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Fridays 10:30 AM Eastern: KKFI Radio

KKFI Radio Show: "Understanding Israel Palestine"

Featuring: Weekly radio interview show with Jamie Jackson and Margot Patterson.  Archived episodes at www.kkfi.org/program/understanding-israel-palestine/

   For more info: http://www.kkfi.org  

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Link to YouTube

Watch “Ceasefire” video by Ayanna Gregory in collaboration with Common Hymnal

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKjALjmdD5E  

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Link to post card

Join Faith Strategies encouraging DC City Council to join in call for ceasefire

Featuring: Send to Council Chair, Mr Phil Mendelson, Council of District of Columbia, or to pmendelson@dccouncil.org

   For more info: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGxRnZCtGFgjNjxpMwJmSQhMsNx?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1  

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Link for recording on Youtube

Watch Jerusalema Dance Challenge video from Palestine

Featuring: The Popular Art Centre (PAC) has partnered with South African Palestine solidarity groups to produce a representative Palestinian Jerusalema dance challenge video inspired by the global hit song by Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode.

 

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbuJ61WBdpo  

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Link for recording

Recording of Balfour Project Webinar, “Justice to the defenceless: the plight of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention”.

Featuring: The military arrest, detention and prosecution of Palestinian children is a major and longstanding human rights concern. The latest findings in this research follow a deeply concerning trend over the past decade and confirm the worst. This is an ongoing and significant child protection crisis. Severe child rights violations continue with immediate and long-term impacts on detained Palestinian children.

   For more info: https://balfourproject.org/injustice/

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Link to sign petition

Action Network’s petition, “Meta: We Need to Talk about Genocide”

Featuring: As Palestinians in Gaza face plausible genocide (according to the International Court of Justice) it is disturbing that Meta is choosing this moment to consider a policy that would further silence criticism of the Israeli military, Israeli government, and Zionism by shutting down conversations involving the term “Zionist.” Meta is proposing to treat “Zionist” as a proxy for "Jew" or "Jewish” — but this won’t make any of us safer. Instead, it will undermine efforts to dismantle real antisemitism and all forms of racism and bigotry.

   For more info: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/meta-we-need-to-talk-about-genocide/  

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Link for recording

Doctors Without Borders report on Gaza

Featuring: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team members in Gaza have been sending us voice notes describing the dire situation as Israeli strikes in the south, particularly Rafah, have been intensifying. Nearly 1.5 million displaced Palestinians are sheltering in Rafah after being displaced from the northern and central parts of Gaza as the war has progressed. Israeli forces have threatened a ground invasion of Rafah, which would be devastating for all the people who have gathered in what was supposed to be a safe place.

   For more info: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/latest/gaza-we-dont-know-if-we-will-survive-next-hour?source=ADL2402U8D82&utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2024-02-Gaza-RR-E2-Lapsed  

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Wednesdays 3:00 PM: Link to YouTube

Jewish Voice for Peace - Power Half-Hour for Gaza

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   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/@JewishVoiceforPeace/streams  

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Wednesdays 12:30 PM: Register for event

Churches for Middle East Peace, Praying for Peace

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   For more info: https://cmep.org/wednesday-prayer/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=211d3879-592c-4157-b9b9-cee364656004  

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Thursdays 10:00 AM: Register for event

Churches for Middle East Peace, Weekly Briefings

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   For more info: https://cmep.org/thursday-briefing/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=211d3879-592c-4157-b9b9-cee364656004  

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Fridays 12:00 PM: Register for event

AFSC Action Hour- Ceasefire Now

Featuring: Join AFSC staff every Friday at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action with us as we contact our elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us.

   For more info: https://afsc.org/events/action-hour-cease-fire-now  

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2/26/24 7:30 PM: Register for event

Abrahamic Reunion Online Interfaith Roundtable Series “Choosing Peace in the Midst of Chaos”.

Featuring: Chris Miller and Abed Manasra will be the speakers.

   For more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/part-ii-of-choosing-peace-in-the-midst-of-chaos-tickets-840967856497  

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2/28/24 12:00 PM: Register for event

Partners for Progressive Israel present Webinar, “Keeping the Peace During the Gaza War: Preventing Jewish-Arab Violence within the Green Line”.

Featuring: In May 2021, a period of fear and violence shook Israel: A conflict that germinated in Jerusalem expanded into Gaza, and soon boomeranged and escalated inside the Green Line. Far-right extremists incited interethnic violence in Israel’s mixed cities, where the country’s Jewish and Palestinian citizens live side-by-side, leading to death and destruction. Following the devastating October 7 attacks, however, there has been no repetition of intercommunal conflict inside Israel, even with a far-right Israeli government in power. What has Israeli civil society learned from the past to prevent such violence and how might it apply those lessons in the future so that Jews and Arabs can come together across differences?

   For more info: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B6_E4s8OR4qgMLkY6EU0Hw#/registration  

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2/28/24 1:00 PM: Register for event

Sabeel presents Webinar, “Challenging Apartheid and Religious Extremism: Zionism and Antisemitism”.

Featuring: Speakers at this second of five Sabeel webinars will be Hadar Cohen, Thomas Suarez, and Anthony Lerman.

   For more info: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdeqvrTkjHdTckbMpKETguAcjhLeSWcmY#/registration  

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2/28/24 1:00 PM: Register for event

Just Vision online Briefing, “Killed, Jailed, Censored: Journalists During Israel’s Assault on Gaza”.

   For more info: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9017062055796/WN_X6KhzTbqSUub1fnSEr32IA#/registration  

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2/28/24 2:00 PM: Register for event

Join Jim Zogby for Coffee and a Column, “Why the US Continues to Fail the Arab World”.

Featuring:

   For more info: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uce-qqzkuG9CtFkQJub5C-lYnKtMCke74?emci=286adcbc-b5d4-ee11-85f9-002248223794&emdi=0dc57cb7-b7d4-ee11-85f9-002248223794&ceid=752519#/registration  

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2/29/24 10:00 AM: Register for event

Middle East Institute online presentation, “Will Lebanon be a Future Theater of Regional War?”

Featuring: This event, originally scheduled for February 23, has been retitled from the original “Lebanon-Israel Conflict in Focus”.

   For more info: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2R7nGb5fRPieLUOldqnl2A#/registration  

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2/29/24 12:00 PM: Register for event

Partners for Progressive Israel present Webinar, “Keeping the Peace During the Gaza War: Preventing Jewish-Arab Violence within the Green Line”.

