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Thank You for Supporting Journalism that Powers Justice

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Thank you from Mondoweiss!

We are delighted to share that because of hundreds of generous donations, we not only met but blew past the goal of $90,000 for our year-end campaign, Journalism That Powers Justice. Including the Challenge Fund the campaign total as of today is $150,478 which is almost 50 percent more than any past campaign. We are awed by this tangible vote of confidence from Mondoweiss supporters.

Our Top Ten posts of 2015

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Reem Sahwil's tears after a lecture about unwelcome immigrants to the Palestinian teen from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who then stroked her, was the top post on our site this year had 12.3 million visits to the site this year, and our top post got 322,000 views and was by Allison Deger, detailing an incident in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel caused Palestinian teen Reem Sawhil to cry with a lecture about unwelcome immigrants in Germany

Who Do You Honor?

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Those who invest in Mondoweiss often dedicate their donations to people; hopes; dreams; or principles. Your gift  can also pay tribute to someone who inspires you.

Three weeks ago, some of our most generous and strategic donors told us they believed we could build a stronger organization—that the community we’ve grown would be ready to push us to the next stage. On the last day of the campaign, and we’re well over 90 percent of our goal! Please help us donate today to help us unlock our $50,000 Challenge Fund.

Moving Images Make Change: Mondoweiss Videos in 2015

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The act of recording someone's words and actions is a fundamental affirmation of human dignity and importance. Collage created from flickr/jsawkins image combined with still from Mondoweiss video.

One of the most important tools we have to change minds and policy regarding Israel/Palestine is video. Here are some highlights of the important video journalism Mondoweiss produced in 2015. We need your help to increase our ability to produce more groundbreaking video in 2016.

2015 in Pictures: What Mondoweiss Showed The World

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Mondoweiss shares extraordinary photographs with the world: over time, a collection of images that tells a greater story.

See a sample some of the amazing photographs published by Mondoweiss in 2015. Some shots portray victories, some the depths of despair or fury, and others simply the human moments of family and work life. We are proud to provide a channel by which these vital images reach so many people. The world needs to see these images, and so many more. Please contribute today so that Mondoweiss can continue to share the Images That Power Justice. With a week to go toward the goal of $90,000, we are on track to achieve it!

The most memorable stories of 2015

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What are your most memorable stories of 2015? We are highlighting Interviews That Power Justice, stories published over the past several months that illuminate the life-and-death choices, daily struggles and heroic resistance of life under Israeli occupation. If you agree that the world needs to hear these stories, please contribute today to Mondoweiss’s year-end campaign. With your help, we can reach our goal of $90,000 and unlock the remarkable $50,000 Challenge Fund that can move our work to the next level.

My journey from loss to empathy to action

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Read Robyn's story and find what you share with her.

Robyn Brown, one of the four donors who have created a $50,000 Challenge Fund to mobilize maximum support this month for Mondoweiss, explains how she came to Palestine solidarity activism and why she supports Mondoweiss: “My own experience of Israeli disregard for basic human dignity has been part of what brought me to value Mondoweiss and the journalism that powers justice.”

Your Gift Multiplied: Support Mondoweiss’s Year-End Campaign

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A photo of a protest in Gaza titled "Victory." (Photo: Shady Alassar)

Mondoweiss provides reporting, images, and analysis that brings the reality of the Palestinian people into sharp focus: journalism that powers justice. Four generous donors have assembled a Challenge Fund of $50,000—which will be available to build Mondoweiss if we raise $90,000 by year-end. Please join our challenge donors now in furthering our vital work.

Coming Monday on Mondoweiss — Advertisements

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Starting Monday things will begin to look different around here: we’ll be beginning an experiment with running advertisements on Mondoweiss. This move represents yet another milestone in the evolution of Mondoweiss. We will be celebrating the site’s 10 year anniversary in 2016 and as our audience and influence continue to grow we are constantly looking for ways to sustain our work and make sure we’ll be here over the long haul. Ads are not a silver bullet, but they will help, and we believe they will add value for our readers.

On #GivingTuesday, meet our new Development Director

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Tova at a protest against the Israeli invasion of Gaza, July 2014. (Photo: Seher Ali)

On this #GivingTuesday, we are excited to introduce to the Mondoweiss community our new Director of Development and Outreach, Tova Perlmutter. Tova’s responsibility is to increase Mondoweiss’s income, but also to help connect the members of our community in useful and rewarding ways. Those of you who have met Tova since she started helping us last year cannot fail to notice her warmth, high energy and boundless excitement about building the movement for justice in Palestine. Your support for Mondoweiss on #GivingTuesday will help us continue to bring you in-depth reporting on the fight for Palestinian rights—on the ground, in the U.S., and around the world.

