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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.

  • Vic Mensa, Tom Morello, And More Call For The Release Of Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi February 12, 2018
    A letter posted today by the organization Dream Defenders calls for the release of a detained teenage Palestinian activist, Ahed Tamimi, who was arrested by Israeli forces this past December for slapping an Israeli soldier in a video that went viral. “In the US, we know all too well what it’s like to be oppressed […]
  • In West Bank, Teenager’s Arrest Sheds Light on Two-Tiered Legal System January 24, 2018
    Bassem Tamimi’s voice sounded frail and exhausted when he answered the phone. He had been answering calls about his daughter’s arrest by Israeli Defense Forces for days, “They surrounded my home,” he told Yahoo News. “Between 3 and 4 a.m., they attacked the village.” His daughter, Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested last month in a […]
  • Israel Extends Palestinian Lawmaker Khalida Jarrar’s Detention Without Trial to One Year December 31, 2017
    Israel last week extended the administrative detention of Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar by a further six months, meaning she will have been held without trial for a year at the end of June. As is usual in such cases, the evidence on which Jarrar is being held is deemed confidential and has not been released.
  • The Country’s Best Chefs on How America’s Immigrants Define Its Cuisine December 19, 2017
    Reem Assil on her Muhammara dip: “Muhammara is my homecoming. I discovered this addicting dip as an adult and fell in love with it when I went back to Syria in 2010. At the time, I was soul-searching in my father’s homeland and started to open my eyes to all the richness of my Syrian […]
  • 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 […]
  • Israeli soldiers attack Palestinians planting olive trees February 18, 2018
    Violence / Detentions — West Bank / Jerusalem Nine Palestinians injured on 11th Friday of Rage, says Health Ministry RAMALLAH (WAFA) 16 Feb – At least nine Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces’ live bullets or rubber-coated steel rounds as the forces quelled a number of protests across the occupied West Bank on the eleventh […]
  • Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held without trial or charge launch boycott of Israeli courts February 16, 2018
    Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons under administrative detention -- Israel’s widely condemned policy of detention without charge or trial -- launched an open-ended boycott of Israeli courts on Thursday. The 450 administrative detainees released a joint statement announcing the boycott, saying “the core of resisting administrative detention policy comes from boycotting […]
    Yumna Patel
  • Video: Susiya calls for greater international solidarity to stop demolitions following Israeli high court decision February 16, 2018
    On the February 5th, the Israeli High Court of Justice decided that seven structures in the village of Susiya, in the south Hebron Hills of the occupied West Bank, could be demolished by Israel without delay. These seven structures are home to 42 residents of the village, of which half are children. Susiya has become […]
    Mondoweiss Editors
  • Palestinian mental health professionals in Israel say international conference should not be held in Tel Aviv February 16, 2018
    The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), had made a plan to hold its 2019 international conference in Israel. Led by psychiatrists in East Jerusalem and the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network, an international effort is demanding the organization reconsider the site for this conference. Palestinian mental health workers who are citizens of Israel have just […]
    Elizabeth Berger
  • Extracting a legacy of Black, Southern organizing for Palestine February 16, 2018
    Devyn Springer reflects on the legacy of Black activists in the South organizing in solidarity with Palestinians: "No, solidarity organizing for Palestinians is not contained to the South. In fact, this organizing likely occurs across the country at varying rates probably higher in other places. However, the South has a legacy that cannot be ignored […]
    Devyn Springer
  • ‘Preparing the hearts’ – how the Temple Mount movement works towards their goal of building the Third Temple over the ruins of Al Aqsa February 16, 2018
    "Their ultimate goal is no conspiracy theory," reports Mersiha Gadzo on the growing movement to destroy the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque, in order to build a Third Temple: "One of the leading Temple movement organizations is the Temple Institute, which has had a blueprint ready for the temple’s construction since 2011. […]
    Mersiha Gadzo
  • Former president of Modern Language Association resigns following decision to ban debate on BDS February 15, 2018
    Former MLA President Margaret Ferguson has resigned from the organization following passage of a resolution banning further debate over the academic boycott of Israel. Ferguson writes, "My experience in Israel-Palestine is one of the many reasons I am giving up my membership in an organization I have participated in and learned from for over 40 […]
    Margaret Ferguson
  • US funding cuts for UNRWA, the legacy of a failed American dream February 15, 2018
    Last month's decision by the Trump Administration to substantially cut funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has cast a dark shadow over the lives of the 5 million refugees it supports, and marks a turning point in US relations with the agency which the US government was instrumental in creating and shaping. […]
    Jo Kelcey
  • Zionism’s tailspin: Stark minority of young California Jews are ‘comfortable with idea of Jewish state’ February 15, 2018
    The latest study of U.S. Jewish attitudes towards Israel only confirms the trend-- growing indifference to the idea of a Jewish state among younger, unaffiliated Jews. When 18-34 year-old Bay Area Californians are asked if they're "very attached" to Israel, only 11 percent say yes, compared to 25 percent of those 50 and older. Is […]
    Philip Weiss
  • ‘Bethlehem: beyond the wall’ exhibit comes to New York February 14, 2018
    Everyone has heard of Bethlehem, but most Americans know very little about the city. Bshara Nassar's curated exhibition "Bethlehem: Beyond the Wall" is hitting the road, on view next week at Manhattan College in the Bronx. “I saw how proudly Americans tell their stories to museums. I saw that many immigrants who came to this […]
    Jesse Rubin