International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright)
Israeli-Arab Scholarship Program
States Institute of Peace, Jennings Randolph Program for
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Research Centers, Institutes and Organizations
English and Arabic speakers have access to the Arabic
Media Internet Network. It features various articles from
various sources concerning important Palestinian issues.
Research Institute of Jerusalem
Applied Research Institute
of Jerusalem (ARIJ) is a non-profit organization that
promotes sustainable development within Palestine by working
toward greater Palestinian self-reliance and control over
their natural resources. Facts, statistics, maps, etc
on Palestine environment issues.
Begin-Sadat Institute for Strategic
Studies, Bar Ilan University
This site concentrates on
the study of Middle East peace, history and security,
especially regarding national security and the foreign
policy of Israel. Information about the different areas
of concentration, which varies from the war in Southern
Lebanon to, arms control in the Middle East. There are
three publications on the site. Each is dedicated to one
of the central themes.
Ben-Gurion University, Department
of Middle East Studies
is dedicated to the study and research of the numerous
methodologies of the Middle East. A thorough history can
be found on the site, as well as an explanation of the
cultures. The center offers workshops on various topics
which are announced on the same site.
Bergen, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
promotes the study of Arabic language. The university
offers opportunities to study and lists contact numbers
for more information and admissions. Other useful links
on the same subject are featured on the same site.
University, which is located in Palestine, is dedicated
to the betterment of the Palestinian community. Palestinian
concerns and community needs are addressed in this institute
for higher education.
Center for Middle East Studies, University
of California Berkeley
Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern
Studies, University of California Los Angeles
has research, academic, and outreach as well as information
on schools, businesses, and media is available on this
sight. A newsroom with articles concerning the Near East,
and links to other relevant sites are available.
Center for Middle Eastern Studies,
University of Chicago
Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine
based in Washington, DC, offers information about the
region, and the history of Palestine, but focuses most
on the US-Palestinian relationship. Information on internships,
publications, briefs, and cultural events is obtainable
on the website.
This Palestinian NGO is committed
to tackling the subjects of childhood education, care
and development. The center is based in Jerusalem and
works with other organizations interested in child development.
The Early Childhood Research Center also publishes children’s
books, teaches, and offers teacher training programs.
Mental Health Programme
GCMHP is a non-profit Palestinian
NGO that serves the Gaza Strip. It provides mental health
services such as, therapy, rehabilitation, and public
awareness through forums and public events. It programs
are geared towards traumatized children, victims of violence,
and other human rights violations.
Health Development, Information, and Policy
is dedicated to the health care concerns of the Palestinian
community. Information on other NGO initiatives in rural
and urban areas is also featured on the site. The latest
casualty numbers in the Palestinian community are frequently
Islamic Legal Studies
Program, Harvard Law School
focuses on in the study and research of Islamic law. Publications,
upcoming events and other useful links are available.
Center for Middle Eastern Studies,
supports academic programs in the Middle East, North Africa,
and Turkey Activities and links to other scholastic sites
on the same subject can be found on this website.
Department of Near Eastern Languages
& Cultures/Middle East Studies Program, Indiana University
This department offers BA
and graduate programs in fields such as Arabic, Hebrew
and Islamic studies. NELC is apart of Indiana University's
"mission to foster cross cultural understanding and international
education." Course offerings and NELC events are available
on this site.
Israel/Palestine Center for Research &
Center for Research & Information is a joint Israeli/Palestinian
public policy think tank looking for practical and peaceful
solutions to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. It offers
various publications for downloading.
MEDEA European Institute for Research on Mediterranean
and Euro-Arab Cooperation
institute has developed a website for French, Arabic,
and English speaking audiences. There is a range of information
about the Palestinian government, refugees, and the United
East Nonviolence and Democracy—Jerusalem
MEND was created in 1998 to
focus on nonviolence and democracy through training and
awareness. MEND uses holistic, participatory, regional,
gender, and media issues to bring forth dialogue. Information
on internships, projects and funding is available on the
Its mission is to provide a Palestinian forum where
Public debate can occur. Miftah is based in Jerusalem
and is committed to fostering the principles of democracy.
Information on current programs, projects, and links to
other sites is available.
Middle East Policy Council
East Policy Council, based in Washington, DC, promotes
understanding and discussion of US policy in Middle Eastern
affairs. Its journal is proclaimed as "the most cited
publication on the Middle East in the field of International
Relations." There are links to current journal articles.
