Occupied Territories

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Abandoned in the Cold and Dark: Living Under Siege people of Gaza
Murphy, dylan
Article
2013
The world has forgotten Gaza, its women and children. The people of Gaza are being crushed under the Israeli blockade which severely restricts essential supplies coming into the strip. The blockade is...
The Anti-Semitism That Goes Unreported
Hass, Amira
Article
2012
Our grandparents knew that the order-enforcement authorities wouldn't intervene to help a Jewish family under attack; we know that the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Police, the Civil Administratio...
Arboricide in Palestine - olive orchard destroyed
The Ecologist
Article
2015
Israeli settlers in Palestine's South Hebron Hills last week cut down an orchard of 36 olive trees, in the latest attack of a decades-long war against Palestinian culture and survival in which has see...
Army Detonates Two Homes In Hebron, Seals One With Concrete Blocs
Bannoura, Saed
Article
2014
Israeli soldiers wired and detonated two Palestinian homes in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and sealed the home of a third Palestinian with concrete. A Palestinian home ...
An Army of Amateurs: The Story of the SOE Resistance Movement in France
Vomecourt, Philippe de
Book
1961
A first-hand account of the resistance in Nazi-occupied France.
Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
Mograbi, Avi (director)
Film/Video
2006
Israeli director Avi Mograbi documents what he calls the "culture of death" in the psychology of Israel the occupier.
Bil'in and the Nonviolent Resistance
Burnat, Iyad
Book
2016
Tells how the farming village in Bil'in, located in Palestine's West Bank, has been facing its occupier, Israel, head-on. Side by side with Israeli and civil rights activists the world over, the peopl...
Budrus
Bacha, Julia
Film/Video
2009
A documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus fro...
Canada, Namibia and You
Article
1976
Pamphlet to aid letter writing campaign against S. Africa's occupation of Namibia.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Companies that Profit from the Occupation
Article
Makes the case for action against companies that profit from the Israeli occupation, and identifies who those companies are.
Corporate Watch - Tracking Corporate Complicity in the Occupation of Palestine
Website
2010
A blog to track companies profiting from the Israeli occupation of and apartheid policies in Palestine. In addition to research blogs, the site also includes all Corporate Watch's recent articles on I...
A Country Of Sacred Cows And Ten Commandments
Abubacker, Ershad
Article
2009
It's high time that Israel must understand that criticizing Israeli government's foreign policy for assassinating people or for shooting children, is by no way Anti-Semitic, it's just being humane.
The court does not sympathize: The moral depravity of the Israeli legal system
Elhanan, Nurit Peled
Article
2009
The blood of Palestinians is cheap in this country. No one has ever been punished for killing Palestinians' children, adults, newborns, old people. The murderers are all walking among us, free and hap...
The Cover-Ups That Exploded
Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2010
Crossing Rafah: Heading to Gaza
Barber, Johnny
Article
2015
Cry Hungary! Uprising 1956
Gadney, Reg
Book
1986
An account of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
Did Leviev's Empire Succumb to Boycott?
Article
2009
The brave people who took to the streets to demand boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and Israeli companies have received a clear message that their efforts are not in vain. Private comp...
The Disappearance of Palestine
Cook, Johnathan
Article
2013
The idea that a financial lifeline – whether Kerry’s plan or Netanyahu’s economic peace – is going to smooth the path to the conflict’s end is an illusion. Peace, and prosperity, will come only when P...
Disaster and Mental Health: The Palestinian Experience
El Sarraj, Eyad; Qouta, Samir
Article
2005
The continuing Israeli military occupation of Gaza is the cause of deep and widespread trauma for Palestinian children and adults.
Do I Divest?
Tutu, Desmond
Article
2002
If apartheid ended, so can this occupation, but the moral force and international pressure will have to be just as determined.
Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege
Hass, Amira
Book
1996
Israeli journalist Amira Hass describes life in Gaza under Israeli siege.
Ethnic Cleansing of Invented People
Peled, Miko
Article
2011
Once we connect the dots it is not hard to see that the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is only a small part of the Israeli Palestinian issue. The greater issue is the ongoing ethnic cleansing of...
Eyes With Legs
Dinh, Linh
Article
2010
In the last decade, 11 journalists have been murdered by Israeli forces, including Cevdet Kiliclar, a Turkish who was shot in the head, last week, as he photographed Israeli commandos attacking peace ...
