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In order to provide a more complete picture, a number of links relating to Israel are included here. This has no political significance.

Basic information

Latest news from Palestine

Wikipedia portal  
General information and links to specific articles. See also West Bank and Gaza

Israel: a country study
Detailed information from the US Library of Congress

CIA World Factbook - West Bank, plus Gaza

Nationmaster: West Bank and Gaza
A compilation of facts and figures from many sources

Medea - Palestine 
(European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation)

BBC country profile: Israel and Palestine

Maps of Palestine

Local time

Local weather (Jerusalem)

Currency converter 
Israeli shekel (ILS)

National flag of Palestine 
Symbolism of the flag explained

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Languages of the West Bank and Gaza
Ethnologue Database

Who's who in Palestine

Historical and political texts relating to Palestine


History of Palestine (Wikipedia)

Historical chronology of Palestine since 1400 (passia.org)

Historical chronology of Jerusalem (passia.org)

Ancient Palestine
An illustrated history by William J. Gilmore-Lehne, Associate Professor of History, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Rulers of Palestine in the New Testament era
(Christian Resource Institute)

Caesarea Maritima
History of the great Greco-Roman port city used by King Herod


Palestinian newspapers  

Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre
A Palestinian organisation which aims to provide reliable information for journalists, researchers, news agencies and individuals

The Palestine Report
News digest in English, published by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre

Press freedom and censorship


World Bank: Israel 
Comprehensive economic data

World Bank: West Bank and Gaza 
Comprehensive economic data

Economic news and data (zawya.com)

Summary of the programme in the West Bank and Gaza

Palestine Monetary Authority 


Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA)
A Jerusalem-based organisation which seeks to present the Palestinian question in its national, Arab and international contexts through academic research, dialogue and publication.


Birzeit University


Ramallah Online

Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Palestine Trade Center
Guidance on on taxation, imports and exports, and investment procedures.


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Related pages


Books from Amazon

All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948
Walid Khalidi (Editor). Hardcover, 1992

Allenby and British Strategy in the Middle East, 1917-1919
Matthew Hughes. Paperback, 1999

Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature
Salma Khadra Jayyusi (Editor). Hardcover, 1992

Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder
Janet Wallach, John Wallach. Hardcover, 1997

Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Martin Gilbert. Hardcover, 1993

Building a Palestinian State: The Incomplete Revolution
Glenn E. Robinson. Paperback, 1997

Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948
Zachary Lockman. Paperback, 1996

Fallen Pillars: US Policy Towards Palestine and Israel Since 1945
Donald Neff. Hardcover, 1995

Gender in Crisis: Women and the Palestinian Resistance Movement
Julie M. Peteet. Paperback, 1992

The Transformation of Palestinian Politics: From Revolution to State-Building
Barry M. Rubin. Hardcover, 1999

A Voice of Reason: Hanan Ashrawi and Peace in the Middle East
Barbara Victor. Hardcover, 1994

World Orders Old and New
Noam Chomsky. Paperback, 1996


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