Boycott Israel 

 to end the Military Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza 

Contents

Keep an eye on the goods bar code: Israel's country prefix is 729.



  1. Boycott Israel (mainly UK)
  2. International Boycott
  3. Company campaigns & info
  4. Academic Boycott
  5. News and comment
  6. Blogs
  7. The Wall
  8. Land conflicts
  9. Jewish / Israeli campaigns
  10. Joint Initiatives
  11. IDF Refusniks
  12. Environment
  13. Medical aid to Palestine
  14. Campaigns
  15. Caterpillar Campaign
  16. Campaign resources
  17. International law
  18. Official information
  19. Merchandise
  20. Pro-Israel sites

boycottisrael.co.uk

This website has been set up for two main purposes:
- To help people who want to boycott produce from Israel and illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza, by providing sources of information about companies, products etc.
- To act as an educational resource... many people have not the foggiest idea of the war crimes, human rights abuses and flagrant breaches of international humanitarian law that are regularly committed by the Israeli Government and its armed forces (the IDF) in the what remains of Palestine. The many links on this page will lead you to valuable sources of information.

Lest there be any doubt on the subject, this site is not anti-Jewish. Many of the sites linked to on this page are run by Jews and/or Israeli citizens who are at the forefront of efforts to secure peace and justice in the Middle East. We are opposed to the Likud Government that is in power in Israel today, however we are not anti-Israel, on the contrary, we believe that it is only through the delivery of peace and justice for all citizens of the region that Israel can prosper in the long term.

As soon as Israel reaches a just peace with the Palestinian people within the framework of international law we will call an end to this boycott.

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1. Boycott Israel (mainly UK)

  • The Inminds campaign to Boycott Israel. Much essential information on specific companies such as M&S, Coca Cola, Sara Lee, News International...
  • The Friends of Al-Aqsa boycott pages have information about specific companies and their commercial & political links with Israel.
  • Big Campaign against Israel
  • Why I am boycotting Israel - a personal view. Includes a valuable bar chart containing month-by-month comparison of the numbers of Israelis and Palestinains killed in the conflict.
  • The BIG Campaign (UK) - a fine introduction to the whys, wheres and hows of boycotting Israeli goods in the UK.
  • An informative list of Products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • The Inminds Boycott News pages - with all the latest news from boycott campaigns around the world.
  • Israel Boycott Launched, July 4 2001.
  • Download the Boycott Israel poster as a .pdf you can print out at home.
  • Campaign Against Arms Trade has a campaign to stop the UK's export of armaments to Israel, for example, clever bits that go into the F16s that are used to bom and terrorise Palestinians.
  • The Palestine Solidarity Campaign's call for a UK Arms Embargo - yes, good old UK's "ethical foreign policy" does not prevent it from helping the US to arm war criminal Israel...
  • The excellent Brighton & Hove PSC website. In particular they are campaigning for Marwan Barghouti, imprisoned by Israel on trumped-up charges, just to make sure they don't have a "partner for peace" and can therefore continue to murder Palestinans, steal their land and demolish their homes in the name of "security".
  • The Palestine Solidarity Campaign's Boycott Israeli Goods (BIG) page.
  • ISM London is the UK branch of the International Solidarity Movement, which organises volunteers to act as observers & human shields to prevent war crimes against the Palestinian people, and to help farmers bring in their crops, such as olives.
  • war crime wines on sale in Sainsbury's, Harrods, Selfridges, alleges CAABU (Feb 2002) - from illegal settlements on Palestinian land.
  • A Boycott Israeli goods and donate savings to Lebanonpledge by individuals and groups to boycott Israeli goods and send money saved to the Lebanon. If you like this idea, please sign the pledge and get others to sign at the Pledgebank!
  • Group 4 Falck owns a controlling stake in Hashmira, an Israeli security company which has close links with the Israeli Government. Until exposed in this Guardian report (9 October 2002) it supplied over 100 security guards to illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, supporting IDF troops in the military occupation.

