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Local peacebuilding organisations in Israel & The Occupied Palestinian Territories
A New Dawn in the Negev
A New Dawn in the Negev is a community development organisation promoting coexistence and equality among all residents of the Negev, Israel.
Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace
The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace teaches democratic values, equality and acceptance to young children in Jerusalem.
Al-Quds Association for Democracy and Dialogue
Al-Quds Association promotes democracy, dialogue and civic participation in the development of local communities. Nonviolence, a culture of peace, democracy and dialogue are at the core of their programmes and activities.
All for Peace Radio
The idea of a joint Israeli-Palestinian radio station is unique and innovative, bringing together the Jewish-Arab Center for Peace at Givat Haviva and the Palestinian organisation Biladi – The Jerusalem Times.
All Nation Café
Situatated on the road from Jerusalem to Bethlahem, between an Israeli army check-point and the Palestinian authority, the cafe is a meeting place for Palestinians, Israelis and internationals.
Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES)
AIES is the premier environmental education and research program in the Middle East, preparing future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region's environmental challenges.
Arik Institute For Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace
The Arik Institute focuses on public activities aiming to foster reconciliation, tolerance and peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Art for Peace
Art For Peace is a group of Palestinian and international artists who aim to spread the concepts of justice, peace, freedom and human dignity
Association for Progressive Education (In Honour of Meir Yaari)
The Association for Progressive Education (In Honour of Meir Yaari) is an NGO that develops and implements educational programmes in Israel and abroad.
Bat Shalom is an grassroots organization of Jewish and Palestinian Israeli women working together for peace.
Bringing peace together (BPT)
BPT brings together representatives of different peace movements in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Budo for Peace (BFP)
BFP brings together young people from conflict areas to learn Japanese martial arts in order to learn its values and apply them in breaking down fear and building trust between people.
Center for Applied Research in Education (CARE)
CARE specialises in promoting the educational capacities of Palestinian citizens, professionals and organizations.
Center for Democracy and Community Development
The Center for Democracy and Community Development is a non-profit Palestinian NGO based in Jerusalem.
Center for Educational Technology (CET)
CET is an NGO dedicated to the advancement of the education in Israel, in the Jewish world and around the globe.
Center for Freedom and Justice
The Center for Freedom and Justice works to address the lack of community development and organised programmes in rural Palestinian communities.
Centre for the Protection of Democracy in Israel (Keshev)
Keshev was established by a group of academics, lawyers and civic activists in order to protect and advance democratic values in Israel.
Citizens’ Accord Forum Between Jews & Arabs in Israel (CAF)
Accord Forum is built around the idea that with the increasing polarisation of Jewish and Arab citizens in Israel, the need for 'accord' and 'normalisation' has become paramount.
Combatants for Peace (CfP)
Combatants for Peace is a movement of Palestinians and Israelis who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence; Israelis as soldiers in the Israeli army (IDF) and Palestinians as part of the violent struggle for Palestinian freedom.
Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land
The Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land works to promote respect for the life and dignity of all human beings, regardless of religion, nationality or gender.
Creativity for Peace
Creativity for Peace trains young Palestinian and Israeli women to partner as leaders in peacebuilding.
Economic Cooperation Foundation (ECF)
ECF builds, maintains and supports Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab cooperation in the political, economic, and civil society spheres in support of creating a sustainable Permanent Status based on a 2-state solution.
Emek Shaveh promotes archeology as a valuable tool for empowering local communities and creating bridges between people from different cultures.
Friends of the Earth Middle East
Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) promotes sustainable regional development and the creation of lasting peace in the region.
Future Vision Society for Capacity Development (AREEN)
AREEN works to strengthen the role and participation of young people in Palestinian civil society.
Geneva Initiative (GI)
Geneva Initiative is a joint Israeli-Palestinian initiative that suggests a detailed model for a peace agreement to end the conflict.
Givat Haviva exists to educate for peace, democracy, coexistence and social solidarity in Israel.
