Mideastweb: Middle East

The MidEastWeb Directory of
Middle East Israel-Palestine Information Resource Links
  Dialog Page  More links    Dialog Directory  Mideastweb Middle East

Middle East Mewzine peacewatch contents books history culture dialog links more links donations


This is the first of several pages of Web links originally adapted by permission from links compiled by Kimberly Walker at  www.mideastpeaceforum.com

This page contains links to special friends - sites that have linked to us and sites that we like. If your site links to MidEastWeb and you are NOT listed here then please tell us. A general listing: Middle East Peace Resources:


I. Middle East Peace

 A.  General

 Anima Mediterranean Investment Network
Peace through economic development

Ariga is the first of the Israeli web sites devoted to the Israeli-Arab peace process.

Arik Institute
Hebrew and English Web site promoting peace and reconciliation, dedicated to Arik, a youthful victim of the conflict.

Chicago Peace Now
The Web site of the Chicago chapter of Americans for Peace Now is packed with interesting materials.

 A Different Future
A Different Future aims to strengthen the voice of Palestinians and Israelis whose actions demonstrate that it is possible for both peoples to live and work side by side.

International Forum for Peace and Culture (IFLAC)
IFLAC's goal is to help build a peaceful Middle East through literature, culture and art.

Jewish Peace Fellowship
Jewish Peace Fellowship is a nondenominational organization committed to active nonviolence as a means of resolving conflict.

Jewish Voice for Peace
A diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights.

Just Peace Agreement
A detailed petition for a just and reasonable peace between Israelis and Palestinians,  including the full text of a possible treaty

la Paix Maintenant
The French organization of Peace Now (Shalom Achshav).

Meretz USA
Meretz USA is a progressive Zionist organization that educates Americans about issues of civil rights and peace in Israel, and promotes the values of peace, pluralism and democracy in Israel.

Mid East Web Middle East (that's us!)
Balanced news, information and views about the Middle East and dialog efforts. MidEast Web was started by people active in Middle East dialog and peace education efforts.

Middle Way
Middle Way - Compassionate Engagement in Society expanding peacewalks at home and in Israel.

One Voice: End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The OneVoice initiative seeks to involve all Israelis and Palestinians in shaping a peace plan through participatory democracy enabled by the Internet.

The Shalom Center
A network of American Jews who draw on Jewish tradition and spirituality to seek peace, pursue justice, heal the earth, and build community.

Building Bridges
Building Bridges for Peace brings young women from Denver, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza together to participate in a 21-day intensive communication workshop at a retreat center in the mountains of Colorado.

Bustan L'Shalom
Bustan means 'grove' in both Hebrew and Arabic.  Bustan is a grassroots partnership addressing the plight of indigenous and marginalized people in Israel/Palestine. Bustan is Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine, anti-War, and anti-Occupation.

Crossing Borders
This program is conducted by the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research in Tel Aviv University (TSC) and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah (PSR) with the assistance of the Ford Foundation. The aim of the program is to give Israelis and Palestinians an opportunity to become familiar with the narratives and realities of the other side to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, thereby, hopefully, perforating the cognitive wall that sets them apart.

Dialogue Project
NYC Dialogue Project brings together adult Palestinians, Jews/Israelis and Supportive Others (Christian, Muslim, secularist, humanist, etc.) for intense dialogue and intimate conversation.

Encounter is a global movement of people promoting human rights, communication and reconciliation between peoples in conflict in the Middle East. Encounter incorporates Arab, Jewish, Israeli, and Palestinian movements and organizations.

Givat Haviva
Established in 1963, the Jewish-Arab Center for Peace is one of the oldest and most prominent institutions in the field.

Givat Haviva Educational Foundation (GHEF)
Waging peace through education, the Givat Haviva satellite office based in NYC, focuses on raising awareness in the United States of the issues in Israel and the Middle East and on providing financial support to Givat Haviva.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Transformation network
Palestinian Noah Salameh and Israeli Edy Kaufman maximize the resources of The Center for Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation (CCRR) Bethlehem, and The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Jerusalem, to gather a growing community of individuals and non-governmental organizations to exchange creative ideas.

