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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.

  • The gaslighting of Ilhan Omar February 20, 2019
    That Israel’s own mouthpieces, including AIPAC, openly admit to using campaign cash to push pro-Israel legislation, should end any ambiguity: Ilhan Omar and all sensible citizens were being gaslit in the name of preserving the status quo and its decades of silencing Israel’s victims. This was especially clear in the liberal Zionist attacks on Omar, […]
    Amith Gupta
  • Trump State Dep’t describes Palestine as part of Israel February 20, 2019
    The Trump administration appears to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank. Asked yesterday about US service for Palestinians once the Jerusalem consulate is folded next month, the State Dep't said "we have active involvement in all of Israel."
    Philip Weiss
  • The longer arc of US-Palestine relations February 20, 2019
    In 1982 Jane Fonda could support Israeli troops invading Beirut because Israel still had some luster of its socialist beginnings. Now the ideological winds have fully shifted, Helena Cobban writes, and Israel's supporters don't use moral arguments to justify American backing, but "strategic" role in countering America's supposed enemies.
    Helena Cobban
  • Netanyahu is working hard for racist party of ‘David Dukes’ so as to hold a rightwing majority in Israeli parliament February 19, 2019
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been working hard to make sure a racist, xenophobic, homophobic Ultra-Right wing party called "Jewish Power" that has roots in the banned "Kach" party gets into the next Knesset in the April 9 election so that he can maintain a right-wing coalition and stay in office, Barak Ravid reports.
    Mondoweiss Editors
  • The last eyewitnesses: a new film on the Nakba February 19, 2019
    "Even a thousand films on the Nakba would not suffice," says Ahlam Muhtaseb, co-director with Andy Trimlett of a new film, "1948: Creation & Catastrophe," which is based in part on interviews with survivors, many of them of advanced years. The film has been subject to protests by Israel supporters, and a screening in West […]
    Stephen Shenfield
  • The Israel lobby is built on the biggest guilt trip in the world February 19, 2019
    The essential dynamic at the core of the Israel lobby's activities is American Jews' belief that they are lesser than Israelis because they have easy lives and their kids don't serve in the army in a tough neighborhood. So they must buy US political support for Israel no matter what it does. That guilt trip […]
    Philip Weiss
  • Ilhan Omar and the anti-Semitic ‘trope/canard’ smear February 19, 2019
    When Batya Ungar-Sargon of the Forward landed on Rep. Ilhan Omar for an alleged anti-Semitic "trope" in calling out the Israel lobby's use of money to influence politicians, she joined the army of slanderers ready to assign any criticism of Israel to one alleged anti-Semitic prejudice or another.
    David Samel
  • After Israeli anchor calls out brutality of ‘occupation’, political leaders land hard on her February 19, 2019
    After Israeli anchorwoman Oshrat Kotler had the temerity to say that the "occupation" had turned Israeli soldiers into "human animals," she faced a wave of condemnation from Israeli leaders right up to the Prime Minister. Her violation was even talking about "occupation." The Israeli right commands the discourse.
    Jonathan Ofir
  • Gaza protesters: Palestine and Venezuela in ‘one trench’ February 18, 2019
    As the international community divides over who to back for leader of Venezuela—President Nicolás Maduro or opposition legislator Juan Guaidó, who has declared himself the rightful head of government—the Palestinians of Gaza see an unsettling similarity to their own history. “There is a similarity between the Palestinian people and the Venezuelan people,” observes Nisreen Abu […]
    Pam Bailey and Mahmoud Alnaouq
  • Israel evicts Palestinian family in Jerusalem’s Old City and replaces them with settlers February 18, 2019
    Israeli police forcibly evicted a Palestinian family from their home in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday, immediately replacing them with a group of Israeli settlers. The Abu Asab family, who live in the Muslim Quarter of the city, had been handed an eviction notice by the Israeli Supreme Court, ordering them […]
    Yumna Patel