Subject: HELP! GAZA MONO-LOGUES
The Gaza Mono-Logues
Children of Gaza tell their stories of war and siege
A Kickstarter project by Deep Dish TV
Conditions in Gaza are deteriorating. This morning the power plant forced to
close. New Israeli jet attack. Who is listening to the voices of the people of
Gaza? Please help us let them be heard.
Deep Dish TV's Kickstarter campaign is half over, and we have only 40% of the
$5,000 we need to fund the film version of the Gaza Mono-Logues. These are
really powerful pieces written by 33 young people (ages 13-18) who survived the
2008-2009 Israeli attack on Gaza. Their voices should be heard. I know that you
have donated generously in the past to our film, Where Should the Birds
Fly, but we need your support again. Please go to Deep Dish TV’s Kickstarter
website for a short trailer, more info and to make a tax-deductible donation. We
need 25 people to donate $100 or 50 to donate $50. But every amount counts.
Read more: Help fund the Gaza Mono-Logues:Children of Gaza tell their stories of war and siege
Goliath, according to Adam Hochschild, is "brash, gritty, personal and close to the ground...a report from an Israel and a Palestine we seldom see in the mainstream media." Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the occupation of the Palestinians deepens. The book is already receiving significant attention and has been positively reviewed by Kirkus Reviews: "A rich, roiling examination of 'the State of Israel during a period of deepening political and societal crisis' ... Blumenthal is an enterprising reporter."
In an article for Al-Monitor, Akiva Eldar — a former chief political columnist and editorial writer for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, where he worked for 35 years — writes,
Unlike most Jews — American or Israeli — Blumenthal chose to leave his comfort zone, go into disputed territory and examine the burning questions for himself. In fact, Blumenthal's greatest strength and interest is in events on the ground and the people who live there, far from the 'peace process' and diplomatic salons.
Written in a clear and accessible style by the advocacy director of a national peace organization and former Middle East analyst for the Congressional Research Service, Shattered Hopes offers an informed history of the Obama administration’s policies and maps out a true path forward for the United States to help achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Regular readers of The Electronic Intifada are familiar with the shocking and escalating racism in Israel against people from countries in Africa.
Our extensive coverage of the incitement and attacks on Africans, thanks in large part to the work of David Sheen, demonstrates that this phenomenon is not marginal, but is incited by Israel’s top political leadership.
When Israeli government ministers incite angry mobs, calling Africans “cancer,” they are simply expressing another face of the racism that Palestinians have always experienced.
Solicited, then rejected by The New York Times
Yet rarely does this knowledge make it into mainstream media.
3 events in Portland * November 1 & 2
Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt, authors of the highly acclaimed cookbook, The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey, are coming to Portland!
November 1, 5-7 pm
World Affairs Council and Slow Foods Portland presentation
Oregon Historical Society * 1200 SW Park
Ave, Madison Room * $5 non-members
Part of the series: Setting the Table: Global Food, Local Perspectives
November 2, 4-6 pm
3401 SE Belmont
Dinner and discussion featuring recipes from The Gaza Kitchen cookbook prepared by the authors.
November 2, 7:30 pm
Tree of Life Conference concert with David Rovics
at Kairos-Milwaukie UCC
4790 SE Logus Rd, Milwaukie
During intermission, The Gaza Kitchen authors will talk and serve Palestinian delicacies from the book.
Click here for the flier.
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