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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.

  • Court Rules: Upscale Jewish Country Club Allowed to Restrict Arab Neighbors’ Membership September 26, 2017
    A court has approved a municipality’s decision to reserve 90 percent of the subscriptions to its country club for town residents, while leaving the remainder available to Jewish and Arab residents of neighboring towns.
  • Israel Builds Settlements ‘at High Rate’: UN September 26, 2017
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Israel continues to build settlements "at a high rate," the UN envoy for the Middle East said Monday, in defiance of Security Council demands for an end to the expansion of Jewish outposts.
  • Israel Set to Advance Plans Next Week for Some 2,000 New Homes in West Bank Settlements September 25, 2017
    Israel’s Civil Administration is expected to advance plans as early as next week for up to 2,000 new homes in West Bank settlements, a senior government official said on Sunday. Most of the plans in question will simply be moving onto another stage of the planning process, the official said, with only a few tenders […]
  • Palestine’s Struggling Palm Sector September 25, 2017
    The Palestinian territories produce fresh and dried dates that are popular in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip, but this promising sector is facing many challenges due to Israeli constraints on exports and Israel’s control of water resources in the West Bank. In addition, the palm sector does not have a strong council […]
  • Conan Talks With Pro-Palestinian Activists September 20, 2017
    Conan's full exchange with Pro-Palestinian activists at the West Bank separation wall. Conan calls the wall "sad" and "not normal." He then poses the question to the activists, "what do you see as the solution?"
  • How Israel Robs Palestinians of Citizenship September 20, 2017
    Israel has quietly revoked the citizenship of thousands of members of its large Palestinian minority in recent years, highlighting that decades of demographic war against Palestinians are far from over. The policy, which only recently came to light, is being implemented by...
  • Trump to Netanyahu: ‘Good Chance’ for Peace Between Israel and the Palestinians September 19, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that he wants to achieve an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and that he still believes doing so is possible.
  • Drowning in the Waste of Israeli Settlers September 19, 2017
    Salfit, occupied West Bank - Jamal Hammad remembers when the al-Matwa spring in Salfit city was a popular destination for locals. Several decades ago, the area would often be crowded with Palestinians hiking in the valley and families picnicking alongside the clear, flowing stream.
  • Politics of Water: Stealing Palestinian Resources September 18, 2017
    The announcement in July of a water prices agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been hailed as a model of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation as well as a major achievement of the Trump administration's efforts to broker a comprehensive peace deal in the Middle East.
  • Remembering the Sabra and Shatila Massacre 35 Years On September 18, 2017
    On September 16, 1982, following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the right-wing Christian Phalange militia stormed the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in West Beirut and began a massacre which ended in the deaths of hundreds, maybe thousands, of mostly Palestinian civilians.
  • ‘The Arab world is in absolute agony’ today — Khalidi September 26, 2017
    At NYU, Rashid Khalidi says four Arab countries have been destroyed and ISIS would cut the throats of a quarter of the Syrian population, so he can't blame Arabs for worrying about other issues more than Palestine. The historian also says that Palestinians faced a unique colonial problem because Zionism had 3 sources of support, […]
    Philip Weiss
  • Samuel Freedman extols Jewish ‘love affair’ with Jewish state– while decrying ‘dogma of white supremacy’ September 26, 2017
    Author Samuel Freedman is blind to Palestinian conditions in an article in the Forward celebrating the U.S. Jewish "love affair" with "the Jewish state." And meantime he decries the "ideology of white supremacy" in the New York Times and praises the civil rights movement for ending Jim Crow. After 50 years of occupation and apartheid […]
    Philip Weiss
  • Between our life and our mother Algeria, we chose our mother: Excerpt from ‘Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter’ September 26, 2017
    Former Algerian female fighter Zohra Drif writes in her new memoir, "Perhaps the reader of today expects me to regret having placed bombs in public places frequented by European civilians. I do not. To do so would be to obscure the central problem of settler colonialism by trying to pass off the European civilians of […]
    Helena Cobban
  • For Americans who can’t imagine the occupation — Waldman and Chabon’s collection might do the trick September 25, 2017
    "If we want people to change their hearts and minds, to dig deep and shift their feelings about the mythology of Israel, we might just start with a story," writes Liz Rose in a review of Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman's book "Kingdom of Olives and Ash."
    Liz Rose
  • Meet Reem Anbar, Gaza’s first music therapist September 25, 2017
    "Reem's sessions take on different styles of therapy, some of which she has invented herself, and others she has collected from other therapists," reports The New Arab.
  • After article was rejected and publishers yawned, Walt and Mearsheimer dropped ‘The Israel Lobby’ in 2005 September 25, 2017
    "In the age of the internet, this article just ricocheted all over the world very very quickly. Rashid Khalidi at Columbia University told me that the morning after the piece had hit the internet, 14 different people had sent him a link for the piece" -- John Mearsheimer reflects on the article The Israel Lobby, 10 […]
    Philip Weiss
  • How Israel is silently transferring Palestinians from East Jerusalem September 25, 2017
    In January, Manwa al-Qanbar's 28-year-old son was shot dead after ramming his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in the illegal Jewish settlement of East Talpiot, killing four. Two days later, al-Qanbar received a notice from the Israeli Ministry of Interior informing her of their intent to revoke her permanent residency status. Ten other […]
    Mersiha Gadzo
  • Palestinian appeal to ICC seen as last hope to ‘bring justice for the victims’ of Israeli violations September 25, 2017
    Four Palestinian human rights organizations submitted their fourth “substantive communication” to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The 700-page evidence file submitted alleges that high-level Israeli civilian and military officials have committed “war crimes and crimes against humanity” in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Tahseer Alayyan, a spokesperson for the Ramallah-based independent […]
    Sheren Khalel
  • At Native American prayer camp, Palestinian refugees share stories and build connections September 23, 2017
    Palestinian refugees from the refugee camps of Lebanon met with members of the Ramapough Lenape tribe on Friday, September 15 for a communal dialogue about joint indigenous struggle, tactics, and future collaboration. The stop was at the inaugural event of the 2017 North America Nakba Tour, which brings Palestinian refugees Khawla Hammad and Amena El-Ashkar […]
    Amith Gupta
  • Ten days of awe: standing with whom? September 23, 2017
    During the high holidays, Jews must consider the nature of the state that claims to speak in their name: Political Zionism in practice in Israel has produced a settler colonial state founded on the basis of establishing an Arab free state, where Jewish trauma, aspirations, and history are privileged at the expense of everyone else […]
    Alice Rothchild