An Extensive Guide on How to Support Palestine.
This is a guide to taking action in support of a peaceful resolution for Palestine and Israel. In this guide, you will find on the ground and online ways you can actively support the call for a cease-fire and the end to the occupation of Historic Palestine. You will also find resources for unlearning and learning about the situation in Gaza to provide context to the October 7th attack on the State of Israel.
This guide was created in the hope of encouraging people to take action in a variety of ways for maximum impact. It also aims to shed light on the history of the creation of the State of Israel, the Free Palestine Movement and why the public is resisting the current stance of the UK and US governments, amongst others.
As an organisation firmly established to tackle racial inequality and oppression in all its forms, it’s our duty to speak out and support communities experiencing marginalisation who are impacted by adversity. The situation between the State of Israel and Palestine has become untenable, and the only way forward is through political solutions which start with a cease-fire and end with the State of Israel’s occupation of Historic Palestine.
We will keep updating this guide with more resources each week. If you have a resource in mind that you can’t see here, please let us know, and we will include it.
Write to MP(s)
You can write a letter to your MP demanding that they cease fire and end the siege on Gaza and the violent occupation of Palestine and its people. You can write a letter in your own words or use the following templates.
Friends of Al-Aqsa: No Cease-Fire, No Vote.
Islamic Relief Fund: Write to your MP and urge them to call for an immediate ceasefire.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Write to your MP: Take urgent action for Gaza now.
Top tip: You can find out who your MP is via the UK Parliament’s website search function ‘Find your MP”. You can also use previous UK addresses you’ve had to reach as many MPs as possible. If you’re repeatedly contacting your MPs, partly or entirely changing certain words and sentences will help prevent your emails from being flagged as spam.
Sign open letters
Open letters have been written calling for the UK government to withdraw political and military support for the State of Israel. Some of these letters are specific to the industries you work in and can be signed by either an individual or on behalf of an organisation. You can add your name or organisation to the open letter by clicking the highlighted links.
- Trade Unionists for Palestine: The labour movement must act now to stop the genocide in Palestine.
- U.K. Healthcare Professionals Open Letter: UK Healthcare Professionals Open Letter to Department of Health and Social Care’s Israel Statement.
- Ravers, DJs, producers, musicians, and sound artists based in London for Palestine: The electronic music scene must urgently speak out against Israel’s brutal and ongoing attack on Gaza
- UK Government and Parliament petitions: Withdraw support for Israel and support Palestine in the Israel-Palestine conflict
- UK Government and Parliament petitions: Remain neutral in the Israel-Palestine conflict and withdraw support for Israel
- UK Government and Parliament petitions: Seek a ceasefire and to end Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip
- Medical Aid for Palestinians: Building a brighter future for Palestinians next generation
- Oxfam petition: Gaza Israel Conflict: Call for a Ceasefire Now
- Change.org petition: UK gov to call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza
- Change.org petition: Enable Essential Supplies to Reach Civilians in Gaza
Donate to organisations
Islamic Relief Fund UK: Palestine Emergency Appeal
Islamic Relief is a leading Muslim charity and an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by medical doctors and activists. Since 1997, Islamic Relief has invested almost £109 million in humanitarian and development programmes to support Palestinian people. They are working closely with local partners and are preparing a humanitarian response, which is likely to initially focus on distributing medical supplies and survival items to the people of Gaza. You can find out more about their work here.
Since 1968, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan live with purpose and hope. Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), Lebanon and Jordan. They mobilise resources for immediate emergency relief and sustainable, long-term health, education, and economic development. Anera now delivers food and hygiene kits in Gaza, helping families displaced by the war. You can find out more about their work in Gaza here.
Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders): Donate to MSF Conflict Appeal now
MSF is an international humanitarian organisation providing medical care in over 70 countries. As of October 16th, MSF have evacuated some of their staff out of Gaza due to the severity of the bombardments. However, many of their Palestinian staff have chosen to stay, and they are continuing to treat the wounded at Gaza’s leading hospitals. You can find out more about their work in Gaza here.
