatants for Peace,

Committee for the Open Discussion of Zionism,

The Compassionate Listening Project, methods for resolving conflict thru dialog,

Electronic Intifada,

Ecumenical Accompaniers for Peace in Palestine & Israel, witnessing and supporting, coordinated by the World Council of Churches,

Free Gaza Movement, bringing activists and humanitarian supplies to Gaza,

EcoPeace Middle East, working with and through the environment to foster peace & justice,

Gaza Community Mental Health Programme,
( accepts donations from US residents for the Programme)

Gaza Ark

The Geneva Accord, one of many peace proposals, this one worked out by high level but unofficial people from Israel and Palestine,

Grassroots International, funds projects in Palestine,

Gush Shalom, education and direct action by Jewish Israelis,

Haaretz, Left-Mainstream Israeli Daily Newspaper,

Holy Land Trust, reality tours & nonviolence training,

If Americans Knew, What Every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine,

Interfaith Peace Builders, reality tours,

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN), uncompromisingly committed to struggles for human emancipation, of which the liberation of the Palestinian people and land is an indispensable part,

International Solidarity Movement, direct action & education led by Palestinians,

Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, youth outreach, prevention of home demolitions & rebuilding homes,

Israel-Palestine: Creative Regional Initiatives (IPCRI),

Itisapartheid, about apartheid in Israel-Palestine,

Jewish Voice for Peace,

J Street, "the new address for Middle East peace & security,"

Machsom Watch, checkpoint monitoring by Jewish Israeli women,

MIFTAH, Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue & Democracy, information and analysis,

New Profile, Israeli feminist challenge to militarized Israeli society,

NGO Monitor, making NGOs accountable,

Palestine Monitor, news source,

Palestinian News Network, news source,

Palestine Remembered, al-Nakba 1948,

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, information about the boycott-sanction-divestment movement,

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights,

Palestinian Hydrology Group, promoting awareness and collecting data,

Parents Circle - Families Forum, Bereaved Palestinian and Israeli families supporting peace, reconciliation and tolerance,

PASSIA, Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs,

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel,

Quakers with a Concern for Palestine-Israel, network of Friends groups in North America,

Quaker Palestine Israel Network (QPIN), Coordinating Quaker Efforts to Bring Peace and Justice to Palestinians and Israelis,

Rabbis for Human Rights, justice for Palestinians and Israelis,

Ramallah Friends School,

Refuser Solidarity Network,

Right to Education Campaign, at Birzeit University,

Sabeel, The Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center,

Seeds of Peace, In the face of some of the world’s most intractable conflicts, Seeds of Peace gives rise to new generations of leaders uniquely inspired and equipped to build lasting peace,

Settlement Watch, a project of Peace Now,

Skip Schiel,,

Solomania, a blog critical of critics of Israel,

Stop the Wall, the grassroots Palestinian anti-apartheid wall campaign),

Ta'ayush, Arab-Jewish partnership in direct action,

Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, peace & justice in Palestine/Israel,

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs(UN OCHA),

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation,

Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel,

Viva Palestina

Which Corporations are Profiting from the Israeli Occupation?

Women in Black, Israeli women in support of Palestinian rights,

The World Comes to Jerusalem, originally partially in Russian, a compendium of photos of world celebrities visiting Israel in the 1960s, by Sara and Eli Ross,

Yesh Gvul, refusnik support,

Zochrot, "remembering," identifying and touring destroyed Arab villages in israel,


Book & Video list, suggestions from Skip Schiel, click here

Broken Promises, Broken Dreams, by Alice Rothchild,

"Building Palestinian Solidarity, Demanding Divestment," by Ora Wise & Mohammed Abed,

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples, Pappe, Ilan

Jeff Halper:

"What are you doing? What have you become?" 2005,

"The Key to Peace: Dismantling the Matrix of Control," 2006,

"A Middle Eastern Confederation," 2005,

Ha'aretz, one of the leading and bravest Israeli newspapers, a lecture to journalism students by Amos Schoken, publisher of Ha'aretz, 2002

"Imagining Israel-Palestine Peace--Why International Law Matters" with Professor Richard Falk (edited)

"The Importance of the Third Temple," by Jan Willem van der Hoeven,

“The Israel Lobby,” by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, 2006,, later a book

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East, by Sandy Tolan, 2006

Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie, by Rachel Corrie (Author), The Corrie Family (Editor, Introduction) Rachel Corrie, 2008

A New Legal Framework for Managing the World's Shared Groundwaters: A Case Study from the Middle East, Fadia Daibes-Murad

On the Border, Michel Warschawski, 2005

Palestine & Palestinians, a guide book,

"Palestine/Israel, Ferrying Everyone Across the Shore of Liberation," by Annette Herskovits,

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, by Jimmy Carter, 2006

"Quaker Witness in Palestine," Betsy Brinison, in Friends Journal, September 2010,

“Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied Since 1967,” by John Dugard for the United Nations, September 2006, and later

"Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict," Richard Goldstone, UN Human Rights Council, 2009

Sara Roy:

“Living with the Holocaust: The Journey of a Child of Holocaust Survivors,”

"79 Percent of Gazan Households are Living in Poverty—The Economy of Gaza" (October 4, 2006),

Undeveloping Gaza

Searching for Peace in the Middle East, a video (DVD) by Landrum Bolling, free, 2006,

Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle, Mazen Qumsiyeh, 2005

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, A Primer, by Phyllis Bennis, 2007  

Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit: Books, Vandana Shiva, 2002

When the Rains Return: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Palestine and Israel, prepared by an International Quaker Working Party on Israel and Palestine, AFSC, 2004

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water—the Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century, Fred Pearce, 2006

The Wrath of Jonah: The Crisis of Religious Nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Rosemary R. Ruether and Herman J. Ruether

"Zionists Proclaim the New State of Israel," published in the New York Times on May 15, 1948,

Compiled by Skip Schiel, with help from Nancy Murray and Anne Remley