Video: Update on Gaza: Health and Human Rights Consequences of the War

By World BEYOND War Central Florida Chapter and Veterans For Peace Chapter 136, February 28, 2024

In this online Zoom webinar, author, filmmaker, and physician Dr. Alice Rothchild gives a detailed description of the current context in Gaza, including the destruction of much of the infrastructure and health care system and the impact on civilians in the ongoing war.

Dr. Alice Rothchild, author, filmmaker, and physician, is focused on human rights and social justice. She writes and lectures widely, authored several books on health and human rights in Israel/Palestine, including Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience and Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine, contributed to a number of anthologies, the most recent being Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation and What Jerusalem Means to Us: Jewish Reflections and Perspectives. Finding Melody Sullivan is her young adult novel exploring grief and friendship in the setting of broader political questions raised by realities in Israel/Palestine, available in print and as an audio book. Old Enough to Know, her middle grade novel, is about a nine-year-old Palestinian American boy and his grandmother from the Aida Refugee Camp.

For more info: She directed a documentary film, Voices Across the Divide. She is a member of Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory Council, the mentor liaison for We Are Not Numbers, a program for young Gaza writers, and on the board of the Gaza Mental Health Foundation. She was last in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza in August 2023.

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