Featuring: Following the devastating October 7 attacks, there has been no repetition of intercommunal conflict inside Israel, even with a far-right Israeli government in power. What has Israeli civil society learned from the past to prevent such violence and how might it apply those lessons in the future so that Jews and Arabs can come together across differences?

   For more info: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B6_E4s8OR4qgMLkY6EU0Hw#/registration  

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2/29/24 7:00 PM: Get tickets for event; Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, Vienna VA 22180

Museum of the Palestinian People hosts “Tatreez Circle”

Featuring: We'll gather at the Museum for an evening of Tatreez! We’ll ground ourselves in the history of tatreez using museum artifacts and then use the rest of the time to share space and build community with DMV Palestinians and friends.

   For more info: https://museumofpalestinianpeople.app.neoncrm.com/nx/portal/neonevents/events#/events/2828  

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3/2/24 6:00 PM: Get tickets for event

American Palestinian Women’s Association celebrates International Women’s Day, “We Will Rise”

Featuring: Every year we celebrate International Women's Day, but this year we will celebrate the resilience of our people. Nibal Malshi's voice will inspire us and her songs will take us back home. APWA Dabkah group will perform the people's resilience and their attachment to the land. We will have voices from Gaza through first time screened documentary movie. Our event will not end up without shedding the light on some powerful women who made a change in this country.

   For more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-will-rise-tickets-811017474097?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl  

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3/3/24 5:00 PM: St John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase MD 20815

St John’s Norwood Evensong in support of peace in the Holy Land

Featuring: St. John’s Episcopal Church Norwood Parish invites you to a Choral Evensong Service to provide an opportunity for meditation and contemplation in support of peace in the Middle East. While this service is a Christian tradition, all are welcome to come and pray together for peace.

   For more info: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGxRnfpszcRMBCWVlfbMRRtVwQX?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1  

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3/4/24 6:00 PM: Middle East Institute, 1763 N Street NW, Washington DC; Link for tickets

Middle East Institute Arts & Culture Center presents “The Gaza Mono-Logues”

Featuring: The Middle East Institute Arts and Culture Center invites you to an evening of theater and dialogue honoring Ashtar Theatre’s seminal work, "The Gaza Mono-Logues.” The monologues are personal stories of 33 young Gazans who worked with the Ramallah-based Ashtar Theatre in 2010 to transmit their stories of life under siege.

   For more info: https://mei.edu/events/gaza-mono-logues  

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3/4-3/13/24: Register for event

Americans for Peace Now Pilgrimage to Israel-Palestine

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   For more info: https://mejditours.com/open-tour/americans-for-peace-now-2024/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=80166007-2c05-41df-a145-894ca8d9eae4  

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3/5/24& 3/6/24: Contact Michael Spath for more information

Stones Cry Out Solidarity Delegation meetings in Washington, DC

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   For more info: lmichaelspath@gmail.com  

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3/7/24 5:30 PM: Register for event

Women’s National Democratic Club presents Max Blumenthal, “Contrasting Syria, Ukraine and Gaza”

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   For more info: www.Democraticwomen.org  

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3/10/24 4:00 PM: In person: Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington DC 20017

Music at the Monastery series continues with organist David Beatty of Annapolis, MD

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3/18/24: Register for event

Christians for a Free Palestine Day of Action, “Christians Against Genocide”

Featuring: Christians Against Genocide is calling for a day of Christian-led actions across the country. These actions will happen at the offices of elected officials who continue to fund this genocide. We invite you to take collective action locally with your community. We are here to support you in creating or participating in a local action.

   For more info: https://christiansforafreepalestine.com/events/march18action  

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4/9-11/24: For more info

2024 CMEP Advocacy Summit

Featuring: Join CMEP in Washington, DC as we mark Four Decades of Pursuing Peace at our annual Advocacy Summit from April 9-11, 2024. Spend time looking back at CMEP's 40 year history while hearing how CMEP will continue its work to advocate for peace and justice for all in the Middle East.

   For more info: https://cmep.org/event/40th-anniversary-advocacy-summit/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=c6ed9450-fdb7-4879-9875-c740fd6689ca  

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4/17/24: For more info

Save the Date, Middle East Institute 77th Gala Dinner, Smithsonian American Art Museum

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   For more info: clobel@mei.edu  

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5/8/24 - 5/18/24: Rescheduled from Oct 2023 - Contact Laurie Salameh for more info: lauriesalam@gmail.com

Seraj Tour of the Holy Land

Featuring: Seraj Executive Director Laurie Salameh and her staff have set the date for the 2024 Seraj Tour. View a short (9 minute) video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=easOKBPYViE from the 2022 tour, shot in various locations, with heartfelt testimonies from several participants. Clear your calendar for the tour dates and we’ll send more information soon.

   For more info: https://www.serajlibraries.org/2024-tour  

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6/23/24 - 7/6/24:

"Living Stones" Solidarity Tour - Palestine and Israel

Featuring: Pilgrimage tour to the Holy Land. Dr. Spath is Executive Director of the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace and has led over 30 trips to Palestine/Israel.

   For more info: Contact Dr. Michael Spath, lmichaelspath@gmail.com  

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Other Items

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Spotify and Apple

Episode 16 &17 of podcast PalCast now available

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   For more info: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Ds0A1iqsArKTeNEOiRWEE  

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Click link to read the open letter on The Elders website

Read Open Letter to President Biden from The Elders’ Foundation

Featuring: The Elders was founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007. They are an independent group of global leaders working for peace, justice, human rights and a sustainable planet.

   For more info: https://theelders.org/news/dear-president-biden-elders-open-letter-israel-and-palestine?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NOV23  

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Link for recording

Listen to Rev. Munther Isaac Christmas sermon, “Christ in the Rubble: A Liturgy of Lament”

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   For more info: https://www.democracynow.org/2023/12/26/christ_in_the_rubble_christmas_sermon?utm_source=ICAHD&utm_campaign=42727dea28-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_07_07_02_09_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_06adf561a8-42727dea28-&mc_cid=42727dea28&mc_eid=UNIQID  

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Link for recording

Listen to On the Nose podcast, “Labor’s Palestine Paradox”

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   For more info: https://jewishcurrents.org/labors-palestine-paradox  

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Link for information

“And Still We Rise: Uniting Women for Change” podcast

Featuring: "And Still We Rise: Uniting Women For Change," is a six-episode podcast series by

   For more info: https://cmep.org/werise2024/aswr-podcast/  

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Link for recording on Youtube

Busboys and Poets: Raz Segal

Featuring: Busboys and Poets, Washington D.C. hosts author and scholar Raz Segal for a talk on Israel's war in Gaza and the debate surrounding whether the response of Israel to Hama's October 7th attacks should or should not be seen as a mounting Genocide.