Center for Middle Eastern and
African Studies, University of Michigan
The center's program is available
on the website, along with a list of publications in various
Kevorkian Center for Near
Eastern Studies, New York University
center focuses on "political, cultural, and economic issues"
concerning the region and hosts workshops and public events
that are listed on the site. Information on M.A. and Ph.D.
programs is on the center’s website.
Tamer Institute for Community Education
Institute, based in Ramallah researches the “concerns
and needs” of the Palestinian people and conducts educational
programs for children. This website offers a Palestinian
view on historical and current events. Poetry and other
literature from Palestinians are also features on the
website. English and Arabic speakers can enjoy this site.
Near Eastern Studies Programme,
University of Oxford (UK)
This program has various publications,
seminars and research information. There are lists of
grants, scholarships, and links available to further one’s
research on the Near East. There is also an updated calendar
on this site.
The Palestinian Academic Network
Academic Network aims to provide accurate information
on higher education institution in Palestine. It also
provides educational, technological and organizational
help to Palestinian education. There are opportunities
for special interest groups to exchange ideas and knowledge.
Palestinian Academic Society for the Study
of International Affairs
Arab non-profit institution researches the question of
Palestine, extensively examines the status of Jerusalem,
and provides a forum for the free expression of the spectrum
of perspectives on the Palestinians. It offers links to
facts, publications, projects, and seminars.
PCC was established in 1983
to promote community development by introducing the concept
of mental health. It staff, made up of counselors and
experts, introduced counselors to Palestinian schools,
focus on habilitation and rehabilitation. Contact information
is available on PCC’s website.
Palestinian Energy & Environment
Established on 1993, this center conducts studies
on the needs of the community’s energy needs. Information
on current projects and community goals are listed.
Palestine Planning Center
for Arabic speakers.
Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania
has more than 300 courses for studying the Middle East.
MA, BA, Ph.D., and joint degree programs with the law
school are offered each academic year. Links, calendar
events, and a guide to research sources are available
on the site.
Middle East Studies
Center, Portland State University
Department of the Languages
and Cultures of the Near Middle East, University of London
teaches courses that reflect the political and economic
importance of the region. Graduate and undergraduate courses
are available on the site as well as information on current
Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and
African Studies, Tel Aviv University
"seeks to impact an understanding of Middle Eastern past
and present to academic general audiences in Israel and
Center for Middle Eastern Studies,
University of Texas at Austin
of this center is to train Middle East specialists for
business, government and other professions and to promote
understanding of the region.
Middle East Center, University of
Established in 1960, the center promotes the study
of the languages, literature, culture, history and politics
of the region. Information on outreach programs, calendar
events and links to other similar sites is available.
Center for Arab and
Islamic Studies at Villanova University
Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures,
University of Virginia
teaches the major languages, literature, and culture of
this area of the world. The undergraduate program has
numerous resources and opportunities for student to study
Center, University of Washington
offers courses in Comprehensive Islamic Studies, language,
culture, biblical, and ancient history. Exchange programs
and financial aid information is available.
Council on Middle East Studies,
Yale Center for International Studies
offers degree programs, ranging from anthropology to the
languages and civilization of the Middle East. The council
hosts seminars, lectures, fellowship and grants.
of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees
The UPMRC was founded in 1979
by a group of Palestinian doctors and health professionals
attempting to supplement the poor health infrastructure
in Palestinian communities. Activities, publications,
link and contact information is available on the site.
Welfare Association Consortium for the Management of Palestine
This organization is funded
by the World Bank, the Italian and Saudi Arabian governments,
and the Welfare Association (USA). It provides services
to the poor and disadvantaged of Palestinian society,
as well as helping otherNGOs. Contact, publication and
program information is available on the website.
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Arts & Culture
Resource Center for Popular Arts/ARCPA
Based in Lebanon, Al Jana Resource Center for the
Popular Arts is dedicated to helping Palestinian refugees.
Palestinian youth are given a chance to learn about the
arts and have a safe learning environment. Al Jana offers
a learning environment in its library, which contains
writers and videos records of the oral culture and history
Palestinian, Baha Boukhari’s
website is filled with political cartoons for Arabic speakers.
Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah
promotes a renaissance of Palestinian arts culture.
