For people looking to help affect change,
here are some simple things you can do to help make a difference.

1) Educate yourself and others about what is happening.
Here are publications that provide news and analysis:

Democracy Now – Gaza

Democracy Now – Israel and Palestine

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU)


The Electronic Intifada

UNOCHA: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Defense for Children International Palestine

2) Organizations are doing important humanitarian work in Gaza and the West Bank. They include:

UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)

Kinder USA

The Jerusalem Fund

The Middle East Children’s Alliance

The Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF)

Palestine Red Crescent Society

3) Write or telephone your politicians. You can use the links below to find your representative as well as editors and the Israeli Embassy



The White House

The Israeli Embassy in the US

Newspaper Editors

4) Learn more about the Palestinian-led movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions:


Movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions

5) Join/Support peace building. Here are a few of the many worthwhile organizations committed to peace and human rights.

US Campaign to End the Occupation (and also visit their Coalition page)

Students for Justice in Palestine (National Organization Link)

Jewish Voice for Peace

Breaking the Silence

Friends of Sabeel

Rabbis for Human Rights

Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch – Israel/Palestine

The Palestine Solidarity Legal Support




Yesh Din

Adalah: The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel

Defense for Children International Palestine

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