Christianity and the Middle East Recommended Web Sites

Please e-mail if there is a link that you would recommend that I should add to this page or if any link fails.
Be sure to visit the Middle East Institute of Wartburg College

 

Newspapers on-Line
http://www.haaretzdaily.com/htmls/ Ha'aretz Israeli daily paper:
http://www.jpost.com/ Jerusalem Post Israeli daily paper:
http://amin.org/ Jerusalem Times Palestinian weekly
http://www.ptimes.org/main/ Palestine Times

Magazines and Newspapers on Middle East
http://www.wrmea.org/
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
 

Media Tracking
http://www.abunimah.org Comments & critiques of articles in NPR, major newspapers.
http://www.fair.org Tracks media spin on issues.
http://ElectronicIntifada.net Analysis of bias in reporting the current Intifadah.

HolyLand alternative news sources
http://www.imemc.org/index.php The International Middle East Media Center.
http://www.miftah.org/ Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Dialogue and Democracy.
http://www.birzeit.edu/links/ Bir Zeit University-with guide to Palestinian websites.
http://www.alternativenews.org/ Alternative Information Center
http://www.Gush-Shalom.org/ Jerusalem Israeli bloc of peace
http://www.ipcri.org/  Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information - IPCRI
http://www.btselem.org/English/index.asp  Israel Center for Human Rights
http://www.palestinercs.org/ The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization
http://www.rapprochement.org/ Palestinian Center for Rapproachment: Beit Sahour

 

Church Information Sites
http://www.al-bushra.org Catholic organization on Palestine
http://www.mecchurches.org Middle East Council of Churches-Jerusalem Liason
http://www.cmep.org Churches for Middle East Peace-Advocacy
http://www.sabeel.org Sabeel Liberation Theology Center
http://www.wfn.org/ Worldwide Faith News - News Releases
http://www.cpt.org/ Christian Peacemaker Teams
http://www.emeu.net/article.php?item=49&page=0  Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding
 

Lutheran Church Sites
http://www.elcjhl.org/  Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan - Jerusalem
http://www.annadwa.org International Center of Bethlehem
LOGA: Lutheran Office of Government Affairs

Comprehensive Summary
http://www.HolyLandAlternatives.net/ Betty Bailey's annotated survey of Websites

Books and Resourses
http://www.middleeastbooks.com American Educational Trust Book Club

Middle East Churches
http://www.cacc-sf.org/c-alinks.html Armenian Church links
http://www.copts.com
International Coptic Association

Peace and Justice Organizations
www.palestinemonitor.org  Bítselem-documents human rights abuses in the Occupied territories ĖThe voice of the civil Palestinian society

www.icahd.org  The Israeli Committee against House Demolition

www.machsomwatch.org  Machsomwatch (checkpointwatch) Israeli Women for Human Rights-daily surveillances at various military checkpoints

www.kibush.co.il  Kibush (occupation) Magazine-a big collection of the information about ongoing Israeli occupation

www.peacenow.org  Peace Now-Pro-peace Israeli movement excellent material about settlements

www.gush-shalom.org  Gush Shalom-Israeli peace organization

www.passia.org  Passia (Palestinian NGO)-excellent information about the separation wall and settlements

www.arij.org ARIJ-Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem-Palestinian NGO-environmental and economical issues

www.stopthewall.org  Palestinian campaign against the wall

www.haaretz.com  Haaretz-the best Israeli newspaper (English edition)

www.crisisgroup.org  International crisis group

 

Books

 

General background
 

The Palestinians: the Road to Nationhood David McDowall, Minority Rights Publications, 1994

The story of the Palestinians explaining the crucial events and issues surrounding the continued conflicts, and an analysis of the problems on the road to peace.

Whose Promised Land? Colin Chapman, Lion Publishing, 2000

Reprinted recently with a new chapter.  Excellent background.

 Religious perspective 

Justice and Only Justice  Naim Ateek, Orbis 1989

A Palestinian Anglican explains Palestinian liberation theology and seeks reconciliation and peace with justice.

Faith and the Intifada:  Palestinian Christian Voices  Naim Ateek, Marc H Ellis and Rosemary Radford Ruether (eds), Orbis 1990 

We Belong to the Land

Blood Brothers  Elias Chacour, Marshall Pickering 1990

A Catholic Melkite priestís story, from 1948 to the present day.

I am a Palestinian Christian  Mitri Raheb, Augsbury Fortress Publishers, 1995
 

Caught in Between  Riah Abu el-Assal

 Dying in the Land of Promise  Don Wagner, Melisende, 2000

The history of Palestinian Christians, and their lives today.

Intifada and Beyond

Drinking the Sea at Gaza Amira Hass

A Jewish Israeli journalist analyses the first intifada through the years she spent living in Gaza.

Dispatches from Palestine Graham Usher, Pluto Press, 2000

Collection of Usherís articles, charting the rise and fall of the Oslo Accords.