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Palestine Education Network

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The purpose of the Palestine Education Network (PEN) is to educate its members, and others, about the true nature of the conflict in Palestine and Israel and the role that the United States is playing in the conflict.  The conflict is better described as a settler-colonization project of the State of Israel.  The term conflict usually implies equal strength  and responsibility and therefore is misleading.  We are particularly concerned that the US role is currently one that seldom questions any activities of the Israeli government. Many Israeli practices towards Palestinians are clearly in opposition to the principles and values of justice, the rule of law, and equality that are the foundation of our country. We support the right of Palestinians and Israelis to live a peaceful life with freedom, opportunity, and dignity. We understand that criticism of the Israeli administration over its treatment of Palestinians is a highly emotional topic to discuss in the United States. Therefore, we would like to bring more people into a respectful dialogue about what is happening and what we can do as citizens to bring about a just peace. We educate the general public and inform elected officials.  We write articles, send letters to newspaper editors, and sponsor forums and lectures throughout the state of New Hampshire.

PEN is also a proud supporter of House of Hope Vision School in Al-Eizariya, near Jerusalem, which provides an environment of love for an education that heals. With your help, House of Hope cultivates an atmosphere that dismantles a foundation of trauma and stress.

The Palestine Education Network is a founding member of New England Network for Justice for Palestine (NENJP)

Recommended Reading for the Palestine / Israel Issue

UN Report: Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid

A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem TragedyNathan Thrall
Blood Brothers – Elias Chacour
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine – Ilan Pappe
The Lemon Tree and Children of the Stone – Sandy Tolan
Homeland: Oral Histories of Palestine and Palestinians – Staughton Lynd, Sam Bahour, Alice Lynd
Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation – Cate Malek
The General’s Son – Mikeo Peled
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – Phyllis Bennis
Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism: Studies of Personal Transformation – edited by Carolyn L. Karcher
State of Terror: How Terrorism created Modern Israel – Thomas Suarez 

Divided Shuhada St. (Photo courtesy Betsy Kelly.)Divided Shuhada St.

(Photo courtesy Betsy Kelly.)


A former olive grove, now stumps.

(Photo courtesy Betsy Kelly)

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Current source for Protests/Visibilities:  https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/

Alternative news sources:

Democracy Now – democracynow.org
Al Jazeera Broadcasting  – aljazeera.com
Mondoweiss – mondoweiss.net
Common Dreams – commondreams.org
If Americans Knew – ifamericansknew.org
Haaretz – haaretz.com
The Guardian – theguardian.com


B’Tselem The Israeli information center for human rights in the occupied territories.

Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinians houses in the Occupied Territories.

A Brief History of Israel and Palestine (maps and content by ABCnews.com.)  Click on the dates to see what the region looked like for that date and the data explaining it.

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. A truly global movement against Israeli Apartheid is rapidly emerging in response to this call.

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights is a diverse coalition working for freedom from
occupation and equal rights for all by challenging U.S. policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

If Americans Knew What every American needs to know about Israel and Palestine

Council for the National Interest Advocating Middle East policies that serve American national interest Nonviolence Organizations in Israel and Palestine

International Solidarity Movement. The ISM is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles.

Jewish Voice for Peace  Through grassroots organizing, education, advocacy, and media, Jewish Voice for Peace works to achieve a lasting peace that recognizes the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination.

Anna in the Middle East Jewish American peace activist Anna Baltzer’s website.

  history of Gaza and insights into Hamas’ attack on October 7
  Former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters promoting non-violence and reconciliation.  Numerous offerings
  An organization of veteran soldiers who have served in the Israeli military


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