Author Archives: Beth Miller

About Beth Miller

Beth Miller is a program coordinator at an international law non-profit. She lived in the West Bank for a year and a half, working on child rights and the rights of Palestinians in East Jerusalem. She received her M.A. in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. You can follow her on Twitter at @bethavedon

To my fellow American Jews

Beth Miller writes an open letter to the American Jewish community: “Because of you, I am loud and I shout. But I’ve noticed you are growing quiet – almost silent – as an injustice is taking place in Palestine. I think that I know why. I think that as Operation Protective Edge marches onward, you feel your convictions clashing. You, more so than me, were raised to believe that Israel is something it is not: a democracy, with values just like yours, amidst a sea of aggressors. But with each passing day, it becomes harder and harder to close your eyes to a glaring reality.”

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Remembering reality in Aida camp

Beth Miller writes about the daily life in the Aida refugee camp under the Israeli occupation.

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It’s not normal and you don’t get it

As the writer hosts her family on a visit to the occupied territories she realizes she has become a bit too sensitized to the oppression around her.

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