Bethan Staton
Bethan Staton

Bethan is a writer and editor currently based in Palestine and Israel. She's written for a range of publications in the US, UK and Middle East, was previously a staff writer for The Day, where she wrote analysis on everything from fiscal policy to Rihanna lyrics for an audience of 16-year-olds.

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July 22, 2014

12 Brilliant Cartoons That Will Help You Understand the History of Israel and Palestine

As the crisis in Gaza continues, it is important to understand the conflict's full history.

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July 19, 2014

How Israel Helped Spawn Hamas

Today, they are pledged to each other's destruction – but it wasn't always that way.
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July 15, 2014

Jon Stewart Rips Apart How the Media Covers the Violence in Gaza

The 'Daily Show' host delivers a devastating critique.
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July 10, 2014

The Problem With Media Coverage of the Gaza Crisis, Summed Up In One 3 Minute Video

Diane Sawyer made an embarrassing mistake – but it tells us a lot about our attitudes to what's happening in Gaza.
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July 9, 2014

9 Graphics to Help You Understand What Life Is Really Like in Gaza

The context of Israel and Palestine's latest conflict, visualized.
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July 8, 2014

Horrifying Photos and Videos Capture the Crisis Currently Raging in Gaza

A new and brutal escalation in tensions is sowing death and fear in Israel and Palestine.

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June 20, 2014

There's a Huge Crackdown Happening in the West Bank – and No One Is Talking About It

After the disappearance of three teenagers, the biggest military operation since the 2nd Intifada is unfolding in the West Bank.
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May 15, 2014

To Understand What Life Is Really Like in Israel and Palestine, Follow This Chart

A new way to visualize what Palestinians really face.
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March 13, 2014

What Happened Last Night Between Israel and Gaza, Explained

We've answered the questions that you're too afraid to ask.
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March 5, 2014

Hostels Are Sprouting Up in the West Bank, Showing a Side of Palestine Few Americans See

"We want to show all the faces of Palestine."
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Feb. 19, 2014

9 Brands You Can Boycott to Hold Israel Accountable for Its Violation of International Law

No more Victoria's Secret for you.

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Jan. 30, 2014

Here's What Scarlett Johansson Doesn't Get About Israeli Settlements

No amount of glitzy PR can mask the fact that Sodastream is violating international law.
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Jan. 13, 2014

Why Palestinians Will Never Forget Ariel Sharon's Brutal Legacy

The late leader's disregard for life and impact on Palestinian reality cannot be easily forgotten.
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Dec. 31, 2013

Why There's Suddenly a Wall Surrounding This Historic London Church

At St. James' Church, it's just for a few days. But in Bethlehem, the 'Separation Barrier' is part of everyday life.
Dec. 24, 2013

Femen's Protest in Bethlehem Shows Just How Clueless They Are

This Christmas, Femen members should try out listening.