New Internationalist

Action on Israel/Palestine

Issue 348

Gush Shalom

PO Box 3322, Tel Aviv 61033; Tel: +972 3 5221732; Fax: +972 3 5271108; E-mail: info@gush-shalom.org> Website: http://www.gush-shalom.org>

The Israeli peace organization which has been most consistent in identifying and organizing against the occupation as the main obstacle to peace. They have regular e-mail newsletters which include astute articles from Uri Avnery, who is profiled in this issue.

Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions (ICAHD)

PO Box 2030, Jerusalem 91020; Tel: +972 2 56875893; E-mail: fred@icahd.org> Website: http://www.icahd.org>

A frontline organization that helps Palestinians defend their homes against the ethnic-cleansing efforts by the Israeli state. They are now running a campaign called ‘Right to a Homeland – Global Campaign to Rebuild Palestinian Homes’.

Alternative Information Center

PO Box 31417, Jerusalem 91313, or 6 Koresh St, West Jerusalem; Tel: +972 2 6241159; Fax: +972 2 6253151; E-mail: aicmail@alt-info.org>

A clearing house for critical anti-occupation material. Publishes an excellent monthly magazine entitled News From Within which costs $40 or $25 for students.

Challenge

PO Box 41199, Jaffa 61411; E-mail: oda@goldnet.net.il>

A lively bi-monthly news magazine from the Israeli Left, critical of both Zionism and most Palestinian political currents. Subscription $30.

Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute (HDIP)

PO Box 1351, Ramallah; Tel: +972 2 2985372; Fax: +972 2 2985917; E-mail: hdip@baraka.org> Website: http://www.hdip.org> A leading Palestinian NGO and supporter of civil society and democratization. Their offices were badly vandalized in the April Israeli Defense Force invasion of Ramallah.

Jerusalem Media and Communication Center (JMCC)

5 Nablus Rd, Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem; PO Box 25047, Shu’ fat, Jerusalem 97300; E-mail: jmcc@baraka.org> Website: http://www.jmcc.org>

The JMCC is one of the best places to get up-to-date information on Palestine. Their e-mail newsletter Palestine Report is an essential source of information. Contact them to receive it. They also have a wide variety of studies and research reports available.

Concert4Palestine

Website: http://www.concert4palestine.org>

This site is a project of “Gazzella”, an Italian NGO that helps rehabilitate at least some of the estimated 10,000 children wounded in Israeli ground and air attacks on Palestinian cities and villages. It encourages music artists to take a stand for Palestinians’ human rights.

Boycott Goods from the Settlements

Maybe it is advisable for a campaign abroad to single out some recognizable products, which you find yourself, offered to consumers in your country; it seems advisable to concentrate on retail chains, of which branches are to be found in every shopping centre. Products such as Achva Halva sesame-seed sweets, Barkan wines and Ahava toiletries, produced in the West Bank, or Yarden Wines from the Golan Heights. It has been tried in Holland and England, and several times with success, to convince a department store to remove such products from the shelves. In each of these cases it was reported in the Israeli media, and the message is very clear: “We are not against Israel as such, but we are adamantly against the settlements.”’

from Gush Shalom

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