2. International Boycott

  • The Norwegian camapign to boycott Israel is at Boikott Israel.
  • boycott israel innovative minds has a worldwide list and information withproof of what and why to boycott. The sources are reliable and updated.
  • This comprehensive pro-Israel Shopping and investment guide was produced by Stand By Israel. But it works just as well as a what-not-to-buy-or-invest-in-guide for boycotters.
  • Csca - Spanish - Spanish-Palestinian solidarity website.
  • Amnesty Urges Irish Company to Explain Its Role on Israeli Fence/Wall - AI has called on the Irish-based Cement Roadstone Holdings to clarify its position in relation to the construction of the fence/wall, which violates international law and contributes to grave human rights violations. CHR, through its subsidiaries Mashav and Nesher, is likely to be providing the raw material for the construction of the fence/wall. This would contravene the UN Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights (2003).
  • Je Boycotte Israel - "site francophone soutenant le boycott des produits, des entreprises israeliennes ou soutenant Israel".
  • Scientists for a Paix Juste au Proche-Orient (Just Peace in the Near East) are leading the international campaign for an academic boycott of Israel.
  • Boycott diamonds? Israel is the world's main producer of cut diamonds, with 50% of the world trade worth $13 billion, so the word is going out not to buy them. Find out more in this Christian Science Monitor article on the Israeli Diamond Trade.
  • On "Boycott apartheid 'made in Israel' ", news about the Palestine solidarity campaigns in Switzerland and the boycott actions and documents.
  • Boycott Israeli Goods... "A campaign to divest from Israel and to boycott Israeli products and leisure tourism... Many will abandon their support of Israel if their economic interests are threatened." Huge list of mainly US companies involved in Israel.
  • Boycott Israeli & American goods is an Arabic web site for boycotting Israeli and American goods and supporting Palestine movement for Freedom. It contains lots of boycott sounds, articles, suspections (?), and News.
  • Cement Roadstone Holdings hunger strike - in Ireland a hunger strike is going on against the Irish company CHR to protest at the company's complicity in the construction of the Apartheid Wall. The company owns a 25% stake in the Mashav Group, an Israeli holding company for Nesher Cement, the sole provider of cement in Israel.
  • The Danish trade union SID has a Boycott Israel policy - they put together this page with all the many hundreds of email protests from pro-Israel activists, acccusing them of being Nazi, SS collaborators...
  • A Boycott Israeli goods and donate savings to Lebanonpledge by individuals and groups to boycott Israeli goods and send money saved to the Lebanon. If you like this idea, please sign the pledge and get others to sign at the Pledgebank!
  • Boycott in Pakistan has the why, where and how of boycotting Israel, aimed at a Muslim audience. Entirely in Arabic, so I cannot vouch for its contents.
  • Fine Foods Israel promotes Israeli produce in the US. For Boycotters, it's a great guide on what brands and companies to avoid.
  • Campagna per il boicottaggio d'Israele is the Italian campaign to boycott Israeli goods.
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3. Company campaigns & info

  • IBM (ironically providers of tabulating machines to Nazi Germany, assisting the Holocaust).
  • Group 4 Falck owns a controlling stake in Hashmira, an Israeli security company which has close links with the Israeli Government. Until exposed in this Guardian report (9 October 2002) it supplied over 100 security guards to illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, supporting IDF troops in the military occupation.
  • Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.
  • Omrix Biopharmaceuticals is an Israeli based company selling in the USA, EU and South America. It signed long term supply contracts with US, UK, Greek, and Swedish governments. It works in cooperation with J&J and some of its products are being sold under the J&J brand name.
  • The Coca Cola company.
  • Just why should Finnish mobile phone company Nokia be up to its neck in Israel?
  • Apax own Yell, the Merlin Entertainment Group, Stead & Simpson Group (shoe shops) Brands Hatch Leisure Holdings, easyEverything Limited (internet cafes). They have over $1billion invested in Israel.
  • Intel, makers of the chips that are quite possibly powering your computer (& mine).
  • The Starbucks chain of coffee shops.
  • A freelance Selfridges campaign site about the illegal products it sells from the Occupied Territories.
  • Home Depot is the US's biggest DIY chain. It's huge.
  • Marks & Spencer, best known for their reliable underwear, are long term supporters of the state of Israel and Zionism.
  • Virgin Drinks is also moving into the Occupied Territories, selling soft drinks to Israel under the Virgin brand that have been made at the Mayanot "Super Drink" plant on Palestinian land just outside Jerusalem.
  • Kimberly-Clark. who make paper towels in public toilets & other indispensable sanitary items.
  • US companies with investments in Israel - kindly maintained and published by Israel's embassy in the US.
  • The CAABU pages on Seldfridges and the illegal products it sells from the Occupied Territories.
  • The Disney Corporation.
  • Revlon, who do make-up and other girly stuff...
  • Danone, yes, the French company who make sugary yoghurt.
  • Johnson & Johnson, best known for their baby shampoo.
  • Timberland (who make boots and things).
  • Sara Lee, the international prepared foods company.
  • AOL Time Warner.
  • McDonalds, purveyors of hamburgers, egg McMuffins and other fine comestibles. The US-based company has 80 outlets in Israel & is a major supporter of the Jewish United Fund which runs "Fun-filled Summer Family Missions to Israel" in which US families get to "visit an army base and meet with Israeli soldiers".
  • L'Oreal, with a host of top brands in designer clothing, perfumes and fashion accessories (Garnier, Lancome Paris, Helena Rubenstein, Giorgio Armani, Redken 5th Avenue, Ralph Lauren perfumes), is a "warm friend of Israel" with large-scale investments and commercial dealings there.

4. Academic Boycott

  • Delta Galil is Israel's biggest textile and clothing manufacturer, suppliers to M&S etc... brands inclide DIM, Donna Karan / DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Playtex, Calvin Klein (cK), Hugo Boss. Intimate apparel a speciality.
  • The Princeton Boycott Campaign to divest from Israel, supported by many Israeli academics including Professor Jacob Katriel, Technion.
  • The Harvard-MIT Boycott Petition to divest from Israel until the rights of Palestinians are respected.
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5. News and comment