Medical Aid for Palestinians: Donate now
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) partners with Palestinian communities to uphold their rights to health and dignity. They do this by developing effective, sustainable and locally-led healthcare services, providing medical aid during emergencies, and campaigning to break down the barriers to Palestinian health and healthcare today and for the future. You can find out more about their work in Gaza here.
U.N.R.W.A: Donate to their Gaza Emergency Appeal now
Following the 1948 War, UNRWA was established by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 302 (IV) of 8 December 1949 to carry out direct relief and work programmes for Palestine refugees. The Agency began operations on 1 May 1950. U.N.R.W. Health workers are currently stationed in Gaza and confirmed on Thursday, 19th October, that 16 of their workers have been killed since the war began. You can learn more about them and their recent work in Gaza here.
Baitulmaal: Donate to their Palestine Emergency fund now
Baitulmaal provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching humanitarian aid to under-served populations worldwide, regardless of faith or nationality. They’re currently distributing aid in Gaza and have local teams on the ground delivering aid such as hot meals, food packages and other emergency supplies to displaced families and families sheltering in their homes. You can find out more about them and the work they’re doing here.
Join a direct action group.
Palestine Action: is a pro-Palestinian protest network that uses civil disobedience tactics to shut down and disrupt multinational arms dealers. In particular, the group targets UK-based operations that provide weapons used in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Find out more about how you can join them here.
Palestinian Youth Movement: a transnational, independent grassroots movement of Palestinian and Arab youth struggling to liberate their homeland. You can find out more about these here.
Palestinian Solidarity Campaign: The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) is a community of people working together for peace, equality, and justice and against racism, occupation, and colonisation. They’re the most prominent organisation in the UK dedicated to securing Palestinian human rights. They are currently organising a day of action and marches for peace nationwide. You can find out more about these here.
Land in Our Names (LION): Is a grassroots collective working for land reparations in Britain. Recently they've been organising protest blocs so that people can buddy up and join in on the national marches led by Palestine Solidarity UK. You can find out more about these here.
Queers for Palestine: Queers for Palestine organise members of the LGBTQIA+ community to come together as a united Queer *Bloc during protests and provide information on supporting direct action for Palestine.
*Bloc refers to a section of a protest led by a group.
Join the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) Movement
The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) calls for a boycott of Israeli and international companies that are complicit in violations of Palestinian rights.
This economic boycott aims to put pressure on the State of Israel to comply with international law and to persuade private companies to end their participation in Israel’s crimes.
You can boycott companies such as:
- Disney: following Hamas’s attack on October 7th, Disney donated $2 million to organisations providing humanitarian relief in Israel.
- Hewlett Packard: helps run the biometric ID system that Israel uses to restrict Palestinian movement.
- Siemens: the planned construction of the EuroAsia Interconnector will link Israel’s electricity grid with Europe’s, allowing illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian land to benefit from the Israel-EU trade of electricity produced from fossil gas.
- McDonald's: the Israeli franchise provided IDF soldiers with free burgers.
- Puma: sponsors the Israel Football Association, which includes teams in Israel’s illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
- SodaStream: is actively complicit in Israel's policy of displacing the indigenous Bedouin-Palestinian citizens of Israel in the Naqab (Negev). SodaStream has a long history of mistreatment of and discrimination against Palestinian workers.
- Sabra: Sabra hummus is a joint venture between PepsiCo and the Strauss Group, an Israeli food company that provides financial support to the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).
- Starbucks: has sued Workers United Union, saying their pro-Palestine post has damaged their reputation.
Many other global brands, such as Marks & Spencer, Wix and H&M, face boycotts due to their provision of goods and services to the state of Israel. Find out more about this here.
