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.

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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