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Most stories posted here come with detailed related links. One general source for stories that take long to make the commercial media is The Independent Media Center. The rest of the list below is taken from links accumulated over time, posted, found useful, or requested by friends.

Oz Shelach

updated irregularly

Information On Palestine-Israel

Art: organizations, writing, art, film, music, stage


Refusenik Groups and Support

Links Against the War

Other Anti-racist Anti-colonialist links

Information On Palestine-Israel

The Electronic Intifada - frequent news upadates, media watch, activism and analysis, provider of news feeds. EI's weekday press picks newsletter is the best regular update I'm aware of, Want to know what's going on? This is the best starting point

Mahsom - (Hebrew) A News, opinion, and culture portal published by Amawaj, an alternative media organization of Paelstinians inside Israel. A unique new resource for Hebrew readers who can not read Arabic.

The Bichler & Nitzan Archives - economic analysis, how rare to read economics and gain some understanding.

Jerusalem Media & Communication Centre - in depth reports, statistics, public opinion polls, and updates

The International Solidarity Movement - one of the best mailing lists, from this Palestinian led international volunteers organization resisting the occupation through non-violent direct action

Aljazeera TV English edition

International middle east media center - phenomenal daily news updates gleaned from many sources, as well as original material.

The Alternative Information Center - Bethlehem/Jerusalem, action updates and a selection of news/analysis articles from various media

Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron - with another invaluable mailing list

Indymedia Palestine - open publishing, asking for some tech support

Arabs 48 - (Arabic) 24/7 updates, op-eds, features, forums...

Indymedia Israel - recently relaunched on safe servers abroad, following activist harrassment by Israeli police

Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Research Guide by Robin Miller, a comprehensive collection of links

Palestine Today - photos and observations

Sham - (Hebrew) testimonies on the occupation by Israeli soldiers

Breaking the Silence - (Hebrew) photos and testimonies by soldiers from occupation service in Hebron

The Other Israel - bi-monthly magazine edited by Gush-Shalom's Adam Keller

The Left Bank - (Hebrew) regular editorials from the Israeli left

Between the Lines - 2000-2002 archives of a monthly magazine, perhaps the best analysis around


Art: organizations, writing, art, film, music


16 Beaver Group - NYC

Alwan - promotes arts and cultures of Iran and the Arab World. See also new site in progress.

The Arab Image Foundation - aims to promote photography in the Middle East and North Africa by locating, collecting, and preserving the region's photographic heritage

Art & Politics of the Greater Lower East Side

ArteEast - showing the works of artists and filmmakers from the Middle East and its diaspora.

The Artists Network of Refuse & Resist - one of the best in the U.S.

The Atlas Group - a project established by Walid Ra'ad in 1999 to research and document the contemporary history of Lebanon

Autodafe - The International Parliament of Writers

Ground Works - an indpendent photo and news publication covering grass roots organizing, home to the venerable Art And Revolution whose old site has been taken over by some online vendors.

IraqiArt - Art, Music, Poetry

Jewish Peace Fellowship - Working since 1941 to defend the rights of conscientious objectors

Open Tent - Arabs and Jews Beyond Boundaries: Culture, Community and Identity

La Pocha Nostra - cross-border multimedia performance art: Gmez-Pe a, Nola Mariano, and Allison Wyper

Sunubla Fair Trade Shop - seeks to preserve and promote Palestinian handicrafts and folklore


Kedma - (Hebrew) Mizrahi Portal, op-eds, art, poetry, discussion forums

Exiled Writers Ink ! - London based organization, workshops, events, publications

MITAAM - (Hebrew) A Review of Literature and Radical Thought edited by Yitzhak Laor.

The Post Apollo Press - specializing in poetry and experimental writing, based in Sausalito, Ca.

Sami Shalom Chetrit - (Hebrew) Mizrahi poet, scholar, and activist

Suheir Hammad - New York based Palestinian poet

Rituals of Truce and the Other Israeli - new book by Bejamin Hollander

Forbidden Reminiscenses: Ella Shohat's book

Literary Theapy - featuring Good Riddance: The Break-Up Anthology

Steeped: In the World of Tea - tales from across the globe Commercial poetry, product haijus


Meir Gal Show @ the Kedma Art Gallery

Emna Zghal

Where We Come From - Emily Jacir @ Debs & Co, NYC

The Indian Wars of Palestine - art by Eric Ringsby

Ariga - online for peace and pleasure

Wait sheep, the grass will grow - art by David Goss

Roy "Chicky" Arad - art, writing and music


About Baghdad - Film by InCounter Productions (now available on DVD)

