Interfaith Peace Initiative







 Recommended Web Sites

American Jews for a Just Peace

American Jews for a Just Peace (AJJP) is an alliance of activists in the United States working to ensure equal rights, safety, and dignity for all the people of historic Palestine. It is a predominantly Jewish organization, but welcomes the full participation of all people of good will who agree with its Common Ground.

Jewish Voice for Peace

JVP is a rapidly growing organization representing more than 10,000 American Jews around the United States.  This group illustrates that it is possible to oppose Israel’s  policies toward Palestinians, while affirming and celebrating Jewish people and traditions.

 Stop the Wall -

Learn about the separation wall’s route and its impact on different towns and villages in the West Bank, including Bethlehem and East Jerusalem.  See maps and photographs of the wall in each region.

World Council of Churches – Ecumenical Accompanier Program

The EAPPI is an initiative of the World Council of Churches under the “Ecumenical Campaign to End the Illegal Occupation of Palestine: Support a Just Peace in the Middle East.”

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)

ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories.  As our activists gained direct knowledge of the brutalities of the Occupation, we expanded our resistance activities to other areas…

Not in My Name -

Not In My Name, as a predominantly Jewish organization, is deeply committed to a peaceful and just resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, a resolution that will provide safety, security and freedom for Jews, Palestinians, and all others living in this region.  We believe that such a peace can only be achieved when Israel withdraws from its settlements in the Palestinian territories….

Machsomwatch -

Machsom Watch was founded by Israeli women in January 2001 in response to repeated reports in the press about human rights abuses of Palestinians crossing army and border police checkpoints.

Learn what is happening in Bethlehem today through the eyes of Christians who live there.  This site includes powerpoint presentations, photographs and maps which can be downloaded.  It also includes recent comments on Bethlehem from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and others.

Behind the Wall -

This is a website for student to student connections between pupils at the Ramallah Friends School and their counterparts at high schools in the United States.  They discuss life under occupation and their views on many topics.  A fascinating and informative site.

International Women’s Peace Service -

IWPS-Palestine is an international team of women who provide international accompaniment to Palestinian civilians, document and nonviolently intervene in human rights abuses, support acts of nonviolent resistance to end the brutal and illegal military Occupation and oppose the Apartheid Wall.

Eyewitness in Palestine -

A young Jewish American Fulbright Scholar and Columbia University Graduate spent 5 months in the West Bank with the International Women’s Peace Service.  She has written a book about her experiences and is traveling throughout the United States to tell people what she has seen.  The book and a DVD of her presentation are available at this site.

If Americans Knew  -

If Americans Knew is dedicated to providing Americans with accurate information about Israel and Palestine.  Analyzes media coverage of the conflict.  Exposes distortions by Associated Press, New York Times and other news outlets that shape public opinion.

East Jerusalem YMCA Joint Advocacy Initiative -

The Joint Advocacy Initiative has initiated campaigns to highlight the daily oppression and injustice suffered under Israeli occupation. These campaigns target local and international partners to help raise awareness and solidify our partnership in the struggle for peace and justice. By sponsoring an olive tree, participating in the Boycott - Divestment - Sanctions call or purchasing local Palestinian products, you can help the Palestinians Keep Hope Alive.

Sabeel -

 Sabeel is an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land who seek a just peace based on two states—Palestine and Israel—as defined by international law and existing United Nations resolutions.

 Friends of Sabeel North America -

 Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA) works in the U.S. and Canada to support the vision of Sabeel, cultivating the support of American churches through co-sponsored regional educational conferences, alternative pilgrimage, witness trips, and international gatherings in the Holy Land.

The Other Israel -

The Other Israel aims to provide extensive coverage of the diverse struggles waged by the Israeli peace movement at large. It reports on a great variety of activities, most of which find little or no mention in the world media. It also contains commentaries on events in Israel and the Middle East from a perspective in which the interests of Israelis and Palestinians are ultimately reconcilable.

US 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. The Campaign is based on human rights and international law.  Website maintains voting records of Members of Congress on related issues and includes information on legislation affecting the region.

Brit Tzedek v’Shalom -

The mission of Brit Tzedek, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace is to educate and mobilize American Jews in support of a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 Yesh Gvul

Official site of the movement for IDF reservists refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories.

Refuser Solidarity Network -

The Refuser Solidarity Network (RSN) was formed in April of 2002 to provide support for the growing Refuser Movement in Israel.

Electronic Intifada –

The Electronic Intifada (EI) publishes news, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective. EI includes links to current articles about the conflict from news sources around the world, news from the World Bank, European press, and other sources Americans often do not see.

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