Some scholars and critics of the BDS movement have argued that boycotting these companies hinders economic prosperity and job creation across the region. The purpose of a boycott is to create financial loss and pressure a target to make behavioural change. In this instance, given the nature and scale of the humanitarian crisis in Palestine, boycotting can effectively influence companies to respond to what their consumers are telling them.
If you would like to join the BDS movement calling for a boycott, you can use the following hashtag when sharing information about it online: #StopFuelingIsraeliApartheid.
You can join the movement for a cultural boycott.
The state of Israel overtly uses culture as a form of propaganda to whitewash or justify its regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid over the Palestinian people. This is why the BDS movement also calls for a cultural boycott, demanding that international venues and festivals reject funding and any form of sponsorship from the Israeli government.
Israeli universities are major, willing and persistent accomplices of the state of Israel’s regime. To end this complicity in Israel’s violations of international law, Palestinian civil society has called for an academic boycott of Israeli educational institutions.
Examples of when Israeli universities have been complicit in apartheid and ethnic cleansing:
- Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) develops military drone technologies and remote-controlled weaponised bulldozers used to demolish Palestinian homes.
- Tel Aviv University was responsible for developing the "Dayhiya doctrine", which calls for disproportionate force against civilian infrastructure and which was implemented by the Israeli occupation forces in their massacres of Palestinians in Gaza.
- Graduates of the Hebrew University’s Talpiot military program, sponsored by the Israeli Air Force and army, pursue higher education while serving in the army, utilising their expertise to further military research and development.
Learning and Unlearning:
- The Complicated History Behind BLM's Solidarity With The Pro-Palestinian Movement by Hansi Lo Wang for NPR
- Debunking the myth that anti-Zionism is antisemitic by Peter Beinart for The Guardian
- Supporting Palestinian rights is antisemitic because Israel wants it to be by Abraham Gutman for NBC
- Why definitions matter in antiracism approaches: exploring the definition of antisemitism by Zoe Daniels for Spark Insights
Anti-Zionism and Zionism:
- As a British Jew, I Say: Not in My Name by Francesca Newton for Tribune Magazine
- Germany’s anti-Palestinian Censorship Turns on Jews by Hebh Jamal for +972 Magazine
- Criminalising Palestine Solidarity by Palestine in School for Tribune Magazine
- Dutch Court Rules ‘From the River to the Sea’ Protected Speech and Not Antisemitic by Rivkah Brown for Novara Media
- ‘A Chance to Implement Forced Displacement’: Israeli Settlers Are Attacking Palestinians in the West Bank by Daisy Schofield for Novara Media
Free Palestine Movement:
- A History of Resistance: Palestine by someone who wishes to remain anonymous for Spark & Co.
- As an Israeli, I believe there is just one way forward: Freedom, justice and equality for Palestinians by Jonathan Ofir for Mondoweiss
- How interpretations of the phrase 'from the river to the sea' made it so divisive by Joe Hernandez for NPR
- ‘From the river to the sea': Why these six words spark fury and passion over the Israel-Hamas war by Laurie Kellman for Associate Press
- What is Hamas? A simple guide to the armed Palestinian group by Aljazeera Staff for Aljazeera
- The British State is Waging Its Own War on Palestinians by Palestinian Youth Movement for Novara Media
- The Violence of Demanding Perfect Victims by Noura Erakat for Jadaliyya
- Ending Apartheid Is the Only Path to Peace by Ronan Burtenshaw for Tribune Magazine
- On Western media and the erasure of Palestine by Hashem Abushama for Mondo Weiss
Palestine, its people and history:
- Palestinian teacher determined to stay in Gaza, whatever the cost by Usaid Siddiqui for Aljazeera
- ‘We were baptised here, and we will die here’: Gaza’s oldest church bombed by Ylenia Gostoli and Abdelhakim Abu Riash for Aljazeera.