Heartbeat brings together young musicians from across Israel-Palestine to make music, build understanding and promote peaceful social change.
Hope Flowers School
The Hope Flowers School in Bethlehem teaches peace, democracy and community development.
House of Water and Environment
HWE aims to promote practical research into the current and future state of water resources and the environment in Palestine and across the region.
Humans without Borders
Humans Without Borders is devoted to helping West Bank Palestinian families obtain medical assistance in Israeli hospitals.
Inter-Religious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI)
ICCI works with young people, women, and religious leaders to promote Jewish-Arab coexistence and peacebuilding projects.
Interfaith Encounter Association
Interfaith Encounter Association promotes peace in the Middle East through interfaith dialogue and cross-cultural study.
International Peace and Cooperation Center
The IPCC aims to be a leading civil society player promoting social, economic, political and urban transformation processes across Palestine.
Ir Amim is a non-profit organisation that seeks to render Jerusalem a more equitable and sustainable city for the Israelis and Palestinians who share it.
Israel-Palestine: Creative Regional Initiatives (IPCRI)
IPCRI is the only joint Palestinian-Israeli public policy think-tank in the world.
Israel-Syria Peace Society
Israel-Syria Peace Society is an Israeli movement which aims to renew the peace negotiations between Israel and Syria.
Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies (JIIS)
JIIS provides data, policy papers, and professional analysis for use by decision-makers, researchers, and the general public.
Jerusalem Intercultural Centre
The centre assists the city's residents in becoming responsible active partners in shaping the city's future and the development of their communities.
Jerusalem Peace Makers
Jerusalem Peacemakers is a network of grassroots activists and religious leaders working together for Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation.
Just Vision supplies local and international audiences with information about under-documented Palestinian and Israeli joint civilian efforts to resolve the conflict nonviolently.
Laborers Association for Studies and Developmen (SHIRAA)
Shira' is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families in the Bethlehem area.
Leading Leaders for Peace
Leading Leaders for Peace call for the solidarity of peace groups in order to push for non-violent change and a better life for Palestinians and Israelis.
Legal Center for Freedom of Movement (GISHA)
GISHA is an Israeli organisation whose goal is to protect the freedom of movement of Palestinians, especially Gaza residents.
Lev Ha’Ir Community Administration
The Lev Ha'Ir Community Administration in Jerusalem designs and coordinates community rehabilitation programmes.
Machsom Watch monitors the behaviour of soldiers and police at checkpoints, ensure that the rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories are protected.
The Macro Center for Political Economics specialises in the economic and sociological analysis of current and evolving issues on Israel's public agenda.
The organization is advancing Middle East peace through the mepeace.org platform for peacemakers. Palestinians, Israelis and interested others use the site to meet, communicate and build peace.
Middle East Program, JDC Israel
JDC in Israel represents North America's Jewish Federations in helping Israeli society enhance its own capacity to meet the needs of its weakest and least fortunate members.
Middleway – Compassionate Engagement in Society
Middleway finds novel ways to put an end to the circle of violence, hatred and fear.
Mifgash (Encounter) for Conflict Transformation
Mifgash focuses on building mediation skills and is active in various peace activities such as dialogue meetings and peace education.
Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED)
NISPED initiates and conducts projects in the areas of socio-economic development and peace.
Neve Shalom / Wahat al Salam Village
A village, jointly established by Jewish and Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, that is engaged in educational work for peace.
Olive Tree Movement
Olive Tree Movement works with Palestinian children and families to acheive peace.
OneVoice aims to amplify the voice of those who wish for peace and prosperity , empowering them to demand accountability from elected representatives.
Our Heritage works to promote equality of opportunities for all ethnic and cultural groups of Israeli society.
The Palestine-Israel Journal is the only independent, non-profit quarterly publication co-published and produced by Israelis and Palestinians.
Palestinian House for Professional Solutions (HPS)
HPS assists people from the Middle East to look for better alternatives and solutions for the current conflicts.
