Links and resources on the Palestine/Israel conflict
There is a huge amount of relevant material on the web, in print, and in video form. We
include below a selection of some useful resources.
There is no attempt to be exhaustive, which would make
the list enormous and in need of constant updating.
Under Construction - suggestions welcome, to
Website of the Palestinian Campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.
The Electronic Intifada
Independent online news publication and educational resource focusing on Palestine,
its people, politics, culture and place in the world.
Ma'an News Agency Publishes news around the clock in Arabic and English, and is among the most browsed
websites in the Palestinian territories. Considered the main source of independent news
The Palestine Monitor
Exposing Life Under Occupation - established in December 2000, after the start of the
Second Intifada. "We aim to cover the conflict and occupation from within Palestine,
to report on what is happening to the Palestinians, here on the ground."
Setup following the historic Palestine Kairos document issued in December 2009.
Has news from the Occupied Territories and links to other groups, especially Christian.
Jews for Justice for Palestinians
The main pro-Palestinian Jewish group in UK, slogan: "Two Peoples, One Future".
Carries selection of current articles from a wide range of sources, frequently updated.
Events page lists forthcoming Palestine related events in London and wider UK.
Has good collection of analysis and background articles.
Micah's Paradigm Shift
Blog about Israel-Palestine and interfaith relations from a United Kingdom and progressive Jewish perspective. Dedicated to the prophet Micah.
New Israel Fund
Supports minority rights in Israel, all kinds of minorities - disabled people, single parents etc
- but including the Palestinian Israelis.
Films & Videos
Jewish Voice for Peace have produced this
6 minute video
giving a basic introduction to the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Independent Jewish Voices have produced a 25 minute film to mark
the troubling legacy of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, one hundred
100 Years After Balfour
features seven experts and activists: Professor Avi Shlaim, Professor
Jacqueline Rose, Rabbi Howard Cooper, Professor Brian Klug, Antony
Lerman, Barnaby Raine and Miri Weingarten.
Miko Peled, the son of Matti Peled, a famous Israeli general. gave
this talk in Seattle
on 1 October 2012, to promote his book "The General's son: the journey of an Israeli in
Dr Ilan Pappé "The
Forgotten Palestinians", a talk of the same title as his book about the Palestinian citizens of Israel, given on 16 September 2012 at Sydney University,
An earlier talk by Dr Ilan Pappé
"The False Paradigm of Peace",
was given in Vancouver, 5 May 2012.
Dr Pappé, an Israeli historian, is Director of the European Center for
Palestine Studies at Exeter University, UK.
Palestinian word artist Raefeef Ziadah recites
We teach life, sir
in London, November 2011.
A film by Ariella Azoulay 2012 (English subtitles after the opening scene).
Jews and Palestinians gather around a map of Mandatory Palestine to report a civil
race against the clock taking place in palestine until the founding of the State of
Israel in May 1948. Intense civil activity was happening throughout the country,in
which participants raised demands, sought compromises, set rules, formulated
agreements ... and did everything possible not to let violence take over their lives.
They did their utmost to halt the violence that national and military forces were
intent on igniting and negotiated with each other in order to create mutual civil
alliances. This film is based upon civil/historical/visual research.
broadcast on Channel 4 and still available on their website.
Peter Kosminski's four part drama covering two periods sixty years apart in time.
A young British woman, Erin, spending the summer with a Jewish family in Israel,
retraces places and people from the diary of her grandfather, Len, who served
in the British army in Palestine in 1947-8. Stunning, and highly disturbing.
Harms & Ferry ``The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction'',
Pluto Press, 2008, 288 pages.
A clear, accessible, and annotated introduction that covers
the history of the region from biblical times to the present day. Harms and Ferry show how
today's violence is a product of recent history, with its roots in the twentieth century.
Commendably objective, often recommended for University courses on the conflict.
Ilan Pappé ``The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine'',
Oneworld publications, 2007, 320 pages.
Israeli historian Ilan Pappé delves into his country's past in search of
answers in the present. Documents in chilling detail the expulsion of the Palestinians
from their homeland in 1947-9, which is the central event of the conflict. Available at
Raja Shehadah ``Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape'',
Profile Books, 2007, 240 pages.
Winner of the Orwell Prize 2008, Raja Shehadeh is a lawyer and writer living in Ramallah.
The book describes a series of walks in the hills of Palestine over a period of twenty
seven years. Each walk combines lyrical reflections of a vanishing landscape with
ancient history, against the background of the relentless progress of the Occupation.
Disclaimer: Inclusion of an item here doesn't mean that
the East Kent Justice for Palestinians Group endorses everything in it.