False Prophets of Peace: Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine
Honig-Parnass, Tikva
Book
2011
Honig-Parnass unearths the central role played by the Israeli Left in laying the foundation for the colonial settler project and its campaign of dispossession.
First Intifada: Connexipedia Article
Article
A Palestinian Uprising against Israeli rule in the Palestinian Territories.
Five years of illegality: Time to dismantle the Wall and respect the rights of Palestinians
Article
2009
Oxfam International presents testimonies of Palestinian men and women who recount their daily problems, arising from the construction of Israel's illegal Wall and its associated regime of land confisc...
From Gaza, with Love
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Website
2006
A blog by Dr. Mona El-Farra, about women, health, children and human rights in Occupied Palestine.
The Future of Israel/Palestine: Against The Current vol. 139
Halper, Jeff
Article
2008
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s address to both houses of the U.S. Congress in May, 2006 was the clearest, most explicit presentation of Israel’s conception of where it is going vis-à-vis the Pal...
The Future of Palestine: Righteous Jews vs. New Afrikaners
Mearsheimer, John J.
Article
2010
The Israel lobby is effectively helping Israel commit national suicide. Israel, is turning itself into an apartheid state, which, as Ehud Olmert has pointed out, is not sustainable in the modern era.
Gaza Calling
Awwad, Nahed (Director)
Film/Video
For over six years, two Palestinian families are split between the West Bank and Gaza; mothers and sons are forbidden from travelling the one-hour road that separates them. Witness the personal cost o...
Gaza - is annexation Israel's 'permanent solution'?: The real estate of Gaza would be an additional boon - and a highly valuable one, releasing 365 square kilometres of prime development land,
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2014
As Israel pursues its war on Gaza with ever-increasing ferocity, and with 25% of Gaza's people forced from their homes, what's the final objective? It's unthinkable that Israel's aim is to 'cleanse' t...
Gaza Occupation And Siege Are Illegal
Bisharat, George
Article
2010
Collective punishment is specifically barred under Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Israeli officials have repeatedly stated that the objective of the blockade is to weaken the Gaza economy...
Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
Article
1949
Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Adopted on 12 August 1949 by the Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of International Conventions for the Prote...
Gideon Levy Interview
Audio
2015
An interview with Israeli journalist Gideon Levy. 28 minutes.
Grassroots activist and human rights defender Jamal Juma' arrested : Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
Article
2009
Jamal Juma's is the most high profile arrest within an intensifying campaign of repression of grassroots mobilization against the wall and the settlements. Initially only arresting local activists fro...
The Great Fear of Israel's Leaders
Spritzler, John
Article
2009
The great fear of Israel's Zionist leaders is that ordinary people in all of historic Palestine, no matter what their religion, will define the struggle against Zionism not as Jew versus non-Jew but a...
HAMAS Under the Spotlight: Against The Current vol. 132
Ahmed, Hisham H.
Article
2008
In a seemingly dramatic move in mid-2004, Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement which hitherto refused to participate in the Palestinian political system, expressed its willingness to be a part of th...
Health care and children in crisis in Gaza
Garfinkle, Miriam; Abdul-Qadir, Reem
Article
2007
These days one hears a lot about Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, adults who have been specifically trained for warfare, who are nevertheless traumatized by the experience of seeing comrades injured ...
Helping the occupation bloom: An open letter to Cargoflora
Article
2010
Flowers from illegally occupied Palestinian land are being shipped to Europe.
How Canada Subsidizes Illegal Israeli Settlements: Enabling Crimes Against Palestinians
Engler, Yves
Article
2011
Canada's tax system currently subsidizes Israeli settlements that Ottawa deems illegal, however, the Conservative government says there's nothing that can be done about it.
How to Grow Up Under Occupation: A Childhood Under the Nazi's
Rochat, Gui
Article
2012
Rochat illustrates the effect adult wars and occupations have on children, and how the relative safety of the Anglo-Saxon world make it hard to comprehend what effect these wars have on children in pl...
Image and Reality of The Israel-Palestine Conflict
Finkelstein, Norman
Book
1995
Challenges generally accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature. This new and enlarged edition critically re-examines dominant popular and scholarly...
In an endless war on terror, we are all doomed to become Palestinians
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Jeff Halper's new book sheds light on the arms industry, arguing that Israel is now the go-to nation for armies and police forces around the world.
In Defense of Amira Hass: Claiming the Right of Resistance
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2013
Amira Hass is a reporter for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. She reports on Palestinian affairs in the occupied territories and, over the years, has come to understand the Palestinians’ plight from the...
