The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:
Let's make Things Better!
There are no words for the shock, grief and despair that Gidon and I feel right now. We are, as are most Israelis, almost speechless. We feel the same horror that those in this region and the world are reeling from. We hold our breath, silently praying that this will end soon and that a just and lasting peace will finally come.
But this experience has also given us an amazing opportunity for growth. It's given us the chance to lower our shoulders, take a deep breath, and work to override the powerful emotions coursing through us. We aim to gain clarity and a better, more hopeful perspective. It's a real-time lesson on keeping our eyes on the prize – a just peace for all who live in this land.
During this time, we made the very difficult decision of leaving TikTok behind for the time being. We received more hate in a few weeks regarding this war than we had received in the previous several years. It was too much for our mental well-being. We decided to take care of ourselves first and foremost and continue working on our book Let's Make Things Better (Pan MacMillan/Hachette 2024)
In the maelstrom of media centered on this conflict, it is almost impossible to find out what is really going on, what is the truth, and which source to trust. Naomi Klein wrote, "Staying calm is a form of resistance." We love that, and in our words, we say, "Stay calm and inform yourself with many points of view."
We have put together a list of podcast episodes, journalists, books, and peace organizations that we think are reputable. We created this list by choosing credible outlets and authors and included those with differing points of view. We will continue to add to this list and appreciate your suggestions.
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