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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.

  • Every day brings another sign that Democrats are dividing over Israel January 17, 2019
    The Democratic Party is dividing over Israel. Buzzfeed quotes Waleed Shaheed saying that every presidential candidate will be asked where they stand on Netanyahu. Rep Rashida Tlaib says she will vote against aid to Israel till it gives equality and dignity to her grandmother. And Russ Douthat of the NYT says the party must debate […]
    Philip Weiss
  • Roseanne Barr, queen of Israel January 17, 2019
    The Israeli Knesset's Deputy Speaker (from the left Zionist Union) has invited Roseanne Barr to speak to the parliament about BDS. Barr is known for her outrageous racist statements, which are just fine for Israel as long as she's a Zionist.
    Jonathan Ofir
  • UN: Israeli demolition or seizure of Palestinian structures in the West Bank rose 10% in 2018 January 17, 2019
    In December, 39 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized by the Israeli authorities, the same as the 2018 monthly average, displacing 56 people and affecting over 270 others.
    UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • Gentrification in Haifa soars as Palestinian homes are converted into luxury real estate January 16, 2019
    Israel’s Haifa municipality is unveiling major plans to transform the city in northern Israel into a Barcelona of the Middle East – a city with captivating ancient architecture redolent of a storied past. However, there is one problem: these homes belonged to Palestinians.
    Jaclynn Ashly
  • Whether it’s Brexit or Zionism – going it alone makes little sense January 16, 2019
    Two issues have dominated the UK over the last twelve months: Brexit and antisemitism in the Labour Party. Robert Cohen says the politics of both debates turn out to have much in common.
    Robert Cohen
  • Pro-Israel groups are trying to split the Women’s March with a Zionist alternative January 15, 2019
    WoMen4All, a bizarre rip-off of the Women’s March, has set up an alternate network of “sister marches” to split the Women’s March. It is dedicated largely to condemning Palestinian rights and promoting Zionism by mixing naked Israeli war propaganda with standard feminist causes, such as enacting the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Amith Gupta
  • Video: Israeli blockade threatens collapse of Gaza’s strawberry industry January 15, 2019
    The Gaza Strip is famous for its strawberries, which used to be exported all around Israel, Palestine, and the world. But as a result of Israel’s blockade on Gaza, which is entering its 12th year this year, strawberry farming is dying out.
    Yumna Patel and Nidal Wuheid
  • Questioning Zionism is not allowed within the mainstream Jewish community January 15, 2019
    Ilana Cruger-Zaken says non-Zionist Jews are deeply alienated from the mainstream Jewish community because Zionism is what currently constitutes the shared principles of the community. "Believing in Palestinian human rights is a threat," Cruger-Zaken writes, "the question is, a threat to whom?"
    Ilana Cruger-Zaken
  • What the ‘Irish famine’ genocide teaches us about Palestine January 15, 2019
    The British took advantage of the potato famine to try to halve the population of its Irish colony, and prevent resistance, and nearly two centuries later the story can be told. But Avigail Abarbanel writes that "we see another such case unfolding in Palestine right in front of our noses and no one is doing anything […]
    Avigail Abarbanel
  • Report: Palestinian education increasingly a target of the Israeli occupation January 15, 2019
    During a three period last November Christian Peacemakers Team Palestine observed on two separate occasions the Israeli military entered two Palestinian schools. Two students were removed from the premises of a school and transported in a military vehicle to an Israeli police stations.
    Christian Peacemakers Team Palestine