Palestinian Institution for Development and Democracy (Al Tareeq)
Al Tareeq organises different interventions, such as training, open discussions, research and studies. They work with mainly young people, but also involve all parts of society.
Palestinian Peace Coalition (PPC)
The forum aims to engage Palestinian young people through the implementation of programmes and activities to serve their causes and rights.
Palestinian Youth Union for Cooperation of Peace (PYCP)
PYCP targets young Palestinians and promotes their involvement in the development of society by spreading the ideas of democracy, peace, and tolerance.
Panorama focuses on promoting democracy, community development, training and capacity building, and the promotion of youth leadership and activities.
Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF)
PCFF has played a crucial role in the peace process since 1995, by spearheading a reconciliation process between Israelis and Palestinians.
Peace and Democracy Forum (PDF)
Peace and Democracy Forum (PDF) is a Palestinian NGO based in East Jerusalem.
Peace Now is the largest non-parliamentary movement in Israel, the country’s oldest peace movement and has a broad public base of support.
Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME)
PRIME's purpose is to pursue mutual coexistence and peacebuilding through joint research and outreach activities.
Peres Center for Peace
The Peres Center for Peace aims to help build a Middle East region in which people work together to build peace through socio-economic cooperation and development.
Rabbis for Human Rights
Rabbis for Human Rights is the only organisation in Israel today concerned specifically with giving voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights
Sadaka Reut works for social and political change in Israel through the promotion of a bi-national, multicultural and egalitarian society.
Save a Child’s Heart
Save a Child’s Heart is an Israeli-based project whose mission is to improve the quality of cardiac care for children from developing countries.
Seas of Peace
Seas of peace aims to bring together young leaders from Israel, Palestine and the United States to learn from, understand and motivate each other.
Seeds of Peace
Seeds of Peace inspires and equips new generations of leaders from regions of conflict with the relationships, understanding, and skills needed to advance lasting peace.
SHATIL is the New Israel Fund’s empowerment and training centre. It works to promote democracy, tolerance, and social justice in Israel.
Shorouq Charitable Society for Women (Shorouq)
Shorouq works to strengthen the role of Palestinian women in society.
Social Workers for Peace and Welfare (Ossim Shalom)
Ossim Shalom calls for using social work dialogue as a means to help resolve the conflict between Arabs and Jews.
Sulha Peace Project
Sulha is a grassroots organisation of Jews, Arabs, Israelis, Palestinians, who seek to develop a culture of co-existence inspired by the Middle Eastern indigenous process of mediation, Sulha.
The aim of Tawasul is to create and develop non-violent communication between all levels of society.
The Arab Jewish Community Center
The Arab Jewish Community Center in Jaffa is a unique gathering point for Jews, Muslims and Christians, offering a wide range of community activities.
The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace
The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace is a research institute in Israel which examines conflict resolution in the Middle East.
The Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization
IPSO's mission is to foster cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians and to promote dialogue and interaction among scholars in the two communities.
TRUST Emun is an Israeli organiation working to build understanding and mutual trust through education, dialogue, and activities that promote non-violence, reconciliation, and healing.
Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute is a leading intellectual center for the interdisciplinary study and discussion of issues related to philosophy, society, culture and education.
Wi’am – Palestinian Conflict Resolution Centre
Wi'am helps to resolve disputes within the Palestinian community by complementing the traditional Arab form of mediation, called Sulha, with Western models of conflict resolution.
Windows for Peace Channels of Communications
Windows fo Peace consists of Israelis and Palestinians working together to promote friendship, understanding and reconciliation through educational programs, media and art.
Yesh Din is a group of volunteers who have organized to oppose the continuing human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Young Israeli Forum for Cooperation (YIFC)
YIFC is cultivating a generation of young leaders to take an active role in shaping Israel's future and, specifically, its relations with its Palestinian and European neighbors.
Zman midbar – Desert Time
Desert Time organizes joint peace and prayer gatherings held at Zman Midbar – a school teaching peace studies to teachers and young people.