  • Unoccupied Territory is a reflective article by Edward Said based on impressions during recent travels in the Middle-East, focussing on the role of Israeli Palestinians and their betrayal by both Israel and Arafat.
  • Yitzhak Laor - 31 August 2002 - published in the London Review of Books (Vol 24, #19, 3 October 2002), in which he analyses the abuse of the Hebrew language in Israel's presentation of its war against Palestine.
  • Mid-East Realisties (Making Sense of the Middle East) aims to provide "the news, information, & analysis that governments, interest groups, and the corporate media don't want you to know".
  • Salam Review is an e-zine about the struggle for peace and justice in the Middle East.
  • Freedom For Palestine! contains pictorial and statistical evidence of the "barbaric evil acts that the Israeli military inflict upon the people of Palestine." Daily news updates.
  • For news from a right-wing Israeli point of view, check out the Jerusalem Post - it used to be fairly liberal until taken over by far-right Canadian newspaper proprietor Conrad Black, owner of the UK's Daily Telegraph & the Spectator magazine.
  • The Arabic Media Internet Network carries an excellent series of essays and features by some of the best writers on the Middle East. New content is added daily.
  • The Palestine News blog puts up summaries of news stories about Palestine from the world's media, with links to the original source. Frequently updated.
  • Indymedia Israel, part of the collective of independent media ogranizations and journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage of major protests.
  • Palestine Monitor - Voice of Civil Society. Produced in Palestine, this is an excellent source of information, with links to many topical articles. The group is in coalition with a number of activist groups, such as the ISM.
  • The Medialens Israel/Palestine index of articles by Pilger, Chomsky, Fisk and others on the Medialens website.
  • Welcome to Radio Tariq Al Mahabbeh (TMFM) - broadcasting to the Occupied Territories on 97.7fm - when it can, given the persisitent vandalism of equipment, curfew etc. Also news, articles, stories of life under the jackboot...
  • Seattle Media Watch - set up to monitor pro-Israel bias in the Seattle press.
  • After Jenin is a devastating critique of IDF military tactics. By Yitzhak Laor, from the London Review of Books.
  • Reports from Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, scene of fierce conflict and continuous demolition of Palestinian homes. Many photographs. Rafah is famous as the place where US citizen Rachel Corrie was murdered by an Israeli soldier using a D9 bulldozer. The frequent deaths of Palestinians attract less attention.
  • Jordan Times
  • The Palestine Chronicle website, updated daily with news, comment, reports...
  • ZNet Mideast Watch is a getway to the pick of the world's media, articles by Rober Fisk, Noam Chomsky, Edward Said...
  • Check out Palestine Daily for up to the minute news from Palestine, powered by worldnews.com.
  • The BBC World Middle East pages, with the latest mainstream news & info.
  • Very interesting articles from many different points of view at the Open Democracy Middle East pages. Always well written & thoughtful.
  • al-Ahram Weekly
  • Is Israel More Secure Now? asks Edward Said, writing in the London Review of Books. "Now" being after the destruction of $100s of millions of Palestinian urban infrastructure, the persecution of Arafat and the effective cessation of the peace process.
  • Me radio (Middle East radio project) features text and audio news from the Middle East and North Africa, much of it from Palestine / Israel.
  • Uri Avnery is one of the leading journalist / campaigners writing about the Israel-Palestine conflict and a constant thorn in the side of the Israeli Government. He emigrated from Germany to Palestine in 1933, fought for Israel in the 1948 war (twice wounded in action), and served 3 terms in the Knesset. A co-founder of Gush Shalom, he has believed that Palestinians had the right to their own state since 1948.
  • The BBC Middle East pages.
  • Founded by Russian Zionist immigrants in 1919, the Haaretz is an independent daily newspaper with a broadly liberal outlook, based in Tel Aviv.
  • Jonathan Cook - excellent article on the Middle East by this Nazareth-based British journalist.
  • The UK-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign, a very well-designed site with much up-to-date news and information.
  • Al-Bab Palestine News - a collection of on-line news articles
  • The Indymedia Jerusalem pages are excellent - very up to date, hard-hitting accounts from the Occupied Territories, by residents and peace observers.

6. Blogs

  • Free Filistin - a blog dedicated to raising awareness about the ongoing injustices in Palestine by the Israeli Occupation Forces
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7. The Wall

The "Apartheid Wall" threatens to annex as much as 50 percent of the West Bank to Israel and its illegal settlements. The Wall deliberately divides communities from their land, from schools, hospitals, places of employment and so on, in a clear attempt to stifle all aspects of Palestinian life. It is also intended to define the border for any future Palestinian state.

  • Stop the Wall is a new organisation established to stop the "Apartheid Wall" that is annexing huge tracts of Palestinian land to Israel and turning entire West Bank towns and villages into prisons.
  • A clear map showing the path of the Wall of Separation - a massive concrete wall that will annex yet more Palestinian Territory in the West Bank for Israeli settlers in the name of "security". As Gush Shalom observes: "The majority of the planned wall cuts deep into Palestinian territory, incorporating into Israel about 10%-15% of the occupied territories, a huge portion of very fertile land full of olive groves, greenhouses, vegetable fields and water resources. It will cut off villages and towns from their farmland, centres of trade, education and culture. It will intensify the ongoing environmental destruction and degradation taking place in the occupied territories. It is also an attempt to legitimise the Israeli settlement policy. In short, it is intended to be a death blow to any possibility of a viable Palestinian state.".
  • Gader or "Citizens of Israel against the fence" is a coalition of organisations, movements and individuals who call for the immediate cessation of the construction of the separation fence. Masses of info & pics, petition, campaigns...

