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The British Museum
The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than 7 million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continen...
Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking. * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today. * Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. The International Crisis Group is now generally recognized as the world's leading i...
League of Arab States
A regional organization of Arab states in Southwest Asia, and North and Northeast Africa. The Arab League currently has 22 members and four observers. The main goal of the league is to "draw closer the relations between member Sta...
Organization of the Islamic Conference
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voic...
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...
Zatoun
Zatoun is an NGO which brings fair trade olive oil from occupied Palestine. It highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which reminds us of our common humanity...

News Releases

Arrests underway in Toronto Israeli Consulate Sit-in
2009-01-07
Jewish Women for Gaza
Police have moved in to arrest a group of Jewish Canadian women who are currently occupying the Israeli consulate at 180 Bloor Street West in Toronto. The women took their action in protest against th...
Attacks Against Palestinian Journalists Must End, says IFJ
2014-04-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the Israeli government to identify and punish the Israeli soldiers who carried out a brutal attack on a journalist in the Palestinian vi...
Author warns coalition of MPs (CPCCA) intent on criminalizing free speech on Israel/Palestine
2010-09-11
Seriously Free Speech Committee
The author of a new book on antisemitism kicks off a Western Canada tour Sept. 17 to sound an alarm that a coalition of MPs (CPCCA) is intent on outlawing criticism of Israel as being antisemitic, pos...
Bil'in: Palestinian Village Under Attack
2009-08-07
Leaders of non-violent protests in Bil'in village against Israeli settlements and occupation arrested by Israeli occupation forces. International supporters are asked to support the non-violent resist...
Break the Silence Against the Siege of Gaza
2008-11-19
Health Professionals Against the Siege of Gaza
Unstable medical supplies and lack of fuel have disrupted medical equipment such as incubators, dialysis equipment and heart monitors in Gaza. There is a shortage of many critical medications and esse...
Call from Gaza for Global Response to Killings on the Freedom Flotilla
2010-05-31
Sources News Releases
We Gaza based Palestinian Civil Society Organizations and International activists call on the international community and civil society to pressure their governments and Israel to cease the abductions...
Canada Has Blood On Its Hands!
2009-02-07
On February 9th, a day before the Israeli elections, concerned Canadians will demonstrate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in a peaceful vigil to urge the Canadian government to challenge Israeli impunity...
Canadian Boat to Gaza announces the delegates who will be aboard the Tahrir
2011-06-16
Canadian Boat to Gaza
Before the end of June, the Canadian ship Tahrir will join the Freedom Flotilla 2 Stay Human, carrying civil society delegates from coast to coast, international partners, and journalists from a ran...
Canadian Health Professionals Call for Ceasefire and Ending the Siege of Gaza
2009-02-09
Canadian health professionals unequivocally protest against the Israeli siege and invasion of Gaza and against the Canadian Governmentâ##s support of Israel in its complicity in this massacre.
Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Non-Violent Resistance in Bil'in in the West Bank
2010-02-01
Come to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the non-violent resistance in Bil'in in the occupied West Bank. February 5th from 5 until 6pm at the Iisraeli Consulate 180 Bloor St. W. Toronto.
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
2014-07-24
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Defiant Journalists Back Ethical Campaign for Palestinian Media
2009-11-13
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has concluded the launch of its programme to support ethical journalism in Palestine with a series of proposals to strengthen independent media even i...
Dignite attacked: one Canadian on board Gaza-bound French boat
2011-07-19
Organizers of the Canadian Boat to Gaza (CBG), the Tahrir, lost contact with the French flagged boat Dignité from the Freedom Flotilla II, at 10:10AM local time when the boat was in international w...
Dignite on the Last Leg of Voyage to Gaza
2011-07-19
Small French ship carrying a message that cannot be silenced.
Five years of illegality: Time to dismantle the Wall and respect the rights of Palestinians
2009-07-09
Oxfam International
In a report, Five years of illegality, Oxfam International presents testimonies of fifteen Palestinian men and women who recount their daily problems, arising from the construction of the Wall and its...
France: EFJ Concerned by Threats against Journalists after TV Report on Palestine
2011-10-14
International Federation of Journalists
The European Federation of Journalists expresses its support to journalists and unions at France 2 following threats made against the public channel's presenters over a television programme on the po...
France: EFJ Concerned by Threats against Journalists after TV Report on Palestine
2011-10-14
International Federation of Journalists
The European Federation of Journalists expresses its support to journalists and unions at France 2 following threats made against the public channel's presenters over a television programme on the po...
Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human
2011-06-23
Canadian Boat to Gaza
People from across Canada are rallying in support of the Canadian boat to Gaza which is part of the international convoy Freedom Flotilla II.
