Educational and Information Resources:

Washington Institute for Near East Policy, founded in 1985, was established to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East. Under the guidance of a distinguished and bipartisan Board of Advisors, the Institute seeks to bring scholarship to bear on the making of U.S. policy in this vital region of the world.

CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) is a media-monitoring organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel.
The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) is an independent academic institute that studies key issues relating to Israel's national security and Middle East affairs. Through its mixture of researchers with backgrounds in academia, the military, government, and public policy, INSS is able to contribute to the public debate and governmental deliberation of leading strategic issues and offer policy analysis and recommendations to decision makers and public leaders, policy analysts, and theoreticians, both in Israel and abroad.

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is an independent non-profit institute for policy research and education.

Stand4Facts is a site put together by StandWithUs researchers to help people respond to and counter anti-Israel speakers who come to campus. On this site, you will find the facts, arguments and evidence you need to expose their bias, to refute their accusations, and to advocate effectively for Israel, social justice and human rights. With this material, you will be able to help educate your community.

Bitterlemons presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on various issues relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  The publication is produced, edited, and features articles by Ghassan Khatib, a Palestinian, and Yossi Alpher, an Israeli.  Each week, four articles, two written by Palestinians and two written by Israelis, contribute ideas and understanding regarding the conflict. 

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) explores the Middle East through the region's media. MEMRI bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East, providing timely translations of Arabic, Persian,Turkish, Urdu-Pashtu media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East.

The Reut Institute is an innovative policy group designed to provide real-time, long-term strategic decision-support to Israeli leaders and decision-makers. Reut, established in January 2004, is a non-partisan non-profit policy team based in Tel Aviv.

ISRAEL21c creates and disseminates high-quality information to the public about the Israel that exists beyond the pervasive imagery of conflict that characterizes so much of western media reporting.
Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (www.ipcri.org), founded in Jerusalem in 1989, is the only joint Palestinian-Israeli public policy think-tank in the world, devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Common Ground News Service commissions and distributes balanced and solution-oriented articles by local and international experts to promote constructive perspectives and encourage dialogue about current Middle East issues.

Shemesh is an organization dedicated to building friendly relations between Arabs and Jews of all ages in the Galilee, nurturing understanding and respect for cultural differences, and operating educational and cultural programs.

The Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) is an umbrella organization of more than 70 Jewish, Muslim and Christian institutions actively working towards interreligious and intercultural understanding in Israel and the region.  Founded in January 1991, on the eve of the Gulf War, the ICCI reaches thousands of people with programs that build confidence and trust, and shatter stereotypes, ignorance and prejudice.

The Interfaith Encounter Association is dedicated to promoting peace in the Middle East through interfaith dialogue and cross-cultural study.  They believe that, rather than being a cause of the problem, religion can and should be a source of the solution for conflicts that exist in the region and beyond.

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel was established in 1972 to bolster Israel's commitment to civil liberties and human rights through legal action, education and public outreach.

Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families for Peace was founded by Israeli businessman Yitzhak Frankenthal whose son was killed by Palestinians while serving in the Israeli army.  Members are Palestinians and Israelis who have lost loved ones in the conflict.  The Families Forum, as the expanded group of about 500 families is called, seeks to solve the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians through dialogue and mutual understanding.  They call on all parties to promote reconciliation as the only way to reach true coexistence and peace.

Israel Policy Forum (IPF), founded in 1993 in the wake of the Oslo Accords, has grown to become an important, independent, mainstream organization dedicated to mobilizing American Jews in support of sustained U.S. diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. IPF believes that through a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel and its Arab neighbors, as well as the region as a whole, will become more secure, prosperous and stable.  To achieve this goal - and strengthen its interests in the region - the United States must remain a consistent and fully engaged partner in the Middle East peace process.  IPF is doing everything possible to encourage and support America in this effort.

Israel Hasbara Committee is a non-governmental, independent organization that specializes in educating the public about the history and aspirations of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. It is not connected with any political party in Israel or elsewhere.


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