Now that I am nearing the completion of my formal occupation and great love — teaching students social/political/legal philosophy — I am enjoying returning to previous areas which I explored for a time before settling on philosophy — journalism, foreign affairs, theology, politics, etc.  Happily the internet came along just in time for me to be able to engage it and during recent years I have made invaluable contacts with persons both here in the U.S. and around the globe with concerns similar to my own.  Thus, I can continue the teaching and learning experiences that have made life so meaningful — even my Brooklyn students are keeping me pretty busy assisting with their research, recommendations, etc.  Students are like one’s children. They become a permanent part of one’s life and it is a delight to keep track of the good things that they are all doing out there in the world and to be able to assist when things are not going so well.

It occurred to me that I might pass along some websites which we have accumulated on one of the lists that is included in my signature below:  the Israel/Palestine discussion group focused on trying to assist with ‘truth and reconciliation’.  The following links may be of value to persons who want to follow events there.  I generally scan a few of them daily during the course of doing house cleaning for our lists — banning spammers and releasing legitimate posts that Yahoo has wrongly declared to be spams.  If one works at it a bit, one can discover innumerable sources now outside of our libraries which, I fear, may become outdated for any not doing advanced research in relatively narrow areas.  I have tried to teach my own students how to navigate the web with all its perils of misinformation (which one also may find in our libraries as well ;-).

Here is the long list of links to which we add new arrivals periodically which can be accessed at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Israel_Palestine

Will send this post mainly by blind copies as usual.

Best to all, Ed Kent

Links

ADC
Arab American Anti-Discriminaton Committee
http://www.adc.org/

ADL (Anti-Defamation League)
Combats Anti-Semitism
http://www.adl.org/

AIPAC
America’s Pro Israel Lobby
http://www.aipac.org/  

AJC (American Jewish Committee)
Works to Safeguard Jews and Jewish Life
http://www.ajc.org/site/c.ijITI2PHKoG/b.685761/k.CB97/Home.htm

Al-Ahram Weekly Online
English Language Arab Weekly
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/index.htm   

Aljazeera
Major Arab News Source in English
http://english.aljazeera.net/HomePage

Antiwar.com
Libertarian Non Interventionalist Foreign Policy
http://antiwar.com/

Arab News
Mid East News from Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com/  

Arabs for Israel
Arabs and Muslims Who Support Israel
http://www.arabsforisrael.com/  

B’Tselem
Israeli Human Rights Information for Occupied Territories
http://www.btselem.org/english/index.asp  

Beirut Update
Zena’s Blog
http://beirutupdate.blogspot.com/

Bitter Lemons
Forum for an array of world perspectives on the Middle East
http://www.bitterlemons.org/

Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
Supports a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
http://www.btvshalom.org/

CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
Supports Civil Rights for Muslims
http://www.cair-net.org/

Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Seeks peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict
http://www.centerpeace.org/

Christian Peacemakers Teams
Nonviolent Peacemaking Efforts Between Warring Groups
http://www.cpt.org/

Coalition of Women for Peace
Nine Women’s Groups Working for Peace in Israel
http://www.coalitionofwomen.org/  

Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
Coverage of Israel and the Middle East
http://www.camera.org/

EI (Electronic Intifada)
Reports from a Palestinian Perspective
http://electronicintifada.net/new.shtml

Encounter – EMEM
Israeli/Palestinian Peace Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Encounter-EMEM/

FAIR
U.S. Media Watchdog Group
http://www.fair.org/index.php

Fight the Israeli Lobby
Gandhian Criticisms of Israel
http://fighttheisraellobby.net/

Gila Svirsky
Women’s Peace Movement in Israel
http://www.gilasvirsky.com/

Gisha (Legal Center for Protection of Freedom of Movement
Israeli Orgnanization for Protection of Palestinian Rights
http://www.gisha.org/english/index_eng.htm

Google News
News Reports Updated Hourly
http://news.google.com/     

Guysen Israel News (in English)
Pro Israel News Reports
http://www.guysen.com/articles.php?catid=72

Haaretz
Up to Date News from Israel
http://www.haaretz.com/

Holy Land Trust
Non Violent Training Camp in Bethlehem
http://www.holylandtrust.org/pnr_sc1.htm

Honest Reporting
Monitors Critiques of Israel in the Media
http://www.honestreporting.com/

IPC Palestine
PLO Releases
http://www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_new/english/welcome-ipc/welcome-ipc.asp  