In Hebron, a South African Compares Israeli Occupation to Apartheid
Weiss, Philip
Article
2006
Israelis have generally blinded themselves to the apartheid in the back yard because if they did acknowledge it they would have to do something. This complacent blindering recalls the American south d...
In Support of the Palestinian Human Rights Community Call for International Action
Article
2009
In the past the world knew how to fight criminal policies. The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves: its trade relations are flourishing, academic and cultural ...
Inside Israel-Palestine The Conflict Explained
Bennis, Phyllis
Book
2007
An ideal guide, in question and answer format, to this most complex of conflicts.
Insisting on Humanity: The Plight of the Palestinians
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2010
It is important that we preserve the distinction between the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian people, who have held on to their rights for so many years, and unleashed two of the greatest express...
Iraq: Guerrilla War in Sadr City: Against The Current vol. 114
Schwartz, Michael
Article
2005
In attacking first Najaf, then Tal Afar and Samarra, and finally tackling the center of Sunni resistance in Fallujah, the United States was seeking to reverse this process. But these attacks were not...
Is Israel an Apartheid State?: Rhetoric or Reality? Summary of a Legal Study by the Human Sciences Research council of South Africa
Article
2010
Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?
Israel and apartheid: A fair comparison?
Corrigan, Edward C.
Article
2010
The comparison between Israel's policies toward the Palestinians and to apartheid is a legitimate part of that debate and this is an analogy frequently used by Israelis and also by South Africans.
Israel boycott may be the way to peace
Article
2006
The non-violent international response to apartheid was a campaign of boycott, divestment and UN-imposed sanctions which enabled the regime to change without bloodshed. We should try to follow the sam...
Israel does not want peace
Levy, Gideon
Article
2014
Rejectionism is embedded in Israel's most primal beliefs. There, at the deepest level, lies the concept that this land is destined for the Jews alone.
Israel in Gaza: A Critical Reframing
Halper, Jeff
Article
2009
The critical reframing we offer, that of Israelis committed to human rights, international law and a just peace as the only way out of this interminable and bloody conflict, argues that security canno...
Israel is an apartheid state and that is why they are losing legitimacy
Rebick, Judy
Article
2010
Israel is losing legitimacy in the world because of what their government is doing to the Palestinians, not because of anti-semitism.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israel & Palestine The occupation is killing us all: New Internationalist August 2002 - #348
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
An in-depth look into the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Discusses modern myths that have further fuelled the conflict, possible paths to peace, and the role of the United States in the issue.
Israel showed restraint in Gaza before attacking? You must be kidding
Hass, Amira
Article
2014
Israeli journalist Amira Hass, writing in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, demolishes some myths.
Israel will withdraw only under pressure
Shahak, Israel
Article
1991
The overwhelming majority of the Jewish public has been determined since 1967 not to relinquish any territory except if forced to do so.
Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide
White, Ben
Book
2009
A readable introduction to the history and practice of apartheid in Israel.
Israeli Apartheid and Terrorism
Herman, Edward S.
Article
1994
If Jews in France were required to carry identification cards designating them Jews, could not acquire land or buy or rent homes in most of the country, were not eligible for service in the armed forc...
Israeli army's attitude: Regret, but no real enquiries and certainly no one punished
Visser, Nadette de; Cazes, Séverine
Article
2003
The issue of the security of journalists working in the Occupied Territories cloaks another major political issue, that of the restrictions which the Israeli army imposes in the name of security on jo...
Israeli attacks on a dissident soldiers' group could backfire
Sheizaf, Noam
Article
2015
Yehuda Shaul was an infantryman in the Israeli army in Hebron during the second intifada. But in recent weeks, he and his group of veterans have been vilified by right-wing organizations and mainstrea...
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
Israeli Occupation Archive
Website
Israel’s War Against Palestine: Documenting the Military Occupation of Palestinian and Arab Lands.
Israeli refusers follow South African footsteps in the struggle against apartheid
Vardi, Sahar
Article
2009
Shministim are conscientious objectors. We are Israeli high-school graduates who refuse conscription into the military, and are repeatedly imprisoned as a result. We will not take part of the occupati...
Israeli Violations of Human Rights
Halper, Jeff
Article
2002
Speech by Jeff Halper, Coordinator Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Halper focuses on the fact that "virtually all of Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands violates human rights convent...
Israel's Apartheid
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2010
Blacks in South Africa never faced a 20-foot wall dividing their communities. Palestinians' land is still being seized, their orchards bulldozed.
