Podcast: Beyond the Rhetoric: The Humanitarian Situation in Gaza,
Feb. 4, 2009

with Mitchell Plitnick

On February 4, Mitchell Plitnick, the Director of the U.S. Office of B’Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, who gave an update on the humanitarian situation on the ground in Gaza and discussed the response of B'Tselem and other NGOs, both in the Mideast and the U.S.

Podcast: http://btvshalom.org/btvshalom.org/resources/20090205_au.html

Recommended Reading:

UN says it'll strengthen Gaza aid audits. The Jerusalem Post. February 2, 2009.

How Israel coordinates humanitarian supplies for Gaza by Jenna Hanson. JTA. February 1, 2009.

United States Humanitarian Support to Palestinians. U.S. Department of State. January 30, 2009.

Israeli Human Rights groups: Clear and present danger to the lives and well-being of tens of thousands of civilians. B'Tselem. January 14, 2009. 

Gaza crisis: key maps and timeline. BBC News. January 6, 2009.


Mitchell Plitnick is the Director of the USA Office of B’Tselem: The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. Prior to joining B'Tselem, he was a widely published and respected policy analyst. He holds a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and wrote his thesis on Israeli historiography.

Plitnick has spoken regularly all over the country on human rights, current issues and history. His writing has appeared in the Jordan Times, Israel Insider, UN Observer, Middle East Report, Global Dialogue, Zeek Magazine, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Outlook, and in a regular column in Tikkun Magazine. He has been interviewed by many news outlets including PBS News Hour, "the O’Reilly Factor," and CNBC Asia.

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