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88yBX4UkdpQ  

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Link for podcast

Rethinking Palestine podcast, “The Arab World and Gaza Genocide” with Elham Fakhro

Featuring: Elham Fakhro joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the reactions of Arab peoples and their governments to the ongoing genocide in Gaza, placing them within the historical and contemporary context of Arab normalization with the Israeli regime.

   For more info: https://rethinkingpalestine.buzzsprout.com/1433386/14396404-the-arab-world-and-gaza-genocide-with-elham-fakhro  

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Link for podcast

Palestinian Deep Dive podcast “What is Zionism?” With Mohammed El-Kurd

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   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiMOqLzvwjo  

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Link for recording

Democracy Now with Mosab Abu Toha

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   For more info: https://www.democracynow.org/shows/2024/1/22?link_id=13&can_id=16e3d93f7fd4590c88c98b6def2699eb&source=email-dc-for-ceasefire-now-digest-2&email_referrer=email_2185873&email_subject=we-held-a-press-conference-last-week-and-more-heres-our-latest-on-day-114  

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Link for podcast

This is Palestine podcast “Connecting Gaza to the World”

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   For more info: https://this-is-palestine.simplecast.com/episodes/connecting-gaza?link_id=14&can_id=16e3d93f7fd4590c88c98b6def2699eb&source=email-dc-for-ceasefire-now-digest-2&email_referrer=email_2185873&email_subject=we-held-a-press-conference-last-week-and-more-heres-  

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Link to article

Read The Nation article “What Does It Mean to be Palestinian Now?”

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   For more info: https://www.thenation.com/article/world/what-does-it-mean-to-be-palestinian-now/?link_id=12&can_id=16e3d93f7fd4590c88c98b6def2699eb&source=email-dc-for-ceasefire-now-digest-2&email_referrer=email_2185873&email_subject=we-held-a-press-conference-last-week-  

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Link for recording on Youtube

Watch for free “Disturbing the Peace”

Featuring: Documentary film about the founders of Combatants for Peace

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huUqXZKboVU&list=PLLOa5l_UwvwqGdaRciBFCyAzN5nrQaatF&index=4  

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Voices from the Holy Land Online Film Salon Recordings

Featuring: Panel discussions focusing on "Israelism", "Humanity in Gaza", "Marketing the Israeli Occupation - Part Two", "Erasing Palestine from U.S. School Curricula",  "The Truth: LOST AT SEA", "My Tree", "The First 54 Years: An Abreviated Manual for Military Occupation", “NAKBA 75: Remembering the Voices”, “Marketing the Israeli Occupation - Part 1”, “The Law and the Prophets”, “The Law and the Prophets”, "Til Kingdom Come", “Is Israel an Apartheid State”, "Come and See; Go and Tell", "BOYCOTT", "Skies Above Hebron", "How to Make a Revolution", "Journalism Under Occupation - In Memory of Shireen Abu Akleh", "Palestine Poster Project", "Art & Resistance", "Of Land and Bread", "Advocate", "Soldier on the Roof", "Gaza: Still Alive", "Christians in Palestine", "1948: Creation & Catastrophe", "Bethlehem Today", "Valentino's Ghost:  Why We Hate Arabs", "Stitching Palestine", "Gaza Fights for Freedom", "Radiance of Resistance", "MAYOR", "On the Side of the Road", "Occupation of the American Mind", "We All Live in Gaza", "Next Generation's Perspectives on the Occupation: Three Student Films", "Detaining Dreams" and "OBAIDA", "Objector", "The Ruins of Lifta", “Roadmap to Apartheid”, “Rock the Boat: Anatomy of a non-violent action", “Naila and the Uprising”, “It’s What We Do”, and “Home Front: Portraits from Sheik Jarrah”.

   For more info: https://www.voicesfromtheholyland.org/online-film-salon-videos/online-film-salon  

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Link to film resource list

Just Vision offers films and in depth discussion guides

   For more info: https://justvision.org/films  

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Link to apply

IPF ATID. Policy Fellowship available

Featuring: The IPF Atid Undergraduate Policy Fellowship is a yearlong, paid fellowship offered to undergraduate students who are passionate about Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, the two-state outcome, Middle East policy, and building relationships with fellow students locally and nationally. Fellows will be committed to promoting nuanced, informed, policy-based discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They will be part of an intimate national cohort of campus leaders who will learn together and support each other throughout the year while growing the IPF Atid community. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 13, 2024

   For more info: https://israelpolicyforum.org/atid/programs/ipf-atid-policy-fellowship/  

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Link for information

Friends of Sabeel North America position open: Development and Grants Officer

Featuring: FOSNA is seeking a full-time dedicated, talented, and self-motivated Development and Grants Officer to join our team of remote staff located across the United States. We are looking for an individual to facilitate our efforts in support of FOSNA’s institutional fundraising and growth, helping the organization sustain its mission throughout the years.

   For more info: https://www.fosna.org/join-the-team  

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Link for information

Just Vision position open, Communications Manager

Featuring: The Communications Manager (CM) is responsible for developing and implementing Just Vision’s communications strategy, bolstering Just Vision’s public presence and ensuring that the organization’s values, mission and approach are communicated in a clear and compelling manner, both externally and internally. The CM oversees our press, print and digital media and ensures consistent messaging across all our public engagement efforts. Anticipated start date: April 1, 2024

   For more info: https://justvision.org/jobs/manager-of-communications  

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Link for information

Just Vision portion open: Program and Outreach Manager

Featuring: Just Vision is seeking a Program and Outreach Manager (POM) to develop and implement its strategy to engage key US-based audiences, from thought leaders and policymakers to faith leaders, students, educators, activists and beyond. In addition to developing and maintaining relationships of trust with key stakeholders, the POM will be responsible for designing meaningful and impactful programs using Just Vision’s resources and media as anchors, including our documentaries, journalism and educational and organizing tools. Anticipated start date: April 1, 2024

   For more info: https://justvision.org/jobs/Program-and-Outreach-Manager  

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Link to film

Abrahamic Reunion video “Peace is Possible”

Featuring: Featuring interview footage from the 2022 Peace Summit and other footage shot by Amertat Cohn and Sunseed Productions, this new 5-minute film showcases the hopeful and determined vision for peace that the peacemakers of the Abrahamic Reunion work for and live, every single day.