Israel's occupation is more complex than a genocide
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Israeli officials were caught in a revealing lie late last month as the country celebrated the Jewish New Year. Shortly after declaring the most popular boy’s name in Israel to be "Yosef", the interio...
Israel's road signs policy 'erases memory of place'
Zabaneh,Rania;Hatuqa,Dalia
Article
2015
Israeli authorities have long banned the Palestinian Authority (PA) from putting up its own road signs that refer to Palestinian towns and villages.
Jeff Halper's Obstacles to Peace: Against The Current vol. 120
Finkel, David
Article
2006
“The occupation challenges us all… Can a system of control, displacement, denial of fundamental rights and repression actually prevail? What does it mean if we are unable to end an occupation that is ...
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
Article
2009
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
The Killings Fields of Gaza: Asymmetric Warfare
Green, Colin
Article
2013
Revelations from Israeli sources such as ‘Breaking the Silence’ and ‘Physicians for Human Rights-Israel’ that the Israeli assaults on Gaza in 2008/9 (Cast Lead) and 2012 (Pillars of Defence) were plan...
Leader and Vassal: Bringing Death and Destruction to Muslims
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2008
Americans do not think of themselves or of Israel as terrorist states, but the evidence is complete and overwhelming. Thanks to the power of the Israel Lobby, Americans only know the Israeli side of t...
Marching to Jerusalem: Searching for Dignity in Occupied East Jerusalem
MARUSEK, Sarah
Article
2013
46 years ago, Israel seized East Jerusalem. Since then, Israel has undertaken measures to restrict Palestinian movement.
Marcus Gee's Confusion
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1999
The United States didn't 'fair to intervene' in East Timor -- it intervened massively, on the side of the Indonesian invaders.
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Mohammed Khatib, coordinator of West Bank Coordination Committee arrested
Article
2010
Khatib's arrest today is the most severe escalation in a recent wave of repression again the Palestinian popular struggle and its leadership. Khatib is the 35th resident of Bilin to be arrested on sus...
Mossad Operation Threatened Against Reporter
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
An Israeli journalist who went into hiding after writing a series of reports showing lawbreaking approved by Israeli army commanders faces a lengthy jail term for espionage if caught, as Israeli secur...
The myth of Israeli morality
Andoni, Lamis
Article
2010
Israel has consistently reacted with repression or even extreme violence to cultural and political manifestations of Palestinian identity.
Naomi Klein's "Courage": Ain't But One Way Out
Neumann, Michael
Article
2005
In saying that we need to make Iraq safe for democracy, Klein is buying into the US agenda for Iraq.
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
Omeish, Sufyan; Omeish, Abdallah
Film
2007
A thorough examination on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel's practicies in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law
The Middle East Project, Democracy and Governance Program
Article
2009
A study of the Israel-Palestine situation from the standpoint of international law.
Occupation Industries: The Israeli Industrial Zones
Article
2009
In a climate in which the call for a consumer boycott of Israeli goods is finally gaining strength, one area of Israel's economy is, as yet, surprisingly under-researched. Most of Israel's industrial ...
Occupation on Trial - Palestinian village sues Canadian corporations for building illegal Israeli settlements: Sources News Release
Article
2009
Bil'in, a Palestinian village that has become an international symbol of Palestinian popular non-violent resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli separation wall, is suing Canadian corpor...
On Palestinian Civil Disobedience: The Google Matrix
Gordon, Neve
Article
2009
Human rights organizations have documented the forms of repression Israel deploys against villages that resist the annexation of their land. Once a village decides to struggle against the annexation b...
The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent
Carey, Roane; Shainin, Jonathan (ed.)
Book
2002
A compilation of essays written by Israelis who oppose Israel's occupation of Palestine.
The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide
Nathan, Susan
Book
2005
Explores the unequal treatment of Palestinians living in Israel as "citizens", but as second-class citizens in a theocratic state that discriminates against Arabs in many ways.
Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2010-2010
Breaking the Silence
Book
2012
Testimonies from more than 100 soldiers detailing the viciousness of Israel's military in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Our Way to Fight: Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...
Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine
Kovel, Joel
Book
2007
Kovel argues that the inner contradictions of Zionism have led Israel to a 'state-sponsored racism' fully as incorrigible as that of apartheid South Africa and deserving of the same resolution. Only a...
Palestine/Israel: A single state, with liberty and justice for all
Abulhawa, Susan; Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2009
The notion of religious-ethnocentric entitlement and exclusivity for one people at the expense of another has been rejected the world over. Palestinians reject it and we assert that we are human being...
