Author Archives: Jan Miller

About Jan Miller

When I first visited Israel and Palestine in 2005, Palestinians I met asked me to tell their stories, because, they told me, "surely, if Americans knew what is happening here, our lives would change." Since then I have returned six times and I have heard this from more people than I can count. This blog tells their stories and the stories of the Israeli peace activists I have met who are working to build bridges of understanding with Palestinians and end their government's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

Samer Issawi Re-arrested this week

Samer Issawi, whose 266-day hunger strike last year caught the world’s attention to the Israeli practice of holding Palestinians under “administrative detention.” These prisoners are held without any charges. Since the prisoners do not know why they are being held, … Continue reading

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“How do you expect me to confess to something I didn’t do?”

Stone Cold Justice —  700 Palestinian children are jailed every year at the end of April, 196 Palestinian children were being held in Israeli prisons—some as young as 12 years old [http://www.btselem.org/statistics/minors_in_custody] in July, a five-year-old boy who lives in Hebron … Continue reading

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New location!

Welcome to my blog about what I am learning about peacemakers in Israel and Palestine. I began writing in 2008 after I met several Palestinians who told me, “If only Americans knew what is happening here, surely things would change … Continue reading

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