We believe that if people know the truth about what’s happening in Palestine, they’ll be motivated to support the struggle for justice.
The stunning growth of solidarity with the Palestinian people all over the world proves that. The Electronic Intifada plays a critical role providing accurate and timely information to this movement.
This year alone, more than six million individuals in almost every country have read news and analysis at our site.
We’ve also seen our traffic surge by 500 percent since 2013. This reflects a hunger for fearless investigative reporting, trusted analysis, rich arts coverage and so much more that will never bow to pressure from the pro-Israel lobby groups that silence other media.
That’s what The Electronic Intifada has brought you every day, especially during last summer’s horrifying attack on Gaza.
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With our warm thanks and best wishes for 2015!
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– Victoria Brittain, author and former associate editor of The Guardian, 5 May 2014.
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Highlights from 2014
Here’s just a taste of what readers like you helped us do this year:
We exclusively obtained and published a video showing the faces of the suspects who kidnapped and murdered the Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair in Jerusalem in July, at a time when Israeli authorities were smearing the murdered boy instead of searching for his killers.
The horrifying murder of Muhammad Abu Khudair came after weeks of Israeli mobs marching through the streets chanting “Death to the Arabs.” While most media ignored this incitement, hundreds of thousands of people saw the videos we published documenting the growing atmosphere of hate.
An exclusive analysis by Max Blumenthal revealed how the Israeli government concealed the killings of three Israeli youths in order to exploit public anger to justify Israel’s biggest assault in the West Bank in a decade.
We translated Israeli lawmaker and rising star Ayelet Shaked’s genocidal call for Israel to murder Palestinian mothers because they give birth to “little snakes.” Our story was picked up by mass media, including The Daily Mail, which is read by millions of people, forcing Shaked to make an embarrassing retreat.
We revealed a confidential agreement brokered by the United Nations that gives Israel a continuing veto over which Palestinian families will get to rebuild their houses in Gaza – a scandalous deal that turns international agencies into enforcers of Israel’s siege.
Our investigative reporting challenged the University of Illinois over its firing of Professor Steven Salaita for statements condemning Israel’s attack on Gaza. We exposed inconsistencies in university officials’ accounts of the role of pressure from pro-Israel donors.
We exclusively published an Israeli “gag order” banning media from reporting the incommunicado detention of journalist and researcher Majd Kayyal, a Palestinian citizen of Israel. When it was revealed that The New York Times had agreed to abide by the secret order, the newspaper’s public editor called the censorship “troubling,” and cited The Electronic Intifada’s coverage.
Asa Winstanley uncovered how a prominent tech site was paying “interns” to covertly plant stories in social media promoting Israeli technical prowess.
We debunked hoaxes, including an Israeli journalist’s false claim that Palestinians nearly “lynched” him, and videos from Syria and Libya that pro-Israel groups dishonestly claimed showed Palestinian children using weapons.
The Electronic Intifada provided the most comprehensive coverage, including courtroom reporting by Charlotte Silver, of the US trial of Rasmea Odeh, the latest Palestinian community leader to be targeted in a politically motivated prosecution.
The Electronic Intifada’s Nora Barrows-Friedman, among other reporters, provided full coverage of the war against student activists and the effort to repress Palestine solidarity on campus.
We offered timely and insightful analysis of political developments including intra-Palestinian reconciliation efforts, and international moves to recognize the State of Palestine.
Exclusive features by Patrick Strickland, Sawsan Khalife’ and Yara Sa’di highlighted the efforts of Palestinians in Israel to resist repression and sectarian incitement, stand up to efforts to draft their youth into the army, and hold on to their homes in historic cities like Acre and Haifa amid efforts to displace them for Jewish-only development.
We provided ongoing coverage of the plight and resilience of Palestinians fleeing war and turmoil in Syria.
Our original photostories and video reports from every part of Palestine documented the daily struggles of Palestinians to remain on their land, capturing the faces of generations of exile and steadfastness.
We covered Palestinian arts, literature and culture all over the world.
Only at The Electronic Intifada could you read analyses by leading intellectuals, including Ilan Pappe on Israel’s “incremental genocide” in Gaza and Joseph Massad on the volunteers from Europe and North America who joined the Israeli army to take part in it; Tithi Bhattacharya and Bill Mullen on how the firing of Steven Salaita highlights the convergence of Zionism and neoliberalism at US universities; and Haidar Eid on the implications of the summer attack on Gaza for the Palestine movement.