The PASSIA Directory 2010

Every year since 1988, PASSIA has published its “Diary”, which continues to follow its original aims and goals, i.e., to provide a comprehensive directory of contact in formation for relevant organizations operating in the West Bank and Gaza – listing names, addresses, main activities – combined
with a full day-to-day planner (calendar) of the respective year and a comprehensive compilation
of events and statistics related to Palestine and the Palestinians.
The PASSIA Desk Diary is annually updated – entries are added, changed or re moved and new addresses and information are included. PASSIA is proud to say that its diary has become an invaluable source of in formation for many people, both locally and abroad, and as yet there is no equivalent publication in Palestine.

Date:
Jan. 1, 2010
Language:
English

Overview

The 2010 edition contained 448 pages. The calendar section included textboxes with informational material on the Palestinian Liberation organization (“The Making of the PLO”) – its background, beginnings, evolution, structure, leaders and present status. The final section of the diary contains some paintings on Jerusalem by the Palestinian Jerusalemite artist Taleb Dweik.

The first section is the Directory, which contains details of Palestinian and international institutions operating in the Palestinian Territories. The fact that it is annually up dated as well as the
comprehensiveness of the directory is unique and makes it an in valuable resource for all those intereste in or working on the Palestine Question. Among the information provided one finds names of contact per sons, phone and fax numbers, e-mail and mailing addresses, internet web sites (where available), and a brief background for most organizations on their main fields of work. The directory also includes an index that facilitates the search for a certain entry. Directory entries included the
following:
„ Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO): Executive Committee, PLO Departments, Delegations Abroad, Representation in International Bodies
„ Palestinian Authority (PA): President’s Office, Ministries, PLC (members and committees), Attorney General, Agencies, Institutions, Commissions and Councils, Police and Security, and Local Government Administration )Governorates, Municipalities & Village Councils)
„ Political Parties and Factions
„ Academic and Research Centers
„ Agriculture
„ Associations & Unions
„ Chambers of Commerce
„ Charitable Organizations
„ Cultural Centers
„ Democracy, Peace & Community Development Centers
„ Diplomatic Missions: Embassies, Consulates, Representative Offices to the PA
„ Education: Universities, Colleges, Schools, Training and Vocational Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Institutes, and Libraries
„ Environment & Water
„ Financial & Development Institutions: Banks, Credit, Investment & Consulting Companies, Money Changers
„ Governmental Aid Missions
„ Health: Hospitals, Clinics & Centers, Physicians, Pharmacies
„ Human Rights & Law: Human Rights Centers, Law Offices, Lawyers
„ International & UN Organizations
„ Israeli Activist Groups
„ Media & Press (local, regional and international)
„ NGOs Operating in Palestine: Coordinating Groups, Foreign NGOs
„ Palestinian Organizations in Israel
„ Religious Forums & Centers (Islamic and Christian)
„ Restaurants
Services: Accountants, Advertisement, Print & Design, Bookshops & Stationary, Car Rentals, Computers/Software & IT, Couriers & Express Services, E-mail & Internet, Insurances, Management Consulting & Development, Planning & Engineering, Real Estate, Telecommunication & Office Equipment, Translation & Editing, and Others
„ Sport Clubs and Fitness Centers
„ Trade - Import/Export
„ Travel and Tourism: Airlines, Hotels & Resorts, Hospices & Guesthouses, Touristic and Recreational Sites, Travel Agencies & Tour Operators, Taxis & Transportation)
„ Women's Organizations
„ Youth Organizations
The second section includes standard features, such as a day by-day planner, calendars for the previous and fol lowing years, address and note space, and an uiversaries and national holi days of foreign countries. Each calendar page also includes a box providing details of international treaties, conventions, resolutions and so forth that relate to the Palestine Question. The third section of the Diary is the Agenda, a source of information and facts about Pales tine and the Palestinians. The agenda begins with 14 chapters in which the following aspects of Palestinian society and the Palestine Question are described, sup ported by tables, statistics and suggestions for further research reading mate rial and website references):
„ Dictionary of Palestinian Political Terms
„ Israeli Occupation Policies
„ Geography
„ Population
„ Refugees
„ Land & Settle ments
„ Water & Environment
„ Economy: Agriculture, Industry & Private Sector, Labor & Employment, Tourism, Trade, Taxation, Finances
„ Education
„ Health
„ Infrastructure: Housing & Construction, Transport & Roads, Telecommunication, Electricity & Energy
„ Society & Living Conditions
„ Government

Jerusalem: History, legal status, negotiations, population, residency rights, housing & house demolitions, land & settlements, the Old City, Israeli (municipal) policies, as well as a chronology of events in Jerusalem throughout 2006 and 2007 respectively. The fourth and final part of the agenda comprises a Palestine Chronology for 2006 and 2007 respectively, a full list of available PASSIA
publications, as well as a set of colored maps, illustrating historical and contemporary aspects of the Palestine-Israel conflict, including maps on Israel’s settlement policy and its separation wall, the distribution of refugees and the situation in Jerusalem.