International Responsibilities Task Force
of the American Library Association's
Social Responsibilities Round Table

Alternative Resources on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Resources listed on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of IRTF, SRRT, or ALA.
Alternative News, Analysis, and Commentary
Organizations Concerned with the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Resolutions, Petitions, Demonstrations and Other Activities

Alternative News, Analysis, and Commentary

  • Al-Ahram Weekly "Al-Ahram has always been a forum for expressing the views and ideas of leading Arab intellectuals and opinion-makers, through which they could convey the concerns and aspirations of the great Arab nation."
  • Al-Jazeera "Free from the shackles of censorship and government control Aljazeera has offered its audiences in the Arab world much needed freedom of thought, independence, and room for debate."
  • " is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism."
  • Alternative News Media "With such a large proportion of the world's news media owned by small interest groups with specific political agendas, it seems essential to counter-balance such a monopoly on information by bringing attention to important stories that are often conveniently overlooked by large media corporations."
  • Alternative Press Review ". . . publishes a wide variety of the best essays from radical zines, tabloids, books and magazines -- essays that deserve a much wider readership than they currently enjoy."
  • Alternative Radio ". . . a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and on short-wave on Radio for Peace International. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media."
  • Artists for Peace, Justice and Civil Liberties ". . . a fine art gallery and anthology dedicated to peace and justice issues worldwide."
  • Challenge ". . . a bi-monthly leftist magazine focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict within a global context."
  • Common Dreams News Center ". . . a national non-profit citizens' organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future."
  • Democracy Now "A daily radio and TV news program on over 160 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the U.S."
  • Edward Said Archive Includes links to almost three hundred articles by Edward Said, the noted Palestinian scholar and activist.
  • Electronic Intifada "EI publishes news, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective."
  • Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting FAIR works "to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints."
  • Flashpoints Radio "Your Daily Investigative Radio Magazine"
  • Foreign Policy in Focus "Working to make the U.S. a more responsible global leader and partner"
  • Free Speech TV "Working with activists and artists, Free Speech TV uses television to cultivate an informed and active citizenry in order to advance progressive social change."
  • Independent Media Center "Indymedia is a collective of independent and alternative media activists and organizations offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage of important social and political issues."
  • Institute for Public Accuracy "As a nationwide consortium of policy researchers, the Institute for Public Accuracy seeks to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out by corporate-backed think tanks and other influential institutions."
  • Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre "JMCC was established in 1988 by a group of Palestinian journalists and researchers to provide information on events in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip."
  • Mid-East Realities "News, Views, and Analysis that Governments, Lobbies, and Associated Interest Groups Don't Want You to Know"
  • Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) "MERIP provides news and perspectives about the Middle East not available from mainstream news sources."
  • Monthly Review ". . . speaks to workers and labor organizers no less than to academics, and against class exploitation, no less than against racial and sexual oppression."
  • New Politics "New Politics is committed to the advancement of the peace and anti-intervention movements. It stands in opposition to all forms of imperialism."
  • Pacifica Radio ". . . the only radio network in the United States to function unconstrained by corporate underwriting and policy decisions."
  • Palestine Chronicle ". . . an independent internet magazine, dedicated to addressing issues and offering perspectives rarely seen in mainstream western media."
  • Palestine Media Watch "PMWATCH was established in October of 2000 to promote fair and accurate coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the US mainstream media."
  • Palestine Remembered ". . . founded by a group of ordinary Palestinians who have dedicated themselves to preserving and documenting the collective experiences and heritage of the Palestinian refugees."
  • Palestine Report "As an independent news digest, [PR] answers a need both inside and outside the West Bank and Gaza for succinct, current news in English, as well as investigative reporting."
  • The Progressive "The mission of The Progressive is to be a journalistic voice for peace and social justice at home and abroad."
  • War Times "War Times is being produced to help broaden and deepen the fight against the Bush program [of "permanent war against terrorism at home and abroad"] by compiling information and analysis, and putting them into the hands of large numbers of readers."
  • ZNet Middle East Watch ". . . providing alternative news and analysis of the Israel-Palestine conflict and related issues."