Riwaq: Center for Architecture
center wants to protect the Palestinian architectural
culture heritage. The center has information about its
community outreach, books, research, publications and
are a Palestinian couple that has posted their art on
this site. They capture Palestine history at its good
and bad times in their art.
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Business & Related
Aqaria-Palestine Real Estate
The Aquaria-Palestine Real
Estate Investment Co. is dedicated to rebuilding Palestine,
by participating in housing and commercial projects in
cities such as Ramallah and Gaza.
Arab Palestinian Investment Company
Management Consulting Services
by engineers and economists in Jerusalem, Management Consulting
Services gives professional services to investors.
consultant services help rebuild Palestine’s economy,
and explore new investment opportunities. The website
has a list of current activities and the names of other
Palestine Development & Investment Ltd
goal to help rebuild in Palestine’s economy by providing
financial returns to investors which will lead to the
creation jobs. It also hopes to raise funds through bonds
and to establish investment funds all to help the Palestinian
Palestine International Bank
Palestinian Chambers of Commerce,
Industry and Agriculture
Representing the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the Palestine
Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture aim to connect
Palestine to the larger global markets. A Palestinian business
directory has information on regions such as Gaza, Bethlehem
The Palestinian Economic Council for Development
& Reconstruction (PECDAR)
features activity reports from 1996 that are updated periodically
about the ongoing process of development. Other publications
on development are also available on this site. Information
on the current school building initiative is on the website.
Palestinian Securities Exchange, Ltd.
Securities Exchange has been promoting the Palestine community
since 1997. There are now 28 share-holding companies involved
Paltrade - Palestine Trade Center
This is a non-profit, private, membership
based organization that promotes Palestinian goods and
services regionally and internationally. Paltrade initiates
programs that help promote Palestine’s private sector.
Palestine Economic Forum
Economic Forum collects data about issues facing the Palestinian
economy. Publications on the economic policy from 1997
can be read on this site. Information on past and upcoming
discussion forums is updated regularly on this site and
other relevant websites.
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Health, Development, Information & Policy
Ministry of Health
This website serves as the health information center for
the Palestinian people. Reports and statistics concerning
the current situation and available on the site. The Ministry
of Health offers information on various health topics,
medical aid, and upcoming events.
Ministry of Higher Education
Established in 1996, the Ministry of Higher Education
is responsible for all higher education institutes, programs
and activities. Information on the Council of Higher Education
and the Council of Science Research is available on this
Ministry of Industry
Based in Ramallah, this ministry facilitates growth in
the business and industrial sectors of Palestinian society.
Information on current events, the financial and industrial
sectors, and the economic situation in Palestine is available
on this website.
The Orient House is committed to the development of Arab
Jerusalem. Due to the Israeli occupation of the Orient
House, limited information on this site is available on
department services before August, 2001.
Negotiation Affairs Dept., Palestinian
Palestinian National Authority Official Website
website of the PLO offers daily insight into events going
on in the region. Daily progress reports are available
on the site concerning international affairs, the peace
process, the United Nations and the government.
Palestinian Ministry of Information
Palestinian Ministry of Labour
and Arabic speakers can view this website which address
labor issues in Palestine. The functions of the Ministry
of Labour, publications, statistics and information on
vocational training are available.
Office of the Special Coordinator in the Occupied Territories
office in Palestine makes quarterly reports on Palestine.
Copies of these reports dating back to 1996 can be obtained
from this site as well as other special reports and a
directory of NGOs in the West Bank.
Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine
to the UN
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Academic Freedom First
This is a Palestinian students’ organization
fighting for the rights of Palestinian students in Israel.
Information on the crimes and human rights abuses against
students in Gaza are available on the site.
is a Palestinian NGO organization fighting for the right
of Palestinians. Their programs include a prisoner’s support
system and various lobbying campaigns.
This human right organization, based in Ramallah,
has updated press releases in French and English. Information
on internship programs, publications, and updated press
releases are on the site.
Alternative Information Center
Association of 40
Badil is the “resource center for Palestinian residency
and refugee right,” based in Beit Jala. English and Arabic
speakers can find information on protection, international
law, and other topic related to Palestine.
B'Tselem, The Israeli Center for Human
Rights in the Occupied Territories
is an Israeli human rights center that tries to influence
Israeli policy toward the occupied territory. Hebrew,
English and Arabic speaking individuals can read information
on public actions, publications, press releases, and how
Human Rights Action Project, Birzeit
Rights Project has information on recent detentions and
the human rights record. Cases of students being detained,
contact information and links can be found on the site.