Interns for Peace (IFP)
IFP trains community development peace workers, in Israel and in the West Bank/Gaza, Jordan and Egypt who initiate joint projects between Jews and Arabs in Israel.

Jerusalem Circus Association
The Jerusalem Circus Association is dedicated to the development of circus arts as a tool for dialogue and coexistence and is committed to teaching circus arts to young people from all sectors of Israeli society, so they may learn to work together for a common future.

Jewish Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group
This group is based in San Mateo, CA and has been involved in dialogue work for over 10 years. This Web site has useful advice on how to use dialogue as a tool to work toward peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

Just Like You
Palestinian Forsan Hussein and Jew Michael Bavley, both Israelis, model Dialogue in their lives and are exquisite public spokesmen for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Now in the U.S, these young men have created an inspiring Web site for everyone.

Hope Flowers School
The Hope Flowers School is a Palestinian school located in Bethlehem dedicated to education for coexistence, peace, non-violence and democracy.

Middle East Peace Forum
Manhattan -based cable TV and Webcast shows about dialog.

PEACE - a Mid-East Dialogue Group
The PEACE group is dedicated to promoting peace in the Middle East through dialog and joint action of citizens of all countries in the region.

Peace Child Israel- Coexistence Through Drama
Peace Child Israel was founded in 1988. Using theater and the arts as a tool for dialogue Peace Child Israel's objectives include education towards democratic values in civic society, tolerance and mutual respect. 

Nemashim Arab-Jewish Theater Community in Israel
Israeli-Arab theatre commune. Site includes photos and films of performances.

Peacemaker Community - Middle East
A coalition of interfaith and peace organizations join efforts to pray for peace and unity in Israel.

Israeli-Palestinian PEACE Watch
The commentary pages of PEACE - now merged with MidEastWeb for Coexistence.

Peaceworks fosters co-existence through business.

Re'ut-Sadaka (Friendship)
Re'ut-Sadaka is a joint Jewish-Arab Youth Movement for Coexistence and Peace. Re'ut-Sadaka provides Jewish and Arab youth the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and perspectives and to develop friendships across cultural lines.

San Diego Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue
Some participants of San Diego's 8 thriving dialogues offer an online audio and visual documentary of their process and other useful resources.

Seeds of Peace
Seeds of Peace is a non-profit, non-political organization that helps teenagers from regions of conflict learn the skills of making peace. Founded in 1993 by author and journalist John Wallach, Seeds of Peace has focused primarily on bringing Arab and Israeli teenagers together before fear, mistrust and prejudice blind them from seeing the human face of their enemy.

Soccer for Peace
The mission of Soccer For Peace is to promote tolerance, understanding and peace in the Middle East, and ultimately throughout the world, by uniting children of different backgrounds in their shared love of soccer.

Windows - Channels for Communication
Windows was established in 1991 by Jewish and Arab artists and educators living in Israel. Their mission is to promote meaningful dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians through media and art.

Ada Aharoni's Home Page
Where art and literature can convey what no political speech can convey.

Arab Israeli Comedy Hour
To make you laugh. To make you think. To help end conflict in the middle east.

Blues for Peace
Blues for Peace was set up in Israel to honor the roots of blues music and promote peace and the understanding that ALL peoples have had their share of the blues.

Middle East Peace Quilt
Peace - one square at a time.

Pieces for Peace
More than 150 Palestinian and Israeli youth met to create 330 square feet of mosaic. 

YAFFA - Arabic Courses in Yafo
Offers courses in the Arabic language for Hebrew speakers.

E. Women
Bat Shalom
Bat Shalom is a feminist peace organization of Israeli women who work towards a just peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

Brit Shalom
Brit Shalom is a new Jewish Palestinian group that was founded in Israel. Its broad aims are equality of Israeli citizens and the promotion of cooperation with the Palestinian residents of the territories.

