The Alternative Information Center (Israel)
The Alternative Information Center (AIC) is a member of the Alternatives International Federation. It is an internationally oriented and progressive joint Palestinian-Israeli activist organization. It engages in information dissemination, as well as political advocacy, grassroots activism and critical analysis on the Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.AIC was established in 1984 by Palestinian and Israeli grassroots activists as a binational organisation to promote the human and national rights of the Palestinian people and a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis based on progressive principles and respect for international law. Even prior to the First Intifada, the AIC created and disseminated information and analyses about Palestinian and Israeli societies to and about the other, realising that socioeconomic and cultural processes are no less crucial to understanding and ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than political ones. The AIC was a local pioneer in the field of human rights, conducting some of the first ever data collection, research and analyses on issues such as Israeli torture of Palestinian prisoners, home demolitions and Palestinian residency rights in Jerusalem, all within their broader social, political, economic and cultural contexts.
The AIC is a progressive organization that successfully fosters the collaboration of Israeli and Palestinian journalists and promotes individual and collective liberties.