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Islamic Studies Subject Guides

A bibliography of works in the collection.

 

Islamic Studies and Current Issues in the Middle East and Central Asia Websites

Documents Islamic Studies Literature
Gateways

Islam in America

Maps - Middle East
General Information Journals, Periodicals & Indexes Media Sites
Link to Countries A - Z

Gateways

Directory of Middle East internet resources
http://www.parstimes.com/mideast/
A noncommercial directive, very comprehensive with extensive links to Middle East internet resources, created in 2002. Includes links to media, Institutes in Europe, the Middle East and the United States, Islamic Studies, Policy Insitutues, Islamic Resources, cultural resources, including museums, and links to official country web pages.

Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/islam/islamsbook.html
Extensive site created by Fordham University, covers every aspect of the history of Islam through a myriad of web links to sites all over the world.

World Wide Web Virtual Catalog.
http://menic.utexas.edu/mes.html
Maintained by the The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas, this site includes extensive links to information on culture, art, religion, politics, as well as curriculum guides, reference and media coverage of the Middle East.

World Wide Web Virtual Catalog - Indonesia
http://www.iisg.nl/w3vlindonesia/
Scroll and search for sites linked here that are specific to Islam.

Yale University Near East Collection: Research Guide-Internet Sources
http://www.library.yale.edu/neareast/politics2.html
Excellent resource linking to documents, governement sites, and organizations. Maintained by Yale University.

Yale University Near East Collection: Near Eastern, Islami and Arabic Studies
http://www.library.yale.edu/Internet/neareastern.html#maps
Extensive links to resources maintained by Yale University.

Media Sites

Arabic 2000 Web Index: Arabic Newspapers and Magazines
http://www.arabic2000.com/links.html
Extensive list of Arab media sites with links.

Arabic Media Internet Network (AMIN)
http://www.amin.org/
N ews headlines in Arabic and English.

CAMERA: Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
This site seeks to correct media misrepresentions in reporting on the middle east.

Index to Middle Eastern newspapers
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/index.html#news
Extensive links to Middle Eastern Newspapers.

Islam in Indonesia: BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia-pacific/2357121.stm
BBC article by Mark Duff, Friday, 25 October, 20.

Middle East Daily
http://www.middleeastdaily.com/
Latest news from World News Network, Associated Press and other news agencies

Middle East Information Network - Online News
http://www.mideastinfo.com/news.html
Hheadlines and links to online news services, newspapers and magazines.

The Muslim Factor; A Government Critic's Victory Cements His Key Role in Politics [election of Wahid, December 1994, from Asia Week, 21 December 1994 - in the World History Archives]

Qalandar
http://www.islaminterfaith.org/
Online magazine covering Islam and Interfaith Relations in South Asia; includes articles, book reviews, details of publications, and archives.
Article from Asia Week.

Palestine Media Watch
http://www.pmwatch.org/pmw/index.asp
This site was established to fight anti-Palestinian bias in the US media.

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
http://www.wrmea.com/
Offers full-text back issues and table of contents for current issue.


Documents

Ariga: Middle East Peace Treaties
http://www.ariga.com/treaties/index.shtml
Links to documents from the Colonial period through the recentIntifada II.

Arab Gateway: documents
http://www.al-bab.com/arab/docs/docs.htm
Extensive list of documents, this site contains UN resolutions, international treaties and agreements.

Ariel Center for Policy - Islam in South Asia
http://www.acpr.org.il/publications/policy-papers/pp117-xs.html
Discussion of the demographics, politicization, schools and overview of
sectarian conflicts.

Avalon Middle East Document Page
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/mideast/mideast.htm
This Yale Law School project providing full-text documents created between 1916 and 2001. Included here are the Alexandria Protocol, United Nation Resolution, the 1922 Palestine Mandate, the 1945 Pact of the League of Arab States, and the 1998 Wye River Memorandum.

The Axis of Good: Muslims Building Alliances with Other Communities of Faith
http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/mattsonart3.htm
A personal reflection on the theological and practical imperatives for interreligious social action. Posted through the Hartford Seminary.

BADIL Resource Center Palestinian Refugee Documents
http://www.badil.org/
"BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights takes a rights-based approach to the Palestinian refugee issue through research, advocacy and support of community participation in the search for durable solutions." Extensive links are provided to information and documentation.

Baghdad Pact; February 4, 1955
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/mideast/baghdad.htm
Yale University Law School document site, these pages provide the full text of thepact between Iraq and Turkey.

