SCIP provides these links in good faith to educate its readers on a wide range of issues relating to Israel/Palestine. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed on these websites do not necessarily reflect those of SCIP, its members or its supporters.
The BDS National Committee was established in 2007 to coordinate the campaign worldwide. Boycotts target products and companies, both Israeli and international, that profit from the violation of Palestinian rights. In 2005 some 170 Palestinian organisations called for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel "until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights".
The Balfour Project was set up to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration in November 2017. In particular it aims to educate people about what the Declaration means to both Arabs and Jews, highlight its failure to fulfill its promise to protect the rights of the Palestinian people, and urge "people and elected representatives of the UK to take effective action to promote justice, security and peace for both peoples".
The British Shalom-Salaam Trust was established in 2004 by a group of Jews in response to the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East caused by the Israeli Occupation. The Trust aims to foster positive relations between Jews, Palestinians and other communities living within Israel’s 1967 borders, in the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan; and as refugees in other parts of the Middle East.
B'Tselem, also known as the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, was founded in February 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It works 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."
The Council of Christians and Jews is the leading nationwide forum for Christian-Jewish engagement. It was founded in 1942 by Chief Rabbi Joseph H. Hertz and Archbishop William Temple with the aim of encouraging Jews and Christians to meet together in local groups, to "understand each other a little better and to recognise the humanity in the other". Her Majesty the Queen has been the Patron of CCJ since 1952.
The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) is a programme coordinated by the World Council of Churches that brings volunteers from all over the world to the West Bank to be Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs). Their vision is a future in which the occupation of Palestine has ended and both Palestinians and Israelis enjoy a just peace with freedom and security based on international law.
The EuroPal Forum is an independent non-profit organisation advocating Palestinian rights and working to achieve a positive and accurate public opinion on Palestine. It aims to create a better understanding of the Palestinian narrative and build bridges between Palestinians and the European governments and the public.
Free Speech on Israel was founded as a predominantly Jewish campaign group in 2016. It promotes a non-Zionist Jewish perspective and affirms that anti-Zionism is not antisemitic.
The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) is a non-violent, direct-action group established in 1997 by Israeli peace activists to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories. It has since expanded its resistance activities to include land expropriation, settlement expansion, by-pass road construction, policies of “closure” and “separation” and the wholesale uprooting of fruit and olive trees.
Jewish Voice for Peace is a community of Jewish Americans campaigning to change US policy and shift US discourse to create the political conditions that will allow Israelis and Palestinians to achieve a just and lasting peace. It has more than 200,000 supporters, 10,000 individual donors and over 60 chapters across the United States.
Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (J-BIG) is a group of Jews resident in the UK who came together in 2007 to support the Boycott Israeli Goods (BIG) campaign.
J-BIG has since been active in every area of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, initiating and supporting actions, petitions, open letters, debates, conferences and lobbying activities aimed at furthering the goal of equality and justice for all in Israel/Palestine.
Jews For Justice For Palestinians is a network of Jews who are British or live in Britain, "practising and secular, Zionist and not". They bring together Jews from across the religious and political spectrum and value contributions to the struggle for justice for Palestinians by Jews from every background, in Britain, Israel, and across the world.
The Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI) is an alliance between the East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine formed in 2001. Working closely with its global network of YMCAs and YWCAs, international churches and related organisations, UN agencies and others, the JIA aims to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine and work towards an end to the Occupation and its violations of international law.
Kairos Palestine is a Christian Palestinian movement born out of the Kairos Document, which advocates ending the Israeli occupation and achieving a just solution to the conflict. Kairos Britain is a network of individuals, organisations and faith communities formed in response to the Document, also known as ‘A Moment of Truth’.
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) is a UK-based charity established in 1984 in the aftermath of the Sabra and Shatila massacres. It works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. MAP works with local partners to provide a wide range of medical services including emergency treatment, primary healthcare, family healthcare and longer-term psychosocial care.
Palestine Monitor was established in December 2000 by the activist Dr Mustafa Barghouthi as a counterweight to the bias against Palestine often found in international news reports. Since then, its team of international journalists based in Ramallah has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from within Palestine and exposed a broad range of human rights abuses by the Israeli authorities.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from many communities of all faiths across Britain, and increasingly throughout the world. It represents people and political parties who have come together to work for justice for the Palestinian people, campaigning for Palestinian rights, including the right to self-determination and the right of return, and opposing Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
The Parents Circle - Families Forum is a joint Palestinian-Israeli organisation of over 600 families who have each lost a close family member as a result of the conflict. Established in 1995 by several bereaved Israeli families, it held its first meetings with Palestinian families from Gaza in 1998 and later expanded to include Palestinians from the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Sabeel is a grassroots ecumenical organisation based in Jerusalem working for a just peace for the people of Palestine and Israel. Archbishop Desmond Tutu is its international patron. Started by Palestinian Christians, Sabeel promotes non-violence and reconciliation. Friends of Sabeel UK is working in Britain to support that vision. The word Sabeel is Arabic for ‘the way.’ It can also mean 'spring' or 'channel of living water'.
Solutions Not Sides is a programme of One Voice Europe, the European arm of the OneVoice Movement. It offers courses and workshops across the UK and Europe aimed at educating people about the Israel-Palestine conflict in a non-partisan way. SNS is supported by a wide range of peace groups including Peace Now, the Holy Land Trust and Israeli Palestinian Bereaved Families for Peace.
Wi'am, or The Wi’am Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center, was founded in 1995. “Wi’am” in Arabic means “cordial relationships”, and developing relationships is the essence of its mission. The Center helps to resolve disputes within the Palestinian community by implementing the traditional Arab form of mediation, known as "Sulha", as well as Western models of conflict resolution.
Zaytoun is a social enterprise and community interest company founded in 2004 whose aim is to create and develop a UK market for artisanal Palestinian produce. In 2009 it produced the world’s first Fairtrade certified olive oil, sold across the UK ('zaytoun' means olive in Arabic). Its range continues to grow, and is now available nationwide through independent shops, online, in Oxfam and through its active network of volunteer distributors.