If Americans Knew
Information on I/P Not Covered by U.S. Media
http://www.ifamericansknew.org/index.html

Independent Jewish Voices (IJV)
British Group for Free Discussion About Israel
http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/category/independent_jewish_voices/

Informed Comment
Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion
http://www.juancole.com/

Insititute for Middle East Understanding
Information about Palestine and the Palestinians
http://www.imeu.net/

International Solidarity Movement
Palesatinian-led Group for Non-violent Resistance to Israeli Occupation
http://www.palsolidarity.org/

Israel Policy Forum
Supports two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
http://www.ipforum.org/display.cfm?id=1

Israel-Palestine Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture
Dialogue Between Israelis and Palestinians
http://www.pij.org/  

Israeli – Palestinian – Lebanese Forum
New Discussion Forum
http://july2006.forumco.com/

Jerusalem Post
News from Israel and Middle East
http://www.jpost.com/

Kids for Kids
Help for War Injured and Traumatized Israeli Children
http://www.kidsforkids.net/site8.aspx

KinderUSA
Physicians and Others for Children’s Rights
http://www.kinderusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=45&Itemid=31

Machsomwatch
Jewish Women Who Patrol The Checkpoints
http://www.machsomwatch.org

Mennonite Central Committee
Works with People Suffering from Various Tragedies
http://www.mcc.org/

Meretz USA
Supports Israeli Civil Rights and Peace
http://www.meretzusa.org/

Mid East Web
Daily News Reports from Mid East
http://www.mideastweb.org/  

Mosaic TV
Daily Mid East TV Roundup (Ch 34, 9:30 a.m. in Manhattan]
http://www.worldlinktv.org/mosaic/streamsArchive/

Mother From Gaza
Laila El-Haddad is a Palestinian journalist and mother
http://a-mother-from-gaza.blogspot.com/  

Muzzle Watch
Jewish Voice for Peace in the Middle East
http://www.muzzlewatch.org/

NORPAC
Pro Israel Political Action Committee
http://www.norpac.net/

Naomi Ragen Newsletter from Israel
American Born Novelist and Playwrite
http://www.naomiragen.com/

News24
News from South Africa and Africa
http://www.news24.com/News24/HomeLite/

Occupation Magazine
Information About the Occupied Territories
http://www.kibush.co.il/  

PCHR (Palestinian Center for Human Rights)
Reports on Palestinian Human Rights
http://www.pchrgaza.ps/

PNN ( Palestinian News Network)
Reports News in Gaza and West Bank
http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1  

Page of Shame
Israelis Protesting Occupation
http://www.yeshgvul.org.il/index_e.asp     

Palestine Chronical
Daily News About Palestine, etc.
http://www.palestinechronicle.com/index.php?x=aboutus  

Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture
Promotes Dialogue Seeking Peace
http://www.pij.org/

Palestinian Monitor
Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO)
http://www.palestinemonitor.org  

Peres Center for Peace
Mid East Peace Via Socio-Economic Cooperation
http://www.peres-center.org/

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME)
Academics Enlisted to Correct Anti-Israeli Distortions
http://www.spme.net

Seeds of Peace
Brings Teens Together in Conflict Situations
http://www.seedsofpeace.org/site/PageServer

The Arab American News
Represents the Diverse Arab American Community
http://www.arabamericannews.com/Index.php  

The Other Israel (TOI)
Reports Israeli Peace Activities
http://otherisrael.home.igc.org/index.html  

Tikkun
Progressive Interfaith Organization Led by Rabbi Michael Lerner
http://www.tikkun.org/

Times Select
Latest from New York Times
http://select.nytimes.com/pages/timesselect/

Uri Avnery
Israeli Journalist and Peace Activist
http://www.avnery-news.co.il/

Veterans for Peace
Former Israeli/Palestinian Combatants for Peace and Justice Non Violent Means
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/combatants_for_peace.htm

Veterans for Peace
U.S. Veterans Working for Peace
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/  

WESPAC Foundation
Westchester County (NY) Peace and Justice Group
http://www.wespac.org/

War and the Children of Israel/Palestine
Disputed Accounts in Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_violence_against_Palestinian_children

Ynetnews.com
English-language website from Yedioth Group
http://www.ynetnews.com/home/0,7340,L-3083,00.html

ZOA
Fights for Jewish People and Israel
http://www.zoa.org/

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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