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Twinning with Palestine

The Britain - Palestine Twinning Network - "promoting twinning and friendship links"

Activities for the network in 2011 include * Women's visit - March * Twinning Conference in Palestine - April * Visits to Palestine April and October * Conference in Liverpool - November.

Twinning Campaign media and news links page

Use this page to find out more about your twinned community.

On this page: Media - Other useful contact information

Members of Parliament: British and European Members of Parliament


Palestine - Arabic only - Israel - International - United Kingdom - Broadcast Media - Blogs -


- Arab news service.

- The Alternative Information Center (AIC) is a joint Palestinian-Israeli organization which prioritizes political advocacy, critical analysis and information sharing on the Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.



Medialens. "Media Lens has grown out of our frustration with the unwillingness, or inability, of the mainstream media to tell the truth about the real causes and extent of many of the problems facing us, such as human rights abuses, poverty, pollution and climate change."


- Common Ground News Service.

- The Electronic Intifada project is a focused network of pro-Palestinian activists with a history of Internet and media activism. The project aims to focus on just one aspect of the struggle, the war in the media for a representation of the Palestinian point of view.

- JMCC was established in 1988 by a group of Palestinian journalists and researchers to provide information on events in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. JMCC's Jerusalem and Ramallah offices provide a wide range of services to journalists, researchers, international agencies, individuals and organizations interested in obtaining reliable information on the Palestinian territory.

- Ma'an News Agency (Ma'an means 'together' in Arabic) is a Palestinian on-line News agency that publishes up-to-the-minute news in Arabic, English, and Hebrew. Ma'an News Agency (MNA) began operation in December of 2004 and is one of the main projects of the Ma'an Network which was established in 2002 as a non-governmental organization that aims to improve local Palestinian media production.

- MEMC is with the help of Palestinian, Israeli and foreign journalists now seeking to establish itself as one of the main liberal, non-partisan online news sources in the coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict.

- Created by the Palestinian Non-Governmental Network (PNGO) and the Health, Development, Information, and Policy Institute (HDIP), the Palestine Monitor seeks to redress the lack of a Palestinian narrative in the media by disseminating information about developments coming from Palestinian civil society. It aims to mobilize people to take action and put pressure on their governments, and thereby on Israel, so as to build a just and durable peace.


- Palestine news.

- Palestine Media Centre.

- The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) is an independent Palestinian organization, established first in Arabic on 1st December 1997. The English language site was launched on 1st January 1998. Other languages followed.

PIC aims to promote awareness about Palestine, the Palestinians and the Palestinian issue and to balance the often distorted picture presented in the mainstream media.

- Good source of information and local news.

The Headlines - Comprehensive links and news listings.

United for Palestine.

- Palestine News Agency.

- Znet Media. Some interesting articles.

Arabic only






- Florida Jewish News (quite informative).



- The Washington Report is published by the American Educational Trust (AET), a non-profit foundation incorporated in Washington, DC by retired U.S. foreign service officers to provide the American public with balanced and accurate information concerning U.S. relations with Middle Eastern states.

United Kingdom Newspapers & Magazines

- Daily Mail.

- Daily Record.

- The Telegraph.

- The Economist.

- Evening Standard.

- Express Newspapers.

- Financial Times.

- Guardian & Observer.

- Independent.

- Subscription mainly unfortunately.

- Mirror.

- Newcastle Press.

- The Scotsman.

- The SUN.

- The Times.

- Totally Jewish.


- BBC.

- Channel 4.

- Five News.

- ITN.

- Reuters.

- Sky TV.


- Israeli Business news.

- Haaretz.

- Independent Review Media Analysis.

- Israeli National News.

- The Jerusalem Post.

Kolisrael - Quite a useful site with lots of links.

- Surprising good source of news.

- The Megaphone was introduced by the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) during this summer's war with the aim of getting the pro-Israel community to respond in real time to developments on the Web. It alerts activists about polls and articles about Israel on the Internet and enables them to express their support or opposition by e-mail. "The Israeli Foreign Ministry has ordered trainee diplomats to track Web sites and chatrooms so that networks of US and European groups with hundreds of thousands of Jewish activists can place supportive messages." Download it for your own use (PC's only).


- - lots of news and interesting links

- Incredible range of blogs. Useful if you are looking for detailed information about a town, village or event. - Draws some amazng comments from Zionists. - "a joint political weblog bringing together a number of like-minded activists and academics". - Some interesting articles.

Other useful contact information

Its worth writing to important people, so if you have a problem please copy those detailed below in to your correspondence. Add the appropriate international code before the fax numbers (for those of you dialling from North America this is 011, from the UK 0).

Director General of Prime Minister's Office, Email:

Salutation: Dear Minister

Salutation: Dear Sir

COPIES TO: diplomatic representatives of Israel accredited to your country.

- Embassy of Israel, 2 Palace Green, London, W8 4QB. Tel: 020 7957 9500. Web site - E-mail: info-assist at

The Red Cross (prisoners)

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Tel Aviv:

Tel.: (+972) 35 24 52 86. Fax: (+972) 35 27 03 70. E-mail:

ICRC Delegation

185, Hayarkon Street

TEL AVIV 63453. Israel

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Jerusalem

Tel.: (+972 2) 582 88 45 / 25 828 441. Fax: (+972 2) 581 13 75. E-mail:

ICRC Mission

Nabi Shu'eib St. 8

Sheikh Jarrah district

PO Box 20253

JERUSALEM 91202. Israel

United States

President Barak Obama

The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

Washington, DC 20500 (202) 456-1414

White House Comment Line: (202) 456-1111 Fax: (202) 456-2461. E-mail: president at / vice.president at

Secretary of State, Department of State

Washington, DC 20520 State Department Public Information Line:

(202) 647-6575 Any Senator

U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510

(202) 224-3121 Any Representative

U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-3121 E-mail Congress: visit the Web site for contact information.

The Israeli Embassy, Washington, DC (202) 364-5500

The Israeli Embassy, Canada (613) 567 6450.

Find your countries embassy in Israel -

British and European Members of Parliament

British Parliament

Fax your own MP and let them know how you feel.

Find your MP -

European Parliament - 6th term: 2009 - 14, 6th parliamentary term

United Kingdom Members of the European Parliament, by Party and in alphabetical order. If you want to know who your local MEP's are please go to your local library where they will be listed.

Useful map to find your local M.E.P.;

Map on which you can click through to your country's M.E.P.'s.

Contact us

Events in 2011

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Women's Tour March 2011

Conference Palestine April 2011

Conference - Liverpool November 2011

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Help us develop the Twinning with Palestine network

Group Membership - Supporters

Join the Twinning with Palestine Groups facebook page for the latest news and events.

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Would you like to visit Palestine? We regularly organise tours to Palestine. Book for the October 2010 tour now!

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Greeting Cards (Eid / Xmas)

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Brilliant blog - lots of news and interesting links - podcasting the occupation of Palestine Israeli News

Palestine News

Download "This Week in Palestine's" Print Edition.

Electronic Intifada news


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