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.

  • EU high court: member states must clearly label Israeli settlement products November 14, 2019
    The European Union’s highest court has ruled that products made in Israeli settlements must be clearly labeled as such when being sold on shelves in EU countries.
    Yumna Patel
  • Any of us can be the next victim in Gaza November 14, 2019
    "On Monday night I told myself I needed to sleep early in order to get up the next day to head to work as usual. I sat the alarm for 5:00 a.m. However, it was not the phone alarm that woke me. It was an Israeli airstrike targeting the home of Islamic Jihad senior commander […]
    Aya Al Ghazzawi
  • Harvard students walk out en masse from Israeli consul talk (and liberal Zionists are saddened) November 14, 2019
    In yet another sign that Palestinian solidarity activists are getting room inside mainstream institutions, scores of Harvard students walked out on Israeli consul general Dani Dayan Wednesday as he began a talk at Harvard Law School on the settlement project. They silently held signs saying "Settlements are a war crime."
    Philip Weiss
  • Nearly every Democratic candidate rushed to defend Israel’s attack on Gaza, Warren only one to acknowledge Palestinian deaths November 14, 2019
    A ceasefire has been reached between Israel and groups in Gaza, after two days of violence that left 34 Palestinians dead. Many of the Democratic candidates have tweeted about the events, defending Israel's actions while condemning rocket fire from Palestine. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders have not mentioned the situation at all.
    Michael Arria
  • Photo Essay: Life in Gaza comes to a standstill November 14, 2019
    Despite a reported truce agreement between Islamic Jihad and Israel, Palestinians in Gaza are still afraid go out in the streets and return to normal life.
    Mohammed Asad
  • Rep. Pocan emphasizes progressive caucus’s commitment to Palestine November 14, 2019
    Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) revealed in late October that members of Congress are planning another delegation to Palestine and this time “the permission has to include Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.” Pocan’s remarks introducing Palestinian writer Yousef Aljamal show that support for the rights of all Palestinians is growing within the 98-member-strong Congressional Progressive Caucus.
    Helena Cobban
  • Another Election, Another War November 14, 2019
    Israel has vigorously escalated its aggression in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza in the past several week and the timing could not be better for Netanyahu and his allies. Netanyahu is employing a tactic he has used time after time, with near consistent results, to stay in power: start a war in Gaza.
    Naim Mousa
  • Buttigieg supports Israel’s missile attacks on Gaza, but condemns Palestinians when they respond November 13, 2019
    South Bend Mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has tweeted his support for Israel's attacks on Gaza and a condemned the returning rocket fire from Palestinians. EI's Tamara Nassar responds on Twitter, "Buttigieg's position is clear: Palestinian lives don't matter."
    Michael Arria
  • Why anyone who is Jewish and on the Left should have no problem voting for Jeremy Corbyn November 13, 2019
    Guardian editor Jonathan Freedland's latest attack on Jeremy Corbyn robs the charge of antisemitism of its real and important meaning. His broadside is a hodgepodge of assertions based on guilt-by-association and statements taken out of context. If 87 percent of British Jews now believe Corbyn is antisemitic it is because of the media parroting pro-Israel […]
    Tony Greenstein
  • ‘NY Times’ downplays Netanyahu’s political motivation for ordering the latest attack on Gaza November 13, 2019
    Netanyahu’s political calculations in attacking Gaza are no secret in Israel. So why do they hardly get mentioned in the American mainstream media?
    James North