The Middle East

The Middle East section is currently under development. Please keep checking back for new resources as they are added to the page.


Official and Policy Documentation

UN General Assembly Resolutions on the Middle East with a Particular Emphasis on Israel and Palestine


"The General Assembly, [is] seriously concerned that the continuation of the present grave and deteriorating situation in the Middle East constitutes a serious threat to international peace and security."

 - A/RES/2628. 'The Situation in the Middle East' article xxv, 4 November 1970 


The context of the Middle East, and the on going conflict within Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories accounts for a substantial number of the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council resolutions and concerns.  

A list of all UN-General Assembly sessions is available online.

A list of all UN-Security Council resolutions is available online.

A full list of resolutions and meetings specifically relating to the Middle East and Israel and Palestine, excluding UN financial reports is available online.

Peace Process Resources

Some online resources on the various peace talks and processes between Israel and Palestine:

US Department of State Office of the Historian

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Palestine Liberation Organization Negotiations Affairs Department

Joint Israel-Palestinian Poll (JIPP)

This is a joint initiative between the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in Ramallah, taking public opinion polls since the failed Camp David peace talks and the intifada of 2000. They track the views of Israelis and Palestinians on conflict resolution, the relationship between Israel and Palestine, and the various peace-making efforts, and publicise their findings.

The 2013 poll and an archive of older findings are available on the Hebrew University of Jerusalem website and on the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research.

Middle East Peace Talks involving Israel (PDF, 0.3MB)

Watchdogs and NGOs

Global Policy Forum

Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research

Zochrot - promoting and challenging Israeli understanding and recognition of Nakba, the Arab term for sorrow, referring to the impact of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 and the political and social problems facing Palestinians since then.


CRiS Resources on the Middle East

Academic resources and creative responses to the Middle East conflict can be found on our Religion, Peace and Reconciliation bibliography, and our Creative Media, Arts and Peace pages.


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