For our summer fundraising drive, “One Story At A Time,” Mondoweiss staffers are sharing stories we’ve published that inspire their work to share the truth about Palestine. Today’s message is from Olivia Katbi Smith, a dedicated activist who joined our team just last month. Read on to learn what keeps Olivia fighting for solidarity — and please give now. A loyal donor has pledged $20,000 if we can raise $60,000 by August 1.
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A generous donor has set a challenge for the Mondoweiss community. He will contribute $20,000 if we raise $60,000 by August 1 to press forward in sharing the truth about Palestine. We can only get there with your help.
Today is an exciting day in the history of Mondoweiss, which has grown and developed considerably over the past few years. Please join us in welcoming new team members: Michael Arria and Olivia Katbi Smith, new Editors-at-Large Walaa Ghussein and James North, and an impressive group of Contributing Writers. We are proud of the progress we have made in providing essential news to the world, and we also wanted to alert our community and make it visible on our new masthead. This is also a great time to thank our loyal community of supporters, without whom this work would not be possible.
Please donate today to help Mondoweiss continue documenting the oppression of Palestinians, and their ingenious and unceasing resistance.
Because of enormous reader response, our challenge donor has upped the ante! As of now, he will donate $20,000 if we can raise as much by Friday.
One of our most generous supporters has offered a birthday challenge! If we can raise $13,000 over the next three days, he will give us $13,000 more. Please help us meet that goal and unlock these much-needed funds!
Here are some highlights of Mondoweiss’s first thirteen years. Please donate today so we can keep providing information to all who need it.
We are pleased and proud to announce that the team here at Mondoweiss will be growing this spring. From a one-man operation in 2006, we’ve grown to a core team of eight today, plus hundreds of freelance contributors each year. The two positions we are looking to fill now are 1) a U.S.-based news reporter and 2) an Individual Giving Manager. Both openings require, above all, a passion and dedication to the mission of sharing the facts about Palestine with a global audience, in order to strengthen the struggle against systematic oppression.
With just hours left, all gifts we receive by midnight tonight will be matched 1:1, up to a total of $35,000. Please invest now in Mondoweiss news and analysis.
Why Mondoweiss? To question, to know, to not forget. We cannot say we did not know; not if we say “never again.” Read Mondoweiss, and invest in Mondoweiss.
Thank you for making Mondoweiss a tool for liberation beyond what I imagined. When I look at this year’s stories–and what we can achieve for the future–I am proud to ask for your help.
Bestselling Palestinian writer and activist Susan Abulhawa: “Mondoweiss has been a valuable English-language publication in the struggle against Israeli apartheid. Their writers and editors reliably and consistently cover the injustices that Israel would like to go unnoticed — and deliver the daily traumas and triumphs of Palestinians in the homeland and diaspora. For these reasons and more, Mondoweiss has become an important and trusted resource. I’m happy to support their work and hope you will too.”
To those who lead Mondoweiss—and you who support the work—freedom is not merely a call or a word said, but a reality. Every day I feel that in working with Mondoweiss, I hold an immense responsibility to contribute to the continuation of this site. Please join me in supporting Mondoweiss — an institution that supports Palestinian writers like me both morally and practically.
I support Mondoweiss because we need that voice, that relentless spotlight on injustice to keep us focused on justice. Please join me in giving.
Long before I ever imagined joining the Mondoweiss team, I was part of its target audience. And my story — a journey to solidarity over just a few years — is evidence that accurate news, day in and day out, can convert people and help move the world to the necessary tipping point. Please give today to keep Mondoweiss delivering valuable information and reaching new audiences. The change you seek for Palestine depends on your support.
Mondoweiss is pleased to announce the creation of our first-ever wall calendar, now available for purchase. The 2019 calendar shows key dates in Palestine/Israel’s history, along with images of daily Palestinian life and resistance. We produced this calendar to share with you the kind of images that Mondoweiss publishes daily. We hope this is a product you will be happy to display in your home, office or give as a gift. The calendar will begin shipping in early October – but you can pre-order now.
Just a few weeks ago, Mondoweiss launched a $60,000 summer fund drive to prepare for the upcoming challenges facing accurate, responsible journalism about Palestine and the movement for its liberation. Thanks to hundreds of generous supporters, we have met and surpassed our goal for this campaign. As we enter our new fiscal year September 1, we have enough resources to tackle the mission that drives us: reporting the truth from Palestine and Israel with as much detail, scope and context as possible to as many people as possible around the world.
We hear regularly from people like you, who value the reporting and analysis provided by Mondoweiss. But this summer, as we push to raise the funds for more news, there are hundreds of past supporters we haven’t heard from yet. If you give $25 or more by August 10, we’ll send you a Mondoweiss poster showcasing the work of talented Palestinian photojournalists. Just think: if everyone who reads Mondoweiss regularly could give today, the investment would total tens of thousands of dollars. And all the gifts we receive in response to this message will go directly toward paying Palestinian reporters, photographers and videographers.
We’ve added full site encryption, a new support ticket system, and are rolling out new user profiles.
We can count on Mondoweiss to cover critical issues related to Palestine, with depth and with soul. Please join me in giving now.
Give now—and double your impact. Generous Mondoweiss supporters will match the first $2500 we receive in gifts and pledges over the next 24 hours.
As organizers, we know how important the media are to changing public opinion. Since the #GreatMarchofReturn, Mondoweiss’s truth-telling has been even more essential. That’s why we contribute financially — and ask that you join us.
Mondoweiss helps me persuade other Jews to reject colonization, annexation and siege. Join me and invest in the truth—the words and images Mondoweiss publishes every day.
“You wouldn’t last a day in Gaza,” a young woman snarled at me. What could we achieve if someone like this would read Mondoweiss? I urge you to contribute today.
Akram Al-Wa’ra, Mondoweiss correspondent, writes: “I have witnessed many atrocities in my life here in Palestine. I have seen my friends shot and killed during protests and my family members arrested and thrown in jail. But nothing prepared me for what I witnessed in the footage from Gaza. If it wasn’t for organizations like Mondoweiss, many of these images would never be seen by the international community. My people need Mondoweiss to thrive and grow—please help now.”