Author Archives: Jennifer Bing

About Jennifer Bing

Jennifer Bing is the Middle East Program Director in the Chicago office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). Jennifer began her activism on Palestine and Israel in 1982, and during the early years of the first Intifada she was a teacher at the Friends Boys School in Ramallah and a human rights researcher at Save the Children. Jennifer’s research on the first Intifada and its impact on Palestinian children was published in a three volume human rights report printed by Radda Barnen (Swedish Save the Children) in January, 1990.

You are not Alone: To Palestinians on July 20, 2014

A speech given to the Chicago Rally for Palestine on July 20, 2014.

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‘Tell America we want to be free’: Gaza, then and now

Jennifer Bing writes about visiting Gaza for the first time in 13 years: “One young man came up to me after our large group exchange at Al Azhar University to thank me for coming to Gaza. He had developed a stutter since the bombings in 2008 and was embarrassed to speak in front of his classmates. But with a clear voice he said to me, “Tell America we want to be free.””

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Roots of Resistance: Khaled’s story

Jennifer Bing recounts a story from the first intifada when she was a teacher at the Ramallah Friends School. This post is part of the series “Roots of Resistance: 25 year retrospective on the first intifada.”

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Reflections on solidarity – November 29, 2011

A speech given at Wellington Church in Chicago on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

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Money for Mondoweiss: The Chicago challenge

Chicago likes a good competition every now and then. We are on the third coast, have two baseball teams, contests for our architecture, and even sent a community organizer to the White House. We have a growing community that wakes … Continue reading

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Chicago faith leaders issue statement in support of activists targeted by the FBI

Chicago anti-war and international solidarity activists whose homes were raided by the FBI last month publicly declared their decision to resist government intimidation and harassment today in Chicago.  The Chicago activists decided to invoke their Fifth Amendment right not to testify … Continue reading

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