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You are the person for whom Mondoweiss gathers and delivers news. Whether you’ve donated to our year-end fundraising drive, will do it today in the last hours of our drive, or you share what you learn from Mondoweiss with others, you are one of the Thousand Voices for Truth. We are grateful for every dollar you invest and every action you take to bring the world the truth from Palestine.
Phil Weiss writes: I am proud and grateful to share Cindy’s endorsement of Mondoweiss. I hope you’ll join Cindy in donating: your gift today will help release $60,000 in additional challenge funds.
Mondoweiss has about $23,000 left to raise to meet the challenge of four visionary supporters: to raise $100,000 by the end of 2017. They will provide an additional $60,000 toward journalism that powers justice if we meet their challenge–and I know that because you value Mondoweiss, we can still get to the finish line. We are extremely grateful to all who have contributed already, and thanks in advance to those who will take action now to keep the information flowing.
Mark Braverman, a writer for Mondoweiss as well as a longtime reader, is one of the Thousand Voices for Truth. He shares his reasons for valuing the site, and asks you to check out a short video that showcases amazing photos from the site. Please watch, share and donate: your gift today will help release $60,000 in additional challenge funds.
Today, read the words of some more of the Thousand Voices for Truth. Three seasoned activists have shared their analyses and personal stories on Mondoweiss over the years. Please read why they value Mondoweiss as an outlet to inform and strengthen the movement for justice in Palestine. And add your voice to the thousand by investing today in responsible journalism at Mondoweiss.
Phil Weiss is proud that Mondoweiss’s regular Voices for Truth include academic experts whose professional lives are devoted to research and writing at the leading edge of scholarship. Scholars like Nada Elia, Richard Falk, and Steven Salaita value Mondoweiss as a channel to share their analysis with the public. Please give today to keep us publishing intellectual heavyweights.
Today as part of our “Thousand Voices for Truth” campaign we’re highlighting Mondoweiss’s gifted political cartoonist Carlos Latuff. Read on to learn more about Carlos and the incredible impact his cartoons are having worldwide. Please give today so Mondoweiss can keep showing you his thought-provoking art.
We share today comments from some of the Thousand Voices for Truth—which we hope will inspire you to help us get $60,000 in challenge funds.
In 2017, despite daily horrors, one thing has visibly improved: the movement for justice in Palestine has grown enormously. Mondoweiss has published the work of more than 1,000 writers, artists, scholars and activists: A Thousand Voices for Truth! If the reports you read in Mondoweiss speak to you—if you share them to advance the cause of human rights in Palestine—we ask that you give today to keep Mondoweiss going strong.
Last month we asked you and other Mondoweiss readers to help build our capacity to deliver independent news by increasing our community of regular monthly donors. We’re thrilled to report our campaign was a smashing success. Thank you for your faith in our work!
Jonathan Cook writes: “The passage, and now the enforcement, of laws prohibiting entry for BDS advocates are part of the effort to silence voices from outside Israel/Palestine. But Israel is fighting a losing battle, due to the persistence of Palestinian journalists, the slow opening of cracks in the mainstream media, and the new opportunities for freelance journalists like myself through electronic media such as Mondoweiss. The existence of Mondoweiss and other online outlets means that I can report honestly what I learn from witnesses and documents—information that ‘established’ media have been too cowardly to publish.”
We’re delighted and grateful to announce Mondoweiss supporters have met a $5,000 challenge set by a generous donor last weekend, which means our 2017 summer campaign, “They Fear The Truth: We Report It” is only about $9,000 short of the $75,000 goal.
“I will match every gift received by the end of July, up to a total of $5,000.” What a vote of confidence! Can you step up and meet the challenge?
Last year, we ran a satirical post titled “Birthright ends trips to Israel — ‘American Jews are better off imagining Israel than seeing it.’” Who could have known how right we were! Last month, Brand Israel Group released a study comparing a 2016 survey they did of Americans to one in 2010 and it shows the more Americans learn about Israel, the less they support it. This explains why Israel’s supporters fear the truth: people who learn about Israel’s actions understandably come to reject them. And that’s the core of Mondoweiss’s mission and our daily work. Please contribute today so that we can keep them shaking in their shoes.
Ofer Neiman, an Israeli who fights for Palestinian equality, describes being ostracized within his country. “The anti-apartheid camp in Israel is simply way too small.”