- Nationalist fervour, anxiety and indifference in Israel's north by Aljazeera Staff for Aljazeera
- A Second Nakba Has Begun by Ash Sarka for Novara Media
- The Nakba Never Ended by Ben Jamal for Tribune Magaziner
- Israeli Settlers Take Advantage of Gaza Chaos to Attack Palestinians in West Bank by Yuval Abraham for The Intercept_ in partnership with +972 Magazine
- From Panthers to Palestine by Perry Blankson for Tribune Magazine
- Palestinian Trade Unions Call for End to ‘Complicity’ in Israeli Crimes by Polly Smythe for Novara Media
- Palestinian Trade Unions: ‘Stop Arming Our Massacre’ by Grace Blakeley for Tribune Magazine
The Balfour Declaration by Jonathan Schneer
Issued in London in 1917, the Balfour Declaration was one of the critical documents of the twentieth century. It committed Britain to supporting the establishment in Palestine of “a National Home for the Jewish people,” and its reverberations continue to be felt to this day. Now, the entire fascinating story of the document is revealed in this impressive work of modern history. With new material retrieved from historical archives, Jonathan Schneer recounts in dramatic detail the public and private fight for a small strip of land in the Middle East. This battle started when the Ottoman Empire took Germany’s side in World War I.
The Palestine Laboratory by Antony Loewenstein
Israel's military-industrial complex uses the occupied Palestinian territories as a testing ground for weaponry and surveillance technology that they then export around the world to despots and democracies.
Ten Myths About Israel by Ila Pappé
The “ten myths” that Pappé explores—repeated endlessly in the media, enforced by the military, accepted without question by the world’s governments—reinforce the regional status quo. He explores the claim that Palestine was an empty land at the time of the Balfour Declaration, as well as the formation of Zionism and its role in the early decades of nation-building. He asks whether the Palestinians voluntarily left their homeland in 1948 and whether June 1967 was a war of “no choice.” Turning to the myths surrounding the failures of the Camp David Accords and the official reasons for the attacks on Gaza, Pappe explains why the two-state solution is no longer viable.
They Called Me A Lioness by Ahed Tamimi and Dena Takruri
Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian activist jailed at sixteen after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers, illuminates the daily struggles of life under occupation in this moving, deeply personal memoir.
The Land of Hope and Fear by Isabel Kershner
Despite Israel’s determination to stay in power in a hostile environment, its military might, and the innovation it fosters in businesses globally, the country is more divided than ever. In The Land of Hope and Fear, we meet Israelis: Jews and Arabs, religious and secular, Eastern and Western, liberals and zealots — plagued by perennial conflict and existential threats, citizens who remain deeply polarised politically, socially, and ideologically, even as they undergo generational change and redefine what it is to be an Israeli.
I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti
Barred from his homeland after 1967’s Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile — shuttling among the world’s cities, yet secure in none of them, separated from his family for years at a time, never sure whether he was a visitor, a refugee, a citizen, or a guest. As he returns home for the first time since the Israeli occupation, Barghouti crosses a wooden bridge over the Jordan River into Ramallah and is unable to recognise the city of his youth. Sifting through memories of the old Palestine as they come up against what he now encounters in this mere “idea of Palestine,” he discovers what it means to be deprived not only of a homeland but of “the habitual place and status of a person.”
Arab and Jew by David K. Shipler
In this monumental work, extensively researched and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that exist between Jews and Arabs that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism. Focusing on the diverse cultures that exist side by side in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, Shipler examines the process of indoctrination that begins in schools; he discusses the far-ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism, attitudes about the Holocaust, and much more. And he writes of the people: the Arab woman in love with a Jew, the retired Israeli military officer, the Palestinian guerrilla, the handsome actor whose father is Arab and whose mother is Jewish.
Breaking the Silence Video Testimonies (2016)
Breaking the Silence is an organisation of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since 2002 and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. You can watch Breaking the Silence Video Testimonies here.
Budrus: It Takes a Village to Unite the Most Divided People on Earth (2010)
Budrus is a documentary film about a Palestinian community organiser, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. It offers an excellent insight into Israeli and Palestinian non-violent activism. You can watch Budrus: It Takes a Village to Unite the Most Divided People on Earth on Vimeo.
