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Unexpected Viewpoints on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

The following documents and resources express viewpoints from either side of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that may be helpful in gaining a broader understanding – particularly for those who may have only heard one side of the argument.

The resources below are offered because they convey something of value to the dialog and narrative toward peace. Please consider submitting articles to us for inclusion here. They should be sincere and as factual as possible without any inflammatory language.


  • Ben Greenberg Statement – This is a commentary by a rabbi supportive of Israel who states in his article, “All people of good conscience cry for the loss of innocent Palestinian life. All life is infinitely sacred and of immeasurable worth regardless of religion, ethnicity, race or political affiliation. All people are created in the image of God. … I strongly believe that one can love Israel and be critical of Israel at the same time. I strongly believe that indeed to be a lover of Israel means to want to help Israel achieve a more just and more perfect country living in peace with its neighbors. Yet, this is not being critical of Israel.”
  • Boshra Khalaila Viewpoint – Commentary about a secular Arab woman and her experiences living in Israel. This article helps dispel some myths (or at least balance the narrative) about life in Israel.

Video of Historical Context. The following video seems to be presented from a point of view that is supportive of Israel, yet it does contain a fairly comprehensive presentation of history and facts that both sides would likely agree upon.

Jewish Perspective. The following video represents an important viewpoint among some Orthodox Jews regarding the conflict in Israel. It’s important to acknowledge that the person speaking only represents himself and his own group.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com