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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.

  • How Are Palestinians Celebrating Ramadan? In Gaza, It Is As If It ‘Has Not Yet Come’ May 21, 2018
    Palestinians in Gaza are celebrating one of the holiest occasions in Islam just days after they suffered through their bloodiest day in years amid more than six weeks of ongoing protests against Israel and the U.S.
  • Israeli Police Accused of Brutality in Crackdown on Demonstrating Israeli Arabs May 21, 2018
    An Israeli judge ordered the release of 19 Arab Israelis from police custody on Monday, capping a fraught weekend in the northern city of Haifa, the scene of multiple protests against Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip.
  • How Does It Feel To Be A Palestinian Growing Up In Gaza? May 20, 2018
    Nearly 2 million Palestinians are confined to living in Gaza. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Adnan Abu Hasna from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency about the current situation in Gaza.
  • Israel’s Massacre of Palestinian Civilians Should Spark Horror—and Action May 18, 2018
    The barrier enclosing the two million Palestinians “living” in the Gaza Strip is not a border between two countries, as the media have insistently called it. It is a wall erected by Israel to make the suffering of those living inside the Gaza ghetto as invisible as possible to those living outside it.
  • Israel Kills Dozens at Gaza Border as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem May 15, 2018
    More than 2,700 Palestinian demonstrators were injured on Monday — at least 1,350 by gunfire — along the border fence with Gaza, the Health Ministry reported. The mass protests began on March 30 and had already left dozens dead.
  • U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Draws Criticism From Palestine May 13, 2018
    Diana Buttu, former spokesperson for the Palestine Liberation Organization, says Jerusalem is not recognized by most of the world because Israel acquired the land by force. When the U.S. did this by moving its embassy there, it gave the “green light” for Israel to expand controversial settlements.
  • This Palestinian Brewery Is Resisting Military Occupation, One Beer at a Time May 9, 2018
    It was the year 2000 and the Second Intifada was underway. It was nearly impossible for people to cross short distances between cities and villages in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, let alone deliver beer. Yet Palestine’s Taybeh Brewery successfully transported 50-kilogram kegs of beer across military checkpoints on donkeys while an increasingly violent and repressive […]
  • Detained and Then Deported: U.S. Human Rights Lawyers Barred from Entry into Israel May 2, 2018
    Two U.S. human rights lawyers were detained Sunday for 14 hours at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport before being deported back to the United States. Columbia University’s Katherine Franke and Center for Constitutional Rights executive director Vincent Warren were repeatedly questioned about their associations with groups critical of Israel.
  • For Palestinians, Israeli Permits a Complex Tool of Control April 30, 2018
    More than 300 Palestinians showed up at an Israeli military base in the West Bank recently, hoping they could win the lifting of security bans that prevent them for entering Israel. But they were also anxious. Talking in small groups, they recounted past experiences where some had been asked to spy on their neighbors in […]
  • Natalie Portman Pulls Out of Prestigious Awards Ceremony in Israel April 20, 2018
    Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has pulled out of a prestigious Jerusalem awards ceremony, citing “distress” at recent events in Israel and saying through a representative that she is uncomfortable with travel to Israel at this time.
  • Israeli ambassador lodges anti-Semitism complaint against Dutch song mocking Israel’s human right record May 25, 2018
    A Dutch song focusing on Israel's human rights violations parodies "Toy," the song by Israeli Netta Barzilai that won the 2018 Eurovision contest. The parody says that Israel is in it for the money; and the Israeli ambassador to the Netherlands has said that it crosses a line, in anti-semitic stereotype.
    Jonathan Ofir
  • Video: Who are the Palestinians traveling through Rafah crossing? May 25, 2018
    Last week, Egyptian President Abd al-Fatah al-Sisi announced the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire month of Ramadan, which he said was "in order to ensure the easing of the burdens on the brothers in the Gaza Strip." Mondoweiss spoke to several Palestinians -- students going abroad to study or […]
    Yumna Patel, Akram Al-Wa'ra and Nidal Wuheid
  • ‘Israelism’ documentary tracks changing generational attitudes of American Jews May 25, 2018
    A new documentary film, "Israelism," nearing completion and scheduled for release over the next year, chronicles the changing attitudes among young American Jews toward Israel, in which they at last engage their liberal values with an intolerant country.
    David Samel
  • Privacy and the GDPR at Mondoweiss May 25, 2018
    You may have heard about the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law that goes into effect today, May 25, 2018. This law helps safeguard your privacy and the personal information you share with websites like Mondoweiss. While the law specifically covers European citizens, Mondoweiss is committed to protecting the privacy of all […]
    Dave Reed
  • ‘What did you do when Gaza was dying?’ A visit with the freedom flotilla in Copenhagen May 24, 2018
    "What did you do when Gaza was dying?" An interview with Freedom Flotilla to Gaza crew member Zohar Chamberlain Regev, as the boats stop in Copenhagen for a few days. This is the tenth freedom flotilla to Gaza. None has gotten through the Israeli blockade.
    Jonathan Ofir
  • Being Palestinian May 24, 2018
    Shahd Abusalama writes, "Being a Palestinian means that you wake up daily to more dehumanisation and oppression. Whenever I have a panic attack and a friend asks what started it, I realise they have no clue about how we experience violence. It's ongoing. It's constant."
    Shahd Abusalama
  • Haifa activists vow to continue protests following ‘brutal’ police crackdown May 24, 2018
    Protests have taken ahold of Haifa over the last few days as Palestinian citizens of Israel demonstrate against the actions of the Israeli military in Gaza. They were met by police who rights groups say used excessive force, including breaking the knee of one protester. "The first reaction of the police to stop the demonstration […]
    Jaclynn Ashly
  • Gaza killings are rending the Jewish community May 23, 2018
    Organized Jewish groups have offered mealymouthed statements on the slaughter of more than 100 Gazans at the border; but the horrific events have shaken loose a segment of the Jewish community in outright criticism of Israel. Debra Shusahn of Peace Now, the non-Zionist group IfNotNow, and the foreign policy writer David Rothkopf are among those […]
    Philip Weiss
  • Falsely accusing Palestinians of anti-Semitism is malicious May 23, 2018
    On May 18, Rabbi Jill Jacobs published an essay in the Washington Post suggesting that Steven Salaita is anti-Semitic. Here is the essay that he wrote in response that the Post refused to run. "Sloppy accusations of anti-Semitism betray visceral attachment to a country performing violence rather than empathy for those on its receiving end," Salaita writes. […]
    Steven Salaita
  • Activists disrupt Philadelphia Orchestra’s farewell performance before ‘cultural diplomacy’ tour to Israel May 23, 2018
    Demonstrators muffled the sounds of the Philadelphia Orchestra over the weekend in a protest of the company's upcoming tour in Israel.
    Allison Deger