French boat Dignite of the Freedom Flotilla II leaves Greece
2011-07-18
The French boat “Dignite/Karama” (Dignity) left the Greek island Kastellorizo around 8:30PM local time on Saturday July 16, 2011, heading south.
Gaza's civilians, still unable to rebuild one year after Operation Cast Lead, 'betrayed' by international community
2009-12-22
Oxfam
The international community has betrayed the people of Gaza by failing to back their words with effective action to secure the ending of the Israeli blockade which is preventing reconstruction and rec...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Hunger strike threatens health of Palestinian journalist in Israeli jail
2016-01-22
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Palestinian Journalists' syndicate (PJS) are deeply concerned over the health of a Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger...
IFJ and FAJ Give Support to Palestinian Journalists
2014-07-11
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Federation of Arab Journa
A declaration in support of Palestinian journalists.
IFJ Blames Hamas for Political Interference after Take-Over of PJS Office in Gaza
2011-10-14
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today accused the Hamas administration in Gaza of attempting to destabilize the leadership of the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS).
IFJ Condemns Gaza Attack and Demands International Inquiry after Reports of Media Casualties
2010-05-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today reacted with shock at the news of the brutal attacks on civilians, including journalists, by Israeli forces in the assault on a flotilla that yesterda...
IFJ Condemns Palestinian Authority Over Ban on Al-Jazeera
2009-07-17
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the Palestinian Authority to rescind its decision to close down the office the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television in the West Bank.
IFJ Defending Journalists in Palestine and Israel
2009-02-13
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has reaffirmed its commitment to defend the interests of journalists in Palestine and Israel.
IFJ Demands Overhaul of Repressive Media Laws in the Middle East
2009-05-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Launching its â##Breaking the Chains' annual report into press freedom violations in the Arab World and Iran, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for a radical overhaul of ...
IFJ Hits Out over Arrest and Detention of Journalists in Palestine
2009-02-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today condemned the "unjustified" detention of journalists by the Palestinian Authority's Preventive Security Services.
IFJ Joins Call for Release of Palestinian Journalists Held in Israel
2011-09-08
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today joined the call by its affiliate in Palestine, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), and Al Jazeera for the immediate release of journali...
IFJ Urges Unity and Fresh Start for Journalists in Palestine
2009-03-26
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists calls on Palestinian media to stand up and unite for their profession and said it was ready to support fresh efforts for better relations with political lea...
IFJ Welcomes "Historic Opportunity" as Palestinian Journalists Agree to Hold Congress
2009-12-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists welcomes the decision by the Palestine Journalists' Syndicate (PJS) yesterday to hold a Congress to elect a new leadership and rebuild the unity and solidar...
IFJ Welcomes Successful Safety Training for Gaza Journalists in Egypt
2009-04-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today welcomed the successful safety training organised for Gaza Journalists which took place in Cairo from 20 to 22 April.
IJV endorses United Church Working Group call to boycott settlement products
2012-06-09
Independent Jewish Voices
The United Church of Canada's Working Group on Israel/Palestine Policy's report has been attacked by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. IJV is supporting the right of the Church to make its own...
In Support of the Palestinian Human Rights Community Call for International Action
2009-01-05
In the past the world knew how to fight criminal policies. The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves: its trade relations are flourishing, academic and cultural ...
Inaugural Event: A dramatic reading of a personal account of bombing of Gaza
2010-01-25
Beit Zatoun House
New Toronto Art and Culture Venue - Beit Zatoun. Inaugural Event: A dramatic reading of SEVEN DAYS FROM A GAZA DIARY, on 1st anniversary of Israeli assault on Gaza. In Toronto; Saturday January 30 a...
Independent Jewish Voices Joins Call for Global Protest
2011-02-10
Independent Jewish Voices
Calls for women of the world to unite behind the popular resistance of Palestinian women in defence of their land, rights and dignity
Intimidation and Violence Against Palestinian Journalists Must End Now
2014-07-03
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) to condemn a brutal attack by Israeli forces on a Palestinian TV crew in Shufat ...
Israel: Misuse of Drones Killed Civilians in Gaza
2009-06-30
Human Rights Watch
Israeli attacks with guided missiles fired from aerial drones killed civilians during the recent Gaza fighting in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch says.
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
2009-06-17
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israeli army raids on Bil'in village
2009-07-09
Tadamon
Israeli army forces are launching night-time military raids on Bil'in village in Palestine. Military raids launched by Israeli forces in Palestine in parallel to court case in Canada.