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcpPF3CBVdo  

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Link for information

Video tool tracking damage to Gaza

Featuring: A new tool, originally developed to estimate damage in Ukraine, has now been adapted and applied to Gaza. The tool can estimate the number of damaged buildings and the pre-war population in a given area within the Gaza Strip.

   For more info: https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/2023/11/15/a-new-tool-allows-researchers-to-track-damage-in-gaza/  

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Link to YouTube

Arab Center of Washington DC discussion with Khalil Jahshan, “What is the US Trying to Achieve in the Gaza War?”

Featuring: ACW Executive Director Khalil E. Jahshan discusses the US objectives in the Israeli war on Gaza and the attempts by Secretary Blinken to manage the conflict.

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoTuWYSmcjw  

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Link to film

Watch short film, “Nightmare of Gaza”

Featuring: Self released by Farah Nabulsi in 2017 this film provides an accessible, humanizing and deeply emotional perspective on the Palestinian experience in Gaza, especially for those less familiar with the current reality.

   For more info: https://vimeo.com/376386012?share=copy  

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Link to video

Middle East Institute video, “US Diplomacy and the Israel-Hamas War: Policy Options and Preparing for the Day After”

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   For more info: https://www.mei.edu/events/us-diplomacy-and-israel-hamas-war-policy-options-and-preparing-day-after  

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Link for podcast

Israel Policy Podcast, “A New Phase and a Long War Ahead”

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   For more info: https://israelpolicyforum.org/2023/11/01/a-new-phase-and-a-long-war-ahead/  

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Link for podcast

Balfour Project KEYS podcast,  latest episode “How to Become a Refugee”

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   For more info: https://balfourproject.org/keys/  

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Link for interview on YouTube

Al Jazeera Balkans interview with Nader Hashemi, Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University

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   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8zMbYNrznQ  

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Link to article

“Listening to the Voices of Young People From Gaza”, article by Zeina Azzam about We Are Not Numbers

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   For more info: https://time.com/6330411/young-people-gaza-storytelling-essay/?fbclid=IwAR21QuYnZ3ACoITTE4mZmx3XIA9ojpEVBjw6g1YDEaKesa4fi5a7ZTXnZE0  

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Link to YouTube

“Salute to Gaza” from the Said Conservatory of Music in Jerusalem

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   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYSc2b1cZi0  

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Link to YouTube

Watch “Gideon Levy: The Zionist Tango…step right, step left”

Featuring: Prescient presentation and discussion by Israeli Haaretz journalist at WRMEA conference in 2018. (Cut and paste if this link doesn’t work directly…there is an underscore after JQS- and before 9K%-Dk)

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQS-_9K5-Dk  

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Link for recording on Youtube

Rebroadcast of “Muslims on the Margins” with Prof Katrina Daly Thompson

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   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X5zxiEQSB0  

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Link for recording

Recording of Zoom discussion with Leah Harris and Dr Philip Farah

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   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMQgLW6oNk4  

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Link for information

Middle East Books and More offers Palestinian products for purchase

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   For more info: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGwHpShjbCXMxRvsZglGddsrtMP  

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Link to YouTube

Novara Media discussion, “Does Everyone Want Gaza’s Gas?”

Featuring: Moya Lothian-McLean talks to Rachel Donald of 'Planet: Critical' about the huge gas reserves off Gaza's coast.

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UEcwiscadU  

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Link to video

“Killing Gaza’s Brightest and Best”

Featuring: Watch Ahmed Alnaouq and Matt Kenard describe Israel targeting Gaza’s future

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUoIJ65ksJA  

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Link to video

Arab Center of Washington DC recording of discussion with Hanan Ashrawi and ACW Executive Director Khalil Jahshan, “The Gaza War, the West Bank, and the Day After”

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   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E3kUf08m7s  

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Link to article

Read Just Vision investigative report, “A mass assassination factory: Inside Israel’s calculated bombing of Gaza”-

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   For more info: https://www.972mag.com/mass-assassination-factory-israel-calculated-bombing-gaza/  

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Link to YouTube

Palestine Museum US screens “Stone Cold Justice: Israel’s Torture of Palestinian Children”

Featuring: A film which has been produced by a group of Australian journalists has sparked an international outcry against Israel after it explicitly detailed Tel Aviv's use of torture against Palestinian children. This film documents how Palestinian children, who have been arrested and detained by Israeli forces, are subjected to physical abuse, torture and forced into false confessions and pushed into gathering intelligence on Palestinian activists.

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvOSv2fGJ5w  

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Link to video

Bright Stars of Bethlehem presents Rev Mitri Raheb, “Humanizing Hope in Palestine”

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   For more info: https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/play/AkHz7O3gvFTW387cFp2xEiRr_QSQsqjzn06W8xFuDaJLQXMONTMSveQ0mR5Vli6FfzhU5b0tCep5ylGx.3dPNQXKhg6RLhAP9?canPlayFromShare=true&from=share_recording_detail&continueMode=true&componentName=rec-play&originRequestUrl=https://us06web  

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Link to video

Ramallah Friends School chorus, “Song to the World”

Featuring:

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsEbIVJy0Gg  

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Link for podcast

Palestinian Deep Dive podcast, “Stop The Genocide”

Featuring: Former UN correspondent for Al Jazeera and speechwriter for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Mark Seddon, is joined by Raz Segal, an Israeli historian and an Associate Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University, where he is also an Endowed Professor in the study of Modern Genocide. Chris Doyle, Director of the Council for Arabic-British Understanding and Karim Ali, a Palestinian advocate and co-founder of the Gaza Sunbirds, Palestine's first para-cycling team.

   For more info: https://open.spotify.com/show/0dDGVWhUePyj4dx0yvPedw  

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Link for information

Samidoun Calendar of Resistance for Palestine - Events and Actions around the world

Featuring:

   For more info: https://samidoun.net/2023/10/calendar-of-resistance-for-palestine-events-and-actions-around-the-world/  

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Link for recording on Youtube

Video of Amira Hass presentation

Featuring: In this special event, co-sponsored by CCAS, Democracy for the Arab World Now, and the MENA Forum, ACMCU hosts guest speaker and award winning Haaretz journalist Amira Hass to talk about the current situation in Gaza and what could be next in the ongoing military conflict between Israel and Hamas.

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MSGYz334Nk  

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Link for information

Israel Policy Forum, “Israel at War Resource Hub”

Featuring:

   For more info: https://israelpolicyforum.org/israel-at-war/  

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Link for podcast

Israel Policy Forum Podcast, “On the Ground, Amid the Pending Ground Invasion”

Featuring: On this week’s episode, IPF Atid Director Shanie Reichman hosts Tel Aviv-based journalist and Israel Policy Forum Policy Advisor Neri Zilber for a wide-ranging conversation on the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. They discuss various issues impacting the multiple fronts of this conflict, including the Israeli hostages in Gaza, humanitarian aid for Gaza, Hamas’ history as a spoiler for efforts to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace, violence in the West Bank, and Israelis’ resilience as the country responds to its greatest tragedy since the Holocaust.

   For more info: https://israelpolicyforum.org/2023/10/25/on-the-ground-amid-the-pending-ground-invasion/  

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Link for recording

Palestine Deep Dive, “This is Genocide”, Discussion with Israeli Holocaust Scholar Raz Legal

Featuring:

   For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk2qXsJ7_IY

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Link to film

Watch short film, “Nightmare of Gaza”

Featuring: Self released by Farah Nabulsi in 2017 this film provides an accessible, humanizing and deeply emotional perspective on the Palestinian experience in Gaza, especially for those less familiar with the current reality.

   For more info: https://vimeo.com/376386012?share=copy  

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Link for recording

Democracy Now with Historian Rashid Khalidi, “Israel should lift siege”

Featuring:

   For more info: https://www.democracynow.org/2023/10/9/rashid_khalidi_palestine_israel_explosion  

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Link to film

Mondoweiss documentary, "The Oslo Accords”

Featuring: Palestinians reflect on the past 30 years since the first Oslo Accords were signed and all the ways in which the agreement impacted their lives, pushing them even further away from achieving liberation and statehood.

   For more info: https://mondoweiss.net/2023/10/the-oslo-accords-failure-or-betrayal/?ml_recipient=101215086606026603&ml_link=101215082787111973&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=2023-10-12&utm_campaign=Oslo+Accords+Video+Announcement  

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Middle East Books and More book list for understanding history of Gaza and US support for Israel

Featuring:

   For more info: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGtxdZHmqXQQfqwGKWpqvdQLhxH  

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Available on Apple TV, Google Play, Amazon and Vimeo on Demand

“Boycott” now streaming worldwide

Featuring:

   For more info: 

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"Farha"

Featuring: Jordan's Academy Award entry available on Netflix. Inspired by a true story of a young girl's Nakba experience, the film, released on Netflix earlier this month, includes the depiction of atrocities committed by Israeli forces in1948. It has been condemned by the Israeli government. CNN gave it a positive write-up (https://cnn.it/3FV8en5).

   For more info: Screen via Netflix

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The Interactive Encyclopedia of the Palestine Question is live!

Featuring: If you subscribe to Netflix, watch it; invite friends to join you.

   For more info: https://www.palquest.org/en/home  

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CMEP Action Alerts

Featuring: HR 3477 The Justice for Shireen Act July 2023 and HR 3103 The Palestinian Children and Families Act (McCollum bill)

   For more info: https://cmep.salsalabs.org/July2023ActionAlertJusticeforShireenAct/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=8a090030-c9da-4e81-a05e-13fb4d55d180 and https://cmep.salsalabs.org/May2023McCollumbill/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=1937132c-9732-4c1d-84e  

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PALESTINE TOUR INFORMATION

as of March 17, 2023

Information compiled by Voices From the Holy Land. 

Table of Contents

Scheduled Tours for 2023 ........................................................................................................................1 Tour Organizations..................................................................................................................................4 Virtual (Online) Tours..............................................................................................................................6 Handbooks, Maps, and Guides ................................................................................................................6

Scheduled Tours for 2023

RCA Immersion Tour of Palestine

Nov. 5-18, 2023

This trip will be led by Rev. Joshua Vis, Ph.D., who serves as Church Engagement Facilitator in Israel and  Palestine with RCA Global Mission. He stands alongside Palestinian and Israeli individuals and  organizations who seek an end to the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza, in  a ministry of peace with justice. He leads immersion tours that include a deep dive into both the  history and archaeology of the Bible and the history and current realities of the Israeli-Palestinian  conflict.

https://www.rca.org/global-mission/missionaries/josh-sally-vis/

Register here: https://sforce.co/3y0mxDe

For more information and to request flyer, contact Stephanie: ssoderstrom@rca.org

Joint Advocacy Initiative Youth Journey for Justice - Palestine 

July 8-16, 2023

Youth, 17 - 30, from all over the world are invited to join the Journey for Justice in Palestine. https://www.jai-pal.org/en/advocacy-visits-trips/advocacy-programs-palestine/journey-for-justice

 

 

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9-Day Architectural Tour of Palestine (Siraj Tours)

Oct. 6-15, 2023

Visiting: Nazareth, Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jericho, Hebron, Jerusalem.

Tour covers Palestine's architectural heritage and “the architecture of the occupation.” It will be  centred in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem but will also include a couple of days in Nazareth (a  predominantly Palestinian city in Israel), where guided by a Palestinian architect we’ll visit the site of  Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948 and explore the newly regenerated old city.

Link to photos from previous tours: https://bit.ly/Palestine_snapshot

Contact: karena.batstone@gmail.com

Travel2Palestine Tours

Encounter Palestine Tour 

May 28 – June 1, 2023 

Aug.27 – 31st, 2023 

Oct. 29th – Nov. 2, 2023 

Palestinian Citizens of Israel Tour

Nov. 5 – 9, 2023

We run small expert-led tours. Our mission is to educate and inform on the situation in Palestine and  Israel, specifically on the impact on human rights. We have Palestinian and Israeli guides and UK  organisers. We focus mainly on occupied Palestine, but also look at human rights of Palestinians living  within Israel. We take you to refugee camps, settlements, checkpoints and villages under attack by  settlers. You get top-level briefings from Palestinian and Israeli NGOs and from the United Nations. You  meet politicians and experts and activists. The focus is very much on the occupation and the conflict,  with only basic sightseeing (tour participants can stay on to do sightseeing on their own).

https://travel2palestine.org/bookvisit/

Contact: Martin director@t2ptravel.com or Mary organiser@t2ptravel.com

St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square and Christ Church, Georgetown Co-sponsored pilgrimage  Sept. 29 - Oct. 11, 2023: 

The voyage will offer pilgrims the opportunity to visit many of the major sites of our faith. The group  will be guided by Iyad Qumri, a Palestinian Christian who has been leading pilgrims through this special  place for more than 25 years.

