If you have an interesting Middle Eastern link for this site do please send it to me. As I have pointed out to my detractors, I do not include links to sites which promote racism, terrorism or Holocaust denial. This has always been my policy and applies to all my 200+ web pages, not just this one.
The links below are organised into general themes.
Dahr has spent a total of 8 months in occupied Iraq as one of only a few independent US journalists in the country. In the MidEast, Dahr has also has reported from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Currently his site has a number of harrowing photographs from Lebanon.
Harrowing pictures which nonetheless need to be seen. This is what is NOT being shown on Israeli TV and for the most part British TV either. The Israelis have been trying to block this site so it now has an alternative address: try the second or third one if the first link doesn't work.
"We once again renew our appeal for people to differentiate between Zionism and Judaism and ultimately between our mission and the current crisis in our beloved Lebanon. ..."
The Palestine Online Store supports Palestinian relief projects, Palestinian artisans and their families, and Palestinian efforts at raising awareness about the struggle for freedom.
The wide selection of items includes Palestinian traditional embroidery, handmade olive wood carvings, delightful music CDs, feature and documentary films, books, calendars, kaffiya scarves, pins, and much much more! Please take a few minutes to browse.
The first travel guide to Palestine for five years. The guide, written and published by the Alternative Tourism Group in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem, is a comprehensive travel guide to Palestine (the West Bank and Gaza), including cultural and historical information, transport and accommodation advice and political context.
The guide is available from Olive Co-operatives website for £22.00 inc P& P or from Olive Co-ops outlets.
In "The Other Side of Israel" Susan Nathan - a British Jew and once passionate Zionist - describes her disillusioning journey from London to a new life in Israel. After she discovers that one in five Israelis is not Jewish but Palestinian, the remnants of the country's Arab population expelled in the 1948 war, she chooses to make another, more enlightening journey across the country's deep ethnic divide to live in Tamra, a town of 25,000 Muslims in Galilee. As the only Jew there, she starts to see life in Israel through Arab eyes and experiences firsthand the discrimination exercised by the Jewish state against its Arab citizens. Susan takes the reader with her on a quest to discover the truth about Israel's troubling past and offers fresh insights into why the world is so far from solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets.
"The film covers a wide range of topics -- which include -- the first wave of Jewish immigration from Europe in the 1880's, the 1920 tensions, the 1948 war, the 1967 war, the first Intifada of 1987, the Oslo Peace Process, Settlement expansion, the role of the United States Government, the second Intifada of 2000, the separation barrier and the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, as well as many heart wrenching testimonials from victims of this tragedy."
Reem Kelani is one the foremost researchers and performers of Palestinian music.
Set in Nablus, made by Dutch-Palestinian Director Hany Abu-Assad, this film explores "the mind-set that produces such acts as suicide bombings".
This is a multi-media project, a digital book in which you can hear the speakers' voices, see portraits of their faces and surroundings, and read texts that describe individual speakers and give historical background. The site will be expanded as new information and readings become available.
The voices and texts were recorded and written by Rosemary Sayigh, anthropologist and oral historian, through a grant from the Diana Tamari Sabbagh Foundation. The digital book was created by BÃ¸rre Ludvigsen, webmaster of Al-Mashriq, and Susanne Olsen, layout artist and computer programmer. .
Photographs were offered to the project by Leena Saraste, Sallie Schatz, Rania Matar, Muhammad Omer, Darren Ell, John Torday, Peter Fryer, and many more.
"Bad News from Israel" is a study of TV new coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and of how this coverage relates to the understanding, beliefs and attitudes of the television audience. Undertaken with support from the Economic and Social Research Council, It is a very extensive study with an audience sample of over 800 people and a detailed analysis of TV news over a two-year period.
Bad News From Israel by Greg Philo and Mike Berry is published by Pluto Press, 2004. You can read further information and extracts from it here:
In response, Open Bethlehem was launched by the Mayor of Bethlehem on 9 November, declaring Bethlehem an open city and announcing the issue of a Bethlehem passport.
Breaking the Silence: former Israeli Soldier Tours U.S. to Expose Abuse of Palestinians by Israeli Militaryon the Democracy Now site, 27th October 2006
Links on the Israeli war machine
Tom Lehrer, 1965.
Palestine Costume Archive In Canberra, Australia. Beautiful pictures.
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It was last updated on 21st June 2008.