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We feature news from these three sources because they provide interesting information and perspectives on efforts to secure a just peace in Israel and Palestine.  The views are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CJPIP.

  • Trump’s Jerusalem Moves Spark a Fire in the Middle East December 6, 2017
    There is a small constituency in the United States that genuinely cares about the location of the American Embassy in Israel. Evangelicals and a right-wing, pro-Israel lobby were thrilled by President Trump's campaign promises to reverse decades of U.S. policy by recognizing a “united” Jerusalem as Israel's capital and shifting the U.S. Embassy there from […]
  • With His Jerusalem Move, Trump Flings Gas Can over a Region Aflame December 5, 2017
    In a move that would break from decades of U.S. policy and potentially trigger major regional turmoil, President Donald Trump is reportedly set to announce that the United States will recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The White House announced that Trump will deliver his remarks on the subject Wednesday, with the […]
  • In an Unprecedented Move, 10 Democratic Senators Demand That Netanyahu Halt Israel Demolition of Pal November 29, 2017
    In a startling demonstration of support for Palestinian human rights from Capitol Hill, 10 Democratic senators wrote a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday urging him to halt the impending demolition of two Palestinian and Bedouin towns. Israel has been actively planning the demolition of the West Bank Palestinian village of Susiya […]
  • Reem’s California November 24, 2017
    A Palestinian-owned bakery with a social justice edge. Loved by the community and widely celebrated. Attacked by Breitbart and right-wing Israel supporters. Reem's California is standing strong to provide locally-sourced food that brings freedom seekers of all stripes together.
  • Unprecedented Bill Introduced in US Congress to Deny Israel Aid, Protect Children, and Promote Human November 16, 2017
    On Tuesday, November 14, Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the “Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act.” The eight original co-sponsors included Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. This piece of legislation has attracted international attention—human rights groups such as the […]
  • Israel Uses U.S. Tax Dollars to Abuse Palestinian Children. This Bill Would Put an End to That. November 14, 2017
    Children ad teenagers are frequent victims of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. They face physical abuse by Israeli military forces and are shuffled through an unfair court system without access to legal counsel or even their parents. The United States has long subsidized these abuses, giving billions of dollars in military aid to Israel […]
  • Balfour Declaration of Support for Jewish Homeland Still Divisive at 100 November 2, 2017
    It was the moment of conception of what would become the State of Israel — or it was the original sin in which Israel was conceived. The Balfour Declaration, the pivotal, 67-word assurance by the British foreign secretary that promised support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people,” turned […]
  • Houston Suburb Conditions Hurricane Relief Money On Residents’ Vow Not To Boycott Israel October 20, 2017
    A suburb outside of Houston is requiring residents who were affected by Hurricane Harvey to certify that they do not boycott Israel in order to apply for grant money to rebuild their home or business. Dickinson, Texas, located alongside a bayou about 30 miles southeast of Houston, suffered extensive damage during the hurricane that tore […]
  • “The Siege” Illuminates the Point of View of Palestinian Fighters October 19, 2017
    Last week marked a momentous cultural occasion: the entrance of a Palestinian theater company onto the New York stage, performing a Palestinian work that hinges on the voices and political perspectives of Palestinian people. After two previously planned but ultimately scrapped local productions of the play, The Siege is finally celebrating its first run in […]
  • Why a Leading Palestinian Activist Isn’t Fixated on a Palestinian State October 6, 2017
    "We are not in the time to talk about solutions," said Issa Amro, a leading Palestinian activist who spoke to Today's WorldView while on a visit to Washington this week. "We are in the time to protect ourselves from settlements, from settler violence, from attacks on our cities and villages."
  • ‘My aim is not to resolve the conflict’ — former top Israeli negotiator December 10, 2017
    "My aim is not to resolve the conflict. My aim is to secure a Jewish democratic Israel . . . the Zionist vision that came true 70 years ago," Gilead Sher, an Israeli negotiator at Camp David in 2000, says. Settlers, he says, are much happier with the status quo. If you ever wondered why […]
    Roland Nikles
  • Trump’s Jerusalem ‘reality’ is good news for Palestinian solidarity December 10, 2017
    Trump's Jerusalem announcement has created a great opportunity for those working for justice. It has exposed the failure of the British Jewish establishment, which supported occupation and abdicated political and ethical responsibility to lobby for 2-States. Now it will find itself defending apartheid and injustice without the cover of a peace process to protect its […]
    Robert Cohen
  • Oh wrestler, Jerusalem is not a chess piece– Gazans tell Trump December 10, 2017
    Yasin, a veteran of demonstrations at Gaza border with Israel, gives advice to newbies Mohammed and Muammar: "Listen carefully, you have to run against the wind once you see white smoke and pay careful attention to your testicles of being hit by a bullet. Otherwise you will lose everything as we lost Jerusalem."
    Ahmad Kabariti and Mohammed Asad
  • ‘Will the protesters turn violent?’ Deconstructing the media’s view of Palestine December 9, 2017
    When journalists ask, Will Palestinians turn to violence? they express the belief that Israelis are peaceful. And they ignore the fact that the occupation in many dimensions is a form of violence: functionally, institutionally, politically, emotionally.
    Alice Rothchild
  • The world’s anger toward Trump gives Palestinians a clear path for action December 9, 2017
    We must translate all this anger worldwide over Trump's Jerusalem announcement into a plan of action, writes Haidar Eid. It is time to get rid of the racist two state solution, renounce the Oslo Accords, and come up with a democratic alternative. We must use BDS, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions as the leading torch towards […]
    Haidar Eid
  • Dionne and Shields ignore the Adelson in the room December 9, 2017
    Political analysts Mark Shields and E.J. Dionne say Trump decided to call Jerusalem Israel's capital to sway evangelical voters in Alabama to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday. Both leave out the name Sheldon Adelson. But there is endless evidence that Trump's biggest donor pushed for the move. These reporters are dishonest about the role […]
    Philip Weiss
  • One Palestinian killed, hundreds injured during protests in West Bank, Gaza December 8, 2017
    Protests came to a head across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Friday, as Palestinians took the streets against U.S. President Donald Trump's recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. One youth leader tells Mondoweiss they would have been much larger if the Palestinian Authority had not been involved: “The people […]
    Sheren Khalel
  • Trump’s thug-power, or does anybody still like Woody Allen? December 8, 2017
    Susie Day writes, "Before this sex-scandal wave ends – and it will – we need to realize that, though media can take down a few powerful men, they're not the keyhole through which we can peep the real power in Trump's America. The thugs now annihilating Palestine, net neutrality, immigrants' rights, healthcare, environmental protections, safeguards […]
    Susie Day
  • Living away from Gaza December 8, 2017
    Tamam Abusalama left Gaza when she was a teenager to study in Europe, and escape the Israeli siege. Here she writes about what this has meant for her family: "I still remember as if it happened now how startling it was to see dad’s tears falling on his cheeks while hugging me when I left […]
    Tamam Abusalama
  • Trafficking in desperate Black Africans: Israel, Rwanda, and Libya December 8, 2017
    On November 14 CNN shocked the world with its video news report of Black African migrants being sold into slavery in Libya. Eight days later the Rwandan government issued a press release headlined “Rwanda’s door is open for migrants held captive in Libya.” Rwandan President Paul Kagame is grandstanding on the world stage, but nothing […]
    Ann Garrison and Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko