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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.

  • Bay Area Stands with Reem’s Bakery in Face of Pro-Israel Attacks August 15, 2017
    It is a familiar scenario. Somewhere in a Bay Area community space, a Palestinian voice rises and is heard. That voice defies a rigidly enforced popular narrative that casts the mighty state of Israel as the victim and demonizes those it has dispossessed.
  • Another Democratic Congressman Drops Support for Controversial anti-BDS… August 15, 2017
    Another Democratic member of Congress announced over the weekend that he would withdraw his support from the controversial "Israel Anti-Boycott Act" over concerns that it could harm free speech by potentially imposing penalties on American citizens for supporting boycotts...
  • Rubber Bullets, and Tear Gas — How Israel’s Non-Lethal Munitions Can Kill August 14, 2017
    It was the middle of a cold October night in 2015 when an Israeli army jeep came driving through Aida refugee camp blaring a message through its loudspeaker. “People of Aida refugee camp, we are the occupation forces,” the message began in Arabic. “If you throw stones, we will hit you with gas until you […]
  • So Ordered the Israeli Army: The Trumpeter and Violinist Can’t Leave Gaza for the West Bank August 9, 2017
    The youth orchestra was invited to give several concerts at home and abroad, in addition to its participation in an international enrichment workshop. Think about the children’s excitement in anticipation of the trip, and the opportunity to enrich their experience and to learn.
  • Elizabeth Warren Opposes Israel Anti-Boycott Act August 8, 2017
    Senator Elizabeth Warren has announced she opposes the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. “I think the boycott is wrong, but I think outlawing protected free speech activity violates our basic constitutional rights,” Warren told constituents in Massachusetts on Friday. Jewish Voice...
  • With Al Aqsa Protests, a Popular Mass Movement Is Again Taking the Lead in Palestinian Resistance August 7, 2017
    It was supposed to be a moment of celebration and reflection for one of those too-rare occurrences in the Mideast — popular protests by Palestinians had stymied the imposition of a new facet of Israel’s 50-year-long occupation. Instead, even after Israel backed down on the changes it had imposed at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, […]
  • Water Deal Tightens Israel’s Control over Palestinians August 7, 2017
    It was hailed as a breakthrough, a rare display of regional cooperation, and a positive step that may pave the way for resuscitating talks between Palestinians and Israelis, which have been on hold since 2014. But a recent water agreement, signed under the auspices of...
  • Elderly Palestinians to Be Evicted From East Jerusalem Home August 4, 2017
    A Palestinian family is slated to be evicted from their home in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on August 9, in what would be the first eviction in this neighborhood in eight years. The family consists of a couple in their eighties plus four other relatives.
  • Three Israeli Arabs Sent to Six Months in Jail Without Trial August 3, 2017
    Three young men, residents of the Wadi Ara area in northern Israel, have been under administrative detention for the past 10 days. The three were arrested in their homes on July 23, ten days after three residents of the Wadi Ara town of...
  • Gillibrand Now Says She Won’t Support Israel Boycott Bill ‘In Its Current Form’ August 1, 2017
    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she will not back the Israel Anti-Boycott Act “in its current form” until it is revised to make clear that it does not penalize any efforts by individuals to boycott the Middle Eastern nation. Earlier this month, the Intercept reported that 43...
  • Lincoln Center ignored BDS calls and put on Israeli-gov’t-sponsored show, but it will surely think twice next time August 16, 2017
    Lincoln Center went forward with Israeli-government-sponsored play this summer. But BDS campaign scored victories. Four newspapers that ran an ADL op-ed claiming that the BDS movement is bigoted against Israelis were compelled to correct the error to make it clear the target is a government that persecutes Palestinians.
    Patrick Connors
  • Because Palestinian killer posted on Facebook, his family will be charged August 16, 2017
    "As far as is known, the main piece of evidence against the family is a Facebook post Abed wrote a few hours before the attack," reports Haaretz.
    Kate
  • The Israeli right can’t condemn Charlottesville because its whispered policy is, Nakba August 16, 2017
    When Nakba of Palestinians is your muttered policy-- when you realize you may have to carry out another ethnic cleansing, as the Israeli right believes-- it’s silly to moan about Nazis somewhere else. After all, you’re holding a very similar policy, and they’re likely to be your only allies. Yossi Gurvitz explains Netanyahu's silence about […]
    Yossi Gurvitz
  • On Charlottesville and Jewish memory August 16, 2017
    Marc Ellis writes: Charlottesville and White nationalism have brought the issue of monuments commemorating the fallen to the forefront. Often remembrance is a form of denial. Jews are very present in the movement to oppose white supremacy and were involved in opposing white nationalism in Charlottesville. Yet, Jews have our own history to struggle with […]
    Marc H. Ellis
  • Why I am leaving Israel August 15, 2017
    Israeli-American Ronit Dinson makes the decision to leave Tel Aviv and return to the U.S., "Am I coward for saying “khalas” (Arabic for “enough”), I want out of here?  Or, are there just too many avenues that have dead-ended here in Israel?  I want the same thing that all Israeli Jews, Arabs, and asylum seekers […]
    Ronit Dison
  • Pressure builds on Booker, Gillibrand to get to Yes on Israel Anti-Boycott Act (for sake of 2020) August 15, 2017
    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand may want to run for president in 2020 and she is on the defensive from Israel lobby groups for withdrawing her name from anti-boycott bill. She pushes back, saying it is an "important part" of her oath to defend the Constitution that she protects the alliance with Israel. Sen. Cory Booker is […]
    Philip Weiss
  • The ‘vertical apartheid’ of the Israeli occupation August 15, 2017
    On the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory architect Eyal Weizman re-released his book Hollow Land, which examines the political and vertical matrix that the Israeli military implements to control Palestinian land and lives. Weizman writes "Israel’s system of control, which evolved in fits and starts throughout the occupation’s first four decades, has, […]
    Eyal Weizman
  • Racial supremacy and the Zionist exception August 15, 2017
    Politicians from Senators Marco Rubio and Orrin Hatch to Chuck Schumer and Ron Wyden have been outspoken in their condemnation of Saturday’s Unite the Right March in Charlottesville and the vicious acts of terror it spawned. Yet, the same senators are united by their ardent support for a racist regime that is no less inspired […]
    David Lloyd
  • Bay Area stands with Reem’s Bakery in face of pro-Israel attacks August 15, 2017
    It is a familiar scenario. A Palestinian voice that defies a rigidly enforced popular narrative rises and is heard. Gatekeeper pro-Israel organizations, purporting to represent the entire Jewish community, spring into outraged action and whip up Islamophobic hysteria that terrorism and antisemitism lurk where Palestinian political expression is allowed. This scenario is playing out today, […]
    Carol Sanders
  • Video: Under protection from Israeli forces, settlers take over Palestinian home in Hebron’s Old City August 14, 2017
    In late July, dozens of Israeli settlers raided and occupied the Abu Rajab family home in the Old City of Hebron near the Ibrahimi Mosque. Since then they have slowly moved in under the constant protection of armed Israeli soldiers. Abu Rajab family members are now subjected to daily harassment from the settlers, while soldiers […]
    Sheren Khalel, Yumna Patel and Akram Al-Wa'ra