Israeli army raids palestinian newspaper offices
2002-10-08
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli authorities close Palestinian media centre in East Jerusalem
2009-05-12
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday morning's decision by the Israeli internal security ministry to shut down the Palestinian media centre that had been set up in the East Jerusalem.
Israeli government openly threatens journalists planning to sail with Gaza flotilla
2011-06-27
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Israeli government’s attempts to intimidate journalists who plan to travel with a flotilla of ships that will set sail in the next few days in an attempt to brea...
Israeli media forbidden to report case widely covered internationally
2010-04-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns an absurd court-ordered ban on Israeli media coverage of the case of Anat Kam, an online journalist and former soldier accused of leaking classified military informa...
Israeli soldiers disguised as photojournalists endanger journalists' lives, says MADA
2009-10-16
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses concern over the Israeli occupation forces disguising themselves as photojournalists in the middle of Palestinian protesters.
Israel's attack on Gaza is a 'Pillar of War Crimes', says Jewish human rights group
2012-11-15
Independent Jewish Voices
Jewish human rights group criticizes Israel's latest attack.
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
2009-03-10
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Jewish group condemns Israeli attack on Gaza Freedom Flotilla
2010-05-31
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) has expressed shock and outrage in response to the deaths and injuries of participants in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla at the hands of the Israeli navy.
Jewish group to Layton: Investigate Israel/Palestine with Neutral Hosts
2010-06-24
Independent Jewish Voices
The NDP should reject the invitation of the Canada-Israel Committee to host or facilitate a trip by Jack Layton and caucus members to Israel, says Independent Jewish Voices # Canada. They should be g...
Jewish human rights group condemns Harper government's position on UN Palestine vote
2012-12-02
Independent Jewish Voices
Some Canadian Jews are adamantly opposed to the Harper government's unquestioning support for what Israel is doing.
Jewish Women Occupy Israeli Consulate in Toronto
2009-01-07
Jewish Women for Gaza
A diverse group of Jewish Canadian women are currently occupying the Israeli consulate at 180 Bloor Street West in Toronto. This action is in protest against the on-going Israeli assault on the people...
Journalists and media workers assaulted by occupation forces
2009-07-07
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the attack on Reuters photographer Nayef Alhishlmon and several Palestinian journalists by the Israeli occupation forces.
Journalists banned from going to Gaza Strip
2002-02-14
Reporters Without Borders
Le Bateau Canadien Pour Gaza Presente Quelques Un-e-s des Delegu-e-s qui Seront a Bord du Tahrir
2011-06-16
D’ici la fin juin, le bateau canadien Tahrir se joindra à la Flottille de la Liberté II - Rester humains. Des délégué-e-s de la société civile provenant de tous les coins du pays, des partenaires inte...
Le bateau francais Dignite-Al Karama est sorti des eaux grecques
2011-07-18
Le bateau franais Dignite-Al Karama a quitte l'Ile de Kastellorizo en Grece, vers 20h30 heure locale, aujourd'hui 16 juillet 2011, en direction du sud.
Le blocus de Gaza s’etend jusqu’aux cotes grecques!
2011-07-01
Bateau canadien pour Gaza
Alors qu’il tente de prendre la mer, le Bateau canadien pour Gaza, le Tahrir, est retenu en Grèce.
Le Tahrir finira par naviguer
2011-07-10
Nous nous rendrons par mer, par les airs et dans les medias jusqu' ce que cesse le blocus et que la Palestine soit liberee.
Le Tahrir, le bateau canadien pour Gaza de la Flottille de la liberte II, levera l’ancre aujourd’hui
2011-07-04
Le bateau canadien pour Gaza
Beneficiant du soutien de la societe civile grecque et du public partout au monde, le Tahrir prend la mer aujourd’hui.
Massacre In Gaza Black Saturday
2008-12-27
UHWC asks you, to issue a strong Last Appeal Statement condemning Israelâ##s human rights violations against the Palestinian people and to demand a cessation of this military offensive.
Miko Peled to speak in Vancouver on ending the crisis in Israel-Palestine
2013-01-29
Independent Jewish Voices
Peled provides a clear, optimistic perspective on the crisis and how to end it.
Mohammed Khatib, coordinator of West Bank Coordination Committee arrested
2010-01-28
International Solidarity Movement
Mohammed Khatib#s arrest today is the most severe escalation in a recent wave of repression again the Palestinian popular struggle and its leadership. Khatib is the 35th resident of Bil#in to be arres...
Montrealers lay siege to Israeli Consulate: Second consecutive day of Israeli Consulate blockades in Canada
2009-01-08
Second consecutive day of Israeli Consulate blockades in Canada. Early Thursday, January 8th Montrealers blockaded the Israeli Consulate in Montreal in protest against the on-going Israeli assault on...
