An objection to a +972 post. I looked at the photo essay published in +972 Magazine yesterday, about the West Bank celebrations for the 26 released Palestinian prisoners, and I thought: are we celebrating these killers' release, too? Are we cheering them as heroes too? +972 practices what’s called engaged journalism – the writers, editors and photographers here all take a stand on the subjects we deal with, and while there are differences of opinion among us, we’re all agreed that Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, Israeli Arabs and African refugees is wrong, and this opinion is right up front in…Read More... | 32 Comments
Dear Reader, After Operation Cast Lead, it became impossible to read the news. The gap between conversations my friends and colleagues were having and the story being told by mainstream news outlets was unbridgeable. People around the world were getting one sliver of the story, while the most critical elements were missing. Something had to be done. So a group of us — journalists and bloggers, most of whom were already writing in English on our own blogs — got together and came up with the idea that became +972 Magazine. We wanted to create a platform that would…Read More... | 13 Comments
+972 Magazine and Israel Social TV are happy to announce the beginning of a new partnership in which Social TV's grassroots, independent video reporting and content will be published and presented in English on +972 Magazine. Like +972, Social TV is an independent media organization working to promote social change, human rights, social justice and equality as well as to mobilize its viewers toward activism. Social TV was established in 2006 out of the belief that objective and diverse media is crucial for a healthy democracy in Israel. It seeks to report on social injustices and human right violations, and…Read More... | 3 Comments
Dear Readers, Noa Yachot, who has been our managing editor for the last year and a half, is leaving her position at +972 Magazine and going to work for the American Civil Liberties Union. During her time with us, Noa helped bring the site to a new level of professionalism, introduce new fields of coverage, increase the site's readership and launch new projects. We all thank her for her dedicated work and her commitment to the site. Noa will remain part of the +972 collective. Noa will be replaced by editor and blogger Mike Omer-Man, who previously worked as the…Read More... | 3 Comments
Dear Readers, We are pleased to introduce +972’s new and improved website. +972 Magazine has been around for two years now. We started as a small group blog operated by several volunteers; today, we are a group of more than 20 writers and editors, covering news and developments in the region on a daily basis. The new version of +972 Magazine is suited to meet the changing needs of the site and the expectations of our growing readership. The new site will look much better on your mobile or tablet devices. It will also include some new features, among them…Read More... | 24 Comments
It's been a bit more than a year since we started working on +972 Magazine, and the site was officially launched last summer. To mark this event, we gathered for a toast in the presence of friends and colleagues on the rooftop of the space belonging to the HaYarkon 70 collective in Tel Aviv (overlooking the US embassy…). This anniversary is a great opportunity to thank all our readers and followers: Those who commented, sent emails, corrected us, shared our work, argued or supported us – you are the reason we are doing all of this. We write because we care, and…Read More... | 10 Comments
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