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About

+972 Magazine is an independent, online, non-profit magazine owned and run by a group of Israeli and Palestinian journalists, providing fresh, in-depth reporting and analysis directly from the ground in Israel-Palestine.

The magazine is committed to human rights, democracy, and freedom of information, and actively opposes the Israeli occupation. However, +972 Magazine does not represent any outside organization, political party, or agenda.

Our goal is for our reporting to provide local and foreign readers alike a unique vantage point to examine the issues that are too often presented without context. We put a particular focus on elevating the voices of people working to end the occupation and those most affected by it, and on showcasing perspectives often overlooked in mainstream narratives.

While we do not always adhere to traditional notions of “balance” by providing equal space or weight to all sides of an issue, we hold ourselves to high professional journalistic standards. We pride ourselves in maximum transparency and credibility in everything that we do. You can read our financial disclosures here.

The name of the site is derived from the telephone country code that can be used to dial both Israel and Palestine.

About +972 Magazine


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+972 Magazine Team:


Staff
Edo Konrad
Editor-in-Chief 

Henriette Chacar
Editor

Haggai Matar
Executive-Director

Board
Noa Yachot
Noam Sheizaf
Roi Maor
Michal Rotem
Yasser Abu Arisha

Product Team
Idit Frenkel – Graphic & Web Design
Tom Roshko & Khalil Jarban – Developers
Niv Farchi – Product Manager
Ofer Luft – Adviser

Legal Adviser
Atty. Jonathan Klinger

Contributors
Samer Badawi
Aziz Abu Sarah
Orly Noy
Natasha Roth
Roi Maor
Haggai Matar
Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man
Mairav Zonszein
Yuval Ben-Ami
Lisa Goldman
Dimi Reider
Dahlia Scheindlin
Omar Rahman
Mya Guarnieri-Jaradat
Amjad Iraqi
Samah Salaime
Rami Younis

Founding Members
Lisa Goldman
Joseph Dana
Yuval Ben-Ami
Ami Kaufman
Dimi Reider
Dahlia Scheindlin
Noam Sheizaf


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Our story

+972 Magazine was started in 2010 by a group of longtime Israeli and Palestinian journalists who, following the 2008-2009 Gaza War, felt that the English-language conversation on Israel-Palestine wasn’t accurately reflecting the reality on the ground. So, with their own money, they built their own platform.

The site began as an all-volunteer blogger collective, but quickly grew into a professionally edited hub of reporting and analysis that helped shift the discourse on Israel-Palestine, puts the occupation front-and-center, highlights various grassroots political and social struggles, and elevates voices and perspectives that simply aren’t being heard anywhere else.

We built a unique brand of journalism in Israel-Palestine, with our original group of writers combining credibility with their personal commitment to many of the causes they were writing about. Our reporting has turned local struggles against the occupation into international news, moved previously taboo conversations onto mainstream opinion pages, and our writers and experts are constantly called upon to provide analysis on current events.

Today, +972 Magazine is run by a full-time team of editors who publish work from a growing group of reporters and analysts. Since August 2011, +972 Magazine has been published by a registered non-profit called “972 – Advancement of Citizen Journalism,” which was founded by a collective of Israeli and Palestinian journalists. Since 2014, the same non-profit has, together with Just Vision, also co-published the Hebrew-language site Local Call.


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How to submit

Please send pitches for reported pieces to editor@972mag.com.

We are also happy to receive unsolicited oped submissions at oped@972mag.com.

+972 aims to provide reporting and commentary from the region. Our first priority will be to publish guest posts from people writing from Israel or Palestine or other parts of the Middle East. If you are writing from elsewhere, we may still consider your piece if there is a good reason why your perspective on the topic is particularly relevant — for example, due to personal experience or involvement.

Try to make a clear, strong and original point. Our readers are quite well-informed and probably don’t want to read a repetitive analysis of the general situation; they are however looking for fresh ideas regarding old problems, new topics that haven’t been addressed, or new information and details that might change their perspectives.

Try to keep the submissions op-ed length — 800 words or less. We are also happy to consider unconventional posts — videos, photo essays, poems, music or creative treatments.

Please fact-check and proofread your articles. When we find factual errors, we are less likely to publish the piece, as this indicates that there may be more errors we haven’t found. If the piece needs heavy language editing or correction, we are less likely to publish it. If you notice a factual error or a typo after a piece has been published, please write to us immediately and we will fix it.

