Probably the best news resource on the Middle East is the Hebrew (Israeli) Press followed by the European. Unlike most of the American press --which goes out of its way making excuses on behalf of Israel and portraying it as the victim (e.g. columnists A. M. Rosenthal, Safire, Krauthammer, Peretz, Will, Jacoby) -- the Hebrew press is not always ashamed of bringing out the injustices perpetrated on the Palestinians by Israel.
NEWS & ANALYSIS
Report on Middle East Affairs.
Monthly. The best analytical resource on the Middle East. However,
it is careful to avoid addressing the corruption of the Gulf
states and their subservience to the West, which constitutes, in
my opinion, an important factor to Arab weakness, as proven by the
1973 oil embargo. This, along with their coverage of the Gulf-War
from the Kuwaiti point of view, might indicate some Gulf states
funding. In general, it doesn't reflect the anti-war position,
unless the war is affecting the Gulf or some Muslim countries.
Thus, it supported the "liberation" of Kuwait (hence the virtual
annihilation, in the process, of Iraq). Despite the title, its
coverage encompasses the Muslim World as well, e.g. Bosnia and
Pakistan, and not just Middle East-related issues.
a prestigious Tel Aviv Daily. (Especially columns by Levy, Haas,
Rubinstein, Makovsky, Segev, Melman, and Benvenisti )
- The Jewish
Telegraphic Agency Constantly
Jewish Forward A New York
Wire Latest news direct from Israel.
Post Daily. Israeli right wing view,
Associated Press and Washington Post
Middle East Archive
Independent a British Daily.
(International Section: Especially columns by Fisk and
Economist British Weekly
Monde Diplomatique French Monthly in
Nation British weekly (Columns by
Said, Hitchens, and Cockburn)
Magazine Monthly (Political Human
Rights; U.S. imperialism and hegemony.) By Topic.
News Constantly updated; very
East Realities Internet Magazine by
Mark Bruzonsky. Somewhat harsh on Arab organizations such as ADC
and AAI, but very informative.
Christian Science Monitor daily.
(Especially columns by Harsch and Moffett)
- Search the archive of The Jewish
Times Monthly (Good Analysis of
Arab American Center for Dialogue
the Current bi-monthly publication
Magazine a bi-monthly
World. Minorities for
Traveler. Human Rights, U.S.
Hegemony and Imperialism, Control of the Public by the Media in
Democratic Societies. Impressive quantity and quality of
- Consortium News
According to the New York Times Book Review: "Judged in terms
of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam
Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive".
Many of his complete books and article can be found in this
archive. Addresses U.S. foreign policy of world dominance (evident
in South America, Middle East, Indochina, ... etc). When it comes
to human rights Chomsky offers NO compromise; no violator is safe
from his merciless criticism. Everything he writes is
heavily referenced from every corner of the world.
SITES, ORGANIZATIONS AND ARCHIVES
for Middle East Peace Excellent
reports and maps on Israeli settlements directed by Geoffrey
University Listing of Palestinian
Information Center Many historical
documents about immigration, population, and Zionism.
Committee on Jerusalem
Research Institute: Jerusalem Water
resources and other environmental information. (Scholarly
for Palestinian Studies (Scholarly
work on Palestine).
- Justice in
the Middle East
Action Center and Iraq
Action Coalition Against the
sanctions on Iraq, the use of Depleted Uranium and general human
Palestinian Society for the
Protection of Human Rights and the Environment (LAW) Excellent
reports house demolition and general Human right.
Israeli human rights organization established in 1989. Statistics
and facts on torture, house demolitions, settlements...
- The House
of Representative Write your
representative a letter, or just learn about the government
Senate Write your senator a letter,
or just learn about the government system.
Refugee ResearchNet and
The Palestinian Diaspora and Refugee Center
Student Association Archive
Page commemorating fifty years of Arab
Liberty home page.
for Strategic and International
Studies: The Middle East.
Observer Mission of Palestine to the
Nations on the Question of
National Authority official
Shalom (Peace Block) an Israeli
"bi-partisan" organization established by Knesset member,
Journalist, and peace activist Uri Avnery in 1992 with the goal of
Israeli withdrawal to the June 4th, 1967 , and the establishment
of a Palestinian state with E. Jerusalem as its
Other Israel Coverage of the peace
movement within Israel. See also here.
- Middle East
Research and Information
Bushra An Arab American Catholic
organization promoting religious tolerance and peace between
Israelis and Palestinians
Yassin Massacre Remembered. Also a
site calling for Israel to
acknowledge the massacre, the first of its kind.
Babies Sites. Dedicated to the dying
babies, victims of U.N./U.S. sanctions.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a
collection of major Israeli/Zionist/Jewish-related
Not Zionists. Anti-Zionist Jews,
with reports on the Jews of Iraq.
Against Corruption in Saudi Arabia
(CACSA). Fights the monarchy's subservience to the
Asked Questions (FAQ) About Israel,
Judaism, Zionism,..etc from Usenet.
& Israeli Resources: Huge link
archive from Shamash
Abunimah's Letters to the Media.
Informative and helpful sample letters to the media. A sharp look
below the sugar coating to the bare and often misrepresented
facts. Help detect subtle media bias when covering the
Papers The Palestinian Intifada, in
Context by Marianne Torres and Michael Poulin From
Sonoma County Free Press
Public Affairs Committee. Israel's main lobby, that, pretty much,
determines U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Study From the Library of Congress.
Excellent search engines for many Arab-Israeli facts.
Religious Action Center Addressing
inter-Jewish (Orthodox versus non-Orthodox) Differences
discriminations, and Orthodox control in Israel.
League. ".. founded in 1913, is
the worlds leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through
programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and
bigotry." Lately, however, it has become an Israeli propaganda
front, maintaining FBI-style files about anti-Israel/anti-Zionism
(rather than anti-Semitism) individuals and organizations,
defaming them, for the purpose of silencing their
Committee for Accuracy in Middle
East Reporting in America (CAMERA). An organization defining
itself as aiming to eliminate "anti-Israel bias" in the Western
Press (!!!!!). It even sees the NY Times, the Washington Post as
pro-Arab. In reality, it is an organization aiming to eliminate
anything that doesn't portray Israel (a regional superpower) as a
victim of the Palestinians (virtually powerless in comparison), or
any media outlet that dares to show a grain of Palestinian
suffering. It, of course, serves to perpetuate the usual false
slogans, as: "Israel is the only democracy [for Jews],"
Defense League (Extreme Zionist Site
founded by Rabbi Meir Kahane. A quote from their FAQ:
"It has always been a JDL priority to encourage as many Arabs
as possible to leave Israel to make new homes in America or
wherever they wish to live.")
Kahane (Extreme Zionist
Organization of America (Extreme
Zionist Site by Morton Klein, where Deir Yassin massacre is
"History of a lie" and Palestinian refugees escape in 1948 is
Maccabean Political Analysis and
Commentary on Israeli and Jewish Affairs from a right-wing
- Judea Magazine