Whilst I doubt that this blog has raised any great political awareness, I know that a lot of you had a very keen sense of the injustice taking place in Israel/Palestine already. This is something which i obviously endeavor to encourage, and I thought I’d share some websites for anyone interested.
These websites were recommended to me by Angela Godfrey-Goldstein from the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. She is a veritable fountain of knowledge on Israel/Palestine situation, something she has dedicated her life to, and I know that she would be grateful that I have shared these sources of information with you.
www.ir-amim.org.il – particularly good for information about Jerusalem and the Jerusalem divide
www.arij.org – the website of the Applied research Institute. The ‘Eye on Palestine‘ section gives updates on new physical developments – e.g. new settlements being built, new checkpoints installed, new sections of wall being built etc
www.btselem.org – a human rights based information centre with regular updates, similar to Eye on Palestine but with a human rights basis
www.icahd.org – the website of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Home of physical information and updates, maps and project information. Particularly useful with relation to house demolitions
A large number of those are .il Israeli websites. Please note that they are not all “leftist extremists” with “warped viewpoints”, most of them are Israeli citizens who disagree with the occupation and its methods.