Middle East


Afghan Children's Fund -- The National Geographic Society is creating a special fund to assist in the development and delivery of educational opportunities for children in Afghanistan. The Society will work with select nonprofit organizations and local authorities in the region to create the program. www.nationalgeographic.com/donate/afghan-childrens-fund.html

Education for Peace in Iraq Center -- EPIC works to improve the human condition in Iraq by educating and mobilizing the American public to affect nonviolent social change as well as a shift in US foreign policy. www.epic.org

Electronic Intifada -- The Electronic Intifada will equip you to challenge myth, distortion and spin in the media in an informed way, enabling you to effect positive changes in media coverage of the Palestinians and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. www.electronicintifada.net

End the Occupation -- Coalition of civil and human rights activists, members of faith-based organizations, peace activists, Arab-American organizations, Jewish groups opposing the occupation, students, and others dedicated to ending the Israeli occupation of Palestine. www.endtheoccupation.org

Foundation for Middle East Peace --A nonprofit organization dedicated to informing Americans about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and assisting in a peaceful solution that brings security for both peoples. www.fmep.org

Gush Shalom -- Gush Shalom is the hard core of the Israeli peace movement. It is known for its unwavering stand in times of crisis, such as the al-Aksa intifada. It has played a leading role in determining the moral and political agenda of the peace forces in Israel. Its primary aim is to influence public opinion and lead it towards peace and conciliation with the Palestinian people. http://zope.gush-shalom.org/index_en.html

International Solidarity Movement -- A growing movement of Palestinian and international activists working to raise awareness of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and an end to Israeli occupation. We utilize non-violent, direct-action methods of resistance to confront and challenge the illegal Israeli occupation forces and policies. We recognize the Palestinian right to resist Israeli violence and occupation via armed struggle, yet we believe that nonviolence can be a powerful weapon in fighting oppression and we are committed to the principles of nonviolent resistance. http://palsolidarity.org

Israeli Coalition against House Demolitions -- A non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories. As our activists gained direct knowledge of the brutalities of the Occupation, we expanded our resistance activities to other areas -- land expropriation, settlement expansion, by-pass road construction, policies of "closure" and "separation," the wholesale uprooting of fruit and olive trees and more. www.icahd.org/eng

Jewish Voices against Occupation -- Devoted to publicizing the extensive opposition within the Jewish community to Israel's continuing occupation of Palestinian territory. www.jvao.org

Jewish Voice for Peace -- San Francisco Bay Area grassroots organization dedicated to the human, civil and economic rights of Jews, Palestinians, and all peoples of the Middle East. Beyond focus on the Middle East, JVP aims to build a community of activists working together on issues of social and economic justice. www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/

Middle East Directory -- Directory of Middle East websites. http://www.middleeastdirectory.com/

Middle East Children's Alliance -- NGO working for peace and justice in the Middle East. www.mecaforpeace.org

Middle East Research & Info Project -- A non-profit NGO based in Washington, DC. Since 1996, MERIP has maintained one of the most informative websites on Middle East politics, culture and society. Completely independent, it has no links to any religious, educational or political organizations in the US or elsewhere. www.merip.org

New Profile -- We, Israeli women - Jewish and Palestinian - oppose the occupation of the Palestinian people and refuse to take part in any of its destructive aspects. We refuse to live as enemies. We refuse to fulfil the roles that women are expected to fulfil during wartime. We refuse to pay the economic and social price of the occupation. We refuse to be ignorant and to succumb to terrorizing and silencing. We refuse to raise children to war, poverty and opression. We refuse to remain silent. A collective refusal of women can change reality. A feminine refusal means an alternative voice and a language opposed to the language of power. http://coalitionofwomen.org/home/english/organizations/new_profile

Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People -- PCR is a Palestinian community service center with a global vision. The followings are PCR's areas of interest. Community Service, Peace and Reconciliation, Action for Peace and Justice, Advocacy, and Serving the Youth in Palestine. www.pcr.ps/

Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue & Democracy -- A Palestinian, Jerusalem-based, independent institution committed to fostering the principles of democracy and effective dialogue based on the free and candid exchange of information and ideas. Established in January 1999, Miftah's underlying premise is the integration of several processes: Palestinian nation-building and empowerment on the basis of the principles of democracy, human rights, rule of law, and participatory governance; international reconciliation and cooperation; the gathering and dissemination of information and the active participation in the global dialogue as an equal partner. www.miftah.org

Ta'ayush Arab Jewish Partnership -- Ongoing actions in Israel/Palestine, reports, photos. www.taayush.org/

Voices in the Wilderness -- Sends delegations to Iraq to break the siege and bring desperately needed medical supplies to children and families. http://vitw.org/