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 If one works at it a bit, one can discover innumerable sources now outside of our libraries which, I fear, may become outdated for any not doing advanced research in relatively narrow areas.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:

Will send this post mainly by blind copies as usual.

Best to all, Ed Kent


Arab American Anti-Discriminaton Committee

ADL (Anti-Defamation League)
Combats Anti-Semitism

America’s Pro Israel Lobby  

AJC (American Jewish Committee)
Works to Safeguard Jews and Jewish Life

Al-Ahram Weekly Online
English Language Arab Weekly   

Major Arab News Source in English
Libertarian Non Interventionalist Foreign Policy

Arab News
Mid East News from Saudi Arabia  

Arabs for Israel
Arabs and Muslims Who Support Israel  

Israeli Human Rights Information for Occupied Territories  

Beirut Update
Zena’s Blog

Bitter Lemons
Forum for an array of world perspectives on the Middle East

Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
Supports a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
Supports Civil Rights for Muslims

Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Seeks peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict

Christian Peacemakers Teams
Nonviolent Peacemaking Efforts Between Warring Groups

Coalition of Women for Peace
Nine Women’s Groups Working for Peace in Israel  

Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
Coverage of Israel and the Middle East

EI (Electronic Intifada)
Reports from a Palestinian Perspective

Encounter – EMEM
Israeli/Palestinian Peace Group

U.S. Media Watchdog Group

Fight the Israeli Lobby
Gandhian Criticisms of Israel

Gila Svirsky
Women’s Peace Movement in Israel

Gisha (Legal Center for Protection of Freedom of Movement
Israeli Orgnanization for Protection of Palestinian Rights

Google News
News Reports Updated Hourly     

Guysen Israel News (in English)
Pro Israel News Reports

Up to Date News from Israel

Holy Land Trust
Non Violent Training Camp in Bethlehem

Honest Reporting
Monitors Critiques of Israel in the Media

IPC Palestine
PLO Releases  

If Americans Knew
Information on I/P Not Covered by U.S. Media

Independent Jewish Voices (IJV)
British Group for Free Discussion About Israel

Informed Comment
Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion

Insititute for Middle East Understanding
Information about Palestine and the Palestinians

International Solidarity Movement
Palesatinian-led Group for Non-violent Resistance to Israeli Occupation

Israel Policy Forum
Supports two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israel-Palestine Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture
Dialogue Between Israelis and Palestinians  

Israeli – Palestinian – Lebanese Forum
New Discussion Forum

Jerusalem Post
News from Israel and Middle East

Kids for Kids
Help for War Injured and Traumatized Israeli Children

Physicians and Others for Children’s Rights

Jewish Women Who Patrol The Checkpoints

Mennonite Central Committee
Works with People Suffering from Various Tragedies

Meretz USA
Supports Israeli Civil Rights and Peace

Mid East Web
Daily News Reports from Mid East  

Mosaic TV
Daily Mid East TV Roundup (Ch 34, 9:30 a.m. in Manhattan]

Mother From Gaza
Laila El-Haddad is a Palestinian journalist and mother  

Muzzle Watch
Jewish Voice for Peace in the Middle East

Pro Israel Political Action Committee

Naomi Ragen Newsletter from Israel
American Born Novelist and Playwrite

News from South Africa and Africa

Occupation Magazine
Information About the Occupied Territories  

PCHR (Palestinian Center for Human Rights)
Reports on Palestinian Human Rights

PNN ( Palestinian News Network)
Reports News in Gaza and West Bank  

Page of Shame
Israelis Protesting Occupation     

Palestine Chronical
Daily News About Palestine, etc.  

Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture
Promotes Dialogue Seeking Peace

Palestinian Monitor
Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO)  

Peres Center for Peace
Mid East Peace Via Socio-Economic Cooperation

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME)
Academics Enlisted to Correct Anti-Israeli Distortions

Seeds of Peace
Brings Teens Together in Conflict Situations

The Arab American News
Represents the Diverse Arab American Community  

The Other Israel (TOI)
Reports Israeli Peace Activities  

Progressive Interfaith Organization Led by Rabbi Michael Lerner

Times Select
Latest from New York Times

Uri Avnery
Israeli Journalist and Peace Activist

Veterans for Peace
Former Israeli/Palestinian Combatants for Peace and Justice Non Violent Means

Veterans for Peace
U.S. Veterans Working for Peace  

WESPAC Foundation
Westchester County (NY) Peace and Justice Group

War and the Children of Israel/Palestine
Disputed Accounts in Wikipedia
English-language website from Yedioth Group,7340,L-3083,00.html

Fights for Jewish People and Israel

“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)

Ed Kent  718-951-5324 (voice mail only) [blind copies]

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