8. Land conflicts

  • Urbicide in the West Bank is a fascinating analysis of Israel’s systematic destruction of modern urban life. The bulldozer is "a weapon in the wider strategy to prevent the Palestinians from creating a modern, normal, urban society...".
  • In South Hebron, the Israeli government and Jewish settlers have been executing a premeditated ethnic cleansing of the Arab population. This plan includes repeated expulsions of local residents, destruction of houses, tents, and caves, sealing water wells, uprooting orchards, and preventing the residents from farming and tending livestock.
  • Rebuilding Homes is an international movement dedicated to rebuilding the 9,400 Palestinian homes destroyed by Israel since 1967, by organising "House Parties" of Israelis and Palestinians working together.
  • Ariel Sharon and the Geometry of Occupation (I) - more by Israeli architect Eyal Weizman, exploring "how ideas about power, security and planning intersect with politics to shape the spaces in which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict develops". On the Open Democracy website.
  • The Poica Occupation Archive contains well-documented case studies of the systematic Israeli occupation and settlement of Palestinian lands, villages and urban areas. Funded by the EU.
  • A definitive Map of settlements in the West Bank - "This high-detail, colour-coded map shows the fragmentation of West Bank territory and the Jewish settlements... For the first time, it reveals the potential settlement expansion provided for in masterplans."
  • Reports from Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, scene of fierce conflict and continuous demolition of Palestinian homes. Many photographs. Rafah is famous as the place where US citizen Rachel Corrie was murdered by an Israeli soldier using a D9 bulldozer. The frequent deaths of Palestinians attract less attention.
  • The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) is an excellent campaign exposing the utter criminality of the demolition of thousands of Palestinian homes. The group has extended its focus to include the destruction and theft of olive trees and farmland.
  • Locals is a poem by James Lasdun. "It caught my attention not because it is directly about Israel / Palestine, but because of its relevance to pushed-aside 'local' people everywhere."
  • The Politics of Verticality - a fascinating 9-part study of the vertical dimension in the Israel-Palestine land conflict by Israeli architect Eyal Weizman, published by OpenDemocracy.
  • PENGON is the Palestinian NGO Environmental Network. It campaigns across the range of eco-issues and is especially active in trying to stop the Wall of Separation which is causing huge environmental as well as social damage.
  • The Salam activism pages are home to a number of campaigns on illegal settlements, home demolitions...
  • Al Nakba - about the Nakba
  • Palestine Remembered is dedicated to the memory of the approx 3/4 million Palestinian refugees that have been ethnically cleansed during & since the 1948 war. It aims to make sure that the country they knew and loved is not forgotten.
  • Occupied Territory is the website for the video "Kayam Al Hurbano" (Existing on its Ruins), based on a series of visits to Deheishe and to demolished houses around Hebron during 1998-1999.
  • Al-Awda, the Palestinian Right of Return Coalition.
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9. Jewish / Israeli campaigns

  • BTselem, the The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. Highly informative & professional site.
  • The Israeli Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, publishers of "The Other Israel" newsletter.
  • Jews Against the Occupation.
  • Middle Way is a campaign for peace and justice for all the peoples of the Holy Land. With a strong spiritual emphasis, Middle Way is organising a series of peace walks.
  • PCATI is the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel. The use of torture, under the pseudonym of "moderate physical pressure", is widespread among Israel's security forces.
  • The Peace Now campaign, founded in 1978 by 348 members of the Israel Defense Forces, is the only mass peace movement in Israel, attracting hundreds of thousands to its mass rallies and activities.
  • Visions of Peace with Justice is a Boston-based alliance of Jews working to promote a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians based on mutual respect, justice, and equality.
  • Machsom Watch or Checkpoint-watch is a voluntary group of over 400 Israeli women who conduct daily shifts at military and police checkpoints around Jerusalem and elsewhere, to bear witness to what is being done to Palestinian civilians in the name of Israeli society. We have chosen to stand by the checkpoints as they are one of the clearest manifestations of the Israeli Occupation and their very existence in the middle of Palestinian cities and villages is a violation of human rights.
  • ACRI, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.
  • The Jewish Peace Fellowship, one of the few American Jewish organisations speaking out against the violence in Palestine.
  • Physicians for Human Rights-Israel is was founded in 1988, comprising some 650 members who combat Israeli health and human rights violations, and strive to ensure equal and adequate health services for all.
  • Gush Shalom is an inspiring site about the struggle of Jews in Israel against the violence and cruelty of their own Government.
  • Gader or "Citizens of Israel against the fence" is a coalition of organisations, movements and individuals who call for the immediate cessation of the construction of the separation fence. Masses of info & pics, petition, campaigns...
  • There are many Jewish movements whose ideology regarding Zionism and the so-called "State of Israel" is that any form of Zionism is heresy and that the existence of the so-called "State of Israel" is illegitimate... Jews NOT Zionists.
  • Not in My Name is a Jewish peace group formed in November 2000 to work for a just and lasting peace. It is at the fore of the refusal of Jewish youth and reservists to serve in the Israeli army.
  • Jews for Justice for Palestinians is a campaign that aims to make sure that British Jews opposed to the Israeli policies that undermine the livelihoods, human, civil and political rights of the Palestinian people can have their voices heard in the media.
  • The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) is an excellent campaign exposing the utter criminality of the demolition of thousands of Palestinian homes. The group has extended its focus to include the destruction and theft of olive trees and farmland.
  • Rabbis for Human Rights "is the only organization in Israel today concerned specifically with giving voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights."
  • Netivot Shalom, the Movement for Judaism, Zionism and Peace - "we are in a unique position to counter fundamentalist and extremist political arguments that have erroneously placed the value of the Land of Israel ahead of human life, justice, and peace... "

10. Joint Initiatives

Initiatives and projects that bring together the two opposing communities, Arab/Palestinian and Jewish/Israeli.

