Alice Rothchild 2017


Alice Rothchild is a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who worked in the health care reform and women’s movements for many years. She directed a documentary film and is now writing and speaking, and blogs when inspired or particularly outraged by the state of the world.

Since 1997, she has focused much of her energy on understanding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.


So excited to share my first published poem. I am working on a memoir in verse for young adults, exploring my childhood in the 1950s and 60s and my development as a feminist physician and activist. This poem is part of that (growing) collection.

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Recently published

Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine.
A curated collection of blog essays and analysis.

Extraordinary Rendition: (American)
Alice Rothchild has penned a poem in this book titled “Inspired by a Poem from the First Intifada”.

A collection of stories, poems, and drawings by young people in Gaza. Alice Rothchild wrote the epilogue. Book is translated into German.

Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism

Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism:

Stories of Personal Transformation, edited by Carolyn Karcher.
Interview with Carolyn Karcher

Book review by Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman

Alice Rothchild has an essay in this book called: “Choosing a different path”

Shetterly portrait of Alice Rothchild

Dr. Alice Rothchild


Robert Shetterly unveiled his portrait of Alice Rothchild as part of his Americans Who Tell the Truth series with celebration, presentations and singing.

September 2015, A Special Kind of Exile
by Alice Rothchild, AMEU Volume 48 , Issue 4

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Voice Across the Divide

Check out the documentary film exploring the little known history of the Israel/Palestine conflict through family stories of Palestinians in the US.

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