A good source for daily news in English from the Palestinian territories.


A widely-read liberal Israeli daily newspaper in English.

Electronic Intifada

An activist source for news from Palestine.

International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC)

A website dedicated to English translations of news from the Middle East, with a focus on Palestine.

Alternative Information Center

A joint Israeli-Palestinian progressive organization that includes news from the region.

Palestine Monitor

Presents information and news stories about life in the occupied territories from a Palestinian perspective.

Palestine Remembered

A Palestinian-created website that includes information on Palestinian history and a variety of issues relating to the conflict.

Israel Indymedia

Source for Israeli activist news and events in Hebrew with English translations.


Israeli human rights group that monitors the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories.  Includes news updates, historical and current background, facts, and statistics, and a series of detailed maps.

Human Rights Watch

International human rights organization that posts information and updates about the situation in Israel and the occupied territories.

Middle East Web

Includes articles and information written by Israelis, Palestinians, and internationals.  Dedicated to respectful dialogue and understanding.

Palestinian National Initiative

This PNI page includes links to many important official documents relating to the conflict--from the Balfour Declaration to the Camp David Accords, many important texts can be found here.  This site also includes posts about recent events in Israel and the territories.


(*This is a very small sample of the good blogs out there on the issue, but it is a place to start)


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The Only Democracy (JVP)

Jewish Peace News

The Angry Arab News Service

Lawrence of Cyberia

Tikun Olam

Refuser Solidarity Network

Sheik Jarrah Solidarity



  1. For a good primer on the history of the conflict:


  3. Another primer by Phillis Bennis can be downloaded here:


For links to relevant documents, U.N. resolutions, international agreements, etc.:

  1. On the history and implications of the conflicting Israeli and Palestinian narratives by Gush Shalom:



There have been many books written about the conflict over the years, and these are just a few:

  1. The Palestine Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction by Gregory Harms and Todd Ferry

  2. The Palestine-Israeli Conflict by Daniel Cohn-Sherbok and Dawoud Sudqi El-Alami

  3. Israel's Occupation by Neve Gordon

  4. Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights by Omar Barghouti

  5. The Battle for Justice in Palestine by Ali Abunimah

  6. The Case for Sanctions Against Israel edited by Audrea Lim

  7. The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe

  8. The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem 1947-1949 by Benny Morris

  9. Image and Reality of the Israel: The Israel-Palestine Conflict by Norman Finkelstein

  10. Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians by Noam Chomsky

  11. The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood by Rashid Khalidi

  12. Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness by Rashid Khalidi

  13. The Making of Modern Zionism: The Intellectual Origins of the Jewish State by Shlomo Avineri

  14. The Crisis of Zionism by Peter Beinart

  15. The Jewish State by Theodore Herzl

  16. Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege by Amira Hass

  17. One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate by Tom Segev

  18. The Founding Myths of Israel by Zev Sternhell

  19. The Making of Israeli Militarism by Uri Ben-Eliezer


There have been several documentaries made about different aspects of the conflict in recent years.  These listed below are just a few of the best ones available. Most documentaries made about the situation can also be accessed through the Palestine Docs website:

  1. Five Broken Cameras

  2. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2013, this may be the best documentary about the occupation so far.  It follows a resident of Bil’in who had been filming the village’s demonstrations against the separation barrier.

  3. Promises

  4. Israeli Director B.Z. Goldberg interviews Israeli and Palestinian children who express their attitudes about the conflict, the occupation, and each other.  Nominated for an Academy Award.

  5. Budrus 

  6. Just Vision produced this film that documents the nonviolent struggle of one Palestinian village against the Israeli separation barrier that threatened to cut off the village from its lands.

  7. Encounter Point

  8. Just Vision’s first documentary that chronicles Israeli and Palestinian efforts to collaborate through nonviolent activism and the obstacles that often hamper their efforts.

  9. Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land

  10. This Media Education Foundation production discusses the distorted way that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is presented in the mainstream US news media.

  11. Gaza Strip

  12. American director James Longley (Iraq in Fragments) documents the struggles of Palestinian children in Gaza during the Second Intifada.

  13. Death in Gaza

  14. British director James Miller was killed by Israeli forces while filming this documentary about the attitudes and struggles of Palestinian children in Gaza.

  15. Checkpoint

  16. Israeli director Yoav Shamir documents interactions between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians at checkpoints in cinéma vérité style.

  17. Defamation

  18. Israeli director Yoav Shamir examines the problem of contemporary anti-Semitism in the world and questions the implications and consequences of an excessive focus on anti-Semitism for contemporary Jews around the world.

  19. Voices from Inside

  20. Directed by Lucy Martens, this documentary interviews Israeli activists and chronicles the evolution of their personal attitudes and Zionist thought.

  21. Little Town of Bethlehem

  22. Follows the story of three Israeli and Palestinian men and their engagement in nonviolent resistance to the occupation.


There are many other ongoing conflicts and human rights abuses taking place around the world that also need attention.  These are just a few of them:

  1. Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:


  3. Sudan and Darfur:


  5. Save Darfur:

  6. India’s occupation of Kashmir:



  9. China and Tibet:

  10. Free Tibet:


  12. Indonesia and East Timor:

  13. East Timor Action Network:


  15. Morocco and Western Sahara:


  17. For more information about these and other human rights abuses around the world:

  18. Human Rights Watch:

  19. Amnesty International: