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View Resource Center of the Storm: A Case Study of Human Rights Abuses in Hebron District

Recently released by Human Rights Watch (HRW), this 82-page report is the product of a five-week investigation in Hebron in November 2000 and February 2001. Human Rights Watch researchers interviewed over 180 victims of and witnesses to abuses, Israeli and Palestinian officials, international observers, medical and educational personnel, and Israeli settler representatives. The report documents...
View Resource Israel at Fifty

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides this site, a compendium of historical and cultural information. The highlight of the site is the availability of selected documents from the fifteen volume Israel's Foreign Relations. At present, the first four sections of Volumes 1-2 (1947-1974) and parts of Volume 15 (1995-1996) are available. The IMFA plans to eventually make the entire series...
View Resource Israel Turns 50

This week's In the News discusses the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Israel. The eight resources discussed offer commentary, analysis, and textual sources from a variety of viewpoints and affiliations. On April 30, 1998 (May 14 by the Western calendar) Israelis began celebrating the 50th anniversary of their nation. From 600,000 Jews in 1948 struggling to create a new economic and political...
View Resource Runaway Cycle of Violence Between Israel and Palestine

Although unrest on the Gaza strip is nothing new, this week some striking events unfolded. Israel severed communication with the Palestinian Authority President Yassir Arafat Thursday morning, declaring him "irrelevant," then unleashed a string of attacks on Palestinian targets in the West Bank and Gaza strip throughout the day Thursday. Early Friday morning, Israeli troops raided four Palestinian...
View Resource The Israel Museum

Located in Jerusalem and founded in 1965, the Israel Museum is renowned for its holdings of Judaica, archaeological artifacts from the Holy Land, and its holdings of the Old Masters. The Museum Web site features several online exhibits that will be of interest, including one dealing with money in antiquity; the sacred animals of ancient Egypt; and A Day at Qumran, which examines the daily life of...
View Resource The Jewish Virtual Library

Created by AICE, an organization formed to promote US-Israeli ties, JSOURCE offers students of any denomination information on Jewish history, Israel, US-Israel relations, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Judaism. Highlighting this site are the comprehensive bibliography and the glossary of Hebrew and historical terms and persons. Other features include a number of biographies of prominent Jews,...
View Resource The Jewish Virtual Library

The Jewish Virtual Library website is a project designed and maintained by the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE), which was established as a nonprofit organization in 1993. From the homepage, visitors are presented with a series of topical areas such as "History", "The Holocaust", "Politics", and "Travel", along eight other additional areas. The "Reference" area is quite helpful, as...