Palestine: Israeli Love Song
Film/Video
2010
A video response to Israeli propaganda and PR efforts.
Palestine overwhelmed by Illegal American Immigrants
Cole, Juan
Article
2015
Israel illegally annexed part of the Palestinian West Bank to its district of Jerusalem and then settled it with squatters, not only Israeli but also American.
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
Carter, Jimmy
Book
2006
Former U.S. President Carter calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians 'apartheid' and identifies continuing Israeli control of the occupied territories as the primary obstacle to peace.
Palestine's 'Prayer for Rain': How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2016
Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians, according to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. The irony is that the water provided by "Mekorot' is actually Palestinian ...
Palestinian Economic Boycott Hits Israeli Settlers
Frykberg, Mel
Article
2010
Israeli settlers are beginning to feel the bite of an economic boycott campaign launched by the Palestinian Authority (PA) against goods produced in the illegal Israeli settlements dotting the occupie...
Palestinian farmers face settler terror
Amayreh, Khalid
Article
2004
Jewish settlers have a long history of terrorising olive farmers, and they are now increasingly resorting to a worrying tactic: poisoning Palestinian water sources.
Palestinian Women Suffer as Israel Violates CEDAW
Frykberg, Mel
Article
2009
Palestinian women continue to suffer abuse and denial of basic human rights at the hands of Israeli settlers and soldiers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
The Pattern (Musically Annotated): From the Annals of Occupation
Rovics, David
Article
2014
The war of words heats up. Israeli and US leaders are all over the airwaves, saying Israel has a right to defend itself and that Hamas is responsible for all deaths on both sides. The news organizatio...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Personal testimony of an Irraeli refusnik
Oron, Asaf
Article
2002
Why would a regular guy get up one morning in the middle of life, work, the kids and decide he's not playing the game anymore?
Pro-Israel Lobby Alarmed by Growth of Boycott, Divestment Movement
Young, Art
Article
2009
The international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel is emerging as one of the most important ways to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine.
The Punishment of Gaza
Levy, Gideon
Book
2010
An account of Israel's criminal treatment of Gaza.
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Rabbis Take on Settlers
Frykberg, Mel
Article
2009
Away from the media spotlight that focuses on the widening chasm between Israelis and Palestinians, a group of Israeli humanists is quietly working to break down barriers with their Palestinian neighb...
Remote-Controlled Killing: The Spot-and-Shoot Game
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
The Israeli military is increasingly using remote-controlled weapons to kill Palestinians. Israel's remotely controlled weapons systems are in high demand from repressive regimes and the burgeoning ho...
Reporting from Ramallah: An Israeli Journalist in an Occupied Land
Hass, Amira
Book
2003
Amira Hass, a Jewish Israeli journalist lives in the Palestinian town of Ramallah. These dispatches cover five years of her reporting
Revisiting the partition of Palestine
Lowi, Henry
Article
2007
Henry Lowi calls on honest, realistic and pragmatic peace activists the world over to expose partition, protest against it and propose an alternative solution to the question of Palestine.
Sanctions Against the Israeli Occupation: It's Time
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
Article
2005
A call from the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) for sanctions as the next logical step in the global campaign to end the Occupation.
Second Intifada: Connexipedia Article
Article
A period of intensified Palestinian-Israeli violence, which began in late September 2000.
Seeds of Peace
Kloer, Andre & Broos, Maaike (Directors)
Film/Video
2009
Jawdat Talousy worked in a Jewish Settlement located on the West Bank. He was fired because he established a labour committee in order to get equal labour rights as Israeli co-workers.
Self-Defense Against Peace: Israel's Unjust War on Gaza
Mandel, Michael
Article
2009
Legally and morally, an aggressor cannot rely upon self-defence to justify violence against resistance to its own aggression. The most plausible reason Israel is fighting Hamas (and the PLO before it)...
The settlers' retreat was the theatre of the cynical
Steele, Jonathan
Article
The settlers' retreat from Gaza was the theatre of the cynical.
Sharon and my Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries
Amiry, Suad
Book
2003
A diary of everyday life under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank, depicting the Kafkaesque absurdities and injustices Palestinians are forced to live with.
Shooting Back: Young Palestinians With Cameras
Duncan, Don
Article
2010
For the past three years, Btselem, the Israeli human rights NGO, has provided cameras and training to young Palestinians as part of its camera distribution project, to collect video evidence of abuses...
