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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
committed since its founding in 1914 to the rescue of Jews at risk, relief of those in dire need and support of Israel in meeting its most urgent social challenges, JDC also offers non-sectarian disaster relief and longer-term development assistance.
American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. It has been a leader in it efforts to fight genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
Americans for Peace Now (APN)
the leading United States advocate for peace in the Middle East. You can subscribe to their Action Network weekly updates.
APN's "Current Crisis Resource Page"
provided by Americans for Peace Now, it is updated every 2-4 days.
Amnesty International - Israel Section
a worldwide movement, founded in 1961, of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. This AI-Israel site is mostly in Hebrew.
Binkom - Planners for Planning Rights
"seeks to enhance the link between civil rights, social justice, and the planning process in Israel."
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom (Jewish Alliance for Justice & Peace)
Its stated mission is to educate and mobilize American Jews in support of a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The closest branch is in Bloomington, Indiana.
B'Tselem - Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
"endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel."
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)
has placed environmental protection high on the agenda of the organized Jewish community and made the case to elected officials and decision-makers that protecting the environment is a moral and religious obligation.
J Street - The New Address for Middle East Peace and Security
promotes "meaningful American leadership to end the Arab-Israeli and Palestinian-Israel conflicts peacefully and diplomatically. We support a new direction for American policy in the Middle East and a broad public and policy debate."
Leonard Fein’s blog
blog managed by this longtime peace activist featured on the APN site. He was formerly editor of Moment Magazine and a frequent contributor to The Jewish Daily Forward, a weekly newspaper.
The New Israel Fund (NIF)
addresses a myriad of social problems existing in Israel today, including: civil and human rights (especially among its Arab and Bedouin citizens), social and economic justice, religious pluralism and tolerance, the environment, and new immigrants
aims to amplify the voice of the overwhelming but silent majority of moderates who wish for peace and prosperity in Israel/Palestine, empowering them to work toward a two-state solution.
Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
"Human dignity, wellness of mind and body and the right to health are at the core of the world view of the organization and direct and instruct our activities and efforts on both the individual and general level."
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel
believes that "torture and ill treatment of any kind and under all circumstances is incompatible with the moral values of democracy and the rule of law."
Rabbis for Human Rights
works along with Israeli human rights organizations to bring considerations of the value and protection of human lives in Israeli/Palestinian conflicts, especially in the present Gaza situation.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
advocates on over 60 national and international issues, from civil liberties to arms control and hunger. It also functions as the legal advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel, known as the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism.
Reports from Israeli Human Rights Groups
blog created by Israeli human rights groups during the fighting in Gaza and in southern Israel to inform the Israeli public of the impact on civilians, particularly regarding events that were not reported by the media.
Save a Child's Heart Foundation
an Israeli-based international humanitarian project whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children who suffer from heart disease in areas of the world that cannot offer enough medical help.
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME)
a grass-roots community of academics whose mission is to inform, motivate, and encourage faculty to use their academic skills to develop effective responses to ideological antisemitic, anti-zionist, and anti-Muslim slanders.
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