THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF THE PALESTINIAN EXPERIENCE
The Jewish perspective, grounded in Jewish values of truth and justice, provides a clear path to peace.
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This home page is the Welcome Center to the Promised Land Museum and your gateway to understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Promised Land Museum offers 6 galleries of exhibits, including our entryway gallery, Gateway to Understanding, and our concluding gallery, An Evolving View. Each Gallery offers a host of exhibits organized largely over time. We invite you to explore the museum!
Gateway to Understanding
The Jewish Museum of the Palestinian Experience was founded to provide a Jewish perspective on the Israel/Palestine conflict. The Jewish perspective is rooted in Jewish values, to treat our neighbor as we would want to be treated.
The term Palestine, or similar variation, has historically been used to refer to the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
Creation of State
Between 1917 and 1947, there is a growing discourse of “colonization” of Palestine. Jewish groups like the Stern Gang worked to rid Palestine of British authorities who were restricting immigration of Jews.
Terror + Conflicts
While Palestine was a largely peaceful, multi-faith region, the early 1900s would see far more deaths, including by terrorist attacks–by both Arab and Jewish groups.
The Jewish people have a long history of persecution, and this persecution has led to a Jewish commitment to civil rights.
An evolving view
FOR PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS
Most of us have deeply held moral beliefs that tell us not to mistreat other people. In Judaism, this is known as the Golden Rule. Rabbi Hillel the Elder once said “to which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow.
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News and Views
Where Is the Palestinian Mandela?
Many interested in Israel-Palestine have asked the question: “Where is the Palestinian Mandela?” But Nelson Mandela’s...
Palestine Open Maps
Palestine Open Maps (POM) is a platform that uses mapping technologies in collaboration with researchers to showcase...
“There’s Already Only One State from the River to the Sea”
Dr. Joshua Shanes, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Arnold Center for Israel Studies at the...
Playwright and actor Wallace Shawn, best known for his role as Vizzini in The Princess Bride, translated an...
Rafael Silver is a Jewish Israeli and a combat veteran of the Israeli army. In a 2022 Mondoweiss op-ed, Silver shared...
British-Australian actress and writer Miriam Margolyes, best known for her award-winning role in The Age of Innocence,...