Spain Excludes Settlement University from Academic Competition
Article
2009
The "University Center of Ariel in Samaria" (AUCS) has been excluded from a prestigious university competition about sustainable architecture in Spain. With this move, Spain joins the growing number o...
Statement of the Trades Union Congress of Great Britain Regarding Boycott of Israel
Article
2009
To increase the pressure for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian Territories, and the removal of the separation wall and the illegal settlements, we will support a boycott (where trade uni...
Steel walls cannot contain the struggle for freedom
Nimah, Hasan Abu
Article
2009
If siege is an act of aggression and war, then breaking out of it by any means is an act of self-defense and resistance.
Support the New Freedom Riders: End US Support for Israeli Apartheid
Ruebner, Josh
Article
2011
Palestinian Freedom Riders are seeking their rights to be treated as equal human beings free to move about in their own land.
Think California's drought is bad? Try Palestine's
Shakir, Laith
Article
2015
While Israelis water their lawns, irrigate crops and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinian communities a few kilometers away face drought and water scarcity issues. Their roughly equal proximity to...
Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children: Nightmare in the Occupied Territories
Abbas, Ziad
Article
2013
About 500-700 children are arrested by the Israeli occupation every year, according to Defense for Children International-Palestine. These children face a policy designed to kill their spirit and shut...
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky
Chomsky, Noam; edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel
Book
2001
In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign polic...
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Bennis, Phyllis
Book
2002
Designed to inform those who are somewhat unfamiliar with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Written in question and answer format
US sued over tax-exempt donations for illegal Israeli settlements
Silver, Charlotte
Article
2016
A group of American citizens is suing the US Treasury because they say the agency is allowing billions of dollars of tax-exempt charitable donations to flow to the Israeli army and support the expansi...
Veolia's dirty business: The Tovlan landfill
Article
2010
Ever since the first Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel in 2005, French multinational Veolia has been on campaigners' list of boycott targets. Corporate Watch has i...
The Wall Must Fall: End the Occupation and Violence in Israel-Palestine
Article
2005
A resource for interested union and community members featuring voices from the Israeli and Palestinian peace movements often shut out of the mainstream media. By highlighting the progressive peace mo...
War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification
Halper, Jeff
Book
2015
Governments today are waging a 'war against the people' -- whether 'securitization' against asylum seekers in Fortress Europe, 'counterinsurgency' in Afghanisation, or the subliminal war of policy and...
The War Isn't Over, But Israel Has Lost
Karon, Tony
Article
2009
The Israelis - and their backers in the American political establishment - appear incapable of grasping that which is empirically obvious: Hamas and its ilk grow stronger every time Israel seeks to el...
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers : Sources News Release
Article
2009
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...
We must speak out
Berger, John
Article
2006
Supporting a world-wide appeal to teachers, intellectuals and artists to join the cultural boycott of the state of Israel.
West Bank land belongs to Jews says Israeli judge
Rapoport, Meron
Article
2009
Major Adrian Agassi is a senior Israeli judge who first served in the legal department that oversaw the confiscation of land in the West Bank to build Jewish settlements and was then appointed to the ...
What the American Media Won't Tell You About Israel: The savage punishment of Gaza traces back to decades ago.
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
An old man in Gaza held a placard that read: “You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bombard my country, starve us al...
Who Profits?: Exposing the Israeli Occupation Industry
Database
In exposing companies and corporations involved in the occupation, we hope to promote a change in public opinion and corporate policies, leading to an end to the occupation.
Why Boycott Aroma?
Article
2010
Our boycott call is part of a larger movement by Palestinian civil society to find non-violent means to end the occupation and apartheid.
Why Is BDS A Moral Duty Today?: A Response To Bernard-Henri Levy
Barghouti, Omar
Article
2011
The reality of the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions.
Why Israel?
Kunin, Jason
Article
2007
A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ong...
Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state'
Lowi, Henry
Article
2007
States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
A Woman in Berlin
Anonymous
Book
1954
The anonymous author describes the degradation of Berlin women at the hands of Russian troops at the end of the Second World War.
Words have failed
Hass, Amira
Article
2004
The written word is a failure at making tangible to Israeli readers the true horror of the Occupation.
You Can’t Force-feed Occupation to those who Crave Freedom
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Israel wants to believe that through force of will it can keep the tide of accountability at bay in the occupied territories. But belligerent occupations – especially ones where no hope or end is in s...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
Bil'in Village
A Palestinian village that is struggling to exist. Its continuing non-violent resistance to illegal Israeli occupation has been met with brutally violent repression from the Israeli occupation forces.
