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.

NEWS – July 26, 2021

Ghosting Palestine: Hiding Health and Human Rights Violations

Journals in the medical, social, and political sciences have begun to highlight an appreciation of structural racism, and the personal and public health costs of bigotry and chronic stress. For oppressed populations, understanding these forces is critical to the establishment of basic human rights, including the right to health in its broadest sense: access to health services, clean water, sanitation, nutrition, housing, education, employment, and freedom of movement. International human rights law requires states to support these rights and calls out governments, groups, or individuals who violate these principles. However, there is one area of scholarship where these insights often do not apply, and that is Palestine… continue to full article –>


A new poem by Alice Rothchild, set in1975 Beth Israel Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

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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.

Nuclear Daffodils at

Thoughts on walking by rippling grey water under a darkened sky

Two new poems by Alice Rothchild on Writers Resist is a feminist literary collective born of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. We publish creative expressions of resistance by diverse writers and artists from around the globe.

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.

Learn more about the documentary

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