For more info: https://www.iyadqumripilgrimages.com

Sign up: https://stjohns-dc.org/contact-paulbarkett/

 

 

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Holy Land Franciscan Pilgrimages 

12 pilgrimages planned for 2023

When you travel with us, your pilgrimage benefits the Christians who live in the Holy Land in a couple  of ways. First, you can support their livelihood because we’re able to direct you to Christian-owned  businesses and restaurants. And secondly, any support to the Holy Land Friars supports the work they  do in the Holy Land, work in providing education, healthcare, care for children and the elderly, and  maintenance of the holy shrines themselves.

https://holylandpilgrimages.org/upcoming-pilgrimages/

For more info: info@holylandpilgrimages.org

“Living Stones” Tour of Palestine-Israel 

June 11-24, 2023

Featuring Dr. Michael Spath, founder of the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace https://indianacmep.org

For more info: lmichaelspath@gmail.com

Americans for Peace Now Dual-Narrative Tour of Israel, Palestine And Morocco  March 2023

The tour will combine the traditional elements with new, exciting programming that takes advantage  of MEJDI Tours' expertise. Meet Israeli and Palestinian elected leaders and other officials at the Knesset  and in Ramallah, and Palestinians in East Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan.

For more info: kpaul@peacenow.org

Community Peacemaker Team Delegation Visits to Palestine

Nakba Day May 10-22, 2023

Multifaith Peacemaking Sept. 27 – Oct. 9, 2023

Olive Harvest Nov. 3-15, 2023

CPT sends short-term (7-14 day) peacemaker delegations into crisis settings around the world. These  delegations link communities experiencing violence with individuals and groups. Delegations offer  participants a first-hand experience of CPT’s on-the-ground experiment in non-violence.

https://cpt.org/delegations/palestine

 

 

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Tour Organizations

Kairos Recommended trips to Israel/Palestine

https://www.kairosresponse.org/recommended_trips-1.html

Adventure tours

Abraham Palestine HeritageTrail

https://phtrail.org/trail/

Amos Trust Palestine Marathon

https://www.amostrust.org/amos-travel/run-palestine-2023/

Amos Trust Travel

https://www.amostrust.org/amos-travel/

Amos Trust

https://www.amostrust.org/amos-travel/experience-palestine-2023/

Bike Palestine

https://bikepalestine.com/

Siraj Center

https://sirajcenter.org/

Walk Palestine

https://www.walkpalestine.com/en

Human Rights/Factfinding Tours

Alternative Tourism Group

http://atg.ps/

Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (3-month stays, coordinated by the  World Council of Churches)

https://www.quaker.org.uk/our-work/eappi

Eyewitness Palestine

https://eyewitnesspalestine.org/

The Palestine Committee (Norway)

https://palestinakomiteen.no/ [website is in Norwegian]

To Be There

https://tobe-there.com/

Travel2Palestine (UK)

https://travel2palestine.org/

UCC Palestine/Israel Network

https://www.uccpin.org/witness-trips

USPCR

https://uscpr.org/activist-resource/ethical-travel-to-palestine-challenging-apartheid-tourism/

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Wi’am

https://www.alaslah.org/tours/

YMCA and YWCA

https://www.jai-pal.org/en/advocacy-visits-trips/advocacy-programs-palestine/journey-for-justice

Zaytoun (UK)

https://zaytoun.uk/visit-palestine/

Responsible Religious Pilgrimages

Center for Jewish Nonviolence

https://cjnv.org/

Churches for Middle East Peace

https://cmep.org/travel/

Community Peacemaker Teams

https://cpt.org/delegations

Footsteps of Jesus (Disciples of Christ)

http://www.footstepsofjesustour.org/

Friends of Sabeel Witness Trips)

https://www.fosna.org/come-see-visit-the-holy-land friends@fosna.org

Holy Land Franciscan Pilgrimages

info@holylandpilgrimages.org

Laila Tours & Travel (Bethlehem)

https://www.lailatours.com/

Lightline Pilgrimages (UK)

https://www.lightline.org.uk/

Living Stones (Holy Land Trust)

https://www.fosna.org/come-see-visit-the-holy-land  

Living Stones Pilgrimages (Pilgrims of Ibillin)

https://www.pilgrimsofibillin.org

Living Stones Tours (United Methodists for Kairos Response)

https://www.kairosresponse.org/tours.html

McCabe Pilgrimages (UK)

https://www.mccabe-travel.co.uk/

Network of Evangelicals for the Middle East

https://neme.network/

Pilgrimage People (UK)

https://pilgrimagepeople.org/

RCA Immersion Tours of Israel-Palestine

https://www.rca.org/global-mission/missionaries/josh-sally-vis/

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Tangney Tours (UK)

https://www.tangney-tours.com/

Tree of Life Journeys (First Congregational Church of Old Lyme)

https://tolef.org/

Virtual (Online) Tours

Green Olive Tours

https://greenolivetours.com/online-events/

Visit to Deir al Balah, Gaza (ANERA, video)

https://www.anera.org/blog/a-visit-to-deir-al-balah-gaza/

We Are Not Numbers (video shorts)

https://www.youtube.com/@wearenotnumbers2698

Handbooks, Maps, and Guides

“Palestine & Palestinians” Guidebook (ATG)

http://atg.ps/guidebook

Comprehensive information on Palestinian culture, history, archaeology, religion, architecture, and  politics, along with practical information (transport, hotels, cafes, restaurants, museums, hiking routes,  cultural centers, etc.) to travel responsibly.

Wujood “Existence/Presence” (Grassroots Jerusalem)

https://www.grassrootsalquds.net/wujood

Political tourist guide of Jerusalem, emphasizing the city’s unique attractions while drawing a picture of  the realities of Palestinian Jerusalemite communities from a grassroots perspective. It invites visitors to  take an active role in supporting Palestinian freedom by supporting the Palestinian economy or  volunteering.

Interactive Map of Jerusalem (Grassroots Jerusalem)

https://www.grassrootsalquds.net/

Profiles the neighborhoods, history, stories, businesses, and local organizing of Palestinian  Jerusalemites.

Palestine Open Maps (Visualizing Palestine and Columbia University Studio X Amman) https://palopenmaps.org/

An online interactive map of the geography of Palestine, including present-day Palestinian localities and  the hundreds of destroyed Palestinian villages often erased from official government maps.

VisitPalestine.tech

https://visitpalestine.tech/

Itineraries, logistical support, and more for travelers interested in the Palestinian technology and startup  sector.

Welcome to Palestine

https://www.welcometopalestine.com

A website offering comprehensive destination guides, broken down by city and village.

