News Release

Beyond Israel vs. Hamas


Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian National Initiative — which is independent of both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority — was on GPS with Fareed Zakaria on CNN and gave an overview with critical context about the conflict.

Alareer is the co-editor of Gaza UnsilencedHis writings have appeared in the New York Times.

Amro is based in Hebron on the West Bank and is founder of Youth Against Settlements. He is regularly threatened, harassed and detained by the Israeli military and settlers for his nonviolent activity such as making films and attempting to prevent home takeovers. He reports being held and tortured by the Israeli military over the weekend. He said: “No one should target civilians, all civilians should be protected during wars.”

Peled is an activist and podcaster. His books include The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine. He just wrote the piece “The October Failures.” Earlier this year, he was on a speaking tour with Amro. He said today: “I have family” in a settlement that was “taken by Palestinians, Kibbutz Be’eri.”

MAZIN QUMSIYEH,, Skype: mbqumsiyeh
Qumsiyeh is a professor at Bethlehem University. His books include Sharing the Land of Canaan. He is founding director of the Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability. He just wrote the piece “Al-Aqsa Flood.”