Exeter Palestine Solidarity Campaign

 

Welcome to the Exeter Palestine Solidarity Campaign Website. Last updated: 17 January, 2010

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Here you will find links to a wide range of organisations and groups which you might find useful. They have been grouped into the following categories:


Campaigning Organisations
Media
Commercial
Charities
Resources & Others
Contact Details Useful for Lobbying


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Campaigning Organisations


Palestine Solidarity Campaign (National) - London-based organisation to which the Exeter Palestine Solidarity Campaign is affiliated. Their website has latest news, information on upcoming events and background information on the Palestine issue. You can also find links to mamny other related organisations and contacts to local PSC groups.


Boycott Israeli Goods - The BIG website features news and resources about Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions in the UK and around the world, as well as information for activists and the general public about a comprehensive boycott of Israeli produce and goods.


International Solidarity Movement (ISM) - The International Solidarity Movement is a growing movement of Palestinian and international activists working to raise awareness of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and an end to Israeli occupation. They utilize non-violent, direct-action methods of resistance to confront and challenge the illegal Israeli occupation forces and policies.


Jewish Friends of Palestine - Many Jewish individuals and organizations have openly declared their opposition to the current situation - some against the current policies of the Israeli government, others against the continued occupation, and others even against Israel and the Zionist ideal as a whole. A large part of the idea here is to illustrate the diversity of Jewish opinion and perspectives that support a free Palestinian state.


Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions - ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories.


Liverpool Friends of Palestine - A very useful resource including a section on their EU Trade Group work.


Stop the Wall - The grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall campaign.


Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now - SUSTAIN campaigns for justice, human rights and self-determination for Palestinians and an end to USA governments support of Israeli violations through aid.


Jerusalem Peacemakers - Aid, friendship and support for grassroots peacemakers in the Holy Land.


Palestine Monitor (PNGO) - The Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) set up this website - a gateway to civil society. The website highlights the real effects on Palestinians’ lives over the past few years, and also provides tools for the public to take action on specific issues.


Joint Advocacy Initiative - ...of East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine. Their work focuses on presenting an accurate picture of life in Palestine and offering people the opportunity to express solidarity with the Palestinian people. We have campaigns, such as the Olive Tree Campaign, which aims to replant 50,000 olive trees in the Palestinian Territories, to keep hope alive for the farmers whose land is threatended with confiscation by the Israeli army, settlers or the separation wall, and to encourage them to stay on their land. We also market the products of disadvantaged Palestinians, whose income depends on the land through the Al Ard Al Taybeh Campaign (The Good Earth Campaign).


Falmouth Peace Group - Please contact Postmaster@exeterpsc.org.uk for further details


Twinning Palestine - UK based support organisation. If you are interested in twinning or building friendship links with Palestinian communities this is the place to go.


Friends of Palestine society - Find information about their mailing list at the University of Exeter. Also see their web site at http://societies.ex.ac.uk/~palestine


Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine - "But there will be no peace in the Middle East while the Palestinians are subject to humiliation, settlements are expanded on the West Bank and the Palestinian people have no viable homeland they can call their own. As long as this continues, Israel's legal and moral right to live in peace behind secure and recognised borders will be undermined." Menzies Campbell September 2006.


New Profile - is a group which is not yet so famous but which has set itself an even more radical task. In the words of one of its activists:“New Profile is a feminist movement of both women and men working to de-militarise Israeli society, to change it into a truly civic society, to reverse the military mind sets that govern our lives and generate war after war.


Women`s Organization for Political Prisoners (WOFPP) - WOFPP is a group of women united in their opposition to Israeli occupation. The organization was established in 1988 and is based in Tel Aviv. WOFPP's aim is to support women political prisoners and to promote the release of all political prisoners who have struggled or are accused of having struggled against the Israeli occupation and are held in Israeli jails. WOFPP's support consists in monitoring the conditions of the women political prisoners and resisting policies of suppression that violate their rights.


The Peace Cycle - The Peace Cycle was formed in 2003 by Brian Moran and Laura Abraham. Both had followed the situation in Israel and Palestine for years and were appalled by the injustice the Palestinian people have endured for so long. Prior to meeting, they had both resolved that year to do something positive to raise awareness of this injustice, and by a fateful coincidence had separately decided to organise bike rides for peace. But after hearing about each other’s almost identical plans through the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, they arranged to meet in London in Spring 2003, and agreed to join forces to organise the first ever London to Jerusalem Bike Ride.


Palestine Israel Ethical Shopping Initiative - The rationale for the conception and creation of this web site lies in the belief that few people would, knowingly, seek to benefit from theft from others. Likewise, few would consider taking advantage of the victims of terror and ethnic cleansing. Few would want to reward a military occupier where brutality and wanton killing, the demonising and brutalising of a subjugated people is the hallmark of the occupation.


British Committee for Universities in Palestine - BRICUP is an organisation of UK based academics, set up in response to the Palestinian Call for Academic Boycott.

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Media


Arab Media Watch [AMW] - Works for objective British coverage of Arab issues. AMW was set up to tackle a proliferation of traditional bias, ignorance and misunderstanding in the British media regarding Arab issues and Palestine in particular.


Palestine Media Watch - Palestine Media Watch works to combat anti Palestinian bias in the US media.


American Task Force on Palestine - The ATFP is a not-for-profit corporation that aims to educate the American people about the national security interests of the United States in establishing a Palestinian state.


