PASSIA Diary 2015

The Diary is divided into three sections - the Directory, the Calendar, and the Agenda – which are
composed of the following:
The Directory contains details of Palestinian and international institutions operating in the Palestinian
Territories as well as selected Arab and Israeli organizations located in Israel: names of contact persons, phone and fax numbers, e-mail and mailing addresses, websites, and a few keywords describing an organization’s main field of work. At the end of the directory there is an alphabetical index to facilitate searches for certain entries. In the 2015 edition, Directory entries included the following:
-Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
PLO Executive Committee and PLO Departments
Palestinian National Council
PLO Delegations Abroad
Representation in International Bodies

-Palestinian Authority (PA)
President’s Office
Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC)
PA Attorney General- General Prosecution
PA Higher Judicial Council
Supreme Judge Department
The Upper Council of Sharia Jurisdiction
PA Institutions
PA Councils & Commissions
Police and Security
Local Government Administration
Municipalities & Village Councils

-Political Parties and Factions
-Academic and Research Centers
-Associations & Unions
-Chambers of Commerce
-Charitable Organizations

Art & Galleries
Cultural & Folklore Centers
Film & Cinema
Music & Dance

-Democracy, Peace & Community Development Centers

-Diplomatic Missions
Representative Offices to the PA

Training & Vocational Centers
Early Childhood Education
Educational Institutes

-Environment & Water

-Financial & Development Institutions
Credit, Investment &
Consulting Companies
Money Changers

-Governmental Aid Missions
-Human Rights & Law
Human Rights Centers
Law Offices

-International & UN Organizations
-Israeli Activist Groups
-Media & Press
Internet Press
Newspapers & Media Services
Radio & TV Stations
Arab TV

Coordinating Groups
Canadian NGOs
European NGOs
Others & International NGOs

-Palestinian Organizations in Israel
-Religious Forums & Centers
Christian Churches & Centers
Advertisement, Print & Design
Bookshops & Stationary
Car Rentals
Computers, Software & Information Technology
Courier & Express Services
E-mail & Internet
Management Consulting & Development
Photo Studios & Video
Planning & Engineering
Real Estates
Telecommunication & Office Equipment
Translation & Editing
Other Services

-Sports Clubs & Fitness Centers
-Trade - Import/Export
-Travel & Tourism
Hotels & Resorts (Jerusalem - West Bank - Gaza)
Hospices & Guesthouses
Touristic & Recreational Sites
Travel Agencies, Tourism Companies & Tour Operators
Taxis & Transport
-Women's Organizations
-Youth Organizations

The second section includes all the standard features of a calendar, such as a day by-day planner,
calendars for the previous and following years, address and note space, and anniversaries and national holidays of foreign countries. In each calendar page, the 2015 edition includes informative text boxes on important contemporary women activists, providing a brief description of them.

The PASSIA Agenda
The Diary’s third section is the Agenda, which contains a wealth of information and facts about Palestine and the Palestinians, supported by tables, illustrative graphs, statistics and suggestions for further research (reading material and website references). The Agenda is divided into the following chapters, dealing with the following aspects of Palestinian society and the Palestine Question:
1. Dictionary of Palestinian Terms
2. Israeli Occupation
3. Geography
4. Population
5. Refugees
6. Land and Settlements
7. Water and Environment
8. Economy
8.1 Background & Overview
8.2 Agriculture
8.3 Industry & Private Sector
8.4 Labor Market & Employment
8.5 Tourism
8.6 Trade
8.7 Finances
9. Education
10. Health
11. Infrastructure
11.1 Housing & Construction
11.2 Electricity & Energy
11.3 Transportation & Roads
11.4 Communication
12. Society & Living Conditions
12.1 General Social Features
12.2 Household & Living Conditions
13. Government
13.1 Administration
13.2 Elections
13.3 Rule of Law
13.4 Negotiations
13.5 Police & Security
13.6 State of Palestine
14. Jerusalem
14.1 Historical Facts & Figures
14.2 Legal Status
14.3 Jerusalem in Negotiations
14.4 Population
14.5 Residency Rights
14.6 Housing & House Demolitions
14.7 Land & Settlement
14.8 The Old City
14.9 Education
14.10 Israeli Municipal Policies
-Graphs & Figures
Milestones in Palestinian History
Chronology of Main Events 2014
PLO Central Council (members)
Fateh – Central and Revolutionary Council (members)
-PASSIA publications 1987-2014
-Addresses and notes

Jan. 1, 2015


In late 2014, PASSIA has published the 26th edition of its annual Desk Diary! As in previous years, the goal was to provide a comprehensive “tool” for all those who work in or on Palestine or are interested in the Palestine Question in which way ever. The 2015 Diary was updated, amended and revised according to new information that had become available throughout the year. It contains a directory of contact information for relevant organizations operating in the West Bank and Gaza (listing names, addresses, main activities), as well as a full day-to-day planner (calendar) for the year, and a comprehensive compilation of facts and figures related to Palestine and the Palestinians. The 2015 edition of the PASSIA Desk Diary contains over 500 pages.

PASSIA is very proud to say that its diary has become an invaluable source of information for many people, both locally and abroad, and as yet there is no equivalent publication in Palestine.