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Organizations Concerned with the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Al-Awda "The Palestine Right to Return Coalition (Al-Awda is Arabic for "THE RETURN") is a broad-based non-partisan global democratic association of thousands of grassroots activists and organizational representatives concerned for the Palestinian Refugees Right of Return."
  • 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 . . . ."
  • Brit Tzedek v'Shalom ". . . a national organization of American Jews [who] believe the vast majority of Israelis and Palestinians long for an enduring peace and that security for Israel can only be achieved through the establishment of an economically and politically viable Palestinian state, necessitating an end to Israel's occupation of  land acquired during the 1967 war."
  • B'Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories ". . . endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel."
  • Churches for Middle East Peace "The work of Churches for Middle East Peace focuses on Washington in the knowledge that sound United States policy is crucial to achieving and maintaining just and stable relationships throughout the Middle East. In addition, CMEP seeks to help the members of our organizations advocate in a knowledgeable, timely and effective way their concerns about justice and peace for all people and countries in the region."
  • Coalition of Women for Peace "We Jewish and Palestinian women, citizens of Israel, representatives of various women’s organizations and individuals have agreed to coordinate and organize joint activities in order to work together for a just peace . . . ."
  • Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace ". . . a network of university faculty endeavoring to achieve peace in the Middle East."
  • Gush Shalom "The primary aim of Gush Shalom is to influence Israeli public opinion and lead it towards peace and conciliation with the Palestinian people."
  • International Solidarity Movement ". . . a Palestinian-led movement of Palestinian and International activists working to raise awareness of the struggle for Palestinian freedom and an end to Israeli occupation."
  • Islamic Association for Palestine ". . . an American grassroots organization dedicated to the cause of Palestine . . . [it] focuses on the issue of the Human rights violations against the Palestinian people under occupation."
  • Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions "ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories."
  • Jewish Friends of Palestine ". . . an open ended project that hopes to expand into various forms of activism in the future."
  • Jewish Unity for a Just Peace ". . . an international gathering of grassroots Jewish activists who support a just, viable and lasting peace based on the principles of international law, requiring a complete end to Israel's Occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip."
  • 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."
  • MIFTAH, the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy ". . . a non-governmental non-partisan Jerusalem-based institution dedicated to fostering democracy and good governance within the Palestinian Society in a manner that promotes Public Accountability and Transparency while maintaining the free flow of information and ideas."
  • Not In My Name ". . . a Jewish peace group that was formed in November 2000 to work for a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians."
  • Palestine Solidarity Campaign ". . . the largest and most active campaigning organisation in the UK on the issue of Palestine."
  • Palestinian Centre for Human Rights ". . . an independent legal body based in Gaza City dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law, and upholding democratic principles in the Occupied Palestinian Territories."
  • Rabbis for Human Rights "RHR was founded in 1988, in response to serious abuses of human rights by the Israeli military authorities in the suppression of the Intifada. The indifference of much of the country's religious leadership and religiously identified citizenry to the suffering of innocent people seen as the enemy was a cause of concern to RHR's organizers."
  • SEARCH for Justice and Equality in Palestine/Israel ". . . a national non-profit human rights and educational organization, founded in 1972, which seeks a just Israeli-Palestinian peace based on the inalienable rights of both peoples."
  • Stop the Wall Campaign "The Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign is calling for: 1) the immediate cessation of the building of the Wall, 2) the dismantling of all parts of the Wall and its related zones already built, 3) the return of lands confiscated for the path of the Wall, and 4) the compensation of damages and lost income due to the destruction of land and property."
  • SUSTAIN (Stop U.S. Tax-Funded Aid to Israel Now) ". . . committed to building a campaign against U.S. military and economic aid to Israel so that U.S. tax-dollars do not support the abuse of human rights."
  • United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine "UNISPAL was established and is being developed by the Division for Palestinian Rights in response to successive General Assembly mandates. The main collection contains the texts of current and historical United Nations material concerning the question of Palestine and other issues related to the Middle East situation and the search for peace."
  • U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation ". . . a diverse coalition working for freedom from occupation and equal rights for all by challenging US policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
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