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- Schools & Universities
Ben-Gurion University, Department of Middle East Studies
This website 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.
University of Bergen, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
This program 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.
Birzeit 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.
Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, University of California Los Angeles
This center 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 Policy Analysis on Palestine
This center, 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.
Health Development, Information, and Policy Institute (HDIP)
The institute 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 updated.
Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School
This program focuses on in the study and research of Islamic law. Publications, upcoming events and other useful links are available.
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
This center 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.
Israel/Palestine Center for Research & Information (IPCRI)
The Israel/Palestine 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
This Belgian 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 Nations.
The Middle East Policy Council
The Middle 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.
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University
This academic 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.
The Palestinian Academic Network
The Palestinian 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
This independent 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.
Palestinian Energy & Environment Research
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
The site for Arabic speakers.
Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania
The university 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.
Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near Middle East, University of London
This department 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 research topics.
Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University
The center “seeks to impact an understanding of Middle Eastern past and present to academic general audiences in Israel and Palestine."
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin
The mission of this center is to train Middle East specialists for business, government and other professions and to promote understanding of the region.
Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, University of Virginia
This department 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 abroad.
Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah
This center promotes a renaissance of Palestinian arts culture.
The Shammouts 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.
Palestinian National Authority Official Website
The official 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 Labour
English 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.
United Nations, Office of the Special Coordinator in the Occupied Territories
The UNSCO 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.
The Alternative Information Center (AIC)
B'Tselem, The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
B’Tselem 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 to help.
Human Rights Action Project, Birzeit University
The Human 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
Human 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.
Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizen's Rights (PICCR)
The Palestinian 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 Centre for Legal Aid And Counseling
Based 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 their site.
Hanthala is “dedicated to international law and human rights.” News and poetry also can be found on this site.
This Egyptian delivers Egyptian, Middle East, and cultural news to audiences around the world.
Ha’aretz reports news from Israel in Hebrew and English. World news, business, sports and other news are available.
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 PINs
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.
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.
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.
Birzeit 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.
Ibrahimieh Community College
In English and Arabic.
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, Beit Jala
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.