Palestine: Peace Movement
(see also Israel: Peace Movement)
Two State Solution Again Sells Out Palestinians. George Bisharat, LA Times [Common Dreams] (1/25/04).
Salwa -- Origins of the Middle East Crisis: Who Caused the Palestinian Diaspora? George Bisharat, Sacramento Bee (11/30/03). Suggests that Israeli apology, as well as restitution, has a key role to play in any peace process.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Addamir Prisoner ' Support Center. Defends, helps & supports Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA).
HaMoked - Center for the Defense of the Individual. Defends human rights in Occupied Territories.
LAW - Palestinian Society for Protection of Human Rights and Environment. Promotes human rights, rule of law, & defense of Palestinian rights as defined by the UN.
Mandela Institute for Human Rights. Advocates on behalf of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention.
News from Within. Alternative Information Center, challenging Jewish & Zionist nature of Israeli society & authoritarian nature of Palestinian Authority.
Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR). Defends rule of law as defined by Universal Declaration of Human Rights & other international agreements; helps develop democracy & civil society in Palestine.
Palestine Human Rights Information Center (PHRIC). Monitoring & documentation in jurisdictions of Israel & Palestinian Authority; advocacy & intervention for protection & relief of victims; urgent action alerts; formal complaints to UN agencies & NGOs; education & promotion of human rights standards.
Parents' Circle/Families Forum. Palestinian & Israeli families of victims of violence seeking reconciliation.
Society of St. Yves. Legal services for victims of demolitions, land confiscation, & police/military brutality.
The Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group - (PHRMG) Monitors violations by Palestinian Authority as well as by Israeli forces.
The Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights - (PICCR). Watchdog group observing conduct of government & human rights observance under Palestinian Authority.
Palestine Monitor. Gateway to civil society in Palestine.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Abu-Nimer, Mohammed. Nonviolence & Peace Building in Islam (Gainesville: U. of Florida, 2003).
Ashrawi, Hanan. This Side of Peace (NY, 1995).
Chacour, Elias with Mary E. Jensen. We Belong to the Land. The Story of a Palestinian Israeli Who Lives for Peace & Reconciliation  (Notre Dame IN: U. Notre Dame, 2001).
Dowty, Alan. Israel/Palestine (London: Polity, 2005). Explores grounds for optimism.
Elon, Amos. Between Enemies: A Compassionate Dialog Between an Israeli & an Arab (NY: Random House, 1974).
Gopin, Marc. Holy War, Holy Peace. How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East (NY: Oxford, 2002).
Peteet, Julie. Gender in Crisis: Women & the Palestinian Resistance Movement (NY, 1991).
Stollman, Nancy & Laurieann Aladin. Live from Palestine: International & Palestinian Direct Action against the Israeli Occupation (Cambridge MA: South End, 2003) Riveting eyewitness accounts of life under occupation, with context & historical perspective.
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
Mubarak Awad, "Revolution of the Stones: Towards a Palestinian-Israeli Future" (1989), UC Berkeley Language Laboratory, 71m.