The logo of U.S.-based Christian charity World Vision is seen on a car parked outside their offices in Jerusalem August 4, 2016. (Photo by Ammar Awad for Reuters.)

Israel accuses World Vision Gaza representative of funding Hamas

World Vision, based in Federal Way, said given the information available to the the charity, it has no reason to believe that the allegations are true.
Aug 5, 2016
Weseem Shoulub, 7, resting in the Palestine Children's Relief Fund office in Gaza last year. Shoulub underwent surgery to amputate both legs at Spokane Shriners Hospital on October 7th. (Photo courtesy PCRF)

Young visitor from Gaza underscores lack of medical access in Palestine

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
Protesters carry a wounded teenager to a waiting stretcher after a protest in Hebron devolved into clashes between stone throwers and Israeli soldiers. (Photo by Tom James)

Shooting to injure: Israeli crowd control tactic crippling young Palestinians

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
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Why block the boat? Resistance from Ferguson to Palestine to the Philippines

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
Israeli soldiers patrol a Palestinian protest in Hebron earlier this month. (Photo by Thomas James)

Israel’s only way out of perpetual war

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
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Struggling to talk about Israel? Start by listening

For young progressive Jews in the Northwest, talking about Israel with the older generation can be a minefield.
Aug 11, 2014
Demonstration for Gaza in Coimbatore, India. (Photo by Welfare Party via Flickr)

Seattle stands up for justice in Gaza

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
Buying bread in Gaza. (Photo by Karin Huster)

Last postcard from Gaza

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
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MercyCorps connects geeks from Gaza to Seattle

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