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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.

  • Jerusalem Erupts July 21, 2017
    Tensions over Jerusalem’s holiest site exploded into violence Friday, leaving at least five people dead and another in critical condition, stirring fear that greater violence could soon spread throughout the country. Protests were marred early Friday when an Israeli settler killed...
  • Tensions Rise in Jerusalem After Israel Installs Metal Detectors at Mosque July 19, 2017
    Protests are breaking out in the occupied old city of Jerusalem after Israeli authorities introduced metal detectors and turnstiles at the entrance of al-Aqsa mosque. The Fatah party, led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, called for a “Day of Rage” Wednesday to protest...
  • Gaza: Can You Imagine? July 19, 2017
    Israeli bombs. Israeli drones. Israeli-imposed power cuts. And no way to leave. Everyday life in Gaza is shaped by Israeli policy, which has turned the coastal enclave into a maximum security prison where the inmates are fathers, mothers and children whose only crime is being born in Gaza.
  • Israeli Shooting Range Offers Chance to Shoot Down Targets Designed to Look Like Palestinians July 18, 2017
    A shooting range in Israel has come under fire for offering tourists the chance to pretend they’re security services shutting down terror attacks – using targets mocked up to look like Palestinians. Caliber 3, which is based in the West Bank and run by a former member of the Israeli...
  • Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Given House Arrest July 17, 2017
    Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting a downed Palestinian terrorist, will be released to house arrest. Azaria, who was convicted in January and sentenced in February, has been confined to the closed Nachshonim military base since being arrested...
  • Al-Aqsa Officials Call for Protests Against New Israeli Checkpoints July 17, 2017
    Religious officials in charge of the al-Aqsa site in Jerusalem have called on Palestinians to protest against extra Israeli security measures, as police continued to man checkpoints around the mosque four days after a gun attack that left five people dead.
  • Thom Yorke on Radiohead Israel Concert: “We Don’t Endorse Netanyahu Any More Than Trump” July 11, 2017
    Thom Yorke has released a new statement about Radiohead’s decision to play a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19. “Playing in a country isn’t the same as endorsing its government,” Yorke writes. “We’ve played in Israel for over 20 years through a succession of governments...
  • Thom Yorke Rejects New Calls to Cancel Radiohead’s Israel Concert July 11, 2017
    Thom Yorke continued to defend Radiohead's decision to play a concert in Israel after British filmmaker Ken Loach once again urged the band to call off their July 19th gig in Tel Aviv in an op-ed for The Independent. Loach is among many musicians and activists calling on Radiohead...
  • Did Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Swear at Fans Waving Palestinian Flags? July 10, 2017
    Radiohead front man Thom Yorke has apparently stuck up his middle finger up at fans waving Palestinian flags in protest at the band’s decision to play in Israel later this month. The singer’s gesture was captured on video during a performance in Glasgow, Scotland at the weekend.
  • United Church of Christ Resolution Decries Israel’s Treatment of Underage Prisoners July 3, 2017
    The governing body of the United Church of Christ has voted overwhelmingly for a resolution that condemns Israel’s treatment of minors who go through its military courts, accusing it of defying international conventions. The resolution, which passed Sunday (July 2) at the church’s...