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POLITICS: Basic information | Human rights | Jewish settlements 
Peace process | Palestine and Europe | Political organisations 

BASIC INFORMATION

Note: to provide more complete coverage, we have included some links which refer to Israel

Documents on Palestine
Full text of key documents covering the establishment of Israel, Palestinian resistance and international diplomacy

Chronologies of the conflict with Israel 

Palestinian cabinet
Full list of ministers appointed 9 June 2002

Who's Who in the Palestinian Authority
The officials in charge - and how to contact them

List of Israeli government ministers (CIA)

Israel: Heads of state and prime ministers
Historical list (ZPC database)

Palestinian leaders
Historical list (ZPC database)

Palestinian National Authority (official website)

Palestinian National Authority [Medea]

Palestinian National Council [Medea]

Palestinian Legislative Council 
The Palestinian parliament's website

Palestinian Legislative Council [Medea]

Yasser Arafat's homepage

Fact-file on Jerusalem
(CAABU - April 2000)

Opinion polls
Conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre

Diary of Israel-Palestine conflict
A personal account of life under Israeli rule, by Nigel Parry

PEACE PROCESS

Middle East Endgame
Outline of a comprehensive peace settlement. Detailed three-part report by the International Crisis Group describing the shape of a likely solution. (16 July 2002). Part II: An Israeli-Palestinian settlement. Part III: Israel, Syria and Lebanon. Also in French.

Summary of the Palestinians' position

Peace process documents
(Palestine Mission to the United Nations)

Palestinian-Israeli agreements

Negotiations Affairs Department
Official Palestinian view of negotiations with the Israelis

Mitchell Commission
Full text of the fact-finding committee's report, 2001


ISSUES IN THE PEACE PROCESS

The following key issues are outlined by the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs department. (For a summary click here)

Jerusalem

Settlements

Refugees

Water

Borders

Security

Relations with neighbours

Compensation

Economic relations


PEACE PROCESS MAPS

The Palestinians' "historic compromise"

Israeli proposals

Clinton's proposals

Water resources


CAMP DAVID, JULY 2000

Palestinian view of Camp David (NAD)

Keep talking, Jordan urges
The Guardian, 27 July, 2000

Leaders seeking a place in history
The Guardian, 26 July, 2000

Dollars for peace
18 July, 2000

Camp David's gates re-open
11 July, 2000

JEWISH SETTLEMENTS

Settlements
The issue as seen by the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department

List of settlements in the West Bank (FMEP)

List of settlements in Gaza  (FMEP)

Charts and diagrams relating to settlements  (FMEP)

Foundation for Middle East Peace
Regular reports on settlement activity

Gush Shalom
An Israeli organisation which regards settlements as an obstacle to peace

Applied Research Institute Jerusalem
A non-profit organisation promoting sustainable development in the occupied territories. Site includes information about settlements

HUMAN RIGHTS

Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group

REPORTS:

Human Rights Watch: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998 

US State Department (Israel): 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 

US State Department (Occupied Territories): 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

Amnesty International (Israel & Occupied Territories): 2000, 1999, 1998 

Amnesty International (Palestinian Authority): 2000, 1999, 1998 

BOOKS

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: From Defender to Dictator
Said K. Aburish. Hardcover, 1998

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

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

Before Their Diaspora: A Photographic History of the Palestinians, 1876-1948
Walid Khalidi. Paperback, 1991

Born Palestinian, Born Black
Suheir Hammad. Hardcover, 1996

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

Daughters of Palestine: Leading Women of the Palestinian National Movement
Amal Kawar. Paperback, 1996

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

The Invention of Ancient Israel: The Silencing of Palestinian History
Keith W. Whitelam. Paperback, 1997

Israel, Palestine and Peace: Essays
Amos Oz, Drenka Willen (Editor). Paperback, 1995

The Jordanian-Palestinian Relationship: The Bankruptcy of the Confederal Idea
Musa S. Braizat. Hardcover, 1998

Mandate Days: British Lives in Palestine, 1918-1948
A. J. Sherman (Preface). Hardcover, 1998

Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982
Mahmud Darwish, et al. Hardcover, 1995

Modern Palestinian Literature and Culture
Ami Elad-Bouskila. Paperback, 1999

Peace for Palestine: First Lost Opportunity
Elmer Berger, Don Peretz. Hardcover, 1993

Perceptions of Palestine: Their Influence on U.S. Middle East Policy
Kathleen Christison. Hardcover, 1999

Revolution Until Victory?: The Politics and History of the PLO
Barry Rubin. Hardcover, 1994

A Taste of Palestine: Menus and Memories
Aziz Shihab, Jean Rosow (Illustrator). Paperback, 1993

The Transformation of Palestinian Politics
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

   

  

Last revised on 18 June, 2009