MercyCorps connects geeks from Gaza to Seattle
by Ansel Herz
Seattle is a veritable technology hub. It’s home to two of the biggest tech companies on the planet, Microsoft and Amazon. Hundreds of geeks are hard at work in Seattle offices, creating the next-generation of computer and web products. But we can’t claim geeks as our own. Anywhere there’s electricity and a connection to the […]
Feb 8, 2012
Last postcard from Gaza
by Karin Huster
In 2013 I traveled to Gaza to work at Al Shifa, the main hospital. Nothing prepared me for what I experienced crossing the border into Gaza, and then spending time there.
Jul 15, 2014
Seattle stands up for justice in Gaza
by Majd Baniodeh
As a Palestinian living in the U.S., and as a human watching yet another massacre occur within miles of my place of birth, I can’t help but feel paralyzed, powerless and most frustratingly, helpless.
Jul 25, 2014
Struggling to talk about Israel? Start by listening
by Anna Goren
For young progressive Jews in the Northwest, talking about Israel with the older generation can be a minefield.
Aug 11, 2014
Israel’s only way out of perpetual war
by Gil Bar-Sela
A former Israeli soldier who now studies conflict resolution in Seattle argues that Israel's only hope for peace is to move past collective trauma and military tactics
Aug 12, 2014
Why block the boat? Resistance from Ferguson to Palestine to the Philippines
by Jill Mangaliman
Northwest activists are attempting to block an Israeli shipping company from unloading at Puget Sound ports in order to put a dent in the dollars funding Israel's military actions in Gaza.
Aug 25, 2014
Shooting to injure: Israeli crowd control tactic crippling young Palestinians
by Tom James
While war in Gaza made headlines this summer, hundreds of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank were shot with low caliber rifles.
Oct 20, 2014
Young visitor from Gaza underscores lack of medical access in Palestine
by Varisha Khan
7-year-old Weseem Shoulub is in Washington this month for a surgery he can't get near his home in Gaza.
Oct 22, 2015