Over the decades, NA'AMAT has built bridges of understanding and support between Jewish and Arab Israeli women. Today, NA'AMAT is more involved in promoting the Israeli Arab woman's quality of life than any other organization in the country.

G. Political Parties

Meretz USA for Israeli Civil Rights and Peace
US affiliate of the Meretz Party - is a progressive Zionist organization that educates Americans about issues of civil rights and peace in Israel.

H. Youth/Zionist Groups

Ameinu  advocates a pluralistic, democratic Israel and progressive social policies in the United States. Ameinu's political agenda addresses a range of domestic and international issues .

Habonim Dror North America
Founded in 1935, Habonim Dror (the Builders of Freedom) is a Progressive Labor Zionist Youth movement whose missions are: To build a personal bond and commitment between North American Jewish youth and the State of Israel. 

The Hagshama Department  (also  The Hagshama Department of the World Zionist Organization )
"The quickest way to get to Israel" -  The Hagshama Department of the World Zionist Organization was established in January 1998, with the aim of placing the fulfillment "Hagshama" of the Zionist vision high on the agenda of young Jewish adults (18-30).

Hashomer Hatzair
Hashomer Hatzair is a youth movement based on the principles of Progressive Zionism, Social Justice, Progressive Judaism and self-actualization, and committed to peace and equality.

Kibbutz Artzi
The Kibbutz Artzi is a federation comprised of 85 kibbutzim founded by the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement. 

I. Religious/Interfaith

Interfaith Encounter
Interfaith dialogue was established in Israel in the late 1950's by a small group of visionaries, including Martin Buber and others. The Interfaith Encounter Association is dedicated to promoting peace in the Middle East through interfaith dialogue and cross- cultural study.

Cooperative association of not-for-profit religious and spiritual organizations combining resources for the worldwide web

The Interfaith Center of NY
The Interfaith Center of New York seeks to integrate the sacred into people's daily lives and to apply the wisdom and resources of the world's religious traditions to issues of conflict in local communities and among nations.

Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI)
ICCI is an umbrella group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim organizations promoting interreligious and intercultural understanding.

Israel Interfaith Association
An independent organization working to promote understanding and mutual respect between all the sects, religions, and ethnic groups within Israel, recently they have been doing some interesting work with how Arabs view the Holocaust.

 Religions for Peace
The World Conference on Religion and Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions who are dedicated to achieving peace.

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
Their mission is to defuse verbal and physical violence perpetrated in the name of religion.

II. Civil & Human Rights

Adam Institute
The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace is a non-profit organization that develops and implements participatory educational projects to teach the basic principles of democracy and the equal rights of every individual.

Galilee Society
The Galilee Society works towards the achievement of equitable health, environmental, and socio-economic conditions and development opportunities for Arab citizens of Israel.

An international human rights organization working for human rights for women and families, " As Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza moves into its 36th year, ordinary women and families on both sides of the conflict are paying the price for political violence that seems increasingly intractable."

Machsom Watch
A group of women who monitor and prevent human rights violations at IDF checkpoints; Member Coalition of Women for Peace

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is an independent legal body based in Gaza City dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law, and upholding democratic principles in the Palestinian Territories.

The Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group
"Violations of Palestinian human rights by both Palestinian and Israeli authorities persist with little accountability and, for the foreseeable future, the PHRMG will maintain and improve upon its traditional human rights monitoring and outreach activities."

III. Refugees

A. Jews from Middle Eastern Countries

Ada Aharoni's Home Page
Where one can examine articles that explore the issue of Arab Jewish Refugees, Ada presents that knowledge of their plight "can be used to advance the Peace Process in the Middle East today, if they are presented and used in a positive way."

Babylonian Jewry
Babylonian Jewry is really unique - one of its kind in the world. You are invited to travel through 2700 years of Babylonian Jewry history - Since they were exiled from the land of Israel and until their eventual return from Iraq to their former homeland.