More than 100 media sign the Reporters Without Borders petition for international journalists to be allowed into the Gaza Strip
2009-01-14
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal for support by the international media and again urges the Israeli authorities to lift the ban on foreign media access to the Gaza Strip that has been i...
New solidarity ship to sail to Gaza on June 25
2009-06-20
Free Gaza Movement
On June 25th, the Free Gaza movement will set sail on its eighth mission to break Israelâ##s horrific siege and collective punishment of 1.5 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Occupation of Palestinian towns and cities
2002-04-07
Reporters Without Borders
Occupation on Trial - Palestinian village sues Canadian corporations for building illegal Israeli settlements
2009-05-30
Bil'in, a Palestinian village that has become an international symbol of Palestinian popular non-violent resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli separation wall, is suing Canadian corpor...
An Open Letter From Anti-Zionist Jewish Youth in Canada
2009-01-05
Let us not be silent bystanders while humanity suffers. Let us raise our voices, as Jewish youth, and demand a single, democratic state, with equal rights for everyone in Israel/Palestine.
Palestinian civil society condemns Canadian government disinformation and repression against boycott movement
2015-02-05
Palestinian BDS National Committee
Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations that leads the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, has condemned the Canadian g...
Palestinian Freedom Riders to Board Settler Buses to Jerusalem
2011-11-15
Palestinian activists will attempt to peacefully board segregated Israeli public transportation in the occupied West Bank to travel to East Jerusalem in action reminiscent of the Civil Rights Movement...
Palestinian journalist shot dead in Ramallah
2002-09-25
Reporters Without Borders
Richard Falk, UN Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestinian Territories Speaking in Toronto
2009-09-20
NECEF
Richard Falk, the UN Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, will be speaking in Toronto next Sunday September 27th at 2pm. at 155 College St. Room 610.
A Seasonal Greeting to the World: End the Siege of Gaza
2008-12-23
A Seasonal Greeting to the World: End the Siege of Gaza. This Friday at our weekly vigil, we will mark the season with a Christmas tree decorated with barbed wire to depict the prison-like conditions ...
Sources welcomes Canadians for Genocide Education
2009-03-06
Canadians for Genocide Education
CGE is a multi-cultural coalition of associations committed to equity and inclusivity in education on and commemoration of Genocide. Our focus areas are school curriculum and government funded project...
Sources welcomes Independent Jewish Voices
2010-05-31
Independent Jewish Voices
Sources welcomes a new member: Independent Jewish Voices. ndependent Jewish Voices represents Jews in Canada from diverse backgrounds, occupations and affiliations who have in common a strong commitme...
Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
2010-04-14
Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...
Sources welcomes the Seriously Free Speech Committee
2010-10-17
Seriously Free Speech Committee
Sources welcomes a new member: the Seriously Free Speech Committee. The SFSC is committed to free expression of views on Israel/Palestine.
Statement from the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights on Palestinian territories
2008-12-10
Connexions Information Sharing Services
It would seem mandatory for the International Criminal Court to investigate the situation, and determine whether the Israeli civilian leaders and military commanders responsible for the Gaza siege sho...
The Canadian Boat to Gaza (CBG), the Tahrir, to set sail today as part of Freedom Flotilla II
2011-07-04
Canadian Boat to Gaza
With the support of Greek civil society and people from all around the world the Tahrir is casting off from Greece today.
The Military has repeatedly violated Medical Ethic Codes during its Gaza Offensive
2009-03-23
Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel in a Report on Medical Ethics during the War on Gaza:"The Military has repeatedly violated Medical Ethic Codes during its Gaza Offensive"
The Outcry of Worldwide Authentic Judaism Condemning the Genocide in Occupied Palestine
2009-01-06
Worldwide Authentic Orthodox Judaism strongly condemns the genocide being carried out by the Zionist occupation army through air attacks on Gaza city.
The story Israel doesn't want you to know: Israeli Resistance to Israeli Apartheid
2009-02-17
Anarchists Against the Wall
Shachaf Polakow, a member of the Israeli group, Anarchists Against the Wall will be speaking about the work of the group who act jointly with the popular Palestinian struggles against the Wall in the ...
The Tahrir Will Sail Again
2011-07-10
We will keep coming by sea, by air, by land and in the media until the blockade collapses and Palestine is free.
Toronto Peace Activists March in Solidarity to End the Illegal Siege of Gaza
2009-12-20
Gaza Freedom March committee
On December 31, 2009, more than 1,300 citizens from across the world (including more than 55 Canadians) will join with an estimated 50,000 Palestinians in a peaceful march to the Erez border crossing ...
