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April 4, 2024

Three points on “Elephant’s coverage” of Israel-Palestine War Crimes.

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents:

In the latest episode of Elephant’s long-running, award-winning podcast and video series Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, Waylon addresses comments Readers have made about Elephant’s coverage of the Israel-Palestine war crimes with three points: 

  1. We have not been silent. We have covered this issue. It is part of the mindful life and part of our mission. Saying that we haven’t covered it, even if that were true, which it is not, is like saying you haven’t contributed. If you care about our platform, you can participate in it. We’re read-written. If you don’t participate in it, you don’t get to criticize us for not having more than 20 articles on the subject.
  2. We’re not just one voice. It is not just the voice of Waylon. We are a community and we need to hear from people in our community. We need to hear from you. Share your own thoughts.
  3. It is incredibly heartbreaking. Every day. It’s great that the TikTok generation (etc) have woken up to these war crimes, to caring. But, one final note: there are other ongoing genocides in the world that nobody seems to care about. And that undermines our caring. If we care about any innocent women, children, and civilians, we need to care about them all. Martin Luther King Jr. said exactly that. Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. So. Wake up to these other ongoing atrocities. Care about them, too. And let’s look at history, through the lens of good journalism. Journalists are heroes and have been dying to get us good information out of Gaza. We need to learn from history.

“I am not the voice of Elephant. I am the steward of Elephant and you can write on Elephant anytime. Why is that important? Because there are so many people who know so much more than me. Do we need to hear from me or from Elephant Journal about Palestine? No.

The world is not crying for Elephant’s voice on Palestine.

But we do need to hear from you, and we are a community here to platform you, with respectful dialogue.” ~ Waylon Lewis 

Enjoy the full conversation this week on Walk the Talk Show: 

Or listen to the podcast: 

Read more of our coverage from those inside our community:

I woke up to 2 sad & angry letters from folks I like re: Israel & Gaza. 
Why Anti-Semitism is En Vogue.
I Do Not Believe more Children need to Die to Pay for my Family’s Suffering.
An (Incomplete) Beginner’s Guide to the Israel-Hamas War.

Today I Woke Up. [Free Palestine]
Powerful Words for Israel, Palestine & Everyone who’s on the Side of Humanity.

In Times of Conflict: A War Cry from Pema Chödrön to take Radical Responsibility.
Poetry is my Response to War.

“Mummy, Are We Going to Die?” Well, It’s Complicated. On Israel & Palestine.
A Pema Chödrön Quote to Comfort & Empower us in Dark Times.
Learning through Travel: my Journey to Israel in 1977.

A Soul Call to Netanyahu.


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