Canada-Palestine Support Network
canpalnet gathers Canadians of all backgrounds who support the human, democratic, and national rights of the Palestinian people. canpalnet aims to change the policies and actions of the Canadian gove...
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
To empower Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development, and peace in the Middle East. * To advocate for a just foreign policy regarding Middle-East issues. * To insist that the Cana...
Canpalent Ottawa
An independent member of the Canada-Palestine Support Network. Reports about the daily humiliations and starvation of the Palestinian people that you won't get from the mainstream media.
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
ENOUGH
End the Israeli Occupation - Justice for the Palestinians. We are a coalition of charities, trade unions, faith and other campaign groups who have come together because we want peace for Israelis an...
Gisha: Legal Center for Freedom of Movement
Gisha is an Israeli not-for-profit organization, founded in 2005, whose goal is to protect the freedom of movement of Palestinians, especially Gaza residents. Gisha promotes rights guaranteed by inter...
Gush Shalom
Gush Shalom (Translated from Hebrew, the name means "The Peace Bloc") is the hard core of the Israeli peace movement. Often described as "resolute", "militant", "radical" or "consistent", it is known...
ICAHD-USA
ICAHD-USA is committed to advancing a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians based on coexistence and respect for the human rights of both peoples. We believe that the needs for self-determinati...
Independent Jewish Voices
We represent Jews in Canada from diverse backgrounds, occupations and affiliations who have in common a strong commitment to social justice and universal human rights. We believe that individuals and ...
Interfaith Peace Initiative
The Interfaith Peace Initiative seeks to provide a forum for dialog and learning about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and examining America's relationship to this region. We believe this is a criti...
International Solidarity Movement
A Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli apartheid in Palestine by using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles. ISM aims to support and strengthen the Palestinian popul...
Jews Against the Occupation
Jews Against the Occupation-Sydney (JAO-Sydney) is a diverse group of Jews in Sydney who oppose the continuing Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. We support a non-violent negotiated s...
Kibush
Kibush's aim "is to provide informations and alternative commentary on the ongoing developments in the Occupied Territories - the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The need for such informations arises si...
Machsom Watch
Israeli women's organization which monitors the behaviour of Israeli soldiers and police at checkpoints and which attempts to ensure that the human and civil rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Ter...
Mondoweiss
Mondoweiss is a news website devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective. It has four principal aims: 1. To publish important develo...
Not In My Name
A predominantly Jewish organization committed to a peaceful and just resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, one that will provide safety, security and freedom for Jews, Palestinians, and all ...
Palestine Chronicle
PalestineChronicle.com is an independent online newspaper that provides daily news, commentary, features and book reviews on a variety of subjects, yet is largely focused on Palestine, the Arab-Israel...
Palestine Remembered
To emphasize that the CORE issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are the DISPOSSESSION and ETHNIC CLEANSING (compulsory population transfer to achieve political gains) of the Palestinian people ...
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel
Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is an Non Government Organisation (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule...
Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
Physicians For Human Rights-Israel was founded with the goal of struggling for human rights, in particular the right to health, in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Human dignity, wellness of mind ...
Refuser Solidarity Network
Supports Israelis who refuse to serve in the Occupation. The Refuser Solidarity Network (RSN) was formed to provide support for the growing Refuser Movement in Israel. The initial impetus for the e...
Writings of Israel Shamir
Champions "One Man, One Vote, One State" solution seeking to unite Palestine & Israel in one democratic state. Shamir's work and that of his contributors speaks to the aspirations of both the Israelis...
Stop the Wall
The grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall campaign.
Zatoun
Zatoun is a NGO which brings fair trade olive oil from occupied Palestine. It highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which remi...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...
Zatoun
Zatoun is an NGO which brings fair trade olive oil from occupied Palestine. It highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which reminds us of our common humanity...

Sources Library

Bilin's Mohammad Khatib arrested
2009
One month after touring Canada key Palestinian activist kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in another in a series of raids that Israeli occupation forces have carried out in Bil#in since June 2009, raids t...
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Defiant Journalists Back Ethical Campaign for Palestinian Media
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has concluded the launch of its programme to support ethical journalism in Palestine with a series of proposals to strengthen independent media even i...
50 Young Israelis Send a Letter to Netanyahu: "We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army"
Sources News Release
2014
We, the undersigned, intend to refuse to serve in the army and the main reason for this refusal is our opposition to the military occupation of Palestinian territories.