This year, Mondoweiss is spending well over $100,000 to recruit, translate, edit and pay freelance journalists in Palestine who take risks to share the truth with you and the world. We are almost halfway to our summer fundraising goal and Mondoweiss will need hundreds more gifts in the coming days to keep paying brave reporters in the field for the news only they can deliver. Mondoweiss is able to publish news only because of contributions from people like you — help support fearless journalism from Palestine today.
“Alaa,” a journalist in the West Bank who asked us not to use her real name for fear it could lead to reprisals from Israeli authorities, explains Israel’s efforts to control reporting using legal requirements, surveillance, and censorship: “I think that when you’re far from Israel/Palestine it can be easy to forget how far the invasion and destruction of basic, fundamental rights has gone. I am grateful every day that Mondoweiss continues to spread the news about human rights violations in Israel/Palestine. The name you chose for the current campaign rings very true to me. ‘They fear the truth–we report it.’ I urge those who value the truth to contribute so we can keep defying censorship and awakening the world to injustice.”
Photojournalist Hamde Abu Rahme writes, “Palestinian journalists defy the continuous harassment and abuse, and thanks to the internet and outlets like Mondoweiss, we are succeeding. Using the web’s broad and rapid global reach, we are exercising our fundamental right to freedom of expression and challenging Israel’s constant portrayal of Palestinians as violent terrorists. If you are among those around the world who believe in what I do—in the value of journalism in exposing Israel’s crimes—please decide how you will give material impact to that belief. You can buy my book. And you can donate to Mondoweiss, which supports the work of me and others seeking to spread the truth.”
Mondoweiss is proud that day in and day out, by publishing articles, photos and videos covering events in Palestine, we support the work of brave journalists and its impact toward dismantling apartheid in Israel/Palestine. As a reader-supported nonprofit, we are able to pay dedicated, talented reporters only because of contributions from people like you. Please donate to Mondoweiss today to invest in our work informing the world of events in Palestine.
Al Quds TV reporter Linda Shalash has been targeted many times by the Israeli military while wearing the identifiable blue flak jacket with “PRESS” in large print. Still, she writes, “I believe from the bottom of my heart that sharing news stories from Palestine with people around the world is the most powerful way to mobilize resistance and cripple the oppressive, ethnocratic regime. I appreciate all that Mondoweiss does to multiply the impact of reporters like me. If you agree that we must increase the numbers and passion of people worldwide who challenge injustice in Palestine, join me in supporting Mondoweiss.”
Mondoweiss contributor Ahmad Kabariti shares a personal story of being pressured by Israeli officials to share information with them in Gaza. He says it shows the power of adversarial journalism and the need to support news outlets telling the truth about what is happening in Palestine: “Just about every Palestinian journalist has had at least one experience similar to mine. Israel’s attempts to neutralize our profession take many forms, from bullying to physical force to bribes. I’m sharing this part of my personal history to help Mondoweiss’s readers understand how vital it is as an avenue to broadcast our reporting—to defy the efforts to silence us. I am asking you to show your solidarity with our work by donating to Mondoweiss to support publication of our journalism.”
Recently a Mondoweiss writer based in Palestine told us, “Anyone working in the country who describes the state’s repression of free speech is risking being kicked out for good.” You know that we who fight for justice in Palestine are tearing down the wall of lies brick by brick and that every effort to silence the truth shows the urgent need to invest in more truth-telling. We ask today that you donate to help Mondoweiss continue and increase our work informing the world of what happens in Palestine, and how U.S. policy underwrites the oppression. Every time Israel’s guardians lash out to silence truth, their fear testifies that our reporting is making a difference. Please give today to help us keep them shaking in their shoes.
Finally, you can let everyone know you are a Mondoweiss reader no matter where you go! Check out the two new Mondoweiss t-shirts: Show your support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement with a t-shirt featuring an exclusive illustration from Katie Miranda or keep it simple with a stylish navy blue t-shirt featuring our logo and tagline. Either way you will be letting people know you support the movement for Palestinian rights and appreciate news and analysis unavailable through the mainstream media.
Last month, we asked you to support Mondoweiss’s independent journalism and readers’ response was generous and thoughtful—both financial contributions and moral support flooded in. In fact, for the third year in a row, our year-end campaign set new records, with donations exceeding our $120,000 goal by more than 20 percent!