WAFA speaks Hebrew too
2009-06-18
International Middle East Media Center
The official Palestine News and Information Center (WAFA) officially launched its Hebrew-language news Website to provide Hebrew speaking readers with what the agency described as accurate information...
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers
2009-07-01
FreeGaza
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...
Who speaks for Jews when it comes to civil liberties and human rights?
2013-05-14
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) Canada strongly condemns the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) for sponsoring a Daniel Pipes lecture May 13.
Winners of Courage in Journalism Awards Announced
2009-10-23
International Womenâ##s Media Foundation
Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnes Taile of Cameroon and Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Womenâ##s Media Foundation. Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achie...

Sources Select Resources

Address by President Nelson Mandela at the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Mandela, Nelson
Article
1997
It behoves all South Africans, themselves erstwhile beneficiaries of generous international support, to stand up and be counted among those contributing actively to the cause of freedom and justice. A...
Anti-Palestine Media Bias Remains Untouchable Even to Canada’s Media Critics
Engler, Yves
Article
2016
Dissident Voice
A recent Canadaland podcast simultaneously highlighted anti-Palestinian media bias and the fear liberal journalists’ face in discussing one of the foremost social justice issues of our time.
Armed robbery in Gaza - Israel, US, UK carve up the spoils of Palestine's stolen gas
Ahmed, Nafeez
Article
2014
The Ecologist
Israel desperately covets Gaza's gas as a 'cheap stop-gap' yielding revenues of $6-7 billion a year, writes Nafeez Ahmed. But first Hamas must be 'uprooted' from Gaza, and Fatah bullied into cutting o...
Attacks Against Palestinian Journalists Must End, says IFJ
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the Israeli government to identify and punish the Israeli soldiers who carried out a brutal attack on a journalist in the Palestinian vi...
The Bible Unearthed
Article in Wikipedia on the book The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts
Article
A 2001 book about the archaeology of Palestine and its relationship to the origins of the Hebrew Bible.
Bilin's Mohammad Khatib arrested
Article
2009
One month after touring Canada key Palestinian activist kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in another in a series of raids that Israeli occupation forces have carried out in Bil#in since June 2009, raids t...
The Birth of Agro-Resistance in Palestine
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Canaan Fiar Trade, a co-operative farming project with a model of self-sufficiency and dignity, has grown rapidly, and now assists some 2000 small-hold farmers in the West Bank, but it still receives ...
Black Hand (Palestine)
Wikipedia article
Article
The Black Hand (Arabic: al-Kaff al-Aswad) was an anti-Zionist and anti-British militant organization founded in 1930 in the British Mandate of Palestine.
Black September (group)
Wikipedia article
Article
The Black September Organization (BSO) (Arabic: Munaz.z.amat Aylu-l al-aswad) was a Palestinian violent non-state actor (VNSA), founded in 1970. It was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of ele...
Brit Shalom (political organization)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Brit Shalom was a group of Jewish 'universalist' intellectuals in Palestine, founded in 1925, which never exceeded a membership of 100.
Ceasefires in Which Violations Never Cease
What's Next for Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2014
TomDispatch.com
On August 26th, 2014, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of dest...
Connexions Library: Middle East Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Middle East.
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
Article
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Defiant Journalists Back Ethical Campaign for Palestinian Media
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has concluded the launch of its programme to support ethical journalism in Palestine with a series of proposals to strengthen independent media even i...
Destruction of Palestinian olive trees is a monstrous crime
Chelala, Cesar
Article
2015
Ecologist
The uprooting and cutting down of over a million olive and fruit trees in occupied Palestine since 1967 is an attack on a symbol of life, and on Palestinian culture and survival. A grave crime under i...
The Disappearance of Palestine
Cook, Johnathan
Article
2013
Counter Punch
The idea that a financial lifeline – whether Kerry’s plan or Netanyahu’s economic peace – is going to smooth the path to the conflict’s end is an illusion. Peace, and prosperity, will come only when P...
The End of Academic Freedom in America: the Case of Steven Salaita
Proyect, Louis
Article
2015
CounterPunch
In the years I spent at Columbia University, there was always some professor or another coming under attack from the Israel lobby. But no matter the intensity of the witch-hunt, I was always proud to ...
Eyes With Legs
Dinh, Linh
Article
2010
CounterPunch
In the last decade, 11 journalists have been murdered by Israeli forces, including Cevdet Kiliclar, a Turkish who was shot in the head, last week, as he photographed Israeli commandos attacking peace ...
Farmers in Palestine create amazing produce in adverse conditions - and are fighting to export them
Blythman, Joanna
Article
2009
The Observer
Palestine produces some of the finest olive oils in the world, not to mention dates, nuts, tomatoes - even wine. Now, despite the conflict, farmers are finding ways to export their produce - and show ...