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A Short Bibliography on

Israel & Palestine

 

This bibliography is meant as a starting point, a listing of books that some have found useful in seeking to better understand the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis

 

People at the birth of modern Israel, the human side of the story, a good starting place

 

Elias Chacour, Blood Brothers

Father Elias Chacour is a Catholic priest and the Archbishop of the Melkite Church in Israel. Born in a village in the Galilee, he and his family were expelled in 1948 as part of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Zionist forces. Father Chacour has stayed in Israel, devoting himself to peace through the education of Palestinian children and working for reconciliation between Palestinians and Jews. This is the memoir of an extraordinary man

Tolan, Sandy, The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East

The histories of two families, a Bulgarian Jewish family that barely escapes the Holocaust and a Palestinian family forced to flee their home during the establishment of the state of Israel, bound together in a house lived in and loved by both.  Meticulous endnotes anchor the human narration firmly in the history and events of the time.

 

Historical works

 

Gershom Gorenberg, The Accidental Empire

An essential and well-written book. An Israeli journalist and historian, Gorenberg recaps Zionist History as the preamble to conditions that set up the Occupation of the Palestinian territories post-1967. He then tells the whole tragic story of fanaticism, political cowardice, and failed opportunities. A unique and courageous window into Israeli society and politics.

Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Pappe is an Israeli historian. He is among a group of Jewish revisionist historians called the “New Historians” who have documented the actual actions of Zionist and then Israeli forces at the time of the founding of the State of Israel. This book relies greatly on material from Israeli military archives.  It is often emotionally difficult to get through.

Allis & Ronald Rodash,  A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel. 

This book studies the politics and decision making process that led President Truman to support the founding of the modern state of Israel.

Avi Shlaim, The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World since 1948

Shlaim,  Jewish revisionist historian and professor at Oxford, covers in detail relations between Israel and the Arabs from Israel's 1948 War of Independence to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In doing so, he shatters the “David vs. Goliath” view of the conflict so common among Israelis and the West.  Criticized for being too simplistic in presenting Arab side of the conflict.

Jewish experience:

 

Alice RothchildBroken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience

Dr. Rothchild, a medical doctor who worked throughout the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem shares what she witnessed there and carefully describes how her views evolved because of what she saw.

Brant Rosen, Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity

Shocked by what he read about the 2008 Israeli military campaign in Gaza, American Rabbi Rosen began to publically question his long held "liberal Zionist" beliefs in his blog Shalom Rav.

Miko Peled. The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine

In 1997, a tragedy struck the family of Israeli-American Miko Peled: His beloved niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber. That tragedy propelled Peled onto a journey of discovery. It pushed him to re-examine many of the beliefs he had grown up with, as the son and grandson of leading figures in Israel’s political-military elite.

 

Other

Jimmy Carter, Peace Not Apartheid, and We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land

The former president reflects on the actions necessary to bring a true peace to a troubled region he knows well.

Mitri Raheb, I am a Palestinian Christian

Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, he conveys an “active hope” even through the long Israeli military occupation.

Phyllis Benni’, Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer

Helpful to those who want to know the basic story of the conflict. She provides a great deal of information in a very short book – unfiltered by ideological lenses. This is an excellent book for someone who wants a brief but thorough overview.

Rashid Khalidi, Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. has Undermined Peace in the Middle East

Dr. Khalidi has written a relatively short, readable and frankly depressing overview of the more than 35 years of U.S. diplomacy in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The noted Columbia University historian provides important empirical evidence and sobering analysis that shatters the mythology that the United States has a genuine desire for a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Dr. Naim Ateek, Justice and only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation

This work sets the biblical foundation for Palestine’s liberation theology movement. Dr. Ateek is the Canon of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem and founder of Sabeel, an ecumenical and international organization committed to shedding light on the occupation and providing a Christian nonviolent response to it

SELECTED DOCUMENTARY FILMS

 

Voices Across the Divide - 57 min. Filmmaker Alice Rothchild is an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel. The film follows her personal journey as she begins to understand the Palestinian narrative while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US. The documentary is both a personal journey to understand the Palestinian narrative as well as the implications and contradictions of deeply held cultural beliefs in the Jewish community. Rothchild interviews those who participated in the Nakba – and those affected by it.

Budrus (2009) - 70 min. Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land (2004) - 80 min. This video shows how the foreign policy interests of American political elites-working in combination with Israeli public relations stratgies-influence US news reporting about the Middle East conflict. Combining American and British TV news clips with observations of analysts, journalists and political activists, Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land provides a brief historical overview, a striking media comparison, and an examination of factors that have distorted U.S. media coverage and, in turn, American public opinion.

With God On Our Side (2010) - 82 min. With God On Our Side takes a hard look at the theology and politics of Christian Zionism, which teaches that because the Jews are God's chosen people, Israeli government policies should not be questioned, even when these policies are unjust.

Life in Occupied Palestine - 55 min. Anna Baltzer, a Jewish-American Columbia graduate and Fulbright scholar, presents her discoveries as a volunteer with the International Women's Peace Service in the West Bank, documenting human rights abuses and supporting Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance to the Occupation. Baltzer's presentation provides those interested in the Israel/ Palestine conflict with critical information and documentation that can be difficult to obtain through mainstream Western media sources, and to encourage dialog towards taking action on the issue. Topics discussed include checkpoints, settlements, Israeli activism, Zionism, 1948 War & refugees, censorship, the Wall, the ongoing annexation of Palestinian land, and the almost unbearable living conditions under the occupation.

Little Town of Bethlehem (2010) - 75 min. The documentary shares the gripping story of three men, born into violence, willing to risk everything to bring an end to violence in their lifetime. A Christian, a Muslim, and a Jew-shaped by events of their Palestinian and Israeli upbringing-find inspiration in the words and actions of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. Sami, Ahmad, and Yonatan believe that violence can indeed be stopped but recognize their own struggles will remain. Yet they will struggle together to discover a common humanity through non-violent action. In the city of Bethlehem where it is said God became man, these men stand alongside others whose central desire is to be accepted and treated as fully human.Their story brings fresh hope to the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel while taking a stand against violence throughout the world.

The People and the Olive - 70 min. What do olive trees mean to Palestinian farmers? Olives are their livelihood, their source of sustenance and the way they root themselves, historically and spiritually, to the land. But Palestinians are denied access to nearly 30 percent of their beloved olive trees in the West Bank as they struggle to live under Israeli military occupation. How do they persevere? And what should the international community understand about Palestinian olive farmers, who love their land and harvest it every season to feed their families — just as farmers across the world do?