Jenin, Jenin (2003)
Director Mohammad Bakri’s Jenin Jenin is an up-close walk with several of the inhabitants of Jenin, Palestine, who, on April 2, 2002, experienced the power of the Israeli Defense Forces as the IDF ploughed into the city. You can watch Jenin, Jenin on Vimeo here.
Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. You can watch Promises on Apple TV here.
Rebel Architecture: The Architecture of Violence (2014)
Israeli architect Eyal Weizman explains how architecture plays a crucial role in Israel’s occupation of Palestine and modern warfare. “Architecture and the built environment is a kind of slow violence. The occupation is an environment that was conceived to strangulate Palestinian communities, villages and towns, to create an environment that would be unliveable for the people there,” says Weizman. You can watch Rebel Architecture: The Architecture of Violence on YouTube here.
The Present (2020)
On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out to buy his wife a gift in the West Bank. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping? The Present is a film written by Farah Nabulsi and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film. You can watch The Present on Amazon Prime here.
The Price of Oslo (2013)
This two-part documentary traces the secret road to the Oslo Accords, telling the story of negotiations in the political shadows and searching for common ground amid a region in turmoil. At the centre of it all was an unlikely mediator: the Scandinavian country of Norway. You can watch The Price of Oslo series on Aljazeera here.
Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Aude Abou Nasr: is a French-Lebanese illustrator living in Marseille who weaves activism into her illustrations. She’s been creating illustrations focusing on the situation in Gaza. You can follow and support Aude’s work on Instagram here.
Chiara VZ: is an illustrator, graphic designer and graffiti artist from Beirut based in Urbino. She has collaborated with Aude Abou Nasr to create protest art for Palestine. You can follow and support Chiara’s work on Instagram here.
Khadija Said: is a Spark Community Ambassador, illustrator and activist who creates artwork often documenting the migrant experience, amplifying marginalised voices and stories. Her artwork often highlights underreported stories and uses her platform to bring attention to racial injustice. You can follow and support Khadija’s work on Instagram here.
Malaak Mattar: Is a Palestinian painter and author of Sitti’s Bird. Her work documents the Palestinian experience, and has been using her platform to advocate for Palestinians. You can follow and support Malaak’s work on Instagram here.
Mona Chalabi: is an award-winning writer and illustrator. Using words, colour and sound, Mona rehumanises data to help us understand our world and how we live in it. Mona has been breaking down the data from the recent siege of Palestine. You can follow and support Mona’s work on Instagram here.
Sliman Mansour: is a renowned Palestinian artist who uses his art to express Palestinians' relationship with their land, often highlighting the history of Palestine, using symbols of resistance and peace used in Palestinian culture. You can follow and support Sliman’s work on Instagram here.
Shirien: is a Palestinian designer and illustrator based in Chicago. Shirien’s artwork memorialises and celebrates innocent lives lost to state violence, colonialism and imperialism. Her artwork gained prominence ever since the uprisings in Minneapolis following the murder of George Floyd. Over the past few years, she’s been creating vibrant portraits shedding light on the injustices people and communities face worldwide. You can follow and support Shirien’s work on Instagram here.
Aljazeera: Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-owned Arabic- and English-language international news television network. It is based in Doha and operated by the Al Jazeera Media Network. You can explore their platform here.
Arab Studies Institute: Arab Studies Institute is a non-profit organisation that produces knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations. It is an institute in its own right and an umbrella organisation for five other subsidiaries: the Arab Studies Journal, Jadaliyya, Quilting Point, FAMA (Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs), and Tadween Publishing. You can explore their platform here.
Double Down News: Double Down News is a British alternative media outlet founded in 2017 by Yannis Mendez. Funded through Patreon, it produces interviews and short films from a left-wing perspective. You can explore their platform here.
Eye on Palestine: It is an independent news outlet covering Palestine. They’ve been capturing the situation in Gaza on the ground as it is happening. You can explore their platform here.
Novara Media: Novara Media is an independent, left-wing alternative media organisation based in the United Kingdom. They’ve been covering the siege on Gaza, censorship, and the public, military, and political response to the occupation of Historical Palestine. You can explore their platform here.
Mondoweiss: Mondoweiss is an independent website that informs readers about developments in Israel/Palestine and related US foreign policy. They provide news and analysis regarding the struggle for Palestinian human rights unavailable through the mainstream media. You can explore their platform here.
The Institute of Middle-East Understanding: The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) is an independent non-profit organisation providing journalists with quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians and expert sources in the United States and the Middle East. Both through its website and staff, the IMEU works with journalists to increase the public's understanding of the socio-economic, political, and cultural aspects of Palestine, Palestinians, and Palestinian Americans. You can explore their platform here.
People to follow
Hind Khoudary: is a Palestinian journalist based in Gaza. She has been documenting what has been actively documenting what has been happening on the ground in Gaza, covering the siege on Gaza and the impact it has had on civilians and the infrastructure. You can support, follow and amplify Hind’s work here.
Mariam Barghouti: is a Palestinian writer and researcher based in Ramallah. She worked as a journalist and reporter focusing on the Levant and published various sociopolitical commentaries from Palestine. She has undertaken monitoring and evaluation missions of humanitarian and development aid in Jordan, Palestine, and Lebanon for various governmental and non-governmental organisations. You can support, follow and amplify Mariam’s work here.
Motaz Azaiza: is a Gazan photojournalist, photographer, and filmmaker providing on-the-ground coverage of the siege in Gaza. He offers a visual insight into the impact that the siege is having on the Palestinian people, infrastructure and land. You can support, follow and amplify Motaz’s work here.
Mohamed El Kurd: is a Palestinian activist, writer and poet. He gained international attention for his involvement in the protests against the forced evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. You can support, follow and amplify Mohamed’s work here.
Muna El Kurd: is a Palestinian activist and writer from Sheikh Jarrah who gained prominence alongside her brother Mohamed El Kurd for their response to the forced evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. You can support, follow and amplify Muna’s work here.
Plestia Alaqad: is a Gazan journalist covering the situation as it happens in real-time Gaza. She has been showing the aftermath of the devastation caused by the IDF, as well as documenting how Palestinians are responding to the violence they’re being subjected to, showing small snippets of hope in videos of people just trying to make the best out of their situation and the innocence of children. You can support, follow and amplify Plestia’s work here.
Saleh Aljafarawi: is a Gazan blogger and singer who has been covering the news in Gaza as it happens, showing the devastating effect the siege on Gaza is having on his community. You can support, follow and amplify Saleh’s work here.
Wael Al Dahdouh: Wael Al-Dahdouh is a Palestinian journalist and the bureau chief of Al Jazeera in Gaza City. He lost his entire family after the house they were staying in was hit by the IDF. He found it live on air, and despite his tremendous loss, he has been covering the siege on Gaza. You can support, follow and amplify Wael’s work on Instagram here.
Wizard Bisan: is a Gazan journalist who has been covering the news as it happens in Gaza. She has given candid accounts of the actual impact that the siege in Gaza is having on its people, showing how the communities are reliant on aid, does not have access to water, fuel and electricity and are trying to survive under the violent occupation of Historic Palestine. You can support, follow and amplify Wizard’s work here.
Yara Eid: is a Palestinian war journalist and human rights advocate born in Gaza and raised in London. They’ve been extensively covering and amplifying the voices of Gazans both on the ground and from London. You can support, follow and amplify Yara’s work here.
Barnaby Raine: is a Jewish academic and activist who has been outspoken about the history of the occupation of the Historic Palestine. You can follow Barnaby on X here.