Camp David Accords; September 17, 1978
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/mideast/campdav.htm
Yale University Law School document site, these pages provide the full text of the meeting between Egypt and Israel.

CRS Report for Congress: Islam and Southeast Asia
http://italy.usembassy.gov/pdf/other/RS21903.pdf
Report on Southeast Asian affairs, trade and defense, prepared for the United States Congress in February, 2005.

Discovering (not Uncovering) the Spirituality of Muslim Women
http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/spiritualityofmuslimwomen.pdf
An article published in the July/August 2005 issue of Zion's Herald. Posted by the Hartford Seminary.

Fostering a Democratic Islam
Article by Karen Armstrong, on Islamic fundamentalism, faith and international perception.

House of Commons Library Research Papers
P papers of interest are located on this sites. These are papers published Jan. 2001 by Tim Youngs: Developments in the Middle East peace process 1991-2000 - historical background of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the peace process from 1991-2000, and The Middle East Crisis: Camp David, the 'Al-Aqsa Intifada' and the Prospects for the Peace Process - coverage from the July 2000 Camp David Summit through January 24, 2001. A forthcoming publication will discuss the February 2001 Israeli prime ministerial election. [Adobe Acrobat required]

Islamic Holy Days: The Fast of the Month of Ramadan and the Two Eids
http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/answers_ramadan.htm
Professor Mattson has written an excellent and concise description of the meaning and purpose of the month of Ramadan and the Islamic holidays.

Islam in South Asia - Bibliography
http://www.library.wisc.edu/guides/SoAsia/religion/islam.html

Resources on Islam, South Asia, and Persian and Arabic Manuscripts
http://www.unc.edu/~cernst/indica.htm
Online Study Materials on Islam in South Asia (Prof. Frances Pritchett).
American Institute of Pakistan Studies. Excellent resource gathered together by Prof. Carl Ernst.

"Theology and the Clash of Civilizations" by Jack Miles
http://www.crosscurrents.org/Mileswinter2002.htm
Article from the Winter 2002 issue of Cross Currents.

The Treaty of Jeddah; June 12, 2000
http://www.al-bab.com/yemen/pol/int5.htm
The translated text of the International Border Treaty

WHOSE GOD IS IT?
http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/aburabiart1.htm
Article by Dr. Abu-Rabi in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks. Posted on the Hartford Seminary's website. (The Hartford Seminary, in Hartford, CT has a well established program in Islamic studies. Their library also has extensive holdings in this subject area.)

UN Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)
http://domino.un.org/unispal.nsf
A database of "full-text documents of the United Nations system relevant to the question of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East since 1946."


General Information

ABZU. Chicago Oriental Institute (A Guide to Information Related to the Study of Ancient Near East)
http://www.etana.org/abzu/
Excellent site for historical background information on the Near East.

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/chiefs/index.html
A rranged by country.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Middle East since 1914
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook54.html
Fordham University provides extensive information here through these annotated links to a multitude of websites.

Jaringan Islam Liberal
http://islamlib.com/
This Indonesian language site is an outstanding source for information on Islamic issues. According to its guiding force Luthfi Assyaukanie, his aim is to work to present the aspect of Islam as a progressive, inclusive and liberal force in the Indonesian community. English searching is offered.

Keele Guide to Middle East Government and Politics on the Internet
http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/por/mebase.htm
Extensive and important links to political information.

MERIA Research Guides
http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa/meria/research-g/research_guides.html
This site provides expert analyses and links from Meria, The Middle Eastern Review of International Affairs.

Middle East Intelligence Bulletin (MEIB)
http://www.meib.org/
MEIB provides timely analyses of political and strategic developments in Lebanon, Syria and the Middle East.

Modern History of the Middle East
http://www.library.cornell.edu/colldev/mideast/histmod.htm
Topics in contemporary history and politics provided by the Cornell University Library. Listed by country.

Occupied Territory
http://www.occupied.org/
A compendium of letters and photographs representing the Israeli and Palestinian perspectives. "Occupied Territory" is produced in conjunction with a twin single channel video piece, "Kayam Al Hurbano" (Existing on its Ruins), a collaboration between Tirtza Even and Bosmat Alon. The material for both pieces was produced with the support of Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv. It continues to be updated.

South Asia
http://www.law.emory.edu/IFL/region/southasia.html
Informational site provided by Emory Law School.

U.S. Report on the Middle East
http://www.usrom.com/
A brief synopsis of political, economic and defense news about US policy towards the Middle East.  


General Maps of the Middle East

Arab Gateway : Historical Maps
http://www.al-bab.com/arab/maps/maps2.htm
Numerous maps of Jerusalem and the Crusades as well as maps from UT-Austin and U.Penn (see links below), organized by historical periods.

Historical Maps from the Libyan National Atlas
http://www.libyana.org/maps/
Notations in Arabic with some Greek and Latin for selected maps

Map of Muslim Empire, 750 C.E.
http://www.library.yale.edu/Internet/neareastern.html#maps
Links to maps provided by Yale University.

Maps of the Middle East extensive collection of modern
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle east/index.html
E ra maps and some historical maps from the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at UT-Austin

Middle East Maps
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~gov46/
Modern-era maps including the Israeli-Egyptian Agreement of 1975 and the Palestinian Refugee Camps of 1967.

Maps of Ancient Iran
http://www.princeton.edu/~humcomp/anciran.html
Includes the Oriental Institute Photographic Archives, this site is maintained by Princeton University.


Islamic Studies

Highly Recommended Site: Islamic Studies, Islam
http://www.arches.uga.edu/~godlas
University of Georgia Professor, Alan Godlas, provides one of the most comprehensive and scholarly sites on Islam. Highly recommended by such organizations as National Geographic and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Other Excellent Sites:

Al-Khazina: The Treasury
http://www.princeton.edu./~humcomp/alkhaz.html
The Islamic Studies site of Professor Jerome Clinton at Princeton. Interactive site for the study of Islam from Princeton University.

Center for Islam and Science
http://www.cis-ca.org/
"Center for Islam and Science (CIS) is dedicated to the promotion of research and diffusion of knowledge on all aspects of Islam and science. CIS encourages a creative exploration of the Islamic worldview of science, fusion of contemporary scholarship with the traditional sources of Islamic thought and a renewed link with the intellectual tradition of Islam."

Harvard's Center of Middle Eastern Studies
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~mideast/
There are some revisions being made to this page.

Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/islam/islamsbook.html
Extensive site created by Fordham University, covers every aspect of the history of Islam through a myriad of web links to sites all over the world.

Islamic Area Studies Project at the University of Tokyo.
http://www.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/IAS/home.html
If you are asked to install a language character, you can click no. Pages will still load, and much of this site is available in western languages, most often English.

Islam in South Asia: A Resource Guide
http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00islamlinks/
Websites, online articles, topical sites and online books are all provided through this Columbia University site.

Islamic Studies Pathways
http://www.lamp.ac.uk/cis/pathways/pathways.html
This site was compiled by Prof. Gary R. Bunt of the University of Wales, Lampeter, this site briefly describes and evaluates sites useful for students of Islam.

IslamWeb
http://www.unc.edu/depts/islamweb/
A project of professors Carl Ernst and Charles Kurzman at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

MEDEA Database
http://www.medea.be/en/index.htm#list
MEDEA (European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Co-operation) is a hypertext encyclopedic database.

Middle East Peace Online
http://www.middleeastwire.com/
Part of grassroots.org, whose mission is to provide information and opportunities for peace worldwide.

Middle East Resources at the University of California, Berkeley
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Collections/NearEast/islam.html

Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
http://w3fp.arizona.edu/mesassoc/
Prominent academic organization for the study of the Middle East.

Middle East Studies: Columbia University
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/mideast/cuvlm/
Extensive site covering Islamic and Jewish subject matter, including music, culture, art, food, languages, minority cultures and social practices

Political Islam in South Asia
http://www.cmi.no/publications/publication.cfm?pubid=796 .
This report analyses the growth of political Islam in South Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan and India's Jammu and Kashmir Province). PDF file.

Prof. Juan Cole's Academic Fields Page
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jrcole/index/indexc.htm
Comprised of useful links for scholars in the areas of History as well as Middle East, South Asia, and Religious Studies

Prof. Carl Ernst
http://www.unc.edu/~cernst/
Professor Ernst of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is a specialist in Islamic studies, with a focus on West and South Asia. He was criticized along with Prof. Sells. See Dr. Ernst's webpage UNC Summer Reading Program on the Qur'an: A National Controversy.


Professor David Powers
This Islamic History Course created by Cornell University Professor, Dr. David Powers, provides many useful links as well as visual aids.

Professor Michael Sells
http://www.haverford.edu/relg/sells/home.html
Prof. Sells provides his syllabus, and many links to sites of interest. Prof. Sells book Approaching the Qur'an and its use at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has recently been at the center of controversy. For this, see Professor Sells' website UNC-Approaching the Qur'an Controversy. Note as well Sell's Community of Bosnia website. For many years Sells was one of the more prominent American scholars to actively oppose the "ethnic cleansing" of Bosnia.

Syllabi for the Teaching of Islam
http://www.aarweb.org/syllabus/browse.asp
Compiled for the American Academy of Religion, this site includes examples of syllabi used by professors at the university level. Scroll down to Islam.

World Wide Web Virtual Catalog.
http://menic.utexas.edu/mes.html
Maintained by the The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas, this site includes extensive links to information on culture, art, religion, politics, as well as curriculum guides, reference and media coverage of the Middle East.

Yale University Islamic Studies - Internet Resource Sites
http://www.library.yale.edu/neareast/islamicsites.html
Extensive links to art and architecture sites, texts, medical sites and organizations.


Islam in the United States

American Muslims Have a Special Obligation
http://www.beliefnet.com/story/89/story_8987_1.htm
An article written for Beliefnet.com

Council on American Islamic Relations
http://www.americanmuslims.info/
An effort by a national American Muslim organization to provide information on Islam in America to the general population. "CAIR has launched a year-long "Islam in America" advertising campaign designed to foster greater understanding of Islam and to counter a rising tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States".

Hollywood's Muslim Arabs
http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/articles/shaheenart1.pdf
Article by Jack Shaheen, posted through the Hartford Seminary.

Islam in America
http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/islam.htm
Article and teaching aid written by Thomas A. Tweed, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for the National Humanities Center.

Islam America
http://www.islamamerica.org/
National organization site. "IslamAmerica presents material intended to stimulate thought and discussion about the emerging role of Muslims living in America. Our aim is to contribute to the presence of a Muslim community that is constructively engaged in improving the social fabric of America for all of its citizens.'

Islam Comes to America
http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/smithart3.htm
Article posted by the Hartford Seminary, whose extensive program in Islamic studies is internationally recognized.

Muslim Life In America
http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/muslimlife/homepage.htm
Informative and up-to-date site provided by the United States Information Agency.

Muslims In America
http://www.muslimsinamerica.org/
"Collections & Stories of American Muslims (CSAM) was created in 1996 as a 501 © 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and the education of the history of Muslim Americans and the establishment of an Islamic museum and traveling exhibit in the United States, and abroad, which reflects America's rich Islamic history, culture and diversity".

Muslims in America
A commentary by Dr. Smith written for the Zaman Daily Newspaper Online, Istanbul, Turkey.

Muslims in America
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week602/cover.html
A PBS program from 2002.

Muslims In America: Bill Moyers
http://www.pbs.org/now/society/muslims2.html
From a Bill Moyers special NPR's TALK OF THE NATION on November, 15, 2001.

Project MAPS
http://www.projectmaps.com/
Project MAPS, created by Georgetown University sets out to fill the vital information gap about Muslims in America.

Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs: Muslims in America
http://www.washington-report.org/backissues/0596/9605013.htm
Article from May/June 1996.


Journals, Periodicals and Indexes

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS)
http://www.iiit.org/Partner/AJISS/default.asp
Journal published by the Association of Muslim Social Sciences (AMSS) and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), it endeavors to link Muslim intellectuals and scholars worldwide.

Der Islam
http://www.degruyter.de/rs/261_264_DEU_h.htm
This journal covers the history and culture of the Islamic Orient. The scholarly journal of the German Orientalist Society, edited by Jürgen Paul, comprised of articles in German and English. Unfortunately, much of the web page is in German.

Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies
http://www.uib.no/jais/jais.htm
Edited by Joseph N. Bell, et al.

Journal of Islamic Studies
http://jis.oxfordjournals.org/
Edited by Farhan Ahmed Nizami, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Journal of the History of Sufism
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/thzarcone/index.htm
This journal is edited by Thierry Zarcone, Ekrem Isin, Arthur Buehler. Note that they are revamping the web page at this time.

Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) - includes a quarterly academic
Journal, monthly magazine with reviews and announcements, and research guides written by specialists.

Middle East Studies Association Bulletin
http://w3fp.arizona.edu/mesassoc/Bulletin/welcome.htm
contains table of contents and select articles.

The MIT Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies
http://web.mit.edu/cis/www/mitejmes/
published bi-annually in May and December of each year. Book and media reviews are posted all year round.

The Muslim World
http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/muslimworld.htm
Edited by Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi', Hartford Seminary through the Duncan Black MacDonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christianity-Muslim Relations.. The Harford Seminary offers extensive coursework in Islam, and houses a substantial library of Islamic texts.


Literature

Arab Gateway : Literature
http://www.al-bab.com/arab/literature/lit.htm
P rovides brief overview ofArabic literature along with links to related articles.

Arabic Poems
http://arabicpoems.com/
Poems in Arabic with selected biographies and lyrics in English.

Arabian Nights Index - Project Gutenberg
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=128
Project Gutenberg version in various formats.

Arabian Nights -Candlelight Production's Arabian Nights
http://www.candlelightstories.com/arabianpage.asp
This site provides only the Andrew Lang translation of Arabian Nights, i.e. the "clean" version. If you have kids and want to introduce them to a good book over the Internet, then this is an excellent site for you.

Bartleby - The Book of the Thousand and One Nights
http://www.bartleby.com/16/l
Bartleby's online edition.

Burton- The Thousand Nights and a Night
http://www.wollamshram.ca/1001/
Bibliographic and biographic information about Sir Richard Burton, along with his complete translation, as well as the Scott, Lang, and Lane translations.

Encyclopedia.com's Arabic literature page
http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/00659.html

Gibran Khalil Gibran
http://leb.net/gibran/
This site contains a biography of the poetand painter. Includes paintings, poetry, and links to other resources.

Jihat al-Shi'r/Jehat al Shear
http://www.jehat.com/
Resource for modernArabic poetry. In Arabic, English, and French.

Persian Poets, Poetry and Poetic Art
http://www.farsinet.com/poetry/
in Arabic and English

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
http://www.library.cornell.edu/colldev/mideast/okhym.html

Rubaiyat - Complete Online Source
http://www.therubaiyat.com/
Includes FitzGerald/Talbot/Whinfield/Brodie verse by verse comparison.

Turkish Poetry
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~sibel/poetry/
in English and Turkish with selected materials in 6 other languages.


Sites by Country

Algeria Indonesia Israel Libya Syria
Bahrain Iran Jordan Palestine Yemen
Egypt Iraq Lebanon Saudi Arabia Other


Algeria

Algeria Page
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Country_Specific/Algeria.html


Bahrain

Bahrain Open Directory Site
http://dmoz.org/Regional/Middle_East/Bahrain/Government/


Egypt

Color Tour of Egypt
http://www.mephis.edu/egypt/egypt.html

Egypt WWW Index - directory of Internet resources.
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/

The National Library and Archives of Egypt
http://www.darelkotob.org/


Indonesia

Indonesia and Islam
http://www.ou.edu/mideast/country/indonesi.htm
Maps and links to cultural, religious, news and political sites.

Islam in South Asia: A Resource Guide
http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00islamlinks/
Websites, online articles, topical sites and online books are all provided through this Columbia University site.

Islam in South Asia - Bibliography
http://www.library.wisc.edu/guides/SoAsia/religion/islam.html

Jaringan Islam Liberal
http://islamlib.com/
This Indonesian language site is an outstanding source for information on Islamic issues. According to its guiding force Luthfi Assyaukanie, his aim is to work to present the aspect of Islam as a progressive, inclusive and liberal force in the Indonesian community. English searching is offered.

myQuran.Com
http://mail.myquran.com/email/scripts/loginuser.pl
Indonesian moslem portal and gateway to Islamic web sites. You will have to register to use this site.

CRS Report for Congress: Islam and Southeast Asia
http://italy.usembassy.gov/pdf/other/RS21903.pdf
Report on Southeast Asian affairs, trade and defense, prepared for the United States Congress in February, 2005.

World Wide Web Virtual Catalog - Indonesia
http://www.iisg.nl/w3vlindonesia/
Scroll and search for sites linked here that are specific to Islam.


Iran

National Security Archive: Iran Documentation Project
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82/
R esources for learning about US policy towards Iran and the Iran-Contra Affair.

Iranian Cultural & Information Center
http://tehran.stanford.edu/

Political Resources on the Net: Iran
http://www.politicalresources.net/iran.htm
provides links to election news, political parties' webpages, and constitution.


Iraq

Iraq Research and Documentation Project (IRDP)
http://fas-www.harvard.edu/~irdp/
provides official documents, testimonies, political chronology, and links to other resources.

IraqNet Information Network
http://www.iraq.net/
source for chat rooms, discussion forums, yellow and white pages, news sources and various links.

Iraq Foundation
http://www.iraqfoundation.org/
includes government documents about the occupation of Kuwait, reports, UN resolutions, and bibliographies.

United Nations Special Committee (UNSCOM)
http://www.un.org/Depts/unscom/
"charged with monitoring the elimination of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq." Replaced by the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) in December 1999.


Israel

The Israeli Side of the Israel/Palestine Conflict
http://www.ariga.com/peacewatch/iscyber.htm
annotated links

The Knesset: the Parliament of Israel
http://knesset.gov.il/index.html
in English and Hebrew (requires Hebrew-enabled browser).

Political Resources on the Net: Israel
http://www.politicalresources.net/israel.htm
provides links to election news and political parties' webpages.

The Prime Minister's Office
http://www.pmo.gov.il/
in English and Hebrew (requires Hebrew-enabled browser).


Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/oregon/639/
Commercial and travel information.

National Information System
http://www.nic.gov.jo/
source of information about agriculture, economics, social issues, and natural resources in Jordan. Available in English and Arabic.  


Kuwait

Kuwait Information Office
http://www.kuwait-info.org/index.html
offers a country profile, statistics, travel information, annotated bibliography of books dealing with the Gulf War, and resource links.


Lebanon

Lebanon Art
http://www.lebanonart.net/
online gallery of photographs, paintings, and sculptures by international artists.

Lebanon Links
http://www.LebanonLinks.net/
lots of links covering a variety of topics such as government pages, Internet service providers, media, and organizations.


Libya

Libya: Libyan Arts, Music and Literature
http://www.libyanet.com/

Libya: Library of Congress Sites
http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/amed/libya/libya.html
Extensive links provided by the Library Congress.

Libya: Our Home
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dr_ibrahim_ighneiwa/
A homegrown site with interesting information.

Political Resources on the Net: Libya
http://www.politicalresources.net/libya.htm
Extensive links frequently updated.


Palestine

Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition
http://al-awda.org/
"non-partisan...association ofgrassroots activists and organizational representatives."

Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee & Residency Rights
http://www.badil.org/
Information on projects and campaigns, statistics, photographs, and documents.

Biography of Mr. Ahmad Al-Shukairy
http://www.ahmad-alshukairy.org/
Profile of the founder of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. In English or Arabic (requires Arabic-enabled browser).

Hebron Institute for Political and Religious Studies
http://www.hebron.com/

Islamic Association for Palestine
http://www.iap.org/
offers links to articles about Palestinian refugees. Includes summaries and fulltext links for various treaties and memorandums.

Jerusalem Media & Communication Centre (JMCC)
http://www.jmcc.org/
established by Palestinian journalists and researchers to provide information on events in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Includes public opinion polls and summaries of special reports.

Al Nakba
http://www.alnakba.org/
Palestinian Cataclysm - contains survivors' testimonies, photographs,bibliographies, and related links.

Palestine Remembered
http://www.palestineremembered.com/
documents the experiences of Palestinian refugees.

Palestinian Information Center
http://www.palestine-info.net/
provides news and essays about Palestine. In Arabic and English.

Palestinian Legislative Council
http://www.pal-plc.org/

PLO Negotiations Affairs Department
http://www.nad-plo.org/
includes negotiations news, Palestinian positions on issues, international agreements, and UN resolutions.

Political Resources on the Net: Palestinian National Authority
http://www.politicalresources.net/palestine.htm
provides links to election news, political parties' webpages, and non-governmental organizations.


Saudi Arabia

Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs-enabled browser. http://www.mofa.gov.sa/

Political Resources on the Net: Saudi Arabia
http://www.politicalresources.net/saudi.htm
News, the constitution, and general information.

Saudi Arabia Information Resources
http://www.saudinf.com/
Information on the kings and legislative laws, and links to government agencies


Syria

Guide to Syrian-Israeli peace talks on the Web
http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa/meria/research-g/syria-israel-talks.html

Political Resources on the Net: Syria
http://www.politicalresources.net/syria.htm
provides links to election news, political parties' webpages, constitution, and general websites.

Syria after Hafiz Al-Asad: a research guide
http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa/meria/research-g/syria.html

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)
http://www.un.org/Depts/DPKO/Missions/undof/undof_body.htm
"established in 1974 following the agreed disengagement of the Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights. UNDOF continues to supervise the implementation of the agreement and maintain ceasefire."


Yemen

Constitutional Changes 2000
http://www.al-bab.com/yemen/gov/amend00.htm
proposed amendments to the constitution.

Republic of Yemen Parliament
http://www.parliament.gov.ye/
provides information on members of Parliament.