  • Women in Black, created specifically to show Israeli solidarity with Palestinians under oppression.
  • Oasis of Peace (Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam) is a cooperative village of Jews and Palestinian Arabs of Israeli citizenship. Equidistant from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv-Jaffa, it was founded in 1972 on 100 acres of land leased from the adjacent Latrun Monastery. In 1977 the first family came to reside here. Now, in the year 2001, 40 families are settled in the village, and another 10 families are in the process of building their homes.
  • Bitter Lemons is a attempt by peace-loving Israelis and Palestinians to build on common ground and end the conflict with justice for both nations. Interesting articles.
  • Coalition of Women for a Just Peace is a group that brings together women across the Israel / Palestine divide to campaign for peace and sanity.
  • Parents Circle is a group of both Palestinians and Israelis who have lost loved ones in the conflict, many of whom children, and who are endeavouring through their willingness to forgive and by means of various campaigns to mobilise public opinion on both sides to join forces to support the push for peace.
  • Taayush is Arabic for "life in common". It is a grassroots movement of Arabs and Jews working to break down racism and segregation by constructing a true Arab-Jewish partnership. "A future of equality, justice and peace begins today, between us, through concrete, daily actions of solidarity to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and to achieve full civil equality for all Israeli citizens."
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11. IDF Refusniks

  • The AI pages on Israel's Conscientious Objectors.
  • Refuz is a campaign site dedicated to the 5 refusniks sentenced to a further year in jail on 4 Jan 2004.
  • Oznik is mainly about the Israeli refusniks, also has personal stories and other info.
  • Yesh Gvul ("There is a limit !") is an Israeli peace group supports soldiers who refuse repressive or aggressive assignments, such as the brutal subjugation of the Palestinian population.
  • Sign the Petition to: Protest the unfair treatment of IDF refusniks; Call for an end to repeat jail sentences on identical charges; Demand the immediate release of all jailed resisters; Urge the authorities to make adequate provisions for inductees who refuse to enlist on grounds of principle.
  • The Courage to Refuse site - by refusniks, for refusniks.
  • This Support Imprisoned 'Refusniks' page allows you to send messages of support to those who have been imprisoned in Israel for refusing to serve in the Israeli armed forces.
  • Courage to Refuse is a web portal to unite international support for the Israeli efusniks. "Increasing numbers of military refusers are being imprisoned. Please join the campaign and speak out in support of the refusers! "
  • The Refuser Solidarity Network - international supporters of the IDF refusniks. "We shall not continue to fight beyond the 1967 borders in order to dominate, expel, starve and humiliate an entire people."
  • New Profile is the campaign for the "civil-ization of Israel", mainly focusing on the rights of the consciencious objectors (refusniks) who refuse to serve in the IDF's repression of Palestinians.
  • Shministim has been set up by refusniks, mainly to protest at the re-jailing of those who refuse to serve in the IDF repression of Palestinians immediately on their release from an earlier sentence.

12. Environment

  • PENGON is the Palestinian NGO Environmental Network. It campaigns across the range of eco-issues and is especially active in trying to stop the Wall of Separation which is causing huge environmental as well as social damage.
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13. Medical aid to Palestine

  • Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) was founded in 1982 in after the Sabra and Shatila massacres. It delivers basic healthcare to Palestinian refugees and to those who suffer from violence, closures of crossing points, travel restrictions and curfews.

