Israeli Organizations

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  • Adva Center The Adva Center conducts policy analysis, advocacy work, and public outreach to inform policy makers and the general public in Israel and abroad about equity and social justice issues in Israeli society. Adva analyzes equality and inequality in Israel in a way that integrates gender, ethnicity and nationality.
  • Ariga Ariga is a web-based source of news and resources from Israel, emphasizing the peace process. It carries information from pro-peace and human rights groups in Israel and Palestine.
  • The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) is Israel's oldest and largest human rights organization and the only one that deals with the entire spectrum of human rights and civil liberties issues in Israel and the Occupied Territories. ACRI's work encompasses litigation and legal advocacy, education, and public outreach as the most effective way in which to build toward our long-term vision of a just and democratic society that respects the equal rights of all its members.
  • B'Tselem An Israeli human rights organization, B'Tselem strives to change Israeli policy in the Occupied Territories and ensure that the Israeli government protects the human rights of residents there and complies with its obligations under international law.
  • Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development (CJAED) is an Israeli non-profit organizations, established in 1988 by a group Jewish and Arab Business people. The guiding principle of the Center and its activities is that Jewish-Arab economic cooperation in Israeli is essential for peace, prosperity, and economic stability in Israel and the region at large.  CJAED acts through a wide range of programs on the premise that Israel's primary resource is its people; that Israel's strength lies in its pluralism and democracy, and that the Arab community must be integrated into Israeli mainstream economy and society. 
  • Council for Peace and Security The Council for Peace and Security is an association of national security experts, including former high-ranking officers in the army, police and security agencies, retired diplomats, directors general of government ministries, and academics. The Council for Peace and Security believes that peace is a necessary requirement for Israel's security.
  • Courage to Refuse Courage to Refuse ("Ometz Lesarev") is the group of over 550 (and counting) Israeli reserve soldiers who have declared their unwillingness to serve in the Occupied Territories.
  • Encounter is an educational organization dedicated to providing Jewish diaspora leaders from across the religious and political spectrum with exposure to Palestinian life. Motivated by the relentless Jewish pursuit of hokhma (wisdom) and binah (understanding), Encounter programs bring participants on journeys to engage with Palestinians face-to-face and witness realities first hand.
  • The Geneva Initiative The official home page of the Geneva Initiative includes a wealth of information, mostly in Hebrew, about the Initiative, such as background info., press clippings, interviews, key elements, and maps. The full text of the Initiative is also available here in English (as it is on the Meretz USA web site) and Arabic. Also check out the Joint Partner Campaign in English.
  • Gisha is an Israeli not-for-profit organization, founded in 2005, whose goal is to protect the freedom of movement of Palestinians, especially Gaza residents. Gisha promotes rights guaranteed by international and Israeli law.
  • Givat Haviva Institute Givat Haviva, the educational, research and archival center of the Kibbutz Artzi Federation, is Israel's premier institute devoted to Jewish-Arab rapprochement, trade union studies, kibbutz education, and diverse other areas of educational and cultural content.
  • HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual founded by Dr. Lotte Salzberger, is a human rights organization which was established in order to assist Palestinians subjected to the Israeli occupation which causes severe and ongoing violation of their rights. HaMoked works for the enforcement of the standards and values of international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • MachsomWatch in existence since 2001, is an organisation of peace activist Israeli women against the Israeli Occupation of the territories and the systematic repression of the Palestinian nation. We call for Palestinian freedom of movement within their own territory and for an end to the Occupation that destroys Palestinian society and inflicts grievous harm on Israeli society
  • MidEastWeb - Middle East News, Views & ReferenceMidEast Web strives to promote dialogue and coexistence through the internet by weaving a world-wide web of Arabs, Jews and others who want to build a new Middle East based on coexistence and neighborly relations.
  • Palestine-Israel Journal Published by the non-profit Middle East Publications, the Palestine-Israel Journal provides background material and in-depth analysis of various aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of both sides, thus helping to shed light on the complex issues dividing Israelis and Palestinians and on the relationship between the two peoples.
  • Peace Now Peace Now (Shalom Achshav), the largest grassroots movement in Israel's history, was founded in 1978 by 348 reserve IDF officers who believe that while Israel must always be ready to defend itself, violence and occupation are not the answers to the Middle East conflict. Of particular interest is Peace Now's "Settlements Watch" project.
  • The People's Voice The People's Voice ("Hamifkad HaLeumi") is an Israeli-Palestinian public intiative spearheaded by Sari Nuseibeh and Ami Ayalon that aims to advance the peace process by collecting signatures of Palestinians and Israelis on a joint statement of intentions based on the "two states for two peoples" formula.
  • Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that strives to promote a more fair and inclusive society in which the right to health is applied equally for all. It is PHR-Israel’s view that Israel’s prolonged occupation over Palestinian territory is the basis of human rights violations. For this reason we oppose the occupation and endeavor to put an end to it. PHR-Israel stands at the forefront of the struggle for human rights – the right to health particularly - in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.
  • Rabbis for Human Rights Rabbis for Human Rights is a multi-denominational group of rabbis and rabbinical students that seek to counter Israeli abuses of human rights in the Occupied Territories.
  • Sikkuy (a "chance" or "opportunity" in Hebrew) is a non-partisan, non-profit, NGO in Israel that develops and implements projects to advance equality etween Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel in government budgets, resource allocation, hiring policy, land usage, access to government services, etc.
  • Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research A multi-disciplinary academic framework shared by the faculties of the humanities, social sciences, and law at Tel Aviv University, the TSC promotes systematic research and thinking on issues connected with peacemaking processes and conflict resolution.
  • The Other Israel The Other Israel is the bimonthly publication of Gush Shalom - the Israeli Council for Israeli/Palestinian Peace, founded by Uri Avnery. Their positions tend to be somewhat left of Meretz.
  • Women of the Wall is a group of Israeli and Jewish women from around the world who seek the right for Jewish women to conduct prayer services, read from a Torah scroll while wearing prayer shawls, and sing out loud at the Western Wall–Judaism’s most sacred holy site and the principal symbol of Jewish people-hood and sovereignty.
  • Yachad Yachad (aka "Yahad" or "Yakhad") - Social Democratic Israel, the successor to the Meretz party in Israel, changed its name on June 26, 2005 to Meretz/Yahad. See above.
  • Yesh Din is comprised of volunteers who have organized to oppose the continuing violation of Palestinian human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Some of us have long been active in defending human rights, and others have just recently joined the struggle. We have different personal, professional, and political backgrounds but are united by our deep concern over the serious damage the occupation is inflicting on both Palestinian and Israeli societies.
  • Zionism-Israel Information Center Zionism-Israel.com is a website that provides a wealth of general information in English about Zionism and its history, including many links and source documents.

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