The David Project
The David Project is a grassroots Jewish initiative that promotes peace and justice in the Middle East.

Forgotten Exodus
"The Jewish people have been living in the Middle East for over three thousand years. As Jews, they take pride in being the Middle East's oldest, existing minority group.  One million Jews fled oppression in the Muslim world in the 20th century. "

HSJE-Historical Society of Jews from Egypt
Preserves the history and culture

Jewish Arab Refugees
Tells the story of Jewish refugees from Arab countries and strives for multicultural pluralism.

Jewish Refugees
As part of an international effort, in association with major Jewish communal organizations, the American Sephardi Federation has launched a campaign to collect testimonials from Jews displaced from Arab countries.

Jews of Libya
This Web site is by, for, and of the entire community of Jews of Libya.

JIMENA's mission is to advocate and educate about the history and plight of the Jews indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa. One of their goals is to play a constructive role in bringing peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Baghdadi Artist/Eli Sawdayee
This Web site depicts the lifestyle of a Jewish family who used to live in Baghdad.
B. Palestinian Refugee Groups

Palestinian Refugee Links
Shaml is an independent non-governmental organization, dedicated to Palestinian refugees and the Palestinian Diaspora. It was established in 1994 by a group of concerned academics and human rights activists who felt the need to examine issues pertaining to Palestinian refugees in a comparative perspective, encompassing relevant experiences in other parts of the world.

Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet
A non-partisan project devoted to the dissemination of ideas and scholarly information, in an effort to foster scholarly collaboration, policy research, and innovative thinking on the Palestinian refugee issue.

II.   Geberal Resources for Activists

Arab World directory, with categorized links to Arabic sites, updates, resources and more.

Network for Good
Network for Good is a nonprofit collaboration to help nonprofit organizations increase capacity, reach new audiences, and build Internet strategies.

Jewish Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group
This group is based in San Mateo, CA and has been involved in dialogue work for over 10 years. This Web site has useful tools on how to use dialogue for Middle East peace activists.

Compassionate Listening Trips
"We...generally spend 1 night at a classic guest house in Gaza City; 1 or 2 nights with Palestinian families in the West Bank; 1 night with Israeli-Jewish families in the West Bank or Jerusalem area..."

Daniel Pearl Foundation
The foundation's mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and innovative communications.  

Israel Insider
Israeli journal of opinion and news.

Your community chooses, upon consultation with Melitz, the MELITZ america educator you would like to bring in for the amount of time that works for you.  They also offer books on their site.

MidEast Info
This site was started in response to the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. As ordinary citizens, the founders searched for a constructive way to deal with the grief and anger surrounding the attacks.

Middle East Information
"Advancing democracy, pluralism and mutual respect in the Middle East " - useful links and commentary from a Zionist point of view.

Middle East Insight
Bimonthly magazine highlighting many issues related to the Middle East.

Middle East Media & Research Institute (MEMRI)
Translates excerpts from the Arab media and provides research and analysis.

Middle East News - EIN Middle East News

Middle East Research & Information Project (MERIP)
A Washington-based organization that provides research and material on a wide array of Middle East issues.

Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA)
The new Web site of MERIA - This journal is edited by Professor Barry Rubin and is associated with the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar Ilan University in Israel.

Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA)
The old Web site of MERIA - This journal is edited by Professor Barry Rubin and is associated with the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar Ilan University in Israel.

Mid-East Web Middle East News
Mid-East Web News provides a balanced spectrum of news and opinion about Middle East issues, and is updated several times each day.

TheMiddleEastNow - Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Zionism, News and Views
the Middle East from a secular view

Yediot Ahronot (in Hebrew)
Israel's leading Hebrew newspaper. You will need to have Hebrew fonts installed on in order to be able to read this. 

Arutz Sheva ("Channel Seven") is originally a Jewish settler radio station. Reflects a right-wing position mixed in with biblical commentary.

