Lesly Lempert, an American citizen with ongoing connections to the
Jewish community in Ithaca, New York and to several American-based
organizations working on human rights in the Israeli-administered territories,
collected a number of publications relating to Palestinian Arab concerns and
human-rights issues during the term of the First Intifada. The time range is
generally, with several exceptions, from about 1987 to about 1994, i.e. the
duration of the Intifada and its political and humanitarian consequences. The material in this collection was compiled chiefly during Lesly Lempert's twelve-year tenure as Executive Director of the American-Israeli Civil Liberties Coalition.