IFJ Condemns Palestinian Authority Over Ban on Al-Jazeera
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the Palestinian Authority to rescind its decision to close down the office the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television in the West Bank.
IFJ Condemns Violence against Photojournalists by Israeli Military in West Bank
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on Israeli authorities to investigate violence by its soldiers in the West Bank who attacked a group of local photojournalists last week ...
IFJ Demands Full Investigation Following Israeli Police Attack on Photographers
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned an attack by Israeli police on photographers near Silwad in the West Bank on Sunday, 26 October. According to reports, Israeli police fi...
IFJ Demands Overhaul of Repressive Media Laws in the Middle East
Sources News Release
2009
Launching its â##Breaking the Chains' annual report into press freedom violations in the Arab World and Iran, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for a radical overhaul of ...
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
Sources News Release
2009
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israel threatens Palestinians with 'holocaust'
Sources News Release February 29, 2008
2008
One day after Israeli occupation forces killed 31 Palestinians, nine of them children, including a six-month-old baby, in a series of bomb attacks across the Gaza Strip, Israel's deputy defense minist...
Israeli authorities close Palestinian media centre in East Jerusalem
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday morning's decision by the Israeli internal security ministry to shut down the Palestinian media centre that had been set up in the East Jerusalem.
Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation
Sources News Release
2015
Reports by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel document the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
Israeli media forbidden to report case widely covered internationally
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders condemns an absurd court-ordered ban on Israeli media coverage of the case of Anat Kam, an online journalist and former soldier accused of leaking classified military informa...
Israeli soldiers continue to target Palestinian photographers in West Bank
2010
Palestinian press photographers have always been targeted by the Israel Defence Forces and at least three have been arrested and two others have been physically attacked by Israeli soldiers in the Wes...
Israeli soldiers disguised as photojournalists endanger journalists' lives, says MADA
Sources News Release
2009
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses concern over the Israeli occupation forces disguising themselves as photojournalists in the middle of Palestinian protesters.
Journalists and media workers assaulted by occupation forces
Sources News Release
2009
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the attack on Reuters photographer Nayef Alhishlmon and several Palestinian journalists by the Israeli occupation forces.
Mercenaries on the make
Iraq is now awash with unaccountable 'security contractors'
Scahill, Jeremy
2007
Contracted mercenaries now outnumber American troops in Iraq. These contractors are immune to prosecution for any wrongdoing in Iraq thanks to provisional laws that came into effect after the invasion...
Seven journalists injured by Israeli soldiers in West Bank since January 2009
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders deplores the repeated use of violence against journalists covering peaceful demonstrations in the West Bank in protest against the construction of the Security Wall. The Isra...
Through the Iron Bars
Two years of German occupation in Belgium
Cammaerts, Emile; Illustrated by Louis Raemaekers
1917
United Church of Canada Members Launch Campaign to Boycott Israeli Settlement Products
Sources News Release
2013
The United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), a Network of United Church of Canada members and supporters, is launching a campaign in cities across Canada to boycott produ...
Winners of Courage in Journalism Awards Announced
Sources News Release
2009
Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnes Taile of Cameroon and Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Womenâ##s Media Foundation. Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achie...

From the Connexions Archives

Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
The Alternative Information Center
A Bridge of Information and Israeli Palestinian Co-operation
Website
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting co...
B'Tselem
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
The Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.
Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Electronic Intifada
Website
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
Gush Shalom
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
Gush Shalom (Translated from Hebrew, the name means "The Peace Bloc") is the hard core of the Israeli peace movement. Often described as "resolute", "militant", "radical" or "consistent", it is known...
International Middle East Media Center
Website
Media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide English language media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
International Solidarity Movement
Website
A Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles.
Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
A joint institution of Israelis and Palestinians dedicated to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of "two states for two peoples". Recognizes the rights of the Jewish peopl...
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
A non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories, now also engaged in resistance activities in other ...
Machsom Watch
Website
Israeli women's organization which monitors the behaviour of Israeli soldiers and police at checkpoints and which attempts to ensure that the human and civil rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Ter...
Palestine Chronicle
Website
An independent online newspaper that provides daily news, commentary, features and book reviews on a variety of subjects, yet is largely focused on Palestine, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Middle ...
Refuser Solidarity Network
Website
Supports Israelis who refuse to serve in the Occupation.
Stop the Wall
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
Site of the Grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign.