Today, I received the bill from my webhost, WordPress Engine, for the coming year’s worth of hosting: $990. Those who know something about hosting will say: “that’s a ton of money.” True. But for a site that’s been hacked once and brought down by a DOS attack another time, such ironclad security is important. You can’t imagine how many hours I devoted to responding to this nastiness. It’s worth my piece of mind knowing my site is now much more secure.
All this by way of asking for your support. Those of you who read Tikun Olam will, I hope, understand the value of what I do. If you value exposing the secrets of Israel’s national security state. If you value breaking the gags and censorship of the Israeli military and intelligence apparatus. If you value not allowing them to get away with murder, literally. If you value all of this, I hope you’ll use Paypal to make a contribution to support this work.
Last year, I’m delighted to report, Tikun Olam received its largest single donation ever: $5,000. Donations of that size were made not by one individual, but by two! I am so grateful for their support and the generosity all of you have shown over the years. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation, use this WePay link.
You should know that what I do doesn’t come free. There are expenses for calls to Israel and Palestine. Subscriptions to Israeli publications. Web-hosting and other online-related expenses. Not to mention the thousands of hours each year I devote to researching and writing these posts. Democracy has a price. I hope you’re willing to pay.
There are other blogs who’ve attracted support from foundations and well-connected progressive interests. While I would love to have such support, the value of what I do isn’t well-understood by the mainstream media and progressive donor community. So I rely on you. You are the heart of this enterprise. It’s a partnership between you and me that allows me to continue doing this.