Philip Weiss is Founder and Co-Editor of Mondoweiss.net
Phil Weiss, a Harvard graduate, is the founder and co-editor of Mondoweiss.net, an independent website devoted to informing readers about developments in Israel/Palestine and related US foreign policy. Mondoweiss provides news and analysis unavailable through the mainstream media regarding the struggle for Palestinian human rights.
Showing disagreement with Israeli governmental policies toward the Palestinian people.
Jews Say No! began in 2009 during “Operation Cast Lead,” and since then has gathered almost every month on the Upper West Side of New York to show disagreement with Israeli governmental policies toward the Palestinian people.
A former Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany speaks out for Palestinians
Lillian Rosengarten, a US citizen, is a former Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. Aged 75, she participated in the Jewish Boat To Gaza voyage in September 2010. Author of Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat for Gaza, she is a clinical social worker and psychoanalyst. She is a poet, writer, mother, grandmother, and progressive human rights activist.
Lillian has written for Mondoweiss. You can find her articles here.
Promised Land Museum curator gets first hand experience in the Holy Land
Dr. Steve Feldman, an American Jew & curator of the Jewish Museum of the Palestinian Experience has, in the past, traveled extensively through Israel, visiting friends and family there. This time, he goes to Palestine, to the West Bank, on a 2 week service & educational experience with a Quaker group. His experience there was published by the Winston-Salem Journal in an article entitled, On the ground with Israelis and Palestinians.
An Israeli advocate for the rights of Palestinians
“My solution is just equality for all of the people. It doesn’t matter if it’s just one state solution or two state solution, binational, as long as all of the people who live there have their rights to live and have fully recognize the people and their history, and their human rights by the law. That’s what’s important. It’s not about who lives where.”
Gideon Levy, columnist for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, sppke in Washington in 2018
“Zionism has many meanings… the belief about the Jewish people having the right to live in Palestine side by side with the Palestinians, doing anything possible to compensate the Palestinians for the terrible tragedy that they went through in 1948, this can also be called the Zionist belief.”
From a Zionist Youth to an Outspoken Critic of Israeli Actions
In this video, Michael Ratner describes going from a typical Jewish upbringing, one entirely supportive of Israel, to realizing that Israel’s actions are inconsistent with Jewish values. His Jewish commitment to justice makes the mistreatment of Palestinians feel untenable; he describes how he moves to a belief that all people in Israel/Palestine should be treated as equals.
Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Burlington, North Carolina, Ron Shive, draws parallels between the Civil Rights movement in the United States and the current civil rights struggle in Palestine.
Anna Baltzer, a Jewish-American public speaker, author and activist, gives an informative presentation on life in current-day occupied Palestine, based on her work with the IWPS (International Women’s Peace Service). See the video.
Lest the Civilized World Forget the Colonization of Palestine
Written by Dr. Jamil A Fayez, an accomplished obstetrician/gynecologist specializing in infertility, The Colonization of Palestine lists the hundreds of Palestinian towns and villages that were depopulated in the founding of Israel. The third edition, published in 2015, is now available from American for Middle East Understanding and can be read online.
What was it like to expel Palestinian families from their homes?
Khirbet Khizeh is a brief, fictional, 1949 novella by an award winning Jewish Israel author about the violent expulsion of Palestinian villagers by the Israeli army. Considered a high point in Hebrew literature, it was published just months after the end of the 1948 war (in which the author fought).
Birth at an Israeli Military Checkpoint Proves Deadly
Between 2000 and 2005, 67 Palestinian women were put in the disastrous situation of giving birth within an Israeli military checkpoint. The women were denied access to a doctor and as a result, over half of the births resulted in the death of the child.