Useful links and resources
We often find ourselves feeling helpless with the bias media and the confusing information coming from different directions. We’ve tried to compile this list of resources for you and hope you will find it helpful:
1. Follow the Israeli media: Keeping up-to-date with breaking news is the most important aspect of hasbara, as it allows you to be informed and fact-oriented. The following sites (in English and Hebrew) will provide you with a wide range of news and opinion.
Jerusalem Post Internet Edition (including J Post Radio)
Haaretz English Edition
Reshet Bet: Official Israel radio news service
Arutz Sheva--radio and news service generally identified with Israeli residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
IMRA- Independent Media Review Analysis
Isracast, a Jerusalem-based multimedia broadcast and distribution network
Israel Insider is an online daily newsmagazine reporting the latest news and views, from and about Israel.
2. Join and follow media-watch groups: There are several groups that follow and analyze media presentations. Joining these groups will allow you to stay on top of news reports across the world that involves Israel.
Jewish Action Team
3. Follow sites that analyze the Arab media:
These sites provide translations and analysis of Arab media.
Middle East Media and Research Institute (MEMRI)
Palestinian Media Watch
4. Get authoritative information: Both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Israel Defence Forces maintain a database of current and archived information on the Palestinian- Israel conflict. These sites will provide a valuable resource for communicating with others.
The Jerusalem Center is an independent, non-profit institute for policy research and education serving Israel and the Jewish people since 1976.
5. Other sites and resources:
Neil Lazarus is an expert in Middle East politics and public diplomacy
StandWithUs is a non-profit pro-Israel education and advocacy organization based in Los Angeles
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) maintains a comprehensive database of information.
An excellent comprehensive guide to a wide range of facts concerning issues relating to the political, historical and military aspects of the Arab- Israeli conflict.
A grassroots Jewish initiative that promotes advocating a fair and honest understanding of the conflict. They work to oppose the new global anti-Semitism, the ideological assault on Israel, and stand in solidarity with the Middle East's oppressed minorities.
Comprehensive fact sheet and background information on the Arab-Israeli conflict by the Jewish Virtual Library.