Farming Under the Wall
Stories of Palestinian Farmers in the West Bank
Mancini, Emma
Article
2013
Counterpunch
The difficulties of Palestinian farmers as their lands are placed behind the Wall.
For Free Expression on Palestine
Podur, Justin
Article
2009
The Bulletin
France: EFJ Concerned by Threats against Journalists after TV Report on Palestine
Sources News Release
Article
2011
International Federation of Journalists
The European Federation of Journalists expresses its support to journalists and unions at France 2 following threats made against the public channel's presenters over a television programme on the po...
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
Canadian Dimension - Volume 43, Number 1 - January/February 2009
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
The Future of Israel and Palestine - Interview
Clark, Harry; Shahak, Israel
Article
1999
Against the Current
The first part of this interview with the Israeli human rights campaigner Professor Israel Shahak appeared in our previous issue ("The `Peace Process' and the CIA," ATC 78).
Gaza: Health System in Collapse
Garfinkle, Miriam; Deutsch, Judith; Abdul-Qadir, Reem; Santa Barbara, Joanna
Article
2008
The extremity of suffering in Gaza is little known in the West. Underlying the health emergency is the Israeli military's destruction of Gaza's basic infrastructure and Israel's closure of all Gaza's ...
Gaza: Israel's $4 billion gas grab
Ahmed, Nafeez
Article
2014
The Ecologist
The purpose of Israel's escalating assault on Gaza is to control the Territory's 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas - and so keep Palestine poor and weak, gain massive export revenues, and avert its own d...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
The Goldstone report and the battle for legitimacy
Falk, Richard
Article
2009
Electronic Intifada
It may yet be the case that, as in the anti-apartheid struggle, the shift in the relation of forces in the Palestinians' favour will occur not through diplomacy or as a result of armed resistance, but...
The Great Book Robbery
Brunner, Benny (director)
Film/Video
2012
As Palestinians were expelled from their land in 1948, librarians from Israel’s National Library followed the militias as they forced their way into Palestinian homes. Their mission was to collect as ...
Guernica Written With the Hands and Hearts of Children
Article
2009
Alternative Information Center
The keynote speaker at the launch of the exhibition Gaza's childrens' paintings, referred to the paintings as 'a toxic cargo of beautiful but unwelcome images which it is necessary that we see and ack...
Hebron Activist Who Died of Tear Gas Showed Israel's Crimes to the World
Beiler, Ryan Roderick
Article
2015
Countercurrents
Hebron resident and anti-occupation activist Hashem al-Azzeh died Wednesday after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli forces.
How Did It Start?
Avnery, Uri
Article
2017
Antiwar.com
Every serious debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict raises the question: "When did it start?" Each side has its own date, proving that the other side started it.
How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s nati...
How Most Aid to the Palestinians Ends up in Israel's Coffers
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2016
CounterPunch
While Europe may think of itself as part of an enlightened West, using aid to defend Palestinians' rights, the reality is less reassuring. The aid may actually be making things significantly worse.
Humanize Palestine
Website
2014
Humanize Palestine attempts to restore the humanity that is often stripped away when Palestinians are reduced to calculative deaths, forgettable names, and burned and mutilated bodies, rather than peo...
Hunger strike threatens health of Palestinian journalist in Israeli jail
Sources News Release
Article
2016
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Palestinian Journalists' syndicate (PJS) are deeply concerned over the health of a Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger...
IFJ Condemns Palestinian Authority Over Ban on Al-Jazeera
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the Palestinian Authority to rescind its decision to close down the office the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television in the West Bank.
IFJ Defending Journalists in Palestine and Israel
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has reaffirmed its commitment to defend the interests of journalists in Palestine and Israel.
IFJ Demands Overhaul of Repressive Media Laws in the Middle East
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Launching its â##Breaking the Chains' annual report into press freedom violations in the Arab World and Iran, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for a radical overhaul of ...
IFJ Hits Out over Arrest and Detention of Journalists in Palestine
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today condemned the "unjustified" detention of journalists by the Palestinian Authority's Preventive Security Services.
IFJ Welcomes Successful Safety Training for Gaza Journalists in Egypt
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today welcomed the successful safety training organised for Gaza Journalists which took place in Cairo from 20 to 22 April.
In the Matter of the International Community v Israel
Cohen, Stanley
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
In its first full week of a "new" get tough policy, almost 500 young Palestinian demonstrators were injured, shot and maimed, and at least three teens murdered in response to what Israel sees as a ris...