Human Rights Watch
Rights Watch contains updated news concerning human rights
abuses the world. Issues such as arms, women’s rights,
racism, refugees, and children rights are available on
this site. Specific information on the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict is available in English and Arabic.
LAW - The Palestinian Society for the
Protection of Human Rights and the Environment
English and Arabic speakers can find out the latest
news, reports and press releases on this site. The society
was founded by Palestinian lawyers for the protection
of human rights.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The center is an independent legal body based in
Gaza City dedicated to the protection of human right and
promoting the rule of law, among other things. This website
offers weekly reports on Israeli human rights violations,
press releases, reports and studies.
Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group
Founded in 1996, the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring
Group monitors human rights violations in Palestine. English
and Arabic information is available on this site about
outreach services, factsheets and publications.
Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizen's
Independent Commission for Citizens’ Rights is the “first
national human rights institution in the Arab World.”
Publications, articles and special reports are featured
in Arabic and English.
Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC)
This organization is concerned with issues facing women
in Palestine. Information on forums, economics and statistics
concerning women is available on their site.
Women's Centre for Legal Aid And Counseling
in Jerusalem, the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling
promotes equality between men and women. Contact information,
programs, publications, UN Documents are available on
is “dedicated to international law and human rights.”
News and poetry also can be found on this site.
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News & Media
This Egyptian delivers Egyptian, Middle East, and cultural
news to audiences around the world.
reports news from Israel in Hebrew and English. World
news, business, sports and other news are available.
News for those fluent in Arabic.
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
News from an Israeli prospective is available on topics
such as terrorism, global issues, and Palestine. Policy
statements and publications are also in French and Spanish.
Jerusalem Media and Communication Center
JMCC is a Palestinian
news organization. Daily press summaries, poll results,
opinions, and research reports are available on this site.
The Jerusalem Times
Jerusalem Times is an independent weekly magazine from
Palestine with news on current events, business and education.
Middle East Research and Information Project
Based in Washington, DC, MERIP’s provides news and perspectives
about the Middle East not available in main stream media.
They include frequent reports on Israel and Palestine.
Wafa, Palestine News Agency
English, Hebrew, and Arabic speakers can read about the
current status of Israeli and Palestinians in Wafa, the
official Palestinian news agency.
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Schools & Universities
Al-Azhar University, an Arab Islamic university, is located
in the Gaza Strip in Palestine. Post graduate and undergraduate
degrees are offered at the university.
This university in Jerusalem strives to educate Palestinians
in a wide range of fields. Information about summer programs,
graduate and student affairs is on its site.
The An-Najah University was founded as a secondary school
in 1918 in Nablus, Palestine. Its website is in both English
and Arabic and includes information about academic programs.
This educational institute
was founded in 1995 and is located in Jenin. As the first
private University in Palestine, the university implements
the American education system. It serves the Palestinian
community with qualified faculty, educational and technological
The Bethlehem Bible College
The Bethlehem Bible College is an interdenominational
Christian Bible college. It strives to prepare Christian
leaders in an Arab world.
Bethlehem University was founded in October 1973 by the
De LaSalle Brothers, who are dedicated to making higher
learning easily accessible to students in the West Bank
and Gaza. The site is for both English and French speakers.
University, located in north of Ramallah. Its website
includes information about travel links, cultural guides,
as well as a listing on conferences on issues significant
to Palestinian society in its website.
Birzeit University Continuing Ed. Dept.
The Continuing Education Department at Birzeit University
strives to serve the Palestinian community’s need for
managerial, technical, and service skills.
Hope Flowers School
Ibrahimieh Community College
Islamic University of Gaza (IUG)
Islamic University of Gaza’s mission is to “provide high
quality education to Palestinian students.” It offers
degree, non-degree programs and post graduate programs.
Part of the site is still under construction.
Talktha Kumi School,
The Talktha Kumi School was founded in Jerusalem in 1850
by German institutes. English and German speakers can
visit this site that is still partly under construction.
This site deals with the secondary school exit examinations
for Arabic speakers.
PPU was founded by the University
Graduate Union, a non-profit organization,in 1978. Over
2000 students are currently enrolled in Bachelors or Associate
degrees in one of the four colleges. Information on student,
public, and athletic services are available.
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