Charmaine Seitz

Writer/Editor, Jerusalem Story

Charmaine Seitz is a writer, editor, and designer. She is a former editor of the Jerusalem Quarterly File published by the Institute for Palestine Studies and worked as a journalist in Ramallah for international news outlets before starting her own communications company in the US.

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Blog Post Gaza War: Escalating Israeli Abuse of Palestinian Prisoners Is Hidden Front

Israel’s treatment of Palestinian prisoners before and after the October 7 Hamas attack is taking a toll.

Blog Post Jerusalem Home Demolitions Increase amidst Repression

The year 2023 was already bad for home demolitions, but since October 7, the number of Palestinians displaced has risen quickly.

Blog Post Hallaq Family Takes Murder Case against Israeli Police to Supreme Court

After the policeman charged with killing Eyad Hallaq was acquitted in July 2023, prosecutors declined to appeal. Now Hallaq’s family is taking them to court.

Blog Post Tending the Seam: Psychiatrist Dr. Samah Jabr Holds Together Hope

Jerusalem psychiatrist Samah Jabr, chair of the Palestinian Authority’s Mental Health Unit, sees tending to mental health as one path to liberation.

Blog Post On “Jerusalem Day,” Israeli Marchers Chant “Death to Arabs”

At the annual Flag March through Jerusalem, Israeli violence and threats are commonplace while celebrating the city’s conquest.

Blog Post “Double Panopticon”: Amnesty International Slams Israeli Facial Recognition Surveillance

Amnesty International says Israel’s use of biometric and facial recognition surveillance supports apartheid.

Interview Visiting Palestinians in the West Bank? The Rules Remain Unclear, and You Could Be Denied Entry

Months after Israel changed visa procedures for foreigners entering the West Bank to visit Palestinians, the process remains murky.

Feature Story Israel Imposes Draconian Visa Requirements for Foreigners Wishing to Live with or Visit Palestinians in the West Bank

Restrictive visa requirements for any foreigner visiting Palestinians who hold PA IDs and live in the West Bank take effect.

Short Take “Celebratory Fever”: Jerusalem’s Social Life in the Diaries of Wasif Jawharriyeh

A prolific diarist offers a glimpse of Jerusalem’s multi-confessional social traditions in the late Ottoman and British Mandate periods.