- Share information with family members and friends. Don’t avoid the subject just because it is controversial.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local or regional newspaper when Palestinian perspectives are not reflected in coverage of related issues.
- Boycott products made in illegal Israeli settlements or by companies that otherwise support the occupation. Click here for an educational handout that suggests which products to boycott, and provides a letter that can be delivered to the manager of any store that carries them.
For more information, visit:
Visit for Yourself
- Visit, call or write to your representative and senators to urge a more balanced, less Israel-centric approach to the peacemaking process…and be sure to voice your support for legislators that do have a balanced approach
- Visit Palestine to see the conditions of occupation yourself, so that you can speak more convincingly to people in your community about the situation there.
For more information on delegations both to the West Bank and Gaza, visit:
Organizations to Check Out:
- U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (link)
- American Friends Service Committee (link)
- B’Tselem, Israeli information center for human rights in the occupied territories (link)
- Codepink: Women for Peace (link)
- Jewish Voice for Peace (link)
Alternative News Sources to Share:
- Aljazeera English
- Electronic Intifada
- Ma’an News Agency
- Palestine Chronicle
- Palestine Telegraph (Gaza-based)
- Palestine Today!
Host a book or discussion circle:
- A Country of Words: A Palestinian Journey from the Refugee Camp to the Front Page, by Abdel Bari AtwanAn Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel, by Jeff Halper
- The Lemon Tree: an Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East, by Sandy Tolan
- Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life, by Sari Nusseibeh
- One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, by Ali Abunimah
- Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation, by Saree Makdisi