14. Campaigns

  • The Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights is is a human rights group established in 1997 by the Palestinian community of Jerusalem. It provides legal assistance and representation to Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem subjected to discriminatory policies by the Israeli authorities.
  • Friends of al Aqsa is a non profit making organisation concerned with upholding the human rights of the Palestinians and the defence of al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
  • Middle East Crisis Committee.
  • El-dar is an online shopping mall with over on-line stores (Argos, Boots, Curry's PC World, Amazon etc) and each purchase you make results in a contribution to Palestine.
  • The Sulha Peace Caravan is a multi-faith movement seeking to create peace and reconciliation among the "children of Abraham", holding retreats and vigils, creating Sanctuary in holy places, and bearing witness in Israeli and Arab villages.
  • The Islamic Human Rights Commision are organisers of the Marks & Spencers Boycott Campaign and related projects. A number of reports & leaflets on Palestine for download.
  • The Sustain campaign to stop US tax-funded aid to Israel.
  • Beit Sahour, the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People
  • Search for Justice and Equality is a human rights and educational organization founded in 1972 which seeks a just Israeli-Palestinian peace based on the inalienable rights of both peoples. Its main focus is on improving media coverage on Palestine/Israel.
  • Electronic Intifada aims to "equip you to challenge myth, distortion and spin in the media in an informed way, enabling you to effect positive changes in media coverage of the Palestinians and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."
  • ISM London is the UK branch of the International Solidarity Movement, which organises volunteers to act as observers & human shields to prevent war crimes against the Palestinian people, and to help farmers bring in their crops, such as olives.
  • Inminds.com (Innovative Minds), which campaigns for peace and justice across the Islamic world. Excellent articles & research.
  • The Green Party of Chatham County (GA) Divest Israel Now! campaign is a SE US effort to force local and state governments to divest holdings in the Israeli settler regime and its infrastructure.
  • The Stop US Military Aid to Israel campaign and petition.
  • The Middle East Coalition., with mainly cultural focus towards building peace.
  • This aim of The American Revolution is to cut United States monetary aid to Israel. The main cause of the Palestinian conflict is the constant development of Israeli settlements. Without U.S. help, it is unlikely Israel could afford to maintain its settlement policy.
  • LAW, the Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights & the Environment.
  • FreedomForPalestine - opposing Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine... with history, articles and pictures.
  • The US-based Palestine Media Watch is a powerful critic of the way in which the US and global media ignore the daily sufferings and humiliations of the Palestinian people.
  • The International Solidarity Movement for Palestine, the organisation organising peace campaigners from around the world to go to the Occupied Territories & bear witness to Israel's cruelties.
  • The campaign to Free Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian legislator illegally imprisoned by Israel in April 2002 and subsequently subject to torture and other human rights violations. This followed a failed Israeli missile attack in August 2001.
  • The International Women's Peace Service is an team of 16 women based in Hares, a village in Occupied Palestine's West Bank. IWPS documents human rights abuses, works with the media, and non-violently intervenes in abuses.
  • End the Occupation Coalition, based in Chicago, USA.
  • Stop the Occupation is a petition for Israel to end its illegal occupation of Palestinian territories invaded in 1967, and abide by all UN Resolutions. Aimed at the EU Commission and the EU & EU national Parliaments.
  • The US campaign to End the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Big, informative site.
  • Al-Awda UK, the London-based affiliate to the Right to Return Coalition.
  • E-Liban.com is a movement that is trying to mobilize Lebanese from all over the universe to contribute and help their country at a critical time where Lebanon needs the efforts of all its citizens and people who stand for the human values and rights.
  • Bat Shalom, Israeli Women for Peace.
  • The Musical Intifadah is calling on musicians to protest against Israeli occupation through music. It features various international artists who have written songs about Palestine. Great site.
  • Between the Lines believes that the Oslo process, the apartheid reality of Israel / Palestine and the authoritarian regime of the Palestinian Authority are all rotten fruits of globalization which oppress Palestinians Arabs, and Israelis alike.
  • The UK-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign, a very well-designed site with much up-to-date news and information.
  • The E-Hippies on-line protest action against Israel.
  • CAABU, the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, "was formed after the 1967 Middle East war... CAABU has sympathy for the aspirations, achievements and rights of the Arab peoples, especially for the Arabs of Palestine."
  • Arab Media Watch campaigns for the fair reflection of Arab issues in the UK media, focussing mainly on Iraq and Palestine.
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15. Caterpillar Campaign

The bulldozer has emerged as one of the most fearsome weapons in Israel's war against the Palestinian people - routinely used to demolish the homes of Palestinian families (whether or not occupied at the time) especially but not limited to the homes of relatives of anyone resisting the Occupation. In all, some 7,000 homes have been destroyed since 1967. These demolitions are War Crimes under the Fourth Geneva Convention. The main supplier of the bulldozers used to commit these crimes is... Caterpillar, manufacturer of the dreaded D9 and D10 heavy tracked armoured dozers as used to destroy the centre of the Jenin refugee camp in 2002.

  • Caterpillar's exemplary "Social Responsibility" policies. But how come the company doesn't mind assisting the perpetration of War Crimes?
  • Example Letter to Caterpillar by US WW2 veteran Louis Schmittroth, with postal & email addresses.
  • Rachels murder by a D9 dozer in Rahah, Gaza - four eyewitnesses give their accounts.
  • Caterpillar Inc - the home page.
  • Site dedicated to Rachel Corrie, murdered by an IDF soldier who delibereately ran her over with a D9 bulldozer at the Rafah refugee camp.
  • Israeli D10 picture - this is a Bulldozer Caterpillar D10 fitted with an armoured crew cab specially for the IDF. It is nicknamed Duby - Hebrew for Bear. Click on the Archives button for a further selection of pictures of the D10 in action.
  • The SUSTAIN Caterpillar campaign page has links to a good selection of articles, resources etc on the Caterpillar menace.
  • The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) is an excellent campaign exposing the utter criminality of the demolition of thousands of Palestinian homes. The group has extended its focus to include the destruction and theft of olive trees and farmland.
  • Houston Indymedia protest against Caterpillar, September 2002.
  • The Caterpillar Effect - by Neve Gordon, CounterPunch, 2 June 2002. "This is the first time that bulldozers have determined the outcome of a war..."
  • Pro-Palestinian Group Opposes Bulldozer Sales - by Jeff Johnson, CNSNews, 8 August 2002. "...the U.S.-based Caterpillar Corporation is facilitating war crimes by selling bulldozers to the Israeli Defense Forces..."
  • D9 picture - apparently a French model.
  • The Stop Caterpillar - site created and maintained by Jewish Voice for Peace.
  • Read Kurdi Bear's own account of the 75 hours he spent bulldozing homes in Jenin with a Caterpillar D9 bulldozer. Interview on 31 May 2002. Fascinating as it shows how his anger at his own poverty and suffering in a far-right-wing Israel found its outlet in destroying Palestinan lives.
  • Caterpillar HQ occupied, 15 May 2002. "Today pro-Palestinian activists occupied the Caterpillar HQ in Desford, Leicestershire in protest at the bulldozer-building company profiteering from the murderous Israeli activity in Palestine..."
  • Rachel Corrie - an eyewitness account, with photos of the moments leading up to her death at Rafah, Gaza Strip. Rachel was deliberately crushed by a bulldozer whose driver had a clear view of her, while she was defending the homes of Palestinians.
  • The Stop Cat Coalition is a collaboration of dozens of peace, social justice, human rights, and anti-occupation organizations dedicated to bringing about an end to the Caterpillar corporation's sales of large bulldozers and other equipment and spare parts to the Israeli Army.
  • Upholding our Reputation for Integrity - Caterpillar and Israeli War Crimes. By Neve Gordon, June 15, 2002, Dissident Voice.
  • A special purpose Caterpillar campaign website with much useful info on how to put pressure on this war criminal corporation.
  • Home Destroyer - photos assembled from official IDF sources showing the destruction wrought on Palestinian homes by the D9. Includes suggested email to Caterpillar's head of Social Responsibility.
  • Caterpillar’s weapon of destruction - by Eric Ruder in Socialist Worker, 28 June 2002. "TEN MINUTES. That’s all the time that Israeli officials gave Saleem Shawamreh to get his family and belongings out of his home. They came without warning, issued the ultimatum--and then used two Caterpillar D9 bulldozers to flatten his house..."

