About The Palestine Chronicle

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The Palestine Chronicle is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the general public by providing a forum that strives to highlight issues of relevance to human rights, national struggles, freedom and democracy in the form of daily news, commentary, features, book reviews, photos, art, and more.

The Palestine Chronicle team consists of professional journalists and respected writers and authors who don’t speak on behalf of any political party or champion any specific political agenda.

The Palestine Chronicle website was established in September 1999 and has grown in its importance and scope of coverage mostly because of the support it received from socially conscious and progressive scholars, writers, activists, readers and communities around the world.

Our Board of Directors consists of the following:

Ramzy Baroud, President
Jennifer Loewenstein, Vice President
John Harvey, Secretary/Treasurer

Claude Zurbach
Claude Zurbach lives in France, Montpellier, where he works in the University of Sciences. He also works as a research engineer in spatial experiments with the National Scientific Research Center in France, where his work involves him also in the field of technical collaboration with the Viêt-Nam. Invested since many years in the movement of solidarity with the Palestinian people, Claude Zurbach manages the French-speaking site Information-Palestine.eu.

Jeremy Salt
Jeremy Salt teaches the history of the modern Middle East in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University in Ankara. Previously he taught at Bosporus University in Istanbul and at the University of Melbourne, where he took his Ph.D in Middle Eastern studies. He also runs courses on politics and propaganda. Before transferring to university work he was for a long time a journalist, working in the print media and news agencies in Australia and Britain.  His most recent book is ‘The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands‘ (University of California Press, 2008), which in 2009 was shortlisted for the Arthur Ross award for best book of the year by the US Council on Foreign Relations. His other interests include late Ottoman history and the interests of outside governments in the affairs of Ottoman Christians.

Susan Abulhawa
Susan abulhawa is a novelist, poet, essayist and human rights activist. Her debut novel, Mornings in Jenin (Bloomsbury, 2010) was an international bestseller.  She is the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine, a children’s NGO dedicated to upholding the Right to Play.

Mamoon Alabbasi
Mamoon Alabbasi is a writer, news editor, and translator based in London. He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, and has been actively working in the field of journalism since 2005, following a career in education, where he taught in several countries. His Op-eds, reports, reviews, and poetry have appeared in numerous media outlets & publications. In addition to appearing on news and current affairs programs to provide analysis and commentary, he has also been involved in the process of translating and editing of documentary scripts.

Palestine Chronicle Honorary Editorial Board Members

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi – Author and intellectual.
Prof. Noam Chomsky – MIT Professor of linguistics and world-renowned scholar.
Dr. Eyad El-Sarraj – Human Rights Activist and psychiatrist. (In memorandum)
Dr. Mustafa Abdul-Shafi – Former President of Makassed Hospital, Palestine. (In memorandum)
Mr. Khaled A. Al-Maeena – Editor-in-Chief of Arab News Daily, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Ahmed Bouzid – President of Palestine Media Watch.
Prof. Robert Jensen – School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin.


Editor: Ramzy Baroud

Web Development and Support: Mohammed Z. Badran

Editing and translation: Daniela Loffreda

Accounting: Michaeleen Neher

Management: John Harvey

Palestine Chronicle Writers & Contributors:

The Palestine Chronicle writers and contributors are very well regarded and come from diverse backgrounds. These are but a few of the writers – academicians, journalists, human rights activists, artists, etc – that contribute articles to PalestineChronicle.com:

