These are sources, many from organizations I belong to or follow, from which I am likely to draw for “OPINIONS AND COMMENTARY.” Each has a short statement of the source’s purpose. The alphabetical order does not reflect any priority.
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.
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. https://www.christianzionism.org/
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/
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. https://forward.com/
Gush Shalom (Translated from Hebrew, the name means “The Peace Bloc”) is the hard core of the Israeli peace movement. For years now, Gush Shalom has played a leading role in determining the moral and political agenda of the peace forces in Israel, as well as in breaking the so-called “national consensus” based on misinformation. http://zope.gush-shalom.org/index_en.html
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.”
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.) https://palsolidarity.org/
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. https://www.kinderusa.or
LAND OF CANAAN FOUNDATION
You want to do something. The Land of Canaan Foundation partners with two Palestinian not-for-profits to identify projects and channel resources directly to those who can benefit immediately from your gift.
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. https://mondoweiss.net/
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.
NOTES FROM SHUKRI
The Voice of Imprisoned Humanitarian Activist Shukri Abu Baker of the Holy Land Foundation
PALESTINE INSTITUTE OF BIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Using largely volunteer efforts and local donations, the mission of the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) and its offspring, the Palestine Museum of Natural History (PMNH) at Bethlehem University is focused on research, education, and the conservation of our natural world, culture and heritage. https://www.palestinenature.org/
Personal blog of Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, professor of genetics who taught at Yale and Duke universities, returned to his native village of Beit Sahour near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank ten years ago. He is the director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History at Bethlehem University.
REFLECTIONS FROM PALESTINE: A Journey of Hope
Personal reflections by Samia Khoury, Jerusalem http://reflectionsfrompalestine.blogspot.com/
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. http://www.righttoenter.ps/
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. http://sabeel.org/
FRIENDS OF SABEEL – NORTH AMERICA
Support for Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center. https://www.fosna.org/
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. http://voicesforpeace.blogspot.com/