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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.

  • President of settler group who called left-wing Jews ‘kapos’ confirmed as US ambassador to Israel March 24, 2017
    Yesterday the Senate confirmed the president of a settler financing group, who called left-wing Jews 'kapos' and accused Barack Obama of "blatant ani-Semitism" (on more than one occasion), as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel.
    Allison Deger
  • Rasmea Odeh accepts plea deal, loses US citizenship in exchange for no jail time, will leave the US March 24, 2017
    The Rasmea Defense Committee announced yesterday Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh, "has made the difficult decision to accept a plea agreement. She will plead guilty to Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, lose her U.S. citizenship, and be forced to leave the country, but will exit the U.S. without having to serve any more time in prison or […]
  • Bearing witness: a review of Alice Rothchild’s book ‘Condition Critical’ March 24, 2017
    In her book, “Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine” Dr. Alice Rothchild emotes courage and sincerity to a degree that begs analysis: Who is she addressing and to what end? The book’s title answers the latter of the two interrelated questions: All those who are genuinely concerned with Israel/Palestine should better rush to resuscitate […]
    Hatim Kanaaneh
  • Actor Richard Gere in Hebron: ‘it’s exactly like what the what the Old South was in America’ March 24, 2017
    While Richard Gere was in Israel and the occupied West Bank promoting his film "Norman," he was recorded in an unguarded moment wandering the desolate streets of Hebron's Old City. A dumbfounded Gere is near at a loss for words in the clip, which aired on Israel's Channel 2 network. "I mean it's's exactly […]
    Allison Deger
  • The dispossessed March 23, 2017
    Howard Cohen relates the story of one of his students at an engineering college in the Negev struggling to keep up with his studies after Israeli police killed his father, demolished his home: "He had used the word killed, it was me who had used the word murder, but the words were irrelevant at this […]
    Howard Cohen
  • Video: Israeli forces force crying 8-year-old boy barefoot through gravel looking for stone-throwers March 23, 2017
    Palestinian activists on Sunday filmed Israeli forces dragging 8-year-old Sufian Abu Hitah through the al-Harika neighborhood of Hebron in the occupied West Bank for more than hour. The video, received and edited by Israeli rights group B’Tselem, shows the boy crying and barefoot, being pulled by his arm by Israeli forces as they tried to […]
    Sheren Khalel
  • Towards Better Ally-ship for Palestine: A letter to the US activist community March 23, 2017
    Eman Ghanayem writes, "In light of the rapid growth in the Palestine activism community that is led, administered and predominated by non-Palestinians, the following is a letter of affirmations and requests made to address that community. This letter represents a Palestinian plea and critique that can henceforth improve the language used to address Palestine and […]
    Eman Ghanayem
  • Robert Silvers was a lion on Vietnam and Iraq, and a pussycat on Israel March 23, 2017
    Robert Silvers, the late editor of the New York Review of Books, ran Tony Judt's great piece imagining a one-state democracy in Israel and Palestine in 2003, and then he ran away from it. Silvers could take on the establishment over Vietnam, Iraq, and Freud; but he couldn't really go after Israel.
    Philip Weiss
  • BDS co-founder: Israel’s arrest and interrogation of Omar Barghouti next step in ‘war against BDS movement’ March 23, 2017
    Palestinian society has condemned Israel’s arrest and interrogation of Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as the next step in Israel’s fight against BDS. On Sunday, Israel arrested Barghouti on charges of tax evasion, raided his family home in Acre, Israel, held him for 16 hours and released him […]
    Sheren Khalel
  • Palestinians say much of the money from PLO fund deemed a terrorist organization by Liberman goes to Israel March 22, 2017
    Palestinians are both scared and skeptical of the prospect of Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman going through with his threat to seize money from the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Palestinian National Fund (PNF), which delivers money to the families of Palestinian prisoners and those killed or injured by Israel under political circumstances. According to Liberman, […]
    Sheren Khalel