Christians Witnessing for Palestine

Internet Resources

We're sometimes asked, "Where do I turn for more information?" We believe these organizations merit your review.

Al Haq
Center for Human Rights. One of the first human rights organizations set up in the Arab world, Al Haq was established in 1979 by a group of Palestinian lawyers.
Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem
"Founded in 1990, the Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development in the occupied Palestinian territory and the self-reliance of the Palestinian people through greater control over their natural resources."
BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
"… protects and promotes the rights of Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons."
Christian Peacemaker Teams
CPT builds partnerships to transform violence and oppression in areas of conflict around the world. In Hebron, for example, CPT provides daily accompaniment for Palestinian children walking to and from school, accompanies Palestinian shepherds and farmers to fields, and monitors treatment of Palestinians at Israeli military checkpoints and roadblocks. 
Churches for Middle East Peace
For nearly 30 years, CMEP has been working with church denominations and organizations who have been working for decades in a variety of ways to support a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. CMEP supports a comprehensive solution that will bring peace and justice to the region, including a negotiated peace agreement establishing security for the State of Israel, securing a viable Palestinian state, and reaching agreement on Jerusalem that allows the city to be shared by Israelis and Palestinians, and open to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Faith to Faith
Faith to Faith is an informal organization for interfaith dialogue in Rochester NY discussing and learning about the problems that animate the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Faith to Faith hopes for a secure and just peace that is respectful of both Israel and Palestine.
Fair Trade Products from Palestinian Farmers
Purchase of Palestinian products, such as fair trade olive oil, is a great way to support Palestinian communities. The Palestinian Fair Trade Association represents 1,700 small Palestinian farmers joined in fair trade collectives and cooperatives. In Rochester, the Abundance Cooperative Market and One World Goods offer Rumi Tree Olive Oil. (Full disclosure: the Abundance Cooperative Market and One World Goods advertised in the Witness Palestine Film Series program booklet. The film series is a project of Christians Witnessing for Palestine.)
Friends of Sabeel – North America
The friends of Sabeel promote awareness and understanding of the conflict between the Palestinians and the State of Israel through educational programs for North American Christians, engaging them and their churches in efforts to nurture relationships with the indigenous Palestinian Christians of Palestine whose existence is threatened by political conflict. (Full disclosure: Friends of Sabeel – North America contributed financially to the Witness Palestine Film Series.)
Hope Flowers School
Hope Flowers School teaches non-violence, citizenship, social- and community skills to children aged 5-14. It works with trauma-recovery and special-needs education in Bethlehem, West Bank. Founded in 1984, now arguably a world leader in its field, Hope Flowers' accumulated experience helps deescalate violence, polarization, and extremism. The school promotes quality education, self-improvement, intercommunal- and intercultural understanding.
If Americans Knew
If Americans Knew is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, independent research and information-dissemination institute, with particular focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, U.S. foreign policy regarding the Middle East, and media coverage of this issue. Specifically, the organization's objective is to provide information that is to a large degree missing from American press coverage of this critical region.
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action organization established in 1997 to resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories – 24,000 as of this writing and counting.
Interfaith Peace-Builders
Interfaith Peace-Builders sends delegations to Israel/Palestine so that residents of North American can see the conflict with their own eyes. Participants have the opportunity to learn directly from Israeli and Palestinian nonviolent peace/human-rights activists, to spend time in Palestinian and Israeli homes, and to experience the situation of Palestinians living under military occupation.
Jewish Voice For Peace
works for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals.
Kairos Palestine
A Christian document of Palestinian theology.
Kairos Palestine: A Study Guide
by the Middle East Monitoring Group mandated by the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Kairos USA
Kairos USA is a movement to unify and mobilize American Christians – lay, academic, and clergy – to take a prophetic stance for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.
Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam (“Oasis of Peace”)
Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam is village between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, jointly established by Jewish and Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel in the early 1970s. Here, the two peoples are engaged in educational work for peace, equality, and understanding. )
( American Friends of NSWAS Oasis of Peace )
New Profile
Israeli organization for the “demilitarization” of Israeli Society. The organization offers e-mail updates, which you can request through its web site.
The Parents’ Circle
Parents who have lost sons and daughters in the violence in the Middle East have formed an organization working relentlessly, with lots of personal risks, to bring their message to both societies: “Better Have Pains of Peace Than Agonies of War.”
Rabbis for Human Rights
defending human rights of marginalized communities within Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Tent of Nations
Tent of Nations runs an educational project at Daher’s Vineyard – an organic farm located in the hills south west of Bethlehem in the Palestinian West Bank. Tent of Nations aims to make this a center for people from different countries to come together and build bridges of trust and hope.
( Friends of Tent of Nations North America )
United National Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UN research database on the impact of the occupation.
U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights
Formerly the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. A national coalition of more than 380 groups, the organization works to end U.S. support for Israel's occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. The Campaign supports a U.S. policy that upholds freedom, justice, and equality.
Visualizing Palestine
Launched in 2012, Visualizing Palestine "creates data-driven tools to advance a factual, rights-based narrative of the Palestinian-Israeli issue."
Who Profits
… identified companies engaged in activities harmful to people in Palestine/Israel.
Women in Black
a world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence.