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2020 Releases

This year, Visualizing Palestine released 5 short films, 2 interactives, and 13 infographics, and updated 2 ongoing interactive projects. VP Members and Member Matchers contributed the main source of funding to Visualizing Palestine’s core visual production in 2020, making this work an expression of a global, grassroots community committed to advancing a factual, rights-based narrative of the situation in Palestine and Israel (learn more about VP Membership).


Will Israel follow through with its pledge to officially annex up to one third of the occupied West Bank in a few days? We don’t know. What we do know is that many “takes” leading up to this moment have left Palestinians out of the discussion altogether.

The erasure of Palestinian lives and rights⁠ — within discussion of an issue that most directly impacts them⁠ —usually takes the form of elaborations on how annexation would be bad for everyone else. Bad for Israeli state-building. Bad for the U.S.-Israel relationship. Bad for regional stability.

The New York Times gave space in…


Protest Repression from Black Lives Matter to the Great March of Return

“Less lethal” tactics of protest repression uphold a deadly status quo.

Whenever people mobilize to protest injustice, they put their bodies and health on the line. In many places around the world, the pain and possibility of protest are routinely met by state violence and repression, including but not limited to supposedly “less lethal” tactics such as tear gas, rubber bullets, and pepper spray.

Today, as Black communities in the U.S. push through the fog of injustice and tear gas, we can clearly see how various human rights are interdependent: the right to health, the right to protest, the right…


How does the Visualizing Palestine team decide what to work on?

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Visualizing Palestine’s community of Members makes it possible for us to tell data-led stories highlighting Palestinian human rights.

One of the most common questions the Visualizing Palestine team receives is “how do you choose what visuals to create?” To answer this question, we’ve compiled some reflections on how we find and prioritize data and topics.

There are thousands of stories to tell about Palestinian human rights, and each story can be told in a multitude of different ways. …


Visualizing Palestine’s latest data-driven visual highlights the growth of collective action for Palestinian human rights, amidst trend of censorship.

Dozens of musicians have cancelled appearances in Israel, pulled out of events sponsored by Israeli institutions, or expressed their support for the cultural boycott of Israel. Visualizing Palestine’s latest visual explores the broad cultural impact of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, amidst widespread censorship and suppression targeting activism for Palestinian human rights.

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Palestinians Call for Boycott of Eurovision 2019

From May 14–18, 2019, the 64th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel. Palestinian civil society has called for a boycott of Eurovision 2019. …


Since 2012, Visualizing Palestine has been using human rights data and visual communication to convey the situation facing Palestinians in Gaza and elsewhere. As Palestinians participate in the #GreatReturnMarch, we share the following visuals from our archives as context:

Palestinian Life in Gaza

Return to Where?

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Visualizing Palestine is a non-profit that creates data-led, visual stories for social justice. We advance a factual, rights-based narrative of Palestine/Israel

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