Two new pro-Israel web sites have been redesigned, and one new organization launched on line.
The new web site for Israel21c is a big improvement — the previous design was incredibly busy, hard to navigate, and had all these videos and other multimedia that slowed everything down. The new page has big main illustrations that scroll sideways, and a nice clean list of news stories below that. It’s much calmer and more professional looking than the previous version, which makes sense since Israel21c is all about showing off Israel’s science and tech innovations. Check out new stories on “clean technology” and efforts to help Druze get high-tech training.
Americans for Peace Now also has a new site. Kind of boring, if you ask me — every headline is the same size and nothing seems more important than anything else. Problem persists as you scroll down — the design is bland, and doesn’t really tell you what’s new or most important. Still, it is a helpful site for left-wing perspectives on settlements, Jerusalem, and the peace process. And there is a new social networking section called People for Peace. It’s kind of like the Huffington Post, except everyone is from a group that shares Peace Now’s perspective. See their explanation of the new site here.
Finally, the group called Z Street looks like a right-wing answer to the left-wing J Street. According to the Z Street mission statement:
No more appeasement, no more negotiating with terrorists, no more enabling cowards who fear offending more than they fear another Holocaust. Z STREET is for those who are willing not only to support – but to defend – Israel, the Jewish State.
Read the Z Street charter here.