• Community organizing
    Walks, picketing, and outreach

  • Free films and discussions
    2014-2015 schedule to be announced

  • Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions
    Support international, non-violent campaigns

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The Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine is a diverse, community based group dedicated to organizing activities and educational events that advance the cause of peace and justice for both Palestinians and Israelis.

Through education, dialogue, and advocacy, we seek to engage and enlarge the community’s perception...

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Current Campaigns

End the siege of Gaza

OPVigil2CJPIP has mobilized community support against the brutal invasion and bombing of Gaza and the years’ long siege preceding it. We are conducting community actions, like this one at Scoville Park, to build public awareness of this tragedy.

We ask people to make urgently needed donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA through its  Gaza Emergency AppealClick on the link for information and to donate.

 

 

Israeli Military Detention – No Way to Treat a Child

WebsiteRevision2014Beginning this fall, CJPIP will be building community awareness and mobilizing support for the Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy’s campaign.  Many Palestinian children in the Occupied Territories live in fear that they will be snatched and detained by Israeli authorities.  Their fear is more than a child’s nightmare: Children aged 12-17 in Israeli military detention are often subjected to physical, emotional and psychological harm. The 47-year-long Israeli occupation has developed a systematic and sustained pattern in which abuse of children is the norm. For more information on this practice, visit the Chicago Faith Coalition campaign website.

 

SodaStream Boycott

sodastream1CJPIP is working with the Chicago Sodastream Boycott Campaign and the national boycott of this ostensibly benign product.  Why?  Because this so-called “eco-friendly” and “socially responsible” company is located in an illegal Israeli settlement on expropriated Palestinian land. Furthermore, it employs Palestinian workers who don’t enjoy the same labor rights as their Israeli counterparts, and the money it makes is used to support continued occupation and suppression of Palestinian rights.

Read our Top 10 Reasons to Boycott SodaStream and sign our petition.

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Faith-Based Initiative

Faith-based

CJPIP is working with members of congregations in the Oak Park and River Forest to build a faith-based consortium to advocate for Israel/Palestine issues.  We have initiated this work within the context of national faith leaders have who have taken strong stands – some demanding an end to unconditional military aid to Israel — and others, supporting the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement – through efforts such as the “Occupation Free Faith Communities Network.”

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