Israel Insider Israeli journal of opinion and news

Israel Notices Israel Editorials Israel articles  Israel Articles (2) and www.middleeastarticles.com Middle East Articles - News & commentary in English aggregated by the Swedish site Israeler.com

Israƫl in de Media - Dutch Blog devoted to Israel's image in the media.

Israel Facts - Dutch Web site devoted to Israel advocacy

Israel News
Zionism and Israel News Archives

Palestine Media Center
Official Palestinian Online Journal.

Jewish State
Zionist advocacy.

 "The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is a non-denominational, educational organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East. Eg: Has fiercely criticized the NPR series on the Israel/Palestine conflict history.

Hasbara Australia - facts about the Middle East Conflict, Israel and Zionism
Australian friends of the Hasbara Committee. Publishing true facts behind the Middle East conflict and latest news from Israel

Honest reporting
 "HonestReporting is a fast-action website dedicated to ensuring that Israel receives fair media coverage. We scrutinize the media for anti-Israel bias, and then mobilize subscribers to complain directly to the news agency concerned. Their e-mail list has over 50,000 members worldwide, and is growing daily."

MyJewishLearning - Omnibus Jewish  Israel and Zionism Site

Palestinian Media Watch
PMW was established in 1996 to gain an understanding of Palestinian society through the monitoring of the Palestinian Arabic language media and schoolbooks. PMW analyzes the three daily PA newspapers, Al Hayat Al Jadida, Alquds, and Al Ayyam, PA TV and selected radio broadcasts and Palestinian, Syrian and Jordanian school books.

Zionism On the Web  
Part of a network of Web sites established to give Israel and Zionism a fair break on the Web. Counters anti-Zionist and antisemitic propaganda without apologizing for Israeli government positions.

Peace with Realism -Advocating peace with respect for Zionism and Israel.

Middle East Analysis - Liberal commentary on the Middle East.

Realistic Dove - Progressive Zionist views of Dan Fleshler.

Zionism and Israel Information Center
Issues and answers about Zionism and Israel, resources, history, anti-Semitism (antisemitism) and anti-Zionism.

The Zionism and Israel Pages
Background, philosophy, links, analysis.

Brave Zionism

Israel Friends

Standing with Israel

Z-Word - A forum for frank discussions and resources about Zionism, including Z-word Blog

These pages or enterprises are related to the Middle East in some way and link to MidEastWeb.

First Covenant - A Noahide Web site. Not what you thought!

Discover Lebanon - Lebanese friends of peace - and tourism - together for a better future for all of us.

Dubai Desk - A new (2008)  Web site about Dubai tourism and travel - one of the Middle East's hottest travel destinations.

Beloved Jerusalem - Photos and history.

Iran Freedom Concert - For freedom in Iran

What If? - This Web site is about a novel of the Middle East and Islam

Sambar Pins and Flags
Middle East insignia and Palestinian Advocacy.

Israel-Palestina - (Dutch) Middle East Conflict, Israel, Palestine,Zionism...
Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a European perspective - Dutch and English.

israelinformatie- Israel/Jodendom Israelisch-Palestijns Conflict Anti-Semitisme Shoa Zionisme
Dutch Web site with many useful Jewish Links (in English too).

Opposing Views: Foreign Policy - A popular site that features different views and discussion of US foreign policy.


A new chapter for the UN  
Keeps track of UN treatment of Israel

Middle East, Israel, Zionism and other stuff
Middle East topic, links and support for fair play for Zionism on the Web.

Israel Seen
Political Web log about Israel and things Jewish.

Fresno Zionism
Political Web log of Right-Center Zionist orientation

If your group is on this page - please link to www.mideastweb.org MidEastWeb - Middle East - thank you.  


Additional listings may be found on our links page

Please link to this page and tell others about MidEastWeb and this list.

Thank You.

Last Update - May 1, 2008

MidEastWeb - Middle East

Middle East Gateway