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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.

  • Faisal Saleh, Entrepreneur & Founder of Palestine Museum US April 18, 2018
    Entrepreneur turned museum founder Faisal Saleh is opening a non-profit multimedia museum in Woodbridge, Connecticut, that will serve as a hub for Palestinian art, literature, and culture.
  • In Gaza, Family Lights Candles to Mourn Son on His 14th Birthday April 10, 2018
    Monday should have been Hussein Madi’s 14th birthday. Instead, his family sat mourning him in a tent in Gaza. The boy was shot dead three days earlier by Israeli troops, his relatives say, the youngest of 30 Palestinians killed in an ongoing protest at the border with Israel.
  • On Land Day, Israeli Forces Kill 14 Palestinians, Injure Hundreds More in Gaza March 30, 2018
    Israeli forces shot dead 14 Palestinians and injured over a 1,000 more along the Gaza border on Friday, as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in “The Great March of Return” on the 42nd anniversary of Land Day. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that 14 Palestinians were killed on Friday.
  • ‘Tibi, Not Bibi’: The Palestinian Who Stood up to Pence on Why He Could Be the Region’s Next Leader March 28, 2018
    Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics revealed a figure on Monday that will concern the country's nationalistic right wing: As many Muslims (6.5 million) now live alongside Jews (6.44 million) between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea. But for one man in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian quagmire, that number is full of encouragement.
  • Teen Palestinian Protester Gets 8 Months in Prison March 21, 2018
    Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Wednesday was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, capping a case that sparked uproar in Israel, turned the 17-year-old girl into a Palestinian hero and attracted international attention.
  • Roger Waters Recites Palestinian Poem on Anti-Trump Song “Supremacy” March 14, 2018
    Roger Waters teamed up with Palestinian band Le Trio Joubran to record “Supremacy,” a rebuke to the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and eventually move the U.S. embassy there. The move was considered a major setback to the Middle East peace process.
  • Sarah Silverman Got Slammed for Supporting a Palestinian Teen — and She Stayed Strong February 23, 2018
    Sarah Silverman has never exactly shied away from the outrageous, whether in her comedy or on Twitter. But when she stood up for a teen activist last week, the backlash was intense, even for her. On Feb. 15, Silverman tweeted out a link to an Amnesty International petition to free 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi accompanied with […]
  • 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 […]
  • Where Politics Meets Pastry in Oakland January 2, 2018
    Sometimes the way to really figure out who you are, what you’re supposed to be, where you go next, is to drop everything and find your way back home. With apologies to Mr. Wolfe: You can and should go home again—back to the beginning, to the place that made you and set you on your […]
  • Israel and its Democratic Party friends complain — Trump gave Syria to Russia ‘on a silver platter’ April 19, 2018
    Liberal pro-Israel conference in DC featured hawkish statements on Syria. Susan Rice said Trump should have been "demonstrably unpredictable" with Assad to gain advantage. "For all our handwringing about President Trump’s temperament, he could have played those concerns to our advantage." While Nancy Soderberg, a Clinton security aide running for Congress, said Trump had handed […]
    Philip Weiss
  • IfNotNow ups pressure on Schumer to end silence on Israeli killings of unarmed protesters April 19, 2018
    The young Jewish group IfNotNow has seen 37 members arrested protesting Jewish leaders silence on Israeli killings of unarmed Palestinian protesters. The statement it helped elicit from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, urging both sides to end violence, was sadly reminiscent of Donald Trump blaming both sides for the alt-right killing at Charlottesville protests.
    Philip Weiss
  • Why Israel banned my play ‘Prisoners of the Occupation’ April 19, 2018
    Einat Weizman tells the story of her attempts to stage "Prisoners of the Occupation," her documentary play about the lives of Palestinians prisoners that became the focal point of a cultural and political battleground in Israel.
    Einat Weizman
  • Their Independence is our Nakba April 19, 2018
    BDS movement: "Their Independence is our Nakba. The ethnic cleansing of 750,000 to one million indigenous Palestinians 70 years ago and turning them into refugees to establish a Jewish-majority state in Palestine is no cause for celebration."
    Palestinian BDS National Committee
  • The gas masks of the Great March of Return April 18, 2018
    A photo essay of homemade gas masks demonstrates the creativity and resilience of Palestinian protesters demanding their rights in Gaza.
    Adam Horowitz
  • Great March of Return organizers: Israeli claims that Hamas is behind protests are lies April 18, 2018
    As the Great March of Return enters its fourth week, Nabeel Diab of the National Commission to Break the Siege of Gaza tells Mondoweiss: “The Palestinian people are eager to achieve their freedom, their independence, and their right to return to the villages where they were forced out of 70 years ago.” Diab is a […]
    Yumna Patel, Akram Al-Wa'ra and Nidal Wuheid
  • The ‘Jewish nation’ is the central myth of Zionism. It needs to be dismantled. April 18, 2018
    Underneath all that Israel does lies a central notion - that of the 'Jewish nation'. It informs all that Israel does, and sits at the core of all its violations. Jonathan Ofir writes, this is the central myth that needs to be dismantled.
    Jonathan Ofir
  • Jewish leader refuses to debate BDS with young Jew, at J Street conference April 18, 2018
    The shame of the Jewish establishment: Rep. Jan Schakowsky says she never used the word "occupation" before last year, while Jeremy Burton of a leading Boston Jewish organization brags of a policy of refusing to debate Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), even with other Jews. These people have their heads in the sand (or worse) […]
    Philip Weiss
  • George Washington University divestment vote cancelled due to safety concerns following threatening anti-BDS posters April 17, 2018
    On the eve of a divestment vote by George Washington University’s student senate, multiple students witnessed two men who they say clearly did not attend the university, posting flyers around campus attacking the student group responsible for the resolution, as well as Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Student Association Senators. […]
    Jesse Rubin
  • As Israel becomes a political liability it is time to challenge its enablers April 17, 2018
    The Great Return March has already made a difference. This time around, not a single Democrat has actually come out to shield Israel. Nada Elia says this is the turning point we have been looking for, when Israel is finally viewed as a liability, not an asset. And now, then, she writes, is the time […]
    Nada Elia