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Voices for Palestine is a new progressive dialog. In their own words:
"We are Arab women from Jordan who have come together in response to the appalling attacks of Israel on Gaza and its people.Watch the first four vids and share them with your community. You'll find a lot to think about, learn and discuss.
....As believers in human rights and dignity, Voices for Palestine, seeks to present what is really happening in Gaza. To speak about this issue with no reservations is our goal, hoping that after you hear what we have to say, you will feel compelled to stand up and speak against what is happening, and act in whatever capacity you can to end the destruction of a nation and its people. We cannot idly watch and allow this genocide to take place."
Gaza & international humanitarian law
Gaza & the humanitarian crisis
Gaza & the media spin
Call to action
Visit Voices for Palestine, learn more, contribute. Raise the bar of dialog and debate and grow the conversation.
To stand for something! Israeli conscientious objectors - 12th graders or Shministim say why they refuse to serve in an army that occupies the Palestinians.
Stories you should know about. On the Objection Front - a must see film by Shiri Tsur. Norman Finkelstein on Gaza War. And wanted by these Israeli human rights activists.
Strategy gets done between wars. It's what happens when death and destruction are not hourly breaking news anymore. It's the thinking and the work by people who can see a better tomorrow. It's a living conversation and a total commitment - by everyone, for everyone.
Razan Khatib on Websessed, Karim Arafat on watwet and Ahmad Humeid on 360east have kicked off a very important conversation: keep the momentum going, brand Gaza.
This is a dialog that must be kept alive. Let's process it. Contribute. Grow it. It requires new thinking to an age old problem, it needs imagination and guts and creativity. And most of all it needs hearts and minds that want a better deal for humanity.
Let's not allow the death and destruction of Gaza to go in vain. Wherever we are, whatever we do, this is our obligation.
Take a stand. Brand Gaza. It's about changing the world. It's time.
Palestinians or Israelis? Stay or leave? Claim or blame?
There is no right answer to the wrong questions, especially 60 years on and counting.
There is no consolation for the dead of war, especially when combat is not their choice.
There is no excuse for our politicians who don't take a stand, especially when the voices on the street are so loud.
A few years ago I attended a work in progress screening of Shiri Tsur's On The Objection Front, a documentary about the Refusniks. Images of coexistence continue to pile up. And voices of engaged civil societies are getting louder. All the while, children bleed to death in Gaza, and humanity chokes.
Where is the active Arab political conversation?
Where is the enlightened political dialog?
Where is that stand countries like Jordan can take at a time like this?
Where is the strategic power of diplomacy that should be taking place between wars?
It's an important time for Jordan to take this stand. It's a vital time for Jordan to cultivate and exercise some clout using its advantage as a signatory to the paper of peace.
We need so much more dialog, not less. We need it every single day until we are able to imagine a tomorrow that works for everyone. The vision for a future that could work needs powerful imagination. It's not going to fix the past. It's not going to sound logical today. It's not going to heal wounds nor console pain. But it will save the soul of this region for a better world for our kids.