  • Kathleen Christison
  • Jonathan Cook
  • Jim Miles
  • Uri Avnery
  • Hasan Afif El-Hasan
  • Ahmed Yousef
  • Nicola Nasser
  • Kathy Kelly
  • Neve Gordon
  • Omar Barghouti
  • Franklin Lamb
  • Belen Fernandez
  • Mats Svensson
  • Stuart Littlewood
  • Iqbal Jassat
  • Sam Bahour
  • James Petras
  • Stephanie Westbrook
  • Tammy Obeidallah
  • Sam Hamod
  • Ron Forthofer
  • Hussein Al-Alak
  • Aijaz Syed
  • Ira Glunts
  • Hatim Kanaaneh
  • William A. Cook
  • Sherri Muzher
  • Roger H. Lieberman
  • Joshua Frank
  • Sonja Karkar
  • John V. Whitbeck
  • Jamil Toubbeh
  • Agustin Velloso
  • Dan Lieberman
  • Randa Abu Naeem
  • Naeem Silvia Cattori
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh
  • Shafiq Morton
  • James Gundun
  • M. Shahid Alam
  • Elias Akleh
  • Bianca Zammit
  • Kim Bullimore
  • J. A. Miller
  • Susan Abualhawa
  • Samah Sabawi
  • George S. Hishmeh
  • Deepak Tripathi
  • Robert Jensen
  • Felicity Arbuthnot
  • Najwa Sheikh
  • Joshua Brollier
  • Judith Pugh
  • Alberto Cruz
  • Sam Husseini
  • Jenine Roberts
  • Steve Conn
  • Sayed Dhansay
  • Ed Kinane
  • Ali Jawad
  • Mohamed El Mokhtar Sidi Haiba
  • Frank Barat
  • Antoun Issa
  • Ali Younes
  • Jeremy Salt
  • Sukant Chandan
  • Timothy Seidel
  • Michelle J. Kinnucan
  • Natalie Abu Shakra
  • Deb Reich
  • Ludwig Watzal
  • Sarah Gillespie
  • Max Kantar
  • Rich Wiles
  • Tariq Shadid
  • Dallas Darling
  • Ali Fathollah-Nejad
  • Lillian Rosengarten
  • Seraj Assi
  • Zoriah
  • Vacy Vlazna
  • Eric Walberg
  • Shahd Abusalama
  • Jamal Kanj
  • Tamar Fleishman
  • Rashid Shahin
  • Ahmed Meiloud
  • And more ..

The Free Zone | Blog

  • November 27, 2015

    3rd Palestinian Shot, Killed by Israeli Forces in Al-Arrub Camp

    A 19-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed in al-Arrub refugee camp in northern Hebron on Thursday during clashes, medics told Ma'an, the 3rd Palestinian to be killed during the day. - Red Crescent officials said that Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh, 19, was shot twice in the stomach by Israeli soldiers and later died from his injuries in the al-Ahli hospital in Hebron. - The teenager was shot during clashes in the camp... More →
  • November 27, 2015

    Abbas Described as a 'Precious Coin' by IDF Officer

    A senior officer in the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has described Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as a “precious coin” because he helps to quash resistance to the occupation, it has been reported in the Israeli media. - According to the Palestinian Safa news agency, which translates Hebrew language reports, the officer made his comment when addressing military correspondents in an IDF base on Tuesday.... More →
  • November 27, 2015

    Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 16 During Funeral of Slain Palestinian

    Israeli forces shot and injured nine Palestinian youths with live fire, and seven more with rubber-coated steel bullets during clashes that erupted following the funeral of a young man who was killed by Israeli forces earlier on Thursday in the town of Qatanna northwest of Jerusalem City, locals said. - Locals said at least 40 others suffered from severe tear gas inhalation and had to be treated by medics after Israeli... More →
  • November 26, 2015

    Knesset Bill to Jail Minors on Terror Charges Passes 1st Vote

    The Israeli parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow Palestinian minors under 14 who are facing terrorism charges to be sentenced to time in prison, a Knesset press release said. - The bill was approved in a preliminary vote with 64 in favor of the bill and 22 against. - If the bill becomes law, children under 14 would reportedly be placed in a children's home until they turn 14, after which the child... More →
  • November 26, 2015

    Israel Meets with Google and YouTube to Discuss Censoring Palestinian Videos

    Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has met with representatives of YouTube and Google to discuss ways to cooperate in what she calls the fight against “inciting violence and terrorism”. - Israel’s Maariv newspaper reported yesterday that Hotovely agreed to work with Google and YouTube in order to establish a joint working mechanism to monitor and prevent the publication of “inflammatory... More →
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