16. Campaign resources

  • This Anti-Israel Resources page has links to numerous Boycott Israel websites around the world.
  • bleeding Jaffa orange BIG image, as used for stickers by Manchester PSC. The stickers cost 25p for a sheet of 21 - cheque to Manchester PSC, 36 Eyre St, Hulme, Manchester M15 6HD.
  • ZNet Mideast Watch is a getway to the pick of the world's media, articles by Rober Fisk, Noam Chomsky, Edward Said...
  • Badil is the Resource Center for Palestinian residency & resource rights. It has excellent publications on a range of subjects including the anomalous situation of Palestinian refugees from the 1948 "ethnic cleansing" in international law.
  • The Palestine-based Alternative Information Centre, with impressive, up-to-date news and information.
  • The website of East Jerusalem-based PASSIA(Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs) is a valuable, fascinating & scholarly resource on Palestine that deserves a leisurely browse, packed with historical information, photographs and chronologies reaching from the ancient past into modern times.
  • The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza.
  • This page of CAABU Campaigns on Israel-Palestine is the gateway to a vast array of resources. Of special note: info on illegal Israeli settlement imports into the EU.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict is an excellent introduction to the history and nature of the conflict, by Jews for Justice in the Middle East.
  • BtSelem's report on Israel - Israeli settlements and municipalities now (May 2002) occupy 41.9% of the West Bank, with a population approaching 400,000.
  • Amnesty International - IDF War Crimes - 4/11/02 - executive summary.
  • Foundation for Middle East Peace: excellent resources on the composition of settlements and the identity of the settlers.
  • Diary of a 2-week Journey to Nablus in early 2004 by a British muslim. Well worth reading!
  • Amnesty International Report - IDF War Crimes - 4/11/02. Full version.
  • PASSIA Facts and Info: facts about Palestine and useful statistics.
  • Amnesty International is the world's leading human rights organisation. I has a number of excellent articles and reports about the grave situation in Israel / Palestine.
  • The Arab Media Watch Resources, pointing the way to many useful background documents and other information.
  • Al-Bushras pages on Palestine is an extensive set of summaries, links and resources on many of the different aspects of the conflict over Palestine. Run by the Arab American Roman Catholic community, there is also a focus on the Christian dimension to the conflict.
  • The Albalagh site has some very interesting articles about the Middle East from an Islamic perspective.
  • A guide to Israel - nuclear facilities, etc. Surprisingly good. By MSNBC.
  • Fascinating and prophetic article by King Abdullah (grandfather of King Hussein) about Palestine and Zionism wiritten in 1947.
  • The Indict Sharon website, launched in January 2002 by the International Committee for Justice for the Victims of Sabra and Shatila.
  • The Applied Research Institute Jerusalem contains excellent geographical studies on the systematic assault on Palestinian civil society and agriculture by the illegal Jewish settlements.
  • Middle East Chronology covering the period 1908 to the present - very useful for checking historical facts and dates, and providing links to key documents.
  • Erased in a Moment: Suicide Bombing Attacks against Israeli Civilians - report by Human Rights Watch, 1/11/02. Criticises suicide bombings that target civilians as a Crime against Humanity - but also strongly criticises the illegal actions of the Israeli Government & IDF.
  • The Rays of Hope site has hundreds of links to selected articles, editorials, opinions, and historical information - a great base from which to browse and browse...
  • Bad News from Israel for the report / book from the Glasgow University Media Group, which shows how the British public is let down and misinformed by poor-quality, sketchy and biased reporting of the Israel / Palestine conflict, especially on TV, which favours Israel.
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17. International law

  • The Theology of Suicide Bombing is a long and well argued discourse on the The Theology of Suicide Bombing from a primarily Christian perspective, though also taking in Muslim and Jewish views. A fascinating read.
  • The Petition demands UN General Assembly to establish an Stop Israeli War CrimesInternational Criminal Tribunal to prosecute the Israeli Prime Minister Olmert and other war criminals for genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine.
  • The Charge Sheet assembled by Marwan Hassib Barghouti, on behalf of the Palestinian People vs the State of Israel, of October 3, 2002, in which all the crimes of Israel under international law are detailed.
  • From the ICRC Humanitarian Law gateway you will find links to all the international treaties governing the conduct of war.
  • A Case to Answer: US complicity in Israels crimes - a Human Rights lawyer's brief overview of the law relating to the crimes of aggression, genocide, crimes against and humanity and war crimes and of U.S. complicity in Israel's gross violations of international law in these respects.
  • LAW, the Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights & the Environment.
  • The Fourth Geneva Convention, relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949. Israel refuses to accept its application to the Occupied Territories.
  • Sabeel is an organisation of Palestinian Christians. Their patron is Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

