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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.

  • Israel Refuses Entry to UNESCO Group Expected to Visit Hebron June 27, 2017
    Israeli authorities have refused to grant entry visas for a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) investigative team scheduled to conduct a field visit to the Old City in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron in advance...
  • BDS France Disrupts Israel’s Elbit Systems Exhibition at Paris Air Show June 26, 2017
    BDS activists along with members of the collective: “Les Désobeissants” (the disobedient) staged a non-violent protest action against the Israeli company Elbit Systems on Saturday 24, June, during the Paris Air Show.
  • Pushing Gaza to Suicide: The Politics of Humiliation June 26, 2017
    Mohammed Abed is a 28-year-old taxi driver from the village of Qarara, near the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. He has no teeth. Lack of medical care and proper dentistry work cost him all of his teeth, which rotted and decayed at a very young age.
  • Injured Gazan Teen Denied Exit Permit for Medical Treatment June 23, 2017
    Israeli authorities denied 17-year-old Khaled Ghamri an exit permit to travel from Gaza to Jerusalem for medical treatment after Israeli forces critically injured him during a protest near the Israel-Gaza border on May 23.
  • Defeated in Court, Lifta’s Last Families to Leave Their Jerusalem-area Homes June 21, 2017
    The last of the families living in the Lifta neighborhood at the entrance to Jerusalem will leave their homes this week. The evacuation will allow the construction of a new, expanded western entrance to the capital. After a long legal battle, the families have agreed to leave voluntarily.
  • Soldiers Unscathed In “Attack” That Leaves Palestinian Dead June 21, 2017
    The family of a Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Tuesday are rejecting the military’s claim that Bahaa al-Hirbawi, 23, was attempting a stabbing attack when he was slain. Al-Hirbawi was slain at the Jabaa military checkpoint near the occupied West Bank city...
  • After 70 Years of Dispersion: Number of Palestinian Refugees Multiplied by Six Times June 20, 2017
    Almost 70 years since the Nakba, the Palestinian uprooting and forceful expulsion from their home and country following the creation of Israel, the number of displaced Palestinians who became refugees has increased by six times, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)...
  • Israel Starts Work on New West Bank Settlement June 20, 2017
    Israel has begun construction of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in 25 years, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling it an "honour" to build the illegal outpost in defiance of international law.
  • Israel Resists US Push for Opening Palestinian Economy June 19, 2017
    The US is facing strong resistance as it presses Israel to ease its controls on the Palestinian economy as part of Washington’s efforts to revive the moribund peace process, according to Palestinian and US officials.
  • All Palestinian Prisoners Need Is Dry Bread, a Glass of Water– and a Bullet to the Head June 13, 2017
    Sometimes you just can’t believe it. These words don’t come from the rabble in the streets of Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem. They come straight from the mouths of Israel’s leaders in a Knesset committee meeting. Last month, the Israeli Knesset’s Internal Affairs Committee discussed...
  • Israel’s efforts to hide Palestinians from view no longer fools young American Jews June 27, 2017
    Jonathan Cooks writes that Israeli efforts to erase Palestinians and their history with gimmicks like a selling a $10 book on Amazon with 130 blank pages are failing to win over American Jews who are increasing their presence in activism that supports Palestinians.
    Jonathan Cook
  • In Gaza, BDS gives hope to Palestinians when political programs fail June 27, 2017
    Outside of Gaza, Palestinians in the Diaspora have taken the lead in organizing Israeli Apartheid Week as a means of urging activists to support the movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, and to expose atrocious crimes perpetrated against the Palestinian people. But inside of the occupied Palestinian territory, BDS offers Palestinians an […]
    Isra Saleh El-Namy
  • US foreign policy in the Middle East June 27, 2017
    The U.S. is fighting ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Nusra and the Taliban around the Middle East while continuing to water their roots.
    Katie Miranda
  • Israeli victory in ’67 was manufactured in western Europe, not by ‘Jewish geniuses’ — Guy Laron at Wilson Center June 27, 2017
    The 1967 war was not an existential crisis, Israeli scholar Guy Laron tells Wilson Center. "The Israeli general staff quietly knew that they're going to win the war big." And the CIA told LBJ the same thing: "If Israel is attacked, it will win in a week."
    Philip Weiss
  • Yakov Rabkin’s devastating critique of Zionism: it is opposed to Jewish tradition and liberalism June 27, 2017
    Yakov Rabkin's book "What Is Modern Israel?" is one of the most important critiques of Zionism ever published. Zionism is opposed to Jewish tradition and to liberalism, and it has fostered a deep sense of insecurity in Israeli Jews and made American Jewish leaders into "vassals" of Israel. Critics must overcome the "climate of intellectual […]
    Philip Weiss
  • Gulf crisis could push Hamas closer to Iran, or cause it to fold under the Palestinian Authority June 26, 2017
    Ahmad Kabariti reports from Gaza on how the unfolding crisis in the Gulf around Qatar could move Hamas closer to Iran, or cripple the group in its power struggle with the Palestinian Authority.
    Ahmad Kabariti
  • Thousands in Jerusalem protest abduction of Yemenite babies following disclosure some were experimented on June 26, 2017
    Over 2,000 Israeli Yemenite Jews and supporting activists gathered in Jerusalem last Wednesday to mark an annual day of awareness for what families say was a state-sponsored program to abduct Yemenite Jewish infants and other Israeli children born to parents who were recent immigrants from Arab countries. Known as the Yemenite Children Affair, in the […]
    Shiraz Grinbaum and Yotam Ronen
  • Israel’s attempts to silence truth show our reporting makes a difference June 26, 2017
    Mondoweiss is proud that day in and day out, by publishing articles, photos and videos covering events in Palestine, we support the work of brave journalists and its impact toward dismantling apartheid in Israel/Palestine. As a reader-supported nonprofit, we are able to pay dedicated, talented reporters only because of contributions from people like you. Please […]
    Tova Perlmutter
  • Fear and loathing, in the land of milk and honey June 25, 2017
    “[Palestinians] have been living here for ages. Like, forty, fifty, some of them one hundred years here,” says activist Guy Hircefeld in the Jordan Valley. “And suddenly, fucking Jewish settlers are coming and saying ‘That’s mine, you don’t allowed to come here anymore. And the army protects them."
    David Kattenburg
  • Shoot boy across fence. Deny him exit permit to be treated in hospital June 25, 2017
    Israeli authorities have denied Khaled Gamri, a Palestinian teenager, an exit permit to travel from the besieged Gaza Strip to Jerusalem for medical treatment after the boy was shot and critically injured by Israeli forces at a protest last month, according to rights group Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP).
    Kate