Recent Messages

[CMEP Bulletin] Debate over Law to Define Israel as Jewish State

November 26, 2014 - 4:45pm
____________________________________________ Formed in 1984, Churches for Middle East Peace (www.cmep.org) is a coalition of 22 national church denominations and organizations, including Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. It works to encourage U.S. government policies that actively promo

[CMEP Bulletin] Synagogue Attacked as Violence Intensifies

November 19, 2014 - 1:53pm
*Synagogue Attacked as Violence Intensifies* *Synagogue Attack* On Tuesday, November 16, two Palestinians armed with knives, axes and guns entered a synagogue in West Jerusalem during morning prayers, killing [ http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/1.627084 ] five and injuring several others. Th

[CMEP Bulletin] Lack of Clean Water in Gaza Reduces Quality of Life

November 7, 2014 - 12:52pm
**Lack of Clean Water in Gaza Reduces Quality of Life ** The United Nations predicts an underground reservoir used by locals will become unusable by 2016 leaving residents of the Gaza Strip without a single water [ http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/gazastrip_water_v1.pdf ] supply. Palestinian res

[National Briefing] Hear B'Tselem's Anat Saragusti Nov. 19th

November 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
*Homes and Human Rights in the West Bank and Gaza* Dear Friend, Please join CMEP for a briefing call on Wednesday, November 19th, at 4:00 PM Eastern Time to hear from Anat Saragusti, director of B'Tselem USA and a well-known Israeli journalist and social activist. Before joining B'Tselem

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October 31, 2014 - 12:45pm
What's Happening at CMEP? [ #CMEP ] Further Readings [ #FR ] *New Settlement Expansion Plans announced* Prime Minister Netanyahu's office revealed October 26 that plans [ http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.622950 ] had been approved to build over 1,000 new housi

[CMEP Bulletin] As Jerusalem Clashes Intensify, Politicians Discuss Status Quo

October 24, 2014 - 4:01pm
*As Jerusalem Clashes Intensify, Politicians Discuss Status Quo* *UN Security Council Consideration Postponed to January * There are reports [ http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Israel-shrugs-off-PA-decision-to-delay-UN-Security-Council-plan-379709 ] that Palestinian authorities have d

[CMEP Bulletin] International Debate over Recognition of a Palestinian State Intensifies

October 17, 2014 - 11:14am
*International Debate over Recognition of a Palestinian State Intensifies* *British Lawmakers Vote to Recognize Palestinian State* On October 13th members of the British Parliament [ https://www.google.com/search?q=British+Parliament+Backs+Symbolic+Motion+to+Recognize+Palestinian+State&rlz=1C1B