Bree Newsome: is a Black American activist, filmmaker, and speaker from Charlotte, North Carolina. She gained prominence after taking down a Confederate Flag following the massacre of eight Black parishioners at the hands of a white supremacist. Throughout the years, she has consistently spoken out against colonialism, imperialism and the manifestations of systemic oppression in all its forms. You can follow Bree on X here.
Fariha Roisin: is a writer and poet born in Toronto, Canada and raised in a Muslim family to Bengali parents in Sydney, Australia. Throughout the years, she has often amplified the voices of marginalised people and has been very vocal about the violent occupation of Historic Palestine. You can follow Fariha on Instagram here.
Indyaa Moore: an actor and model of Haitian, Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry, has been vocal about their support for Palestine. Not only posting across their social media pages and amplifying the voices of Palestinians and anti-Zionist Jewish people, but they’ve also supported Jewish Voice for Peace during their protests, including the sit-in at Central Grand Station. You can follow Indyaa on Instagram here.
Khelani: Is an American musician with Native-American, African-American and Spanish roots. They have been amplifying Palestinian voices and calling for a cease-fire across their social media channels. They’ve also hosted Instagram Lives and supported direct action in the US, demanding a peaceful resolution. You can follow Khelani on Instagram here.
Lowkey: is a British-Iraqi activist and rapper from London. He has advocated for the Palestinian people's rights for over ten years. He is a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and a vocal critic of Zionism. His platform highlights the struggle of people living under Israeli apartheid. You can follow Lowkey on Instagram here.
Mikky Blanco: Is a Black American rapper, performance artist, poet and activist. They have been using their platform to amplify Palestinian voices and speak on the matter themselves. You can follow Mikky Blanco on Instagram here.
Moya Lothiam-Mclean: is a journalist and content specialist based in London. They’ve written for the likes of gal-dem and Novara Media. They focus on writing about amplifying underreported stories and marginalised voices. You can follow Moya Lothiam on Instagram here.
Ta-Nehesi Coates: is a Black American author and journalist. After Coates travelled to Israel and Palestine earlier this year, he felt responsible for speaking out on what he witnessed. Speaking to Democracy Now! He said, “There’s no way for me as an African American to come back and stand before you, to witness segregation and not say anything about it.” You can watch Ta-Nehesi on Democracy Now! here.
Warsan Shire: is a writer and poet with Somali heritage who was born in Kenya and raised in Britain. Over the past few weeks, she’s been using her platform to amplify the voices of Palestinians and share educational insights in the form of speeches, poems and news extracts from anti-racist advocates, abolitionists and human rights campaigners, amongst others. You can follow Warsan’s work on Instagram here.
Platforms and Communities
Amaliah: Amaliah.com is dedicated to amplifying the voices of Muslim women. Through their articles, videos, podcasts, and much more, their work seeks to bring these communities' many different voices and experiences to the surface. Follow their reporting on Palestine here.
Craving Palestine: An online marketplace and movement that showcases and celebrates Palestine's rich heritage, vibrant culture, and immense talent. Lama Bazzari and Farrah Abuasad founded them. Currently, they're using their platforms to cover the Israeli-Palestine conflict. You can follow them here.
J3WESS: Left-wing Jewish perspective on various issues about social justice. You can follow them here.
Jewish Network for Palestine: A UK-based network that brings together Jews and allies in the UK who support Palestine. Find out more about their work and community here.
Jewish Voice for Peace: Jewish Voice for Peace is the world's largest progressive Jewish anti-Zionist organisation. Find out more about their work here.
Na’amod: Are British Jews seeking to end our community's support for the occupation in the struggle for freedom and justice for all Palestinians and Israelis. Find out more about their work here.
Standing Together: is a grassroots movement mobilising Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel in pursuit of peace, equality, and social and climate justice. Find out more about their work here.
From Jewish Voice for Peace, this monthly podcast explores some of the big concepts animating progressive Jewish life.
Gaza Guy with 'Moe Moussa' is a journalist and poet based in Gaza. Moe discusses different topics on his podcast: art, poetry, Palestine, Gaza, cultures, and more.
