Barbara Altemus

Barbara Altemus, writer, author and documentary filmmaker, was in Palestine in October 2022 with Eyewitness Palestine, a delegation of Palestinians, Jews and people of diverse faiths, ethnicities and nationalities. She has resided in U.S.-occupied Hawaii for almost 40 years. On her personal journey to Palestine, she was so moved by the beauty and love of the Palestinian people, and also heartbroken witnessing what they have, and continue to endure under Israeli occupation. She found it difficult to express in writing and in conversation all that she experienced last year. Much was buried in her heart. This recent response by the Israeli military upon the Palestinian people has broken her heart open to writing this essay.

Longing For Peace and Justice