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This page contains links to web pages on the Internet and a description of non-Internet resources, which are related to the Middle East Region and to information stated in the Middle East pages.


Links to the Internet

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Name & Description of Web Site

Internet address


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Arab League

This is the informal name for the League of Arab States, a voluntary association of independent countries whose peoples are mainly Arabic speaking, formed in 1945.


Bitter Lemons

For an excellent, up to date precis of Israeli / Palestinian relations from both sides, visit the BitterLemons website.



Carpet bombing - the effects in Afghanistan


The Council for the National Interest

The Council for the National Interest is a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization advocating a new direction for U.S. Middle East policy.   It is the only lobbying organization of its kind advocating support for a US foreign policy in the Middle East that protects American interests and supports a Palestinian state alongside Israel.



Foundations for Middle East Peace

A non profit organisation established in 1979 in Washington DC, providing information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and helping to support a resolution.  Contains analyses and maps and databases of population figures.

Gush Shalom

Gush Shalom is an extra-parliamentary organization, based in Israel, which is independent of any party or other political grouping. Some of its activists belong to political parties, but the Gush is not aligned to any particular party.  



History of Israel and Palestine in maps

Maps showing borders from 1917 onward.


The International Solidarity Movement

The International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led movement of Palestinian Arabs and International activists working to raise awareness of the struggle for Palestinian freedom and an end to Israeli occupation. It utilizes nonviolent, direct-action methods of resistance to confront and challenge illegal Israeli occupation forces and policies.




Jews for a Just Peace (A)

Online forum/discussion board of a recently formed Jewish peace organisation in Australia.



The Middle East Research and Information Project

A non-profit, non-governmental organisation established in Washington DC in 1971 (with no religious or political affiliations) to provide information and analysis which can be picked up by the media.  Has one of the most informative web sites on Middle East politics, culture and society, and provides news and perspectives not available through mainstream press.

One hundred questions about Arab Americans – A Journalist’s Guide

Interesting set of questions with easy to understand answers.



Palestine Facts

A very comprehensive web site, from the Israeli  point of view, including history, geography, resources and information on leaders of the Palestine Authority. Should be cross-referenced with other sites.



Panama - Background to U.S. Invasion



Understanding Islam and the Muslims

Information intensive, solemn web site with a lot of details on what the Islamic faith is about.




United for Peace
A resource for anti-war activists.
The United Nations

Official web site of the United Nations organisation.


“Who are the Arabs?” by The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

An aesthetic web site containing history and very interesting information on the culture of the Arabs and on their co-operation with, and contribution to other societies.



Click on "Teaching  Modules"
then on Who are the Arabs?


Book References

Booker, Malcolm (1991).  Background to the Gulf War.  Left Book Club, Sydney, Australia.  47 page booklet (no ISBN).

(For availability, perhaps look in the New South Wales telephone directory for the Left Book Club Co-operative Ltd in Sydney, and if they are listed, write to or telephone them)

Butler, Richard (2000).  Saddam Defiant.  Phoenix, London.  271 pages, ISBN 0-75381-116-2.

Chomsky, Noam (2002).  Understanding Power.  The Indispensable Chomsky. Scribe Publications, Australia.  416 pages, ISBN 0-908011-72-5.


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