In the weeks since Hamas’ October 7 attacks on Israel, many of us have sought ways to mourn, to express solidarity, to combat antisemitism, and to be in community. In response, Kehilat Chaverim decided to compile a resource list on Israel-Palestine for our members. The attached list contains some center-left and center-right journalistic and organizational resources that offer analysis and action steps. The idea is that you can sign up to get regular emails and alerts from whichever of the sources you want.
If there is an organizational or journalistic resource that you would like to add to the list, please contact us at email@example.com
Articles about Israel/Palestine by Thomas Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and, columnist. He is the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes – two for international reporting from the Middle East and a third for his columns written about 9/11.
Founded in 1897 as a Yiddish-language daily, the English Forward was launched as a weekly in 1990. The Forward covers the issues, ideas and institutions that matter to American Jews with reporting and balanced commentary on national and international politics, arts and culture.
The English-language version of this major Israeli newspaper is published weekly. It has a broadly liberal outlook both on domestic issues and on international affairs.
“Within Israel, ADL addresses issues of racism, discrimination and hate and promotes social cohesion initiatives across Israel’s diverse communities while educating the Israeli public about the dangers of rising antisemitism. We educate and engage on how harsh expressions about the Jewish state and Zionism can be antisemitic.”
At www.adl.org :
Resources and analysis on the crisis;
Tools to talk about the crisis with young people in your family and your community:
Ways to take action:
How to report an antisemitic incident to ADL.
“J Street organizes pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-democracy Americans to promote US policies that embody our deeply held Jewish and democratic values and that help secure the State of Israel as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people. We believe that only a negotiated resolution agreed to by Israelis and Palestinians can meet the legitimate needs and national aspirations of both peoples.”
At www.jstreet.org :
Issue briefs and fact sheets;
Congressional resource page;
Supporting J Street’s political work.
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford
“The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).”
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
“The RAC works to educate, inspire, and mobilize the Reform Jewish Movement to advocate for social justice. We have helped activate the Jewish community in the key debates and mobilizations of each generation since our founding, from the civil rights movement to immigration reform.”
“Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.”