Israel/Palestine Lexicon For Mainstream Media
Podur, Justin
Article
2014
Countercurrents.org
If you are writing for mainstream media, you need to learn special uses of words and phrases that are specific to Israel/Palestine. If you use common usage, you will run into confusions, paradoxes, an...
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israel threatens Palestinians with 'holocaust'
Sources News Release February 29, 2008
Article
2008
One day after Israeli occupation forces killed 31 Palestinians, nine of them children, including a six-month-old baby, in a series of bomb attacks across the Gaza Strip, Israel's deputy defense minist...
Israeli army seizes Palestinian Internet offices
Article
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli authorities close Palestinian media centre in East Jerusalem
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday morning's decision by the Israeli internal security ministry to shut down the Palestinian media centre that had been set up in the East Jerusalem.
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
Guardian
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
Israeli media forbidden to report case widely covered internationally
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns an absurd court-ordered ban on Israeli media coverage of the case of Anat Kam, an online journalist and former soldier accused of leaking classified military informa...
Israeli soldiers disguised as photojournalists endanger journalists' lives, says MADA
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses concern over the Israeli occupation forces disguising themselves as photojournalists in the middle of Palestinian protesters.
Israeli torture of Palestinian children 'institutional'
White, Ben
Article
2017
Al Jazeera
Investigation of the practice of torture by Shin Bet interrogators, revealing the practice as systematic.
Israelis have the Upper Hand when it Comes to Vengeance
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Jonathan Cook
As Human Rights Watch warned, Israel’s recent actions – mass arrests; armed raids; the killing of Palestinians, including minors; lockdowns of cities, house demolitions; and air strikes – amounted to ...
Israel's education system peddles intolerance and lies
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Jonathan Cook
John Kerry spent last week testing the waters with the Israelis and the Palestinians over his so-called framework agreement – designed to close the gaps between the two sides. But the issues he is try...
Israel's New Land Law: Clearing the Path to Annexation
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2017
Counter Punch
The Israeli parliament passed the legalisation law on Monday night, widening the powers of Israeli officials to seize the final fragments of Palestinian land in the West Bank that were supposed to be ...
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
Article
2009
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Journalists and media workers assaulted by occupation forces
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the attack on Reuters photographer Nayef Alhishlmon and several Palestinian journalists by the Israeli occupation forces.
Journalists assaulted and censored
Article
2010
International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX)
Palestinian journalists are under attack from Israeli forces and are also subjected to raids and arrests as a result of political rivalry between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, report the Palest...
Justice in the News: A Response to the targetting of media in Gaza
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists and Federation of Arab Journalists
A mission to Gaza found that media were subject to intimidation and direct military assault and deliberately prevented from working freely. The findings confirm evidence of frequent targeting of media...
Justice, Peace and the Israeli State
Rule by Ruthless Force
Cook, William
Article
2012
CounterPunch
International Law and the creation of a world body to aid in the direction of nation states to live in peace and justice under defined conditions such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ...
Keys, comb and a plant: Palestinians tell of their past through cherished belongings
Lynfield, Ben
Article
2015
The National
The first national museum for the geographically dispersed and exiled Palestinian people is taking shape, not only physically but conceptually. The goal is "to connect the Palestinians and present dif...
Librarians and Palestine
An Interview with Vani Natarajan
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Working to preserve Palestinian records and memory in the face of deliberate destruction by Israel.
The man reconstructing Palestine's lost villages
Article
2016
Al Jazeera
Abu Sitta has diligently reconstructed and mapped the future for all Palestinians laying the groundwork for their homecoming. "Our plan is to reconstruct the destroyed Palestinian villages. The plan...
A Marxist History of the World part 95: Oil, Zionism, and Western Imperialism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
British support for the Zionist movement led to the foundation of Israel in 1948. In conjunction with US imperialism, the Israeli state is an enduring source of oppression in the Middle East.
Medic Who Killed Palestinian Being Portrayed as 'National Hero'
DM Slams Coalition Members for Backing Execution
Ditz, Jason
Article
2016
Antiwar.com
Tensions within Israel's extremely narrow right-far-right coalition continue to grow, as the military's investigation into an Israeli medic who shot and killed an already wounded and disarmed Palestin...
More than 100 media sign the Reporters Without Borders petition for international journalists to be allowed into the Gaza Strip
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal for support by the international media and again urges the Israeli authorities to lift the ban on foreign media access to the Gaza Strip that has been i...
Netanyahu: Have You No Shame?
Lerner, Rabbi Michael
Article
2015
Countercurrents
Israel’s Prime Minister attributing the Holocaust to Palestinian influence over Hitler is a "Blood Libel" level lie.
