Palestine Education Network
The purpose of the Palestine Education Network (PEN) is to educate its members, and others, about the true nature of the conflict in Palestine and Israel and the role that the United States is playing in the conflict. The conflict is better described as a settler-colonization project of the State of Israel. The term conflict usually implies equal strength and responsibility and therefore is misleading. We are particularly concerned that the US role is currently one that seldom questions any activities of the Israeli government. Many Israeli practices towards Palestinians are clearly in opposition to the principles and values of justice, the rule of law, and equality that are the foundation of our country. We support the right of Palestinians and Israelis to live a peaceful life with freedom, opportunity, and dignity. We understand that criticism of the Israeli administration over its treatment of Palestinians is a highly emotional topic to discuss in the United States. Therefore, we would like to bring more people into a respectful dialogue about what is happening and what we can do as citizens to bring about a just peace. We educate the general public and inform elected officials. We write articles, send letters to newspaper editors, and sponsor forums and lectures throughout the state of New Hampshire.
PEN is also a proud supporter of House of Hope Vision School in Al-Eizariya, near Jerusalem, which provides an environment of love for an education that heals. With your help, House of Hope cultivates an atmosphere that dismantles a foundation of trauma and stress.
The Palestine Education Network is a founding member of New England Network for Justice for Palestine (NENJP)
Recommended Reading for the Palestine / Israel Issue
Divided Shuhada St. (Photo courtesy Betsy Kelly.)
A former olive grove, now stumps.
(Photo courtesy Betsy Kelly)
A Brief History of Israel and Palestine (maps and content by ABCnews.com.) Click on the dates to see what the region looked like for that date and the data explaining it.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts,
divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights.
A truly global movement against Israeli Apartheid is rapidly emerging in response to this call.
The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights is a diverse coalition working for freedom from
occupation and equal rights for all by challenging U.S. policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
If Americans Knew What every American needs to know about Israel and Palestine
B’Tselem The Israeli information center for human rights in the occupied territories
Anna in the Middle East Jewish American peace activist Anna Baltzer’s website
Council for the National Interest Advocating Middle East policies that serve American national interest Nonviolence Organizations in Israel and Palestine
International Solidarity Movement. The ISM is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles.
Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinians houses in the Occupied Territories.
Jewish Voice for Peace Through grassroots organizing, education, advocacy, and media, Jewish Voice for Peace works to achieve a lasting peace that recognizes the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination.
Goldstone Facts distributes information about the UN Goldstone report which documents events around the 2008/2009 Israeli invasion of Gaza.