Organizations on the Ground

If you’re looking to go beyond our website and learn more about the Jerusalem Story from those working on the ground, our directory provides a useful starting point. Search here for Palestinian organizations that work on Jerusalem.

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Adalah — The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel

عدالة — المركز القانوني لحقوق الأقلية العربية في إسرائيل

Mission

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 percent of the population). This work also includes promoting and defending the human rights of all individuals subject to the jurisdiction of the State of Israel (e.g., Palestinian residents of the occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT).)

Organization Type

Nongovernmental Organization (NGO)

Areas of Work

Human Rights,

Location of Work

Other,

Notes

Adalah (“Justice” in Arabic), an independent human rights organization and legal center, became an independent NGO in 1997. Since then, it has brought about 250 impact litigation cases before the Israeli Supreme Court and the lower courts, which have spanned diverse fields including land and planning rights, civil and political rights, economic, social, and cultural rights, and prisoners’ rights. Numerous cases have resulted in landmark, precedent-setting decisions.

94 Yaffa Street, P.O. Box 8921, Haifa, 3109001, Israel
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Hassan Jabareen, General Director

Tel: +972.4.950.1610 Fax: +972.4.950.3140

adalah@adalah.org

African Community Society

جمعية الجالية الإفريقية

Mission

Promotion of Palestinian culture in Jerusalem and development of the capacities of women and youth to improve their quality of life.

Organization Type

Community-based Organization (CBO)

Areas of Work

Culture, Arts, and Music,

Location of Work

Inside the Wall and inside the Israeli municipal boundaries of Jerusalem,

Notes

The African Community Society is a nongovernmental and nonprofit society established by the African community in Jerusalem in 1983. It seeks to promote culture in the Old City and empower women and youth to improve their quality of life by identifying and fulfilling community needs.

Ala’ Eldin Street 17, Old City, Jerusalem

Mousa Qous, Executive Manager

+972.2.628.8711

info@acs-jer.org

All Palestine Youth Commission

هيئة شباب جميعنا فلسطين

Mission

To contribute to humanitarian work for youth development in Palestine through the implementation of projects in partnership with local communities and pioneering work for achieving sustainable development and eliminating youth problems

Organization Type

Community-based Organization (CBO)

Areas of Work

Youth,

Location of Work

Outside the Wall and outside the Israeli municipal boundaries of Jerusalem,

Notes

All Palestine Youth Commission was established in 2008 to work on youth development and society improvement. The commission aims to enhance the capacities and talents of Palestinian youth, providing them with the experience and knowledge they need to develop themselves and their societies; to promote mutual respect, forgiveness, and dialogue among youth; to fight racism and prejudice; and to encourage youth initiatives.

Anata, Jerusalem
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Nael Mazwada, Director

+972.59.886.1637

apyc2008@gmail.com

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

بديل – المركز الفلسطيني لمصادر حقوق المواطنة واللاجئين

Mission

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights is an independent, human rights nonprofit organization committed to protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons. Our vision, mission, programs, and relationships are defined by our Palestinian identity and the principles of international humanitarian and human rights law. We seek to advance the individual and collective rights of the Palestinian people on this basis.

Organization Type

Nongovernmental Organization (NGO)

Areas of Work

Human Rights,

Location of Work

Other,

Notes

Established in 1998, BADIL Resource Center is legally owned by the refugee community represented by a General Assembly composed of human rights defenders and activists in Palestinian civil society, national institutions, and refugee community organizations.

BADIL has a framework partnership agreement with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. 

Karkafa Street (down from Bethlehem Hotel), P.O. Box 728, Bethlehem, Palestine
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Nidal al-Azza, Director

Tel: +970.2.277.7086 Telefax: +970.2.274.7346

n.azza@badil.org