I see five bears

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Phil Weiss considers himself outdoorsy but it upset him that lots of his friends had seen bears in the wild and he’d only seen one on the streets of Mumbai with a rope through its nose. All that changed yesterday, in the Poconos, when he saw five bears in the woods.

Our new look

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Maybe you noticed our new look? We launched it this morning. It’s the product of months of work by Crowd Favorite and puts the site on a bold new platform, giving us a newsier and more professional appearance. The site has a greater emphasis on photos than before. And more emphasis on fresh news too. […]

Coming Soon: A new Mondoweiss

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Hi everyone. Those of you who have been with us for the past 8 years years have enjoyed a few different versions of our website. It’s time again for a new Mondoweiss. Monday morning Mondoweiss will relaunch with a brand new design. Over the past year we’ve seen strong growth in our readership — meaning higher traffic […]

‘Lesson: The Jews will defend themselves even if it means killing children’

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Yaacov Lozowick is the state archivist of Israel. A scholar who moved to Israel from Europe, he is a true believer in the necessity of Jewish nationalism. Scott Roth and I once met him in West Jerusalem and had a polite conversation that became more adversarial when it was continued on email in the months […]

Last weekend for the Mondoweiss summer fundraiser

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Thanks to everyone who has already donated to our summer fundraiser! We have raised some desperately-needed funds so as to bring you the news and analysis you’ve come to expect, and that during a tumultuous period for Israel/Palestine this summer. If you have not already given, please consider making a tax-deductible donation before the fundraising drive […]

In 2050, US liberals protest Israeli football logo featuring ‘Fightin’ Palestinian’

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UNIFIED JERUSALEM, GREATER ISRAEL (August 14, 2050) Social media is a buzz with righteous indignation over the new Israeli national football jersey sporting a symbol of what looks like a Palestinian youth throwing a rock, right next to the Nike swoosh symbol. Newspaper editorials and liberal commentators are saying it’s time for a change as these […]

Please help us continue to cover breaking news from Israel/Palestine, and as a thank you get Ali Abunimah’s new book

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Over the last couple weeks there’s been a whirlwind of news from Israel/Palestine and we’ve done our best to bring it to you as quickly and reliably as possible. In addition to our own intrepid Allison Deger based in Ramallah, we’ve been fortunate to expand our team of correspondents to include freelance reporters doing incredible work […]

Pardon our interruption

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As many of you noticed, readers and writers were not able to log into the website for a couple of hours this morning. For a good reason, it happens: We had to upgrade servers due to our recent growth in traffic, over 200,000 visits in each of the past two weeks.  We’re grateful for the traffic, […]

Let’s Get Cooking: The summer Mondoweiss fundraising drive

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We depend on readers for support, and again and again you have come through. Well, now it’s time for our summer fundraiser. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to keep the site going, and to keep changing the American view of the conflict. Please help us get better. We are thankful to all those who […]

Happy new year from Mondoweiss

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Thank you for another wonderful year of Mondoweiss. In what has become somewhat of a yearly tradition around these parts, here is a rundown of some of our site stats from the past year (and here are the year-end roundups from 2012, 2011 and 2010). In 2013 Mondoweiss had: 8.3 million page views 5.1 million visitors 2,832 posts 90,000 comments […]

Guilty on Christmas

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All through Christmas I thought a lot about Ari Shavit’s declaration to progressive American secular Jews that we need Israel “like oxygen” in order to stay Jewish– and therefore we must support the Zionist project. Shavit is warning that without a strong pole for Jewish identity, we will assimilate, vanish into the American bread pudding. […]

A loving remembrance of Peter Kaplan

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Peter Kaplan, a widely-beloved NY editor who was my longtime friend and launched this website in 2006, died on Friday at 59. A remembrance.  Peter loved stories more than anything. His favorite stories were in old movies but even more than that he loved the stories of public life. He said to me there was […]

Join Mondoweiss on Facebook

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Do you check Facebook before Mondoweiss? If so, we’ve got something for you: join Mondoweiss on Facebook so you can look through your friends’ and family’s lives–and get your fix of Israel/Palestine news at the same time. Mondoweiss is now ramping up our presence on Facebook. We’re posting a lot more frequently and are looking […]