Palestinian and Israeli peace and human rights organisations

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Adalah’s mission is to promote human rights in Israel in general and the rights of the Palestinian minority, citizens of Israel, in particular (around 1.5 million people, or 20% of the population).


ADDAMEER (Arabic for conscience) Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution that works to support Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons.

Al Haq

Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation based in Ramallah, West Bank. Established in 1979 to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), the organisation has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental human rights organization based in the Gaza Strip.


BimKom is an Israeli human rights organization formed in 1999 by a group of professional planners and architects, in order to strengthen democracy and human rights in the field of spatial planning and housing policies, in Israel and in Area C of the West Bank, which is under Israeli control.

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran soldiers who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories.


B’Tselem works to expose the injustice, violence and dispossession inherent to the regime of occupation, to deconstruct the apparatuses that enable it, and challenge its legitimacy in Israel and internationally. B’Tselem has garnered the high regard of human rights organizations in Israel and around the world.

Coalition of Women for Peace

The Coalition of Women for Peace is a feminist organization against the occupation of Palestine and for a just peace. Founded in November 2000, after the outbreak of the Second Intifada, CWP today is a leading voice in the Israeli peace movement, bringing together women from a wide variety of identities and groups.

Combatants for Peace

CFP’s mission is to build the social infrastructure necessary for ending the conflict and the occupation. It is comprised of communities of Palestinians and Israelis working together through non-violent means to promote peace.

Culture and Free Thought Association

CFTA works to develop a civil society that is based on promoting the rights of children, youth and women in the Middle and Southern Governorates of the Gaza Strip through community mobilization, child development, youth empowerment and engagement and advocacy initiatives.

Defence for Children International Palestine

DCIP is an independent, local Palestinian child rights organization dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.


Gisha is an Israeli not-for-profit organization, founded in 2005, whose goal is to protect the freedom of movement of Palestinians, especially Gaza residents. Gisha promotes rights guaranteed by international and Israeli law.


HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual is an Israeli human rights organization with the main aim of assisting Palestinians of the occupied territories whose rights are violated due to Israel's policies.

Ir Amim

The mission of Ir Amim is to render Jerusalem a more equitable and sustainable city for the Israelis and Palestinians who share it and to help secure a negotiated resolution on the city through sustained monitoring, reporting, public and legal advocacy, public education and outreach to re-orient the public discourse on Jerusalem.

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

As an Israeli peace and human rights organization, ICAHD focuses its activities around resistance to Israel's policy of demolishing Palestinian homes, both in Israel and in the Occupied Palestine Territory.

Machsom Watch

In January 2001, three Jewish Jerusalemite women first saw a military checkpoint in the West Bank and obeyed their conscience. From this point, MachsomWatch grew as an organization whose members are women of all walks of life in Israeli society witnessing and sharing the realities of life under occupation.


Makan exists to nurture and amplify the voices of people working towards freedom, justice and equality on the grassroots, advocacy and policy levels through educational workshops, capacity-building trainings, evening talks and online resources.

Medical Aid for Palestinians

Working with Palestinian partners, MAP's vision is a future where all Palestinians can access an effective, sustainable and locally-led system of healthcare and the full realisation of their rights to health and dignity.

Military Court Watch

MCW advocates and, where appropriate, litigates, to ensure that all children that come in contact with the military legal system are treated with equality and in accordance with the law.

New Profile

New Profile is a group of feminist women and men, who are convinced that we need not live in a soldiers’ state. Today, Israel is capable of a determined peace politics. It need not be a militarized society. We are convinced that we ourselves, our children, our partners, need not go on being endlessly mobilized, need not go on living as warriors.

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Based in Gaza, PCHR undertakes the documentation and investigation of human rights violations, provision of legal aid and counseling for both individuals and groups, and preparation of research articles relevant to such issues as the human rights situation and the rule of law.

The Parents Circle – Families Forum

PCFF is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict. PCFF considers that the process of reconciliation between nations is a prerequisite to achieving a sustainable peace.

Peace Now

Peace Now is the largest and longest-standing Israeli movement advocating for peace through public pressure.

Rabbis for Human Rights

Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) is an Israeli organization active in three main areas – work within and about the Occupied Territories, work to promote social and economic justice within Israel, and activities in the fields of education and interreligious dialogue.

We Are Not Numbers

Aspiring 'word artists' from around the world have joined with youth in Gaza, and now, Lebanon, to create 'We Are Not Numbers.' Through this platform, they share and celebrate their stories, with experienced authors mentoring the youth.

Who Profits

Who Profits is an independent Israeli research center dedicated to exposing the role of the private sector in the Israeli occupation economy.

Yesh Din

Yesh Din is served by a volunteer corps and by a professional staff, lawyers and human rights experts in Israel. Yesh Din documents, collects and disseminates reliable and updated information regarding systematic human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territory.


Zochrot ('remembering' in Hebrew) is an NGO working since 2002 to promote acknowledgement and accountability for the ongoing injustices of the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948 and the reconceptualization of the Return as the imperative redress of the Nakba and a chance for a better life for all the country's inhabitants.