A r n a - Active Memorial Site - Read about Arna's Children film, see the gallery, write a Graffiti and read Arna's life story

Divine Intervention: Award winning film by Elia Suleiman

Falafel Daddy Productions - a collective of Palestinian/Arab filmmakers based in the USA

Philistine Films

500 Dunams on the Moon - A Film by Rachel Leah Jones

Yael Bitton - filmmaker / editor


Gilad Atzmon - Ex-pat Israeli musician and writer

Maqam World - Classical Arabic Music

Victoria Hanna

jeremiahmoor - (recording structuring sound + media)

stage - Maysoon Zayid, the Palestinian Muslim virgin from New Jersey with cerebral palsy!


Adalah - The Legal Center for the Arab Minority Rights in Israel

Al-Awda - The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition

Al-Haq - Palestinian NGO in consultative status with Economic And Social Council of the United Nations

Arab Association for Human Rights - in the service of the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel

Badil - resource center for Palestinian residency and refugee rights

CESR - Center for Economic and Social Rights

Coalition of Women for Peace

Colorado Campaign - For Middle East Peace

The Displaced Shepherds - The Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People - Beit Sahour

Free Tali Fahima - news and action updates for the release of this brave woman, an independent solidarity activist from Israel

Gush Shalom - Israeli Peace Organization... if only Peace Now would learn

Ibdaa Cultural Center @ Dheisheh Refugee Camp

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

Inidict Sharon - The Campaign for Justice for victims of the Sabra and Shatila massacre

Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights

Jews Against the Occupation

Machsom Watch - Group of Women who monitor checkpoints

Matzpun - Jews and Israelis Ban Israeli products and Tourism

Mecca - Middle East Children's Coalition

MidEast Web - promoting dialogue and peace education

El-Nakba in Hebrew - Information and action updates from Zokhrot

Palestine Remembered - huge data base on Palestinian villages destroyed and depopoulated by Israel in 1948

The Parents Circle - bereaved families supporting peace, reconciliation, and tolerance

Rabbis for Human Rights

The Rebuilding Alliance

Students for Justice in Palestine

Sustain - Stop U.S. Tax-Funded Aid to Israel

Ta'ayush - Arab-Jewish Partnership, the leading direct action organization against the occupation

The International Committee for the Defense of Azmi Bishara and Palestinian Minority Rights in Israel

The Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group

The Public Committee against Torture in Israel

Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel - updates from volunteers in Palestine and the U.S. background

International Womens' Peace Service

Refusenik Groups and Support

Yesh-Gvul - Israeli CO movement, active since the 1982 Invasion of Lebanon

Courage To Refuse (The Combatants' Letter) - A group of reserve combat officers and soldiers COs founded in January 2002

Shministim (High School Seniors) - some are already imprisoned by the army

The Pilots (Hebrew only)

Refusers' Parents Forum - support imprisoned refuseniks

New Profile - for the Civil-ization of Israeli Society, including CO advice and support

Refuser Solidarity Network - portal for international supporters

Savas Karsitlari - Turkish and Kurdish counscious objectors

Links Against the War on Iraq

Military Families Speak Out - an organization of people who are opposed to war in Iraq and who have relatives or loved ones in the military

United For Peace - an American Peace movement portal

Not In Our Name - A Statement of conscience against war and repression

MOVERS NEEDED - Tshirts, posters and cards for the US elections 2004 - "We believe that a non-military response is the best strategy for a permanent end to terror. To read more about our rationale, and why peace is the answer..." 
   Action ideas, Petition, Youth Declaration, Contacts, etc...

Human Rights Response to Attacks at WTC/Pentagon - Articles, Background on Afghanistan, and event updates from the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR).

Call for Peace & Justice! - "In the aftermath of the ruthless attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, we implore the leaders of the United States to ensure that justice be served by protecting the innocent citizens
of all nations. We call for PEACE and JUSTICE, not revenge..."

Posters For Peace - Downloadable posters to print and post. Also accepting contributions.

Vietnam Veterans Against the War - "part of a network of anti-imperialist veterans who are proud of our resistance to U.S. aggression around the world"

"Keep America Save and Free" - an ACLU project

Theatres Against the War

Artists Against the War

Other Anti-racist Anti-colonialist links

AIM - The American Indian Movement

EZLN - Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional

Vieques Libre

Web clients

L'agencepurple - Graphic design

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Oz Shelach is an Israeli writer and journalist. His novel, Picnic Grounds, was published by City Lights Books, San Francisco in 2003.