Firsthand Reports from Israel/Palestine

As our “media analysis” section makes, clear, most Americans are getting distorted coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict from the media sources they depend on.

For this reason, we recommend those seeking a well-balanced and informed understanding of this conflict, read the numerous first-hand reports coming out of this region. Daily reports can be read below and online at:

There are also numerous online photo galleries:

Also, in this section, we will regularly post compelling reports, that provide some of the information that is either misreported or entirely left out of most news reports on the conflict. (For more on good news sources, visit daily news.)

All Articles

The Wall | Checkpoints | Curfews | Discrimination Vs. Coexistence
Collective Punishment/Terrorism | Invasions | Family Life | Water

All Articles

The Wall | Checkpoints | Curfews | Discrimination Vs. Coexistence
Collective Punishment/Terrorism | Invasions | Family Life | Water

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The Wall
Israel's wall and towers snakes through Palestinian land.

Israel is building a separation barrier through Palestinian towns, villages, and farmland. Fact Sheet | Articles

Checkpoints
Palestinians wait at a checkpoint.

Israel has constructed hundreds of checkpoints and roadblocks on Palestinian land, which restrict all movement, even to school, work, and hospitals. Fact Sheet | Articles

Curfews
A small girl peers out from begind a wire fence.

The Israeli military often puts entire towns under ‘curfew.’ This means that no one may leave there home until the curfew is lifted. Fact Sheet | Articles

Discrimination Vs. Coexistence
Detained Palestinians face the wall.

Evidence indicates that coexistence is possible if the current imbalance of power and policies of discrimination are overturned. Fact Sheet | Articles

Collective Punishment/Terrorism
An old woman cries into her hand.

Americans almost never hear about many of the disturbing tactics that make this conflict so bloody and seemingly intractable. moreFact Sheet | Articles

Invasions
Tanks kick up dust as they enter Gaza.

Every so often there is a full-scale invasion into a Palestinian town, city, or entire region. Fact Sheet | Articles

Family Life
A family smiles for the camera.

This conflict has a deeply devastating impact on family life. Fact Sheet | Articles

Water
Water is an extremely limited resource in the Middle East.

Limited water exacerbates the conflict. Israelis receive five times as much water per person as Palestinians. Fact Sheet | Articles


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