18. Official information

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19. Merchandise

  • The Anti-Israel Store - for clothing & other merchandise carrying anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian slogans.
  • Hadeel is a Fair Trade shop which aims to provide sustainable incomes for crafts people in community groups in the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon.
  • Sindyanna - is a fair trade organisation in Galilee making and marketing olive oil products, mostly organic, produced by Arab farmers in Galilee and the West Bank.
  • The Manchester-based Olive Coop offers a solidarity tour service to Israel and the West Bank, meeting Palestinians and Israelis working at the front line for peace and justice.
  • Sambar for pins.com - "We have the world's largest variety of Palestine solidarity items". Flags, badges, buttons, etc etc.
  • Zaytoun sells organic & in conversion Palestinian olive oil in the UK. "Olive oil is the backbone of the Palestinian agricultural economy. Since the start of the 2000 Intifada farmers have risked their lives in order to pick their olives... ".
  • Holy Land Olive Oil sells sustaimable, fair trade olive oil from Palestine (US based).

20. Pro-Israel sites

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  • American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is "the most important organization affecting America's relationship with Israel", says the New York Times. They are right. Wealthy, powerful and ruthless, AIPAC is key to Israel's dominance over US politics and politicians.
  • Eye on the Post is organising a boycott of the Washington Post for what is claimed to be pro-Palestinian bias.
  • The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute - Your gateway to business and economy in Israel. Succeed in commercial ventures with Israeli companies and in the Israeli marketplace!
  • HonestReporting - "is a fast-action website dedicated to ensuring that Israel receives fair media coverage. We scrutinize the media for anti-Israel bias, and then mobilize subscribers to complain directly to the news agency concerned. Our e-mail list has over 50,000 members worldwide, and is growing daily." So watch out!
  • media accuracy - You cowards. How dare you deem the settlements as "illegal". It is rightfully our land, which they stole from us. You weren't even brave enough to put contact information on your website, so this is how i'm contacting you. I like how you try to cloak your blatant anti-semitic views behind this horrible website, set up as "an educational resource". If anyone needs to be taught something it ought to be you. "War crimes"? "Human rights"? Please. Can you honestly justify homicide bombings? Killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians hardly compares living on land, that was theirs to begin with.
  • UK Broadcasters, ever wonder how a rude word about Israel produces a torrent of complaints and abuse? The British Israel Group might have something to do with it.
  • Israeli Victims of Arab Terror is a graphic reminder that both sides, Israelis as well as Palestinians, suffer in the violence. This is a photographic compendium of the Israeli victims of shootings and bombings.
  • "Stand By Israel in its hour of need!" This is a reverse-boycott site, trying to persuade people to support Israel economically and politically. many links to other pro-Israel sites.
  • Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs - "an independent, non-profit institute for policy research and education serving Israel and the Jewish people since 1976." Strongly right-wing Zionist news and views.
  • The US anti-boycott laws are a key part of that country's support of Israel. The US Bureau of Industry and Security will penalize companies and individuals that support or participate in a boycott of Israeli products.
  • Fine Foods Israel promotes Israeli produce in the US. For Boycotters, it's a great guide on what brands and companies to avoid.
  • MEMRI - the Middle East Media Research Institute, carries translations of offending articles in the Arabic media.
  • Palestinian Media Watch - the way in which this site demonises and vilifies Palestinians and their culture is reminiscent of... nothing so much as 1930s anti-Semitism.
  • The Tampa Bay Primer claims to be "promoting responsibility in Middle East reporting". Which means, of course, promoting pro-Israel bias. Has a particular thing about the St Petersburg Times.
  • GIYUS means Give Israel Your United Support. It is run by Israeli Govt as a way of mobilising pro-Israel forces to pressure media, politicians, vote in online surveys and so on. Of course, it works just as well for those opposing Israeli war crimes! Sign up now!
  • IMRA - Independent Media Review Analysis. Catalogues anti-Israel & anti-Semitic articles in the world's press.
  • MEIMAD - the Movement for Education & Information Mobilization Against Discrimination - catalogs anti-Semitism in Arab media. Yes, it does exist, and it's revolting. But I wonder why its there...?
  • Israel National News - news about Israel & Palestine from a right-wing Zionist perspective.
  • The Counterfeit Machsom Watch was set up by right-wing Israeli settlers in order to try and undermine the fine work done by the true Machsom Watch (www.machsomwatch.org). This website provides a glimpse into the cruel, crazy and racist mental world the settlers inhabit.
  • Hasbara "is a fast-action website dedicated to ensuring that Israel receives fair media coverage. We scrutinize the media for anti-Israel bias, and then mobilize subscribers to complain directly to the news agency concerned...
  • Fair Reporting - "If you see a report which shows undue bias contact the media concerned...The media does not exist in a vacuum - editors notice if viewers express displeasure at bias."
  • World Watch as information and views about world events, especially the middle east, from a fundamentalist Christian perspective.
  • CAMERA - the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America - organises pro-Israel Americans to lobby the media so as to report "fairly". It is an important mechanism in ensuring pro-Israel bias in US press, TV and radio.
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