Madison Rafah Journal

A Forum for the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

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Disclaimer: These links are provided in the interest of a broad public dialogue on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict from many different perspectives. MRSCP does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, and opposes any appeals to racism, defamation, or violence.


Al-Amal Rehabilitation Center Darwish Abu Sharkh
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Our intermediary in Rafah
Rachel Corrie An American activist killed in Rafah
Gaza Community Mental Health Program Manal Awad and the Women’s Empowerment Project
Tom Hurndall A British activist killed in Rafah
KinderUSA and their work in Rafah
James Miller A British journalist killed in Rafah
Olympia-Rafah Sister City Project Linking Rafah and Olympia, Washington
Pesaro Rafah’s Italian Sister City. Use this for a quirky translation.
Pesaro-Rafah Sister City Pact
Pesaro-Rafah Committee
Rafah Pundits Photos of the good, the bad and the ugly in Rafah
Rafah Today Reports and pictures from Mohammed Omer
Ta’ayush (Life in Common) A grassroots Arab-Jewish partnership


City of Madison for things municipal
the Isthmus A weekly independent newspaper
Madison Area Peace Coalition (MAPC) for peace, justice, and freedom in the world. A member of MRSCP.
Madison Flickr Pool Madison photos from 746 contributors
Madison Independent News Media News you can’t get elsewhere
Madison Jewish Community Council (MJCC) The central address for Jewish life in Madison
Madison Sister Cities Officially recognized
MidEastLog Ben Granby’s experiences in Iraq and Palestine
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Home of member Bruce Burnside
University of Wisconsin-Madison Fearless sifting and winnowing for truth
Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua (WCCN) Promoting social and economic justice, and endorsing the MRSCP
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ) Creating a world free from violence and injustice, and a member of the MRSCP

Palestinian Sister Cities

Madison-Rafah Sister City Project Madison, Wisconsin and Rafah, Gaza
Olympia-Rafah Sister City Project Olympia, Washington and Rafah, Gaza
Pesaro Pesaro, Italy and Rafah, Gaza. Use this for a quirky translation.
Twinning with Palestine The British-Palestine Friendship Forum: Building bridges not walls

Water Conflict

The Water Crisis in the Occupied Territories An overview from B’Tselem
Disputed Waters: Israel’s Responsibility for the Water Shortage in the Occupied Territories Detailed 1998 B’Tselem report
The Palestine Water for Life Campaign by the Palestinian Hydrology Group


Adalah (Justice) The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Al-Awda The Right of Return Coalition
Ali Abunimah A Palestinian-American researcher at the University of Chicago
Amnesty International Israel and the Occupied Territories: An ongoing human rights crisis
American Friends Service Committee Organizations working on the Israeli-Palestinian issue
Bethlehem and U.S. sister cities Burlington and Orlando
B’Tselem The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
Cactus48 Resources and links
CEPAL Canadian Palestinian Educational Exchange
Colorado Palestine Solidarity Campaign (CPSC) Supporting any initiative that raises Palestine awareness
Coloradoans in Solidarity with Palestine Condemning U.S. support of the Israeli occupation
Council for the National Interest Americans promoting a totally independent state of Palestine
Double Standards and U.S. foreign policy
Electronic Intifada A Palestinian perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem Palestine Encyclopedia by Issa Nakhleh
Futbol Palestina 2006 and the most important sporting event on the planet – soccer’s World Cup
Gush Shalom (Peace Bloc) Uri Avnery and the Israeli peace movement
The “Separation Wall” Separating Palestinians from their land…
Ha’aretz Tel Aviv news and commentary “Come, I’ll tell you about Palestine”
Imagine Life and their human rights public awareness campaign, Occupation 101
Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict
International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) Palestinian news neglected by the international media
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) Activists challenging the Israeli occupation
International Womens’ Peace Service (IWPS) Nonviolence in Action
Mural on Apartheid Wall at Mas’ha Feeling they can live
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) For a just and sustainable peace
Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace (Brit Tzedek v’Shalom) American Jews for a negotiated settlement
Jewish Unity for a Just Peace Jewish activists supporting an end to Israeli occupation
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) The Jewish tradition for peace, social justice and human rights
Journey to Palestine Outrage at the treatment of Palestinians
Mennonite Central Committee Palestine Since 1949
Middle East Children’s Alliance Working for justice in the Middle East
Middle East Research and Information Project Middle East politics, culture and society
Mideast Peace Project Jewish and Arab Americans working for a just peace
MIFTAH Dr. Hanan Ashrawi’s Palestinian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Reports on Israel’s apartheid and the U.S. Role
Notes from Palestine… International Solidarity Movement (ISM) member Mika Minio-Paluello
Not In My Name An American-Jewish peace group in Chicago
Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict by Jews for Justice in the Middle East
Palestine Calendar
Palestine Children’s Relief Fund Free medical care for children from the Middle East
Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund Basic needs for children
Palestine Encyclopedia Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem by Issa Nakhleh
Palestine Environmental NGO Network (PENGON) and the environmental catastrophe
Palestine Media Watch (PMWATCH) Fair and accurate coverage of the Israeli occupation of Palestine
Palestine Monitor by the Palestine NGO Network
Palestine Papers Jabaliya and Berkeley – Sister Cities and their Contradictions
Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) Endorsing the MRSCP
Palestine Solidarity Committee of South Africa The right of Palestinians to self-determination and a sovereign Palestinian state
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) An independent Palestinian human rights organization in Gaza City
PASSIA Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs and their Refugee Fact Sheet and Water Fact Sheet
Physicians for Human Rights – Israel Promoting and protecting the right to health
Playgrounds for Palestine Helping children reclaim their childhood
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Israel and Jewish Relations
Rabbis for Human Rights Rabbi Aschermann, facing Israeli charges for opposing Palestinian home demolitions
Rebuilding Alliance Rebuilding demolished Palestinian homes and schools
Refuser Solidarity Network International support for Israelis who refuse to serve the Occupation
Robin C. Miller’s Research Guide to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Stop The the Apartheid Wall
Stop The Wall.US the Apartheid Wall
SUSTAIN Stop U.S. Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now
Trapped in Someone Else’s Dream Photos by Asim Rafiqui

  • United Nations
  • Relief Web from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • UNISPAL United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine
  • UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
  • US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Working for freedom from occupation and equal rights for all by challenging US policy
    Voices of Palestine a Seattle, Washington group with strong ties to Palestine
    War Times — The First Casualty of War is Truth — and “War on Terrorism or Illegal Occupation?”
    Washington Report on Middle East Affairs News and analysis by the American Educational Trust
    Yanoun A Palestinian Village Under Siege by Jewish Settlers