Today begins a new format and a slightly altered purpose for Palestine InSight. As always, my purpose is to provide a sort of “digest” of important Palestinian news stories of the day. However, instead of copying sections of those stories, I will link them.
Most of the space will be given to “opinion” pieces or “commentary” that I find interesting and useful. Note “I find.” I am fully aware that my intention is not to provide a broad range of ideas. I will post interesting items from the online sources I follow regularly (many by subscription). My purpose is to present ideas about and interpretations of the news that most Americans would not otherwise find. So, no, this is not an “objective” discussion. It is information about the plight of the Palestinian people as they struggle to maintain their heritage, their history, their homes — their lives.
SELECTED NEWS OF THE DAY
(Please see “Online Sources” above for links to other current news publications)
~ Israel demolishes al-Araqib Bedouin village for 132nd time
~ Crucial 48 hours as Gaza awaits truce
~ Hamas decries Israeli decision to end ‘Black Friday’ probe: Hamas says Israel must be tried before ICC after investigation into 2014 assault that killed 135 Palestinians closes.
~ Israel Plans To Turn A Jordan Valley Military Base Into A Colony
SOURCES: ORGANIZATIONS, BLOGS, NEWS SITES
(This is a list of the sources I follow closely. I have put the list with descriptions here today as background. This list will become a “page” listed above, and I will refer the reader to the list as I post articles from these sources each day.)
- SABEEL ECUMENICAL LIBERATION THEOLOGY CENTER, JERUSALEM
Mission: To strive towards theological liberation through instilling the Christian faith in the daily lives of those who suffer under occupation, violence, injustice, and discrimination.
- FRIENDS OF SABEEL – NORTH AMERICA
Support for Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center.
- EYEWITNESS PALESTINE – Journeys for Justice with Palestinian and Israeli Peace-Builders
Go beyond the headlines. See the land of Palestine/Israel. Connect with Palestinian and Israeli peace-builders. Learn frameworks and strategies for justice. Act to build bridges between people and movements. Every Eyewitness Palestine delegation is real, honest, heartfelt, and genuine. There’s only one way to truly understand the realities of Palestine/Israel – through the eyes of those who live there. https://www.eyewitnesspalestine.org/
- BRIGHT STARS OF BETHLEHEM
Bright Stars of Bethlehem supports Palestinians living in the Holy Land partners to grow hope in Palestine by connecting with people in the United States through awareness-raising and fund-raising institutions in the Holy Land. Subscribe to newsletter.
- THE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT (ISM)
The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles.
(Subscribe to email newsletter on the home page.)
- KINDER USA – Kids in Need of Development, Education, and Relief
KINDER USA is the leading American Muslim organization focused on the health and well-being of Palestinian children. We envision a free, just and peaceful Palestine where children thrive and look forward to a productive future, like children everywhere. Our mission is to improve the lives of Palestinian children.
- REFLECTIONS FROM PALESTINE: A Journey of Hope
Personal reflections by Samia Khoury, Jerusalem
MUSEUM OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE, Washington, D.C.
The Museum of the Palestinian People shares the rich history, vibrant arts and culture, and spirit of the Palestinian people. It is a space where people are not marginalized because of the artificial distinctions that separate us, a space where people can open their hearts to discover what unites us all. Together, we can create a world without borders. Subscribe here.
- A TEXAS LUTHERAN’S VOICE FOR PEACE IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL
Sharing resources for prayer, education and advocacy, seeking justice and peace in Palestine and Israel. Personal blog of Ann Hafften.
- NOTES FROM SHUKRI
The Voice of Imprisoned Humanitarian Activist Shukri Abu Baker of the Holy Land Foundation
- CHRISTIAN ZIONISM.ORG
We are professors, pastors, leaders of church-related organizations, and laity all working together toward one purpose: to examine a theological teaching called Christian Zionism that is growing in the church today. We believe that this trend demands close examination and study.
- RIGHT TO ENTER
Right to Enter is a grassroots campaign defending the rights of access, movement and residency in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory. We are a volunteer group of individuals and families affected by the current Israeli occupation authorities policy that denies entry to foreign passport holders.
News & Opinion About Palestine, Israel & the United States Mondoweiss is an independent website devoted to informing readers about developments in Israel/Palestine and related US foreign policy. We provide news and analysis unavailable through the mainstream media regarding the struggle for Palestinian human rights. Founded in 2006 as a personal blog of journalist Philip Weiss.
- THE FORWARD
American magazine founded in 1897 as a Yiddish-language daily, it is a digital-first publication with online reporting alongside monthly magazines in both English and Yiddish. It is one of the most influential American Jewish publications. It has a politically progressive editorial focus
- HAARETZ: Most-Read Articles Newsletter
Israeli newspaper founded in 1918, the longest running newspaper in Israel, and is now published in both Hebrew and English. Both Hebrew and English editions can be read on the Internet. It is known for its left-wing and liberal stances on domestic and foreign issues. According to the Center for Research Libraries, “Haaretz is considered [Israel’s] most influential and respected for both its news coverage and its commentary.”