Palestine / Israel resources collected by Ron Geib
Welcome to the Resource links, which we have collected for building understanding of the Israeli & Palestinian people, their respective narratives, and political conflict.
After reading news and analysis for many years and living in Bethlehem for 15 months, we recognize thatthe dynamics of the Palestinian / Israeli conflict are complex and deeply nuanced.However, we also believe thatJesus called us to be peace-makers.
As such, we believewe should not consider the conflict to be intractable, nor give up hopefor building peaceful relations between the parties in the conflict.
We also believe that it has not been helpful for those outside of the conflict to project their various political, theological, or prophetic frameworksonto the conflict. This typically triangulates persons into supporting only one side or the other.
We hope that the resources we've collected will help you develop a fuller empathy and appreciation for the people living in the Holy Land and inform you in praying and advocating for a just peace in the region
Israeli or Jewish-Led Organizations
B'Tselem:The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
Breaking The Silence: The voices of veteran IDF soldiers
Come and See: The Christian Website from Nazareth
HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual
ICAHD: The Israeli Committee Against House Demolition
Machsom Watch: Israeli Women Committed to an end of the Occupation
Musalaha: promoting reconciliation as demonstrated in the life and teaching of Jesus.
Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom: Oasis of Peace
Rabbis For Human Rights
The Parents Circle: Bereaved Families Supporting Peace, Reconciliation, and Tolerance
Volunteers for Human Rights
Zochrot: ["Remembering"] Promoting Acknowledgment and Accountability for Ongoing Injustices
Path of Peace and Hope: Grassroots movement of Palestinians and Israelis
ADALAH: an independent human rights organization and legal center, working to promote and defend the rights of Palestinian Arab Israeli citizens, as well as Palestinians in the Occupied Territories