• Boycott, divestment, and sanctions
    Collaboration with Chicago Divests

  • Community organizing
    Walks, picketing, and outreach

  • Free films and discussions
    2013-2014 schedule to be announced

  • Boycott SodaStream
    Campaign against occupation profiteer

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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

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


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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Chicago Divests


CJPIP is part of a Chicago-wide coalition of activists who advocate divestment from corporations profiting from the occupation of Palestine. Together, we form a grassroots coalition of academics, investors, and concerned citizens known as Chicago Divests

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Be On Our Side


CJPIP developed a local CTA advertising campaign – Be On Our Side – End Military Aid to Israel in October  2010.  Since then, the advertisements have appeared on CTA el stops, trains, and buses over three separate months.  We established a website www.twopeoplesonefuture.org and have a popular Facebook page, Be On Our Side – End Military Aid to Israel. (LIKE it on Facebook directly from the website).

Because of the popularity of the ads – local groups in eight other cities have adopted this as a mass transit or outside billboard campaign.  These advertisements have been seen by tens of thousands of commuters in Chicago and around the country and have been the subject of articles in the New York Times, on CNN, and on other local and national outlets.

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