Noam Chomsky: 'No individual changes anything alone'
Edemariam, Aida
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Noam Chomsky is one of the world's most controversial thinkers. Now 84, he reflects on his life's work, on current events in Syria and Israel, and on the love of his life – his wife.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
Palestine Freedom Battle "will be won": Interview with Author Miko Peled
Silver, Charlotte
Article
2012
Electronic Intifada
An interview with Miko Peled, the Israeli author of The General’s Son.
Palestine is not an environment story
How I was censored by The Guardian for writing about Israel's war for Gaza's gas
Ahmed, Nafeez
Article
2014
Medium.com
After writing for The Guardian for over a year, my contract was unilaterally terminated because I wrote a piece on Gaza that was beyond the pale.
The Palestine Review: E-Books
Website
The Palestine Review
Free books on Palestine and the Mideast. Hundreds of free books: the largest online library of free ebooks on Palestine, the Palestinians, and Palestinian history available anywhere.
Palestine's 'Prayer for Rain': How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2016
Toward Freedom
Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians, according to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. The irony is that the water provided by "Mekorot' is actually Palestinian ...
Palestinian civil society condemns Canadian government disinformation and repression against boycott movement
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Palestinian BDS National Committee
Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations that leads the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, has condemned the Canadian g...
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Connexions
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Shocked by Donald Trump's 'travel ban'? Israel has had a similar policy for decades
White, Ben
Article
2017
Independent
Describing how President Trump's stances and policies on immigration, borders and torture draws heavily from existing policies and tactics of the Israeli state.
Shooting Back
Young Palestinians With Cameras
Duncan, Don
Article
2010
CounterPunch
For the past three years, Btselem, the Israeli human rights NGO, has provided cameras and training to young Palestinians as part of its camera distribution project, to collect video evidence of abuses...
Some Deaths Really Matter
The Disproportionate Coverage of Israeli And Palestinian Killings
Media Lens editor
Article
2014
Media Lens
Israeli deaths matter much more than Palestinian deaths. This has long been a distinguishing feature of Western news media reporting on the Middle East. The recent blanket coverage afforded to the bru...
Some deaths really matter - The disproportionate coverage of Israeli and Palestinian Killings
Article
2014
Media Lens
Documening that the deaths of Israelis is far more heavily weighted than those of Palestinian deaths, garnering more media coverage.
Think California's drought is bad? Try Palestine's
Shakir, Laith
Article
2015
The Ecologist
While Israelis water their lawns, irrigate crops and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinian communities a few kilometers away face drought and water scarcity issues. Their roughly equal proximity to...
Two-state solution
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The UN did NOT create Israel
Weir, Alison
Article
2013
UN General Assembly Resolution 181, the Partition Plan, was a recommendation that was to go to the Security Council. The resolution requested that the Security Council take it up. This never happened,...
What Comes Next: Towards a bi-national end-game in Palestine/Israel
Halper, Jeff
Article
2013
Mondoweiss
Jeff Halper suggests that the best political system to express both the desires of the two national communities of Palestine/Israel for self-determination and of its individual citizens for democracy ...
When BBC Calls, Don’t Answer..
Falk, Richard
Article
2014
Countercurrents.org
In any event, my advice to the media savvy, is that if you have caller ID, and you can tell that it is BBC calling, don’t bother answering. I hope I have the good sense to follow my own advice should ...
Which came first? Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence?
Weir, Alison
Article
2014
Since US media are reporting the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza as though it is a defensive action, I thought I would set the record straight. Israeli forces shelled and invaded Gaza BEFORE the rocke...
Winners of Courage in Journalism Awards Announced
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Womenâ##s Media Foundation
Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnes Taile of Cameroon and Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Womenâ##s Media Foundation. Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achie...
You Can’t Force-feed Occupation to those who Crave Freedom
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Jonathan Cook
Israel wants to believe that through force of will it can keep the tide of accountability at bay in the occupied territories. But belligerent occupations – especially ones where no hope or end is in s...

Sources Bookshelf

Our Way to Fight
Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...
Press for Conversion #51
May 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Why is the U.S. government reviled by so many people in the Middle East and North Africa? This issue looks at the past 50 years of wars and regime changes in the region and unveils a consistent patter...
Recovering Nonviolent History
Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles
Bartkowski, Maciej (ed.)
Book
2013
Essays showing, in considerable detail, the varied roles played by civil resistance in fifteen liberation struggles in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
The Way to the Spring
Life and Death in Palestine
Ehrenreich, Ben
Book
2016
Over the past three years, American writer Ben Ehrenreich has been traveling to and living in the West Bank, staying with Palestinian families in its largest cities and its smallest villages.

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