29 November 2016 - Giving Tuesday
Please make a Giving Tuesday donation to The Electronic Intifada today, to help us win additional funds from our nonprofit partner Network for Good.
It’ll take you only a minute, but your gift will work hard all year long. Donations are welcome from any country and are tax-deductible for US taxpayers.
I’m counting on you to act right now to help us meet our Giving Tuesday goals:
To equal or beat last year’s Giving Tuesday donation total of $75,000 – funds that help sustain our work all year long.
To win Network for Good prize money for the third year in a row – you’ve helped us win an additional $10,000 over the last two years by finishing ahead of 6,000 other nonprofits in a friendly Giving Tuesday competition.
As long as you make a donation today, November 29, your donation will count towards the competition in three categories: most donors taking part; most funds raised; most new recurring donors.
If you’ve already made a recent donation, I thank you. An additional online gift today of any amount could help us win a challenge.
Why it matters
When you donate to The Electronic Intifada:
You help inform millions of people around the world about what is really happening in Palestine
You support young journalists in Palestine: this year we more than doubled the number of original features we published by reporters on the ground
You empower activists with timely and accurate information that helps them win victories for Palestinian rights all over the world
You give us the resources to investigate and expose the dirty tricks Israel lobby groups are using against our communities
You help us fight back against censorship by providing a platform for critical analysis that mainstream media don’t dare publish
You bring Palestinian arts, culture and scholarship to a global audience through our world-class reviews and features
Remember, today is not just Giving Tuesday, it’s also the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
That’s a reminder that no matter what challenges we face in the coming year, now is not the time to retreat or back down. Grassroots support for Palestinian rights is growing around the world and it’s up to us to keep the momentum strong with fearless, independent reporting.
I will update you later today on how we’re doing. Right now, I’m counting on you to get Giving Tuesday off to an incredible start!
At the end of this page, we’ve included examples of the powerful stories readers like you helped us publish this year. There’s no better case for why you should be part of this effort today.
With thanks on behalf of The Electronic Intifada team.
Tell your friends!
We were so successful the last two years because many individuals who care deeply about Palestine urged friends and family to join The Electronic Intifada’s Giving Tuesday challenge.
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The power of what we do together
Here is just a sample of the hundreds of powerful, original stories your support has helped The Electronic Intifada publish this year.
When you donate today, you empower us to inform millions of people and inspire the movement for justice in Palestine with this kind of essential reporting and analysis.
Be proud of the work you’ve helped us do and be part of our work in 2017!
How an Israeli group plans to infiltrate human rights monitors by Charlotte Silver (8 January 2016)
Major Irish firm CRH divests from Israel’s cement industry by Adri Nieuwhof (11 January 2016)
Gaza’s children grow up with trauma by Isra Saleh el-Namey (14 January 2016)
When Israel turns houses into jails by Budour Youssef Hassan (3 February 2016)
Palestinian Authority arrests dissident professor by Budour Youssef Hassan (5 February 2016)
Landmark boycott victory as G4S says it is leaving Israel by Ali Abunimah (10 March 2016)
Sweden denies Israeli claim that it opposes BDS by Ali Abunimah (16 March 2016)
Israel robs Gaza family of two children in one night by Hamza Abu Eltarabesh (18 March 2016)
Netanyahu’s hypocritical condemnation of videotaped Hebron execution by Maureen Clare Murphy (24 March 2016)
Israel’s West Bank land grabs biggest in decades by Charlotte Silver (30 March 2016)
Is anti-BDS group Sawtona impersonating Palestinians? by Charlotte Silver (15 April 2016)
Video: Inside Tel Aviv’s “Death to the Arabs” rally by Dan Cohen and David Sheen (22 April 2016)
Israel puts poet under house arrest by Budour Youssef Hassan (22 April 2016)
Gaza teacher challenges stigma of Down syndrome by Hamza Abu Eltarabesh (25 April 2016)
How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party’s anti-Semitism crisis by Asa Winstanley (28 April 2016)
Support for Palestinians triples among US youth, survey finds by Ali Abunimah (5 May 2016)
Ontario parliament rejects anti-BDS law by Ali Abunimah (19 May 2016)
Retracing Jaffa’s erased Palestinian history by Silvia Boarini (24 May 2016)
Democratic clash over Palestine signals changing party by Rania Khalek (21 June 2016)
Activists defeat anti-BDS legislation in Massachusetts by Nora Barrows-Friedman (20 July 2016)
Palestine Youth Orchestra’s triumphant UK debut by Sarah Irving (29 July 2016)
A guide to online security for activists by Jillian C. York (2 August 2016)
What’s really behind Israel’s attack on Christian charity World Vision? by Ali Abunimah (5 August 2016)
Celtic fans defy threat by hugging Palestine tighter by Liam O’Hare (22 August 2016)
The questions al-Qaida’s rebranded Syria affiliate won’t answer by Rania Khalek (29 August 2016)
Canadian teacher fights suspension after Palestine speech by Ali Abunimah (31 August 2016)
Israeli captain: “I will make you all disabled” by Nora Barrows-Friedman (1 September 2016)
Israel using “black ops” against BDS, says veteran analyst by Ali Abunimah (5 September 2016)
Risking death by drowning to escape Gaza siege by Hamza Abu Eltarabesh (7 September 2016)
Israel linked to suspension of Palestine course at UC Berkeley by Nora Barrows-Friedman and Ali Abunimah (16 September 2016)
Shimon Peres from the perspective of his victims by Ilan Pappe (28 September 2016)
Year of atrocities in Palestine by Maureen Clare Murphy (30 September 2016)
Smear tactics targeting Palestine activists get personal Charlotte Silver and Ali Abunimah (6 October 2016)
UK lawmakers push to outlaw criticism of Zionism by Asa Winstanley (16 October 2016)
The anguish and anger on Gaza’s walls by Sarah Algherbawi (18 October 2016)
Forced to divorce by Israel by Maram Humaid (1 November 2016)
Gaza’s missing haunt those left behind by Hamza Abu Eltarabesh (8 November 2016)
Uprooted from Syria, stranded in Gaza by Isra Saleh el-Namey (11 November 2016)
Are Palestinians ready for Trump? by Omar Karmi (25 November)
Why Israeli leaders are welcoming rise of anti-Semitism in US by Ali Abunimah (21 November 2016)
Other ways to give
If you can’t or prefer not to give online, you can also make a donation by check.
It won’t count towards Network for Good’s prize challenge, but it will still be tax-deductible in the US and it will be just as important to supporting our work in 2017.
Make your check payable to “MECCS/EI” and mail it to:
1507 E 53rd St #500
Chicago, IL 60615
We will mail you a receipt. Thank you!