PASSIA Diary 2001

PASSIA first published its DESK DIARY in 1988 with the intention of presenting relevant historical facts,events, addresses and statistics related to Palestine and the Palestinian cause in a widely accessible form . At that time, PASSIA did not realize the extent of the vacuum its DIARY helped to fill, and each year since, intensive efforts have been made to continuously improve and extend the scope of the diary. PASSIA is proud to be able to say that its DIARY has become an invaluable source of information for many people, both here and abroad. Throughout each year, PASSIA updates existing information and statistics , and adds new data and facts as they become available

Jan. 1, 2001


The 2001 edition of the PASSIA Desk Diary contains over 350 pages of updated and new addresses, a comprehensive calendar, and information and statistics on relevant events and issues, as they became available throughout the year of 2000. It is divided into three main
sections as follows:
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 updated as well as the comprehensiveness of the directory is unique and makes it an invaluable resource for all those interested in or working on the Palestine Question. Amongs the information provided one finds names of contact persons, phone and fax numbers, e-mail and mailing addresses, internet websites (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 in the 2001 edition included the following :
• PLO Bodies, Departments, and Representation Abroad
• Palestinian Authority (PA) Ministries and other Institutions, Commissions and Councils
• Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) members and committees
• Police and Security (PA)
• 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
• Education (Universities, Colleges, Schools, Training Centers, Educational Institutes, and Libraries)
• Environment & Wate
• Financial & Development Institutions (Banks, Credit, Investment & Consulting Companies, Money Changers)
• Governmental Aid Missions
• Health (Hospitals, Clinics & Centers, Physicians, Pharmacies)
• Human Rights Centers & Law Offices
• International & UN Organizations
• Local and Foreign Media & Press
• Foreign NGOs Operating in Palestine
• Religious Forums & Centers
• Services (Accountants, Advertisement, Print & Design, Bookshops & Stationary, Car Rentals, Computers,
Couriers & Express SefYices, E-mail & Internet, Insurances, Man agement Consulting & Development,
Planning & Engineering, Real Estate, Restaurants, Telecommunication & Office Equipment, Translation &
• Trade - Import/Export
• Travel and Tourism (Airlines, Hotels & Resorts, Hospices & Guesthouses, Travel Agen cies & Tour Operators,
Taxis & Transportation)
• Women's Organizations
• Youth Organizations and Sport Clubs
The second section of the Diary 2001 includes standard features, 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. Each calendar page also includes a
box - "On the Road to Statehood" - containing chronological milestones in the Palestinian
state-building process.
The third section of the Diary is the PASSIAAgenda, a source of information and facts about
Palestine and the Palestinians. The agenda begins with 14 chapters in which the following
aspects of Palestinian society and the Palestine Question are described, supported by tables,
statistics and suggestions for further research (reading material and website references):
• Dictionary of Palestinian Political Terms
• Geography
• Population
• Refugees
• Land & Settlements
• 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 & Administration
• Jerusalem (facts & figures on the history, population, Israeli policies and practices, settlement, and housing,
as well as a chronology of events throughout 2000).
The fourth and final part of the agenda comprises some graphs and figures related to
Palestinian history, the PLO structure and donor coordination, a detailed Palestine Chronology
2000, a full list of PASSIA publications, as well as a selection of colored Maps, including one
on the projection West Bank Final Status as most recently presented by Israel at Camp David
in July 2000.