This podcast follows everyday stories about Palestinians living all over the world.
The +972 Podcast
Dive past the headlines in Israel-Palestine with journalists, activists, experts, and politicians who explore the issues and stories other outlets tend to ignore.
The Mondoweiss Podcast
This podcast covers Palestinians' stories of occupation, resistance and hope, which show us how the world's struggles interconnect.
This is Palestine
This podcast, an Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) project, highlights people, issues, and events around Palestine. It focuses on bringing people stories from on the ground in Palestine, hosting speakers who are experts and activists to bring unique perspectives and analyses about Palestine from across the world.
Rethinking Palestine is a podcast from Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, a transnational think tank that aims to foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination. We draw upon the vast knowledge and experience of the Palestinian people, whether in Palestine or in exile, to put forward strong and diverse Palestinian policy voices.
Stories From Palestine Podcast
This podcast comes from Kristel, a Dutch tour guide who fell in love with a Palestinian man and moved to Palestine seven years ago. She lives in Beit Safafa, a town between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Her family home is between the green and boundary lines between Israel and the West Bank. Since the pandemic, they decided to take people on a virtual tour. Kristel shares unexpected and inspiring stories about the history of Palestine, its heritage, nature, and her life experiences.
- Michael Brooks on Israel/Palestine: It’s Not Complicated hosted on YouTube
- Norman Finkelstein - Israel and Palestine published by Case Western Reserve University
- Palestinian Lives Matter Too: Jewish Scholar Judith Butler Condemns Israel’s “Genocide” in Gaza published by Democracy Now!
- A 10-year-old Palestinian girl breaks down while talking to MEE published by Middle-East Eye
- Palestinian children plead for protection in Gaza press conference published by Aljazeera
- Noura Erakat's Speech “In This Moment” published by Jadaliyaa
- Noura Erakat: Western Leaders & Media Are Justifying Israel’s “Genocidal Campaign” Against Palestinians hosted on Democracy Now!
- The BANNED Video Israel Doesn't' Want You To See published by Double Down News featuring Mohammed El Kurd
- The Palestinian Horror Story The Media Hides From You published by Double Down News, featuring Yara Edi
- American nurse who got out of Gaza describes desperation she saw published by CNN
- Arundhati Roy on Churchill and Palestinians published by Anti Imperialism
- Israel-Hamas War: Piers Morgan vs Bassem Youssef On Palestine's Treatment published by Pier Morgan Uncensored
- Israel & The Myth of 'Self Defence' published by Double Down News featuring David Hearts
- Ta-Nehisi Coates Speaks Out Against Israel’s “Segregationist Apartheid Regime” After West Bank Visit hosted on Democracy Now!
- Trying to wipe the blood off with belated concern - MEP Clare Daly- speech from 8 Nov published by VideoParliament Ireland
Organisations rebuilding Palestine during the occupation.
Many of these organisations have been building community and dialogue, creating opportunities and upskilling people affected by the occupation. Whilst some have had to pause their work during the current siege, their work is worth following and learning about. Some of these organisations also provide global volunteering opportunities.
Build Palestine: Build Palestine supports the social innovation sector in Palestine by connecting individuals looking to support innovative projects with those impacting their communities. You can donate and support to Build Palestine’s work here.
Tech 2 Peace: Tech2Peace provides high-tech and entrepreneurial training alongside conflict dialogue to young Palestinians and Israelis. You can donate and support Tech 2 Peace’s work here.
ReBootKamp (RBK): ReBootKAMP (RBK) is an immersive, durable skills accelerator with programs in Jordan, Tunisia, Iraq, Gaza and the West Bank. You can follow RBK on LinkedIn here.
Gaza Sky Geeks: Since 2011, Gaza Sky Geeks have propelled Palestine’s digital economy and future technology leaders to transcend borders through cutting-edge peer-led education and true grit. You can support Gaza Sky Geeks and their work here.
This guide was created by the Spark & Co. team in collaboration with our community members.