Hot News

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.

  • The agony of J Street April 26, 2017
    Abba Solomon finds a historical parallel between a recent "misadventure" at an anti-BDS conference where members of J Street attended and were called "anti-Semitic" by a speaker from the stage, and "the American Jewish Committee (AJC) [who] felt it must cooperate with the Zionist movement, in order to be within the tent when decisions were […]
    Abba Solomon
  • Palestinian refugees are under attack in Lebanon again April 26, 2017
    Duaa Ardat describes recent clashes in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, "News reports said a battle had broken out between the Fatah movement and a mysterious extremist named Bilal Badr and his followers. Many people were fleeing the camp under the hail of the shelling; others were stuck in their homes, afraid of being […]
    Duaa Ardat
  • People are drinking salt water in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike April 26, 2017
    Aarab Marwan Barghouti, the son of jailed Palestinian official Marwan Barghouti who is leading a hunger strike of more than 1,500 Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons, gave a boost to prisoner solidarity campaigns by releasing a video of him drinking a bitter mixture of salt and water. The clip closes by asking others to participate […]
    Allison Deger
  • Barghouti: BDS is growing as Israel becomes associated with far-right movements around the world April 25, 2017
    After overcoming multiple legal and administrative hurdles, including an Israeli-imposed travel ban, Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, appeared on a panel at Columbia University last night entitled “The Road to Freedom: The BDS Movement for Palestinian Rights and the Struggle Against Apartheid.” Barghouti listed BDS’ many accomplishments since its […]
    Jesse Rubin
  • Federal charges against Arab protesters at Friedman hearing dropped April 25, 2017
    American Muslims for Palestine writes, "The federal government has dropped the charges against AMP [American Muslims for Palestine] staffers Taher Herzallah and Kareem El-Hosseiny. Stephen Rickard, Deputy Chief of the misdemeanors section in the U.S. Attorney's office notified the men's attorney Ann Wilcox on Friday evening." Herzallah and El-Hosseiny faced charged for protesting during the […]
    American Muslims for Palestine
  • Invoking Bobby Sands and Mandela, 95 Israelis endorse Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike April 25, 2017
    Nearly 100 Israelis sign onto an open letter endorsing Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, "We, a group of conscientious Israeli-Jews, would like to express our deep respect and solidarity with you - the 1,500 or more Palestinians who embarked on a collective open ended hunger strike to demand your basic rights."
    Open Letter
  • Mass Dems move to kill anti-settlement resolution, amid fears of BDS and ‘exodus from party’ April 25, 2017
    The donor class of the Democratic Party in Massachusetts puts its foot down, and the party moves to quash a lukewarm resolution condemning Israeli settlements. Fears of BDS and an "exodus" of Jewish leaders from the party fueled the response.
    Philip Weiss
  • Never give up: nonviolent civilian resistance, healing and active hope in the Holy Land April 25, 2017
    Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb interviews advocates for nonviolent peacemaking between Jews and Palestinians in the Holy Land, Israeli Dr. Yoav Litvin and Palestinian Sami Awad. Gottlieb says, "People who resist the systemic violence of Israeli Occupation in Palestine and Israel have a lot to teach us about building nonviolent movements for justice and social change under […]
    Sami Awad, Yoav Litvin and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb
  • Trump and the ever expanding Israeli occupation of Palestine April 25, 2017
    Yair Svorai traces the history of the settlement movement from its early planner Arthur Ruppin . . . to Donald Trump: "The expansion of Jewish settlement in Palestine has followed a consistent pattern for about 100 years: people replacement – the replacement of Palestinians by Jews. It is crucial to understand the timing of such […]
    Yair Svorai
  • Why I’m keeping my child home from school in Israel on Holocaust Day April 24, 2017
    I., a European living in Israel, explains why she decided to keep her kindergarten-aged daughter home from school when Israeli schools are mandated teach about the Holocaust to children as young as three years old: "Because of the decision other people made about when and how it is appropriate for our child to learn about […]
    Mondoweiss Editors