On the Side of the Road -             103 min. Filmmaker Lia Tarachansky is a Jew who was born in Kiev. When she was six her family moved to the Ariel settlement in the West Bank. Her mother wanted to contribute to Zionism, Lia said. Tarachansky turns the camera on herself as she revisits settlements and interviews current residents. She says her goal is just to examine and narrate.

Occupation Has No Future - 84 min. Through conversations with Israeli conscientious objectors, former soldiers, and Palestinians living under occupation, Occupation Has No Future creates a survey of the current atmosphere in Israel and the West Bank. The film explores the Israeli social environment that creates heightened militarism and leads to fear and aggression; and examines the consequences of Israeli policies for the Palestinian people as well as for Israeli civil society. Additionally, this documentary looks at the Israeli anti-militarist movement and Israeli youth refusing conscription, refusing orders, and partnering with a growing grassroots Palestinian campaign of civil disobedience against the occupation

Checkpoint - 80 min. Documentary filmmaker Yoav Shamir's depiction of the checkpoints that the Israel Defense Forces man in the Palestinian Authority.

Defamation (2009) - 101 min. Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?"

Encounter Point  - 85 min. Film follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the conflict. Their journeys lead them to the unlikeliest places to confront hatred within their communities. The film explores what drives them and thousands of other like-minded civilians to overcome anger and grief to work for grassroots solutions

Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority  - 90 min. A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement.

Five Broken Cameras  - 90 min. When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born, Emad, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. In his village, Bil'in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist this decision. For more than five years, Emad films the struggle, which is led by two of his best friends, alongside filming how Gibreel grows. Very soon it affects his family and his own life. Daily arrests and night raids scare his family; his friends, brothers and himself are either shot or arrested. One Camera after another is shot at or smashed, each camera tells a part of his story.

Living under the Occupation: Daily Life in Occupied Palestine - 27 min. A film made by EFA MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) François Alfonsi, Jill Evans and Ana Miranda during their visit to the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Promises (2002) -106 min. Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers followed a group of seven local children between 1995 and 1998. These seven children tell their own story about growing up in Jerusalem. When the protagonists speak out in an epilogue a couple of years later, it becomes apparent that all have lost their childlike innocence.

Salt of the Earth: Palestinian Christians in the Northern West Bank (2004) - 193 min. Marthame and Elizabeth Sanders lived in the Christian Palestinian village of Zababdeh from August, 2000, through December, 2003. Volunteers with the Presbyterian Church (USA), their ministry was one of ecumenical support to the Church in the land of its birth. The film documents the lives of nine Palestinian Christians living in the northern West Bank. This film grew out of a desire among their Palestinian neighbors to share their stories, and a desire among Christians in the West to hear them. The Sanders describe the project as "a labor of love, a response to the graciousness, warmth, hospitality, and welcome we received from our Palestinian neighbors and colleagues."

The Colour of Olives - 97 min. Like many Palestinian families, the Amers live surrounded by the infamous West Bank Wall where their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locks and a constant swarm of armed soldiers.  Constructed with a combination of verité scenes and re-enactments, this poignant and richly crafted film offers its audience a much needed opportunity to reflect on the effects of racial segregation, the meaning of borders and the absurdity of war.

The Gatekeepers - 101 min. A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets

The Law In These Parts (2013) - 105 min. What is legal and what is just? The wide gap between the two is explored meticulously by this Israeli investigation of the legal structure created after the 1967 Six Days War, specifically to treat the West Bank and Gaza Strip as occupied territories. Speaking with some of Israel’s most respected lawyers and judges – men who helped to craft and later interpret these laws – filmmaker Ra’anan Alexandrowicz asks tough, pointed questions and gets even tougher answers. He asks his subjects to consider the consequences of their actions in a highly politicized environment. This documentary takes the position that unjust laws create unjust realities. Laws that everyone admits are not perfect but are the best that can be done under difficult circumstances may result in tragedy for everyone: both the judges and the judged.This film is winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Sundance and Jerusalem Film Festivals.

It's Better to Jump - 75 min. There is a centuries-old seawall in the ancient port of Akka, located on Israel's northern coast. Today, Akka is a modern city inhabited by Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Baha'i, but its history goes all the way back to rule of the Egyptian Pharaohs. Young people dare to stand atop the 40' one-meter thick block structure and risk their fate by jumping into the roiling sea. This perilous tradition has continued for many generations, and has become a rite of passage for the children of Akka. "It's Better to Jump" is about the ancient walled city of Akka as it undergoes harsh economic pressures and vast social change. The film focuses on the aspirations and concerns of the Palestinian inhabitants who call the Old City home.

Home Front – Portraits From Sheikh Jarrah - Getting beyond the sensational headlines and broad generalizations that normally dominate discussions of Jerusalem, Home Front captures voices rarely heard, of those struggling to stop settlement expansion in East Jerusalem and build a future of pluralism and equality in the city. Featuring the accounts of a Palestinian teenager forced to give up half his home to Israeli settlers, an American-born Israeli mother who gets drawn into the demonstrations after her children’s arrest, a Palestinian community organizer who brings local women to the forefront of the struggle, and a veteran of the Israeli army who becomes one of the campaign’s leaders, Home Front chronicles the resolve of a neighborhood, and the support it receives from the most unexpected of places.

Censored Voices - The 1967 'Six-Day' war ended with Israel's decisive victory; conquering Jerusalem, Gaza, Sinai and the West Bank. It is a war portrayed, to this day, as a righteous undertaking - a radiant emblem of Jewish pride. One week after the war, a group of young kibbutzniks, led by renowned author Amos Oz, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The recording revealed an honest look at the moment Israel turned from David to Goliath. The Israeli army censored the recordings, allowing the kibbutzniks to publish only a fragment of the conversations. 'Censored Voices' reveals the original recordings for the first time.

Teaching Ignorance - 2015, 52 Minutes. This powerful film follows several Israeli and Palestinian teachers over the course of an academic year. It asks: How do the Palestinian, Israeli Arab, and Israeli Jewish educational systems teach the history of their peoples? By observing teachers, the film shows us their exchanges and confrontations with students as they transmit the values of religion, politics, and nationalism in the classroom. In Teaching Ignorance, educators from all sides of the conflict debate their peoples’ official curriculum, wrestling with is restrictions. This film offers an intimate glimpse into the profound and long-lasting effect that the Israeli/Palestinian conflict transmits to the next generation.

 

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