Dr. Cindy Franklin of Student and Faculty for Justice in Palestine at the University of Hawai’i, suggests these resources to learn more about what’s happening in Sheikh Jarrah and Jerusalem:
Middle East Eye – Israel-Palestine: A Glossary of Problematic Media Language
Al Jazeera – Ines Abdel Razek on reframing the narrative
Makan – What’s Happening in Jerusalem?
Middle East Eye – Sheikh Jarrah: Israeli Eviction Push Explained
IMEU – What is Happening in Sheikh Jarrah?
Visualizing Palestine – Jerusalem: A City For All?
To take action in support of Sheikh Jarrah, you can sign this petition from the Palestinian Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD) to stop the expulsion of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah.
And here is Noura Erakat on CNN on the events that are unfolding.
Most media reports lead with news about Hamas rockets, with a passing note at the end about Israel’s aggression. The general media reporting does little to help readers and listeners understand the overwhelming power of Israeli forces, its weapons and tactics on the ground and in the air, and the minimal impact of Hamas rockets on a country that is protected by an Iron Dome–and weak platitudes from the US and other countries calling for all sides to exercise “restraint.”