Please include a 1-3 line bio in all submissions, explaining where you live and what you do. Articles that include a photo relevant to the topic will be published faster. Photos that are copyright protected and are not owned by the author of the post cannot be used on our site. If your oped has been published elsewhere, please let us know.

By submitting an article, picture or video to us you give us all rights to post this item, to edit it, add headlines, photos and illustration and to distribute it through various channels.

Finally, while we appreciate your submission, we are not able to respond to each writer. If you do not hear from us within several weeks, chances are that we were not able to publish your article.


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How we are funded

+972 Magazine is funded by a combination of reader support and grants from various foundations and individuals. Yearly audit and financial reports submitted by “972 — Advancement of Citizen Journalism” can be found here. More information and quarterly reports on donations from foreign entities can be found here. Learn how to donate here.

The main financial sources for “972 – Advancement of Citizen Journalism”:

2011
$10,000 – A travel grant from Social Justice Fund (Institute of International Education, USA).
€6,000 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.

2012
€12,000 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.
$10,000 – A grant from the Moriah Fund (USA-Israel).
$60,000 – A grant from the Social Justice Fund (USA)
$3,120 – A grant from the Hekdesh philanthropy collective (USA)
$4,000 – A travel grant from Social Justice Fund (Institute of International Education, USA).

2013
$25,000 – *Readers’ support
€10,000 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.
$20,000 – A grant from the Moriah Fund (USA-Israel).
$30,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA)
$2,500 – Advertising
$2,000 – A travel grant from Social Justice Fund (Institute of International Education, USA).

2014
$74,000 – *Reader support
$66,000 – Support for “Local Call” project from Just Vision (USA)
€10,000 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.
$20,000 – A grant from the Moriah Fund (USA-Israel).
$50,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA)
$3,500 – advertising
€2,500 – A grant from SIVMO (NL)

2015
$73,000 – Support for “Local Call” project from Just Vision (USA)
$50,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA)
$25,000 – A grant from the Moriah Fund (USA-Israel).
$25,000 – A grant from the Foundation for Middle East Peace (USA)
$15,600 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel

2016
$75,000 – *Reader support
$75,000 – Support for “Local Call” project from Just Vision (USA)
$60,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA)
$25,000 – A grant from the Foundation for Middle East Peace (USA)
$12,600 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.
$10,000 – A grant from the Sparkplug Foundation (USA)
$1,800 – Advertising
$800 – A grant from Two Flags One Future (Israel)

2017
$184,000 – *Reader support
$94,000 – Support for “Local Call” project from Just Vision (USA)
$60,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA)
$27,000 – A grant from the Foundation for Middle East Peace (USA)
$11,000 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.
$7,000 – Dror Award for social change
$2,900 – A grant from Two Flags One Future (Israel)
$2,300 – A grant from SIVMO
$2,500 – Advertising
$1,700 – A grant from Dorot

2018
$201,400 – Reader support
$135,600 – from Just Vision toward supporting staffing and operations of Local Call
$83,300 – A grant from Open Society Foundation to Local Call**
$70,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA) to +972 Magazine
$20,000 – A grant from the Foundation for Middle East Peace (USA)
$11,500 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel for Local Call.
$11,500 – A grant from Rosa Luxemburg Foundation for +972 Magazine
$2,800 – A grant from the Palestine Solidarity groups (Sweden)
$1,900 – A grant from Two Flags One Future (Israel)
$930 – Advertising

2019 (Figures will be updated throughout the year)
$ 8,800 – Reader support (as of January)
$127,000 – from Just Vision toward supporting staffing and operations of Local Call
$16,600 – A grant from Open Society Foundations to Local Call**
$70,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to +972 Magazine (USA)
$20,000 – A grant from the Foundation for Middle East Peace (USA)
$11,700 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel for Local Call.
$28,500 – A grant from Rosa Luxemburg Foundation for +972 Magazine

*Reader support includes donor-advised (DA) donations to +972 Magazine made through the New Israel Fund, and small grants.

** Local Call is supported in part by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Program on Independent Journalism of the Open Society Foundations. 972-ACJ and Just Vision are co-grantees for the project.