State Debate Continues

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine on January 16th following its determination that Palestine’s non-member observer State status in United Nations allows Palestine to accept the ICC’s jurisdiction. More here.

No More Status Quo

January 2 following the UNSC rejection, Palestinians submitted documents to the UN for accession to 16 international conventions. Included was the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Palestinian authorities have formally recognized the jurisdiction of the ICC to investigate offenses allegedly committed since June 13, 2014, including the Gaza war. More here.

Join the "We Support Peace" Banner Campaign

Join an emerging cloud of witnesses for peace! We believe that a public declaration of peace, as displayed by a banner in the front lawns of houses of worship, will encourage the all parties to move forward with a peaceful solution. Learn more about the campaign at www.WeSupportPeace.com and order your banner today!

Be bold...get a timeline/framework for real peace now!

Join CMEP in calling for a framework and timeframe for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!

Following Israeli elections March 17th there will be a new opportunity to change the course of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Depending on the election outcome, the new Israeli government may seek to maintain the occupation and movement of Israeli civilians into the West Bank and East Jerusalem, or it may seek to negotiate an agreement leading to Palestinian self-determination.

No matter the outcome of the March 17th election, President Obama should lead the U.S. in insuring that everything possible is done to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ensuring security, human rights and religious freedom for all the peoplof the region.

We must encourage President Obama to take action so that this opportunity is not lost. Your voice is essential. 

Continuation of this conflict and 47 years occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza adds to the instability and volatility in the Middle East today, and hurts U.S. interests. 

The President and Secretary Kerry should propose that the new Israeli government work with the U.S., Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia representing the Arab Peace Plan to develop an agreed framework and timetable for a comprehensive agreement.

If necessary, the U.S. should make clear that it will consult with the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to introduce a resolution that will spell out the framework and timetable for just, lasting and comprehensive agreement. 

Without public support for him taking this action the possibility for success is small. You and I must help him do what is in the best immediate and long-term interests of Palestinians and Israelis, and Americans.

 

 

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