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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.

  • Over 100 Democrats send Pompeo a letter opposing Trump’s settlement policy December 5, 2019
    Over 100 House Democrats decry the Trump administration's new settlement policy. However, the majority of House Democrats declined to sign.
    Michael Arria
  • Mike Pompeo’s quid pro quo for Sheldon Adelson December 5, 2019
    At the same time as he reversed decades of US policy on settlements, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly reached out to Sheldon Adelson for donor support to run for Senate in Kansas. And it's not a scandal. Though the Israel lobby corrupts our foreign policy.
    Philip Weiss
  • A US human rights group is being sued by pro-Israel organizations over an alleged connection to ‘balloon terror’ December 5, 2019
    The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights is the target of a $90 million lawsuit that accuses the group of engaging in environmental terrorism. "The lawsuit is a ludicrous abuse of U.S. courts to silence calls for Palestinian freedom," says the Center for Constitutional Rights Deputy Legal Director Maria LaHood.
    Michael Arria
  • The challenges of parenting in Palestine December 4, 2019
    Raising a three-year-old can be challenging for any parent. But parenting in Palestine comes with its own set of obstacles that extend far beyond answering tough questions.
    Megan Giovannetti
  • Israel’s plan to build new settlement atop Hebron market evokes painful memories for residents December 4, 2019
    Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennet, of the ultra nationalist “New Right” party, said on Sunday that a new settlement would be built on top of Hebron’s once bustling fruit and vegetable market, now referred to by locals as a ghost town. “The American government gave the greenlight to the Israelis to build settlements without consequence,” […]
    Yumna Patel
  • Support for Islamophobic groups from Jewish Communal Fund slurs ‘Jewish community as a whole’ December 4, 2019
    A protest of Islamophobic funding by a leading Jewish charity arm in New York is picking up steam. Victor Kovner says the Jewish Communal Fund of NY "is slurring, smearing the Jewish community as a whole to associate with these vicious, fascist, racist groups. And we must, as Jews, speak up against what they are […]
    Philip Weiss
  • Palestine is a climate justice issue – Israeli apartheid is not ‘green’ December 4, 2019
    The catastrophic climate crisis is fueled by global inequality and engineered by complicit governments and corporations that put profit before people and planet. Everywhere, the least powerful are the most affected. Indigenous Palestinians living under Israeli occupation and apartheid, with no control over their land or natural resources, are highly vulnerable to the climate crisis.
    Palestinian BDS National Committee
  • Smoke without fire: the myth of a ‘Labour antisemitism crisis’ December 3, 2019
    Faced with claims that Labour antisemitism poses an existential threat to Jews, on the one side, and arguments that antisemitism is neither widespread nor institutionalised in the party, on the other, it might be tempting to split the difference and assume that the truth lies somewhere in between. But Jamie Stern-Weiner and Alan Maddison say […]
    Jamie Stern-Weiner and Alan Maddison
  • Now they tell us! Peace processors say enabling Israel settlements has been US policy for 4 decades December 3, 2019
    The New York Times gives Paul Wolfowitz a platform to criticize Trump on the withdrawal from Syria, and the fight against ISIS, without saying a word about the roots of ISIS in the destruction that his project of invading Iraq wrought throughout the region. Wolfowitz should be on trial for major war crimes, Helena Cobban writes, not […]
    Helena Cobban
  • British universities invest over £450 million in companies complicit in Israeli war crimes, per new report December 3, 2019
    Research by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in the U.K. reveals that British universities invest over £456 million in companies complicit in Israeli violations of international law. The research was published as hundreds of students across the country take action as part of ‘Apartheid Off Campus’ day of action, with banner drops and protests at campuses […]
    Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK