+972 Magazine was started in 2010 by a group of longtime Israeli and Palestinian journalists who, following the 2008-2009 Gaza War, felt that the English-language conversation on Israel-Palestine wasn’t accurately reflecting the reality on the ground. So, with their own money, they built their own platform.
The site began as an all-volunteer blogger collective, but quickly grew into a professionally edited hub of reporting and analysis that helped shift the discourse on Israel-Palestine, puts the occupation front-and-center, highlights various grassroots political and social struggles, and elevates voices and perspectives that simply aren’t being heard anywhere else.
We built a unique brand of journalism in Israel-Palestine, with our original group of writers combining credibility with their personal commitment to many of the causes they were writing about. Our reporting has turned local struggles against the occupation into international news, moved previously taboo conversations onto mainstream opinion pages, and our writers and experts are constantly called upon to provide analysis on current events.
Today, +972 Magazine is run by a full-time team of editors who publish work from a growing group of reporters and analysts. Since August 2011, +972 Magazine has been published by a registered non-profit called “972 – Advancement of Citizen Journalism,” which was founded by a collective of Israeli and Palestinian journalists. Since 2014, the same non-profit has, together with Just Vision, also co-published the Hebrew-language site Local Call (or Sikha Mekomit).