Links to information on the Web

This is an ad hoc list and the organizations and views here are not necessarily endorsed by the AFSC.

Various websites with no particular common theme, listed here (recently) in the order posted, most recently posted at the top:

Collections of websites with a common theme:

Websites with information about the Mideast Jerusalem Media & Communication Centre (JMCC) PO Box 25047, East Jerusalem, Palestine, Tel. 972-2-5819777, Fax. 972-2-5829534 is a non-profit organization whose main objectives are the following: To preserve the memories and the experiences of Palestinians around the world, especially the 726,000 Palestinians refugees who have been ethnically cleansed from their homes as a result of the 1948 war and its aftermath. Currently, these refugees constitute the mass majority of the 6.5 million Palestinian spread all over the world. Their voices so far have gone widely unheard, and we at hope to amplify their voices in cyberspace. · Creating an easy medium to present, document, and share experiences among Palestinian refugees. All ethnically cleansed Palestinians visiting can attach their stories, memories, pictures, and URL links concerning their own town to corresponding pages on the site. · To provide a convenient and comprehensive source of information about the past and present injustices committed by Israel and the Zionist movement against the Palestinian people. · To expose the reality of the Zionist movement and its dramatic impact on the Palestinian people. Because of the media's portrayal of Zionism as a benevolent nationalist ideology, few people know of the devastating impact of Zionism on the land of Palestine and the millions of lives that were ruined by the establishment of Israel. In this site, you will see a detailed description of every village that was ethnically cleansed and destroyed by Zionist forces in 1948. This description will include pictures (both before and after 1948) of each destroyed village, the current status of these ruined towns, a brief history of each village before and after 1948, detailed accounts of the ethnic cleansing and destruction of each village, and, above all, personal account from the survivors themselves.
atmosphere. The Center for Palestine Research and Studies (CPRS) was founded in March 1993 in response to the need for active Palestinian scholarship on issues related to Palestine. The Center is an independent academic research and policy analysis institution seeking to fully explore and understand new local and regional development and assess their impact on the Palestinians. Because CPRS is independent of political factions, it is in a unique position of being able to serve as a forum for meetings of Palestinian and international researchers from various political backgrounds and ideologies in a free academic and professional Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, is a broad-based, non-partisan, global, democratic association of grassroots activists and organizational representatives. Our objective is to educate the international community to fulfill its legal and moral obligations vis-à-vis the Palestinian people. Al-Awda develops, coordinates, supports and guides, as needed, global and local grassroots initiatives for action related to Palestinian rights. Our advocacy includes the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland, and to full restitution of all their confiscated and destroyed property in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International law and implementation of United Nations Resolutions which uphold these rights. Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights aims to provide a pool of alternative, critical and progressive information and analysis on the question of Palestinian refugees to achieve a just and lasting solution for Palestinian refugees based on the right of return. The Palestine Chronicle - News and commentary from Palestine including Intifada updates, news, editorials, commentary, etc. Addameer (conscience) Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues. Established in 1992 by a group of activists interested in human rights, the center's activities focus on offering support for Palestinian prisoners, advocating the rights of political prisoners, and working to end torture through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns. The Arab World Geographer is a quarterly journal publishing research articles of interest to all geographers and specialists in the Arab World. The Free Arab Voice is an independent political newsletter that comes out only in cyberspace one or more times every two to three weeks. The Free Arab Voice is critical, analytical, unconventional, and is run completely by volunteers. The articles and comments featured in the Free Arab Voice tackle mainly Arab, Islamic, and Palestinian issues back home and in North America ranging from the ADC's 14th Convention to the siege on several Arab states and the Palestinian people. UN Information System on the Question of Palestine United Nations Resolutions regarding Palestine Palestine Information Clearinghouse was set up by the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) as a gateway to Palestinian civil society. The clearinghouse conveys unified responses about local developments from the perspective of civil society, particularly given the present crisis in the Palestinian territories. The website will also highlight the real effects the many changes and decisions have had on Palestinians' lives over the past several years, and also provides tools for the public to take action on specific issues.

The Palestinian Intifadah is a struggle for freedom, a just peace and independence, and it is therefore imperative that the events on the ground in Palestine are accurately monitored and that objective information be available and distributed to local groups and the international community at large. Rather than duplicating existing information on the current uprising, the goal of the unit is to serve as a long-term alternate source of information providing users with concise and user-friendly materials. AL-HEWAR - The Center for Arab Culture and Dialogue The Jerusalem Times, Independent Palestinian News Weekly

Alternative News Sources (sent from AriseAction)
comments Democracy Now! (Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez) Constructed 9/15-16 by the Comparative Media Studies department at MIT. Apparently, it's still somewhat rough around the edges, but it responds to media coverage of the events and includes lots of links and articles too. links to many other sites International Action Center