Jews for Justice - American jewish organisation. Easy to read report on the Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict. Also contains links to the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.


Institute for Middle East Understanding - The IMEU provides journalists with quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians, as well as expert sources, both in the U.S. and the Middle East.

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Commercial


Zaytoun - Zaytoun (Arabic for Olives) is a UK based non-profit project to import Olive Oil from Palestinian farmers at Fair Trade prices. Supporters can purchase oil directly from them (minimum 12 bottles). Alternatively, lobby your local health food shop to stock the oil themselves.


freedom clothing project - a not-for-profit clothing co-operative working with suppliers in Beit Jala.


If you cannot organise your own trip, you can use Experience Travel Tours (proprietor Linda Ramsden) for visits to the Occupied Territories to be an eye-witness to the situation on the ground.

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Charities


The Dove and Dolphin - a local charity for Palestinians, the website is about ordinary citizens of the world doing what they can to help other citizens, regardless of political, racial, national or religious beliefs. 

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Resources & Others...


MidEast Web - This is is a registered non-government organization in Israel. There is a lot of historical material primarily aimed at Israelis, but attempts to be factual and as unbiased as possible.


If Americans Knew - Its mission is to inform and educate the American public on issues of major significance that are unreported, underreported, or misreported in the American media.


Sue Blackwell's Pages on Palestine and Israel - An informative resource and portal put together by an English lecturer at Birmingham University. Includes many articles and 'Hate Mail of the Month', a whitty read!


The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) - Its main function is to provide Official and Accurate statistics on demographic, social, economic and environmental states and trends to serve the Palestinian citizenry, and to serve the instrumental needs of businesses and their organizations for statistical information on states and trends.


The Sapiens Promise Site - This is the first "activism" campaign to be organised by the Sapiens Movement. Its purpose is to help achieve a just outcome to the Israeli/Palestinian crisis. The links page on this site is particularly useful to find other related organisations in the UK and world-wide.


Who Profits from the Israeli Occupation? - A list of Israeli and international corporations who are directly involved in the occupation.


Many, many more links can be found on the National Palestine Solidarity Campaign website.

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Contact Details Useful for Lobbying
Contact your MP


http://www.faxyourmp.com/ or www.parliament.uk/directories/directories.cfm
Has your MP spoken out on this issue? http://www.theyworkforyou.com
http://www.publicwhip.org.uk

PM
Email via: http://www.number-10.gov.uk
Write: 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA
Fax 020 7925 0918 Tel House of Commons 0207 219 3000

Foreign Office: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH Tel FCO 020 7270 1500
Jack Straw private email: private.office@fco.gov.uk
Jack Straw private Fax: 020 7839 2417
Contact via the FCO web site http://www.fco.gov.uk
Tel 020 7008 1500
Fax 020 7270 2144
Middle East Peace Section Tel 020 7008 1500
Palestine Desk 020 7008 3796
Note that it is best to FAX or write as e-mails are not usually responded to by the FCO

European Union
European Commission's home page: http://europa.eu.int/comm/index_en.htm
European Commission's contacts page: http://europa.eu.int/comm/contact/index_en.htm
European Parliament's home page: http:www.europarl.eu.int
European Parliament MEPs page: http://www.europarl.eu.int/members/public.do?language=en European Parliament political grouping's page: http://www.europarl.eu.int/groups/default_en.htm

Contact details for some MEPs in our region:
Neil Parish (Con) 16 Northgate, Bridgewater, TA6 3EU
Graham Watson (Lib dem) Bagehot's Foundry, Beardsyard, Langport, TA10 9PS, e-mail: euro_office@cix.co.uk
Glyn Ford (Lab) 1 Newfoundland Court, Newfoundland Street, Bristol, BS2 9AP
Graham Booth (UKIP) Pullmann House, 7 Battle Road, Heathfield, Newton Abbott, TQ12 6RY

Other contacts
Israeli Embassy in the UK: Fax 020 7957 ; Tel020 7957 9500
e-mail info-assist@london.mfa.gov.uk
address: Embassy of Israel, 15A Old Court Place, London W8
Addresses of other Israeli embassies are listed at: http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/israel1.htm
Ehud Olmert webmaster@pmo.gov.il
General- Israeli Defence Ministry info@mail.idf.il
AmirPeretz- Israel defence min sar@mod.gov.il
Israeli foreign minister sar@mofa.gov.il
The Office of the President: Hanassi St., Jerusalem 92188; Tel: 972-2-6707211; Fax: 972-2-5610037
Ehud Olmert (Prime Minister's Office): 3 Kaplan St., P.O.B. 187, Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 91919; Tel: 972-2-6705555; Fax: 972-2-5664838
Amir Peretz (Spokesperson Defence Ministry ): Kaplan St., Hakirya, Tel-Aviv 61909; Tel: 972-3-5692010; Fax: 972-3-6916940
Tzipi Livni( Ministry of Foreign Affairs): 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 91035; Tel: 972-2-5303111; Fax: 972-2-5303367; e-mail sar@mfa.gov.il
Commander, Civil Administration : Fax 972 2 9977326
President George Bush president@whitehouse.gov Phone: (202) 456-1414 ; Fax ++1-202-456-2461
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan: coi@un.org or ecu@un.org
Terje Rod Larsen (personal rep of the UN secretary general in Palestine): unsco@palnet.com
UN Enquieries:Inquiries@un.org 
 

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