Recent Messages

[CMEP Bulletin] As Tensions Rise, Israeli Extremist Supports Burning Churches

August 14, 2015 - 9:45am
As Tensions Rise, Israeli Extremist Supports Burning Churches Early Saturday morning Saad Dawabsha became the second member of his family to die [ http://www.timesofisrael.com/hundreds-attend-funeral-for-second-duma-attack-victim/ ] from injuries sustained in the July 31st arson attack [ http:

[CMEP Bulletin] Terror Attack on Palestinian Village

August 7, 2015 - 9:45am
*Terror Attack on Palestinian Village* Two Palestinian homes in the West Bank village of Douma were firebombed [ http://www.haaretz.com/beta/1.668871 ] in the pre dawn hours of July 31st. According to witnesses, two masked men spray painted "revenge" in Hebrew and then firebombed the houses bef

[CMEP Bulletin] Netanyahu Gives In to Settler Pressure; Approves 800 Settlement Housing Units

July 31, 2015 - 9:45am
*Netanyahu Gives in to Settler Pressure; Approves 800 Settlement Housing Units* The Palestinian community of Susiya [ http://www.btselem.org/south_hebron_hills/201507_facts_on_susiya ] continues to stand as a result of political pressure from the United States, European Union (EU) and internati

[CMEP Bulletin] Susiya is Safe, For Now

July 24, 2015 - 9:45am
*Susiya is Safe, For Now* *Susiya Update* With bulldozers poised to carry out demolition orders (see last week's CMEP Bulletin [ http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5575/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1336191 ]) on the village of Susiya, American and European diplomats [ http://www.reuters.com/art

[Action] Mr. President, end this conflict!

July 22, 2015 - 10:18am
Dear Friend, Right now a children's playground, a congregation's medical center, farmers' fields, and families' homes are at risk of being destroyed so that other people may have exclusive use of that land. In all the ways that are open to us we must speak up and say enough! *Read and endorse

[CMEP Bulletin] As Palestinian Susiya Awaits Demolition, Israelis Debate Settlement Expansion

July 17, 2015 - 9:45am
As Palestinian Susiya Awaits Demolition, Israelis Debate Settlement Expansion Secret conversations [ http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-slowing-settlement-construction-in-bid-to-boost-ties-with-pa/ ] between officials representing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas are

Be in Palestine and Israel this November

July 16, 2015 - 10:10am
*"This is a wonderful opportunity to learn first-hand about the political situation in Israel/Palestine and peace-making efforts in the region. I went on a study tour with CMEP in October 2012 and it transformed my understanding of the very complicated relationships in the Holy Land. I commend this

Where do you get your news about Israelis and Palestinians?

July 13, 2015 - 3:39pm
*Where do you get your news about Israelis and Palestinians? * Sitting around the dinner table a few months ago, I'd barely begun telling my mom about my class on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when she exclaimed,"Oh that war between the Jews and Muslims has been going on since before Jesus!

[CMEP Bulletin] Hamas and ISIS: Friends or Foes?

July 10, 2015 - 9:45am
*Hamas and ISIS: Friends or Foes?* One year after the war in Gaza, Hamas' relationship with both Israel and Egypt continues to be strained. Following attacks by Islamist militants on Egyptian military checkpoints in the Sinai [ http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.663864 ] on July 1st, the I

Pass the Love for Peace!

July 7, 2015 - 11:51am
Dear [[First_Name]], Your representative took action and stood up for the rights of Palestinian children. On June 18th, 2015 Betty McCollum wrote a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, and with your representative said that, "Palestinian children should be treated exactly the same as Isr

[CMEP Bulletin] New US Trade Bill Says, "Settlements = Israel"

July 3, 2015 - 9:45am
*New US Trade Bill Says, "Settlements = Israel"* On Monday US President [ http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-signs-anti-bds-bill-into-law/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=a8493c0e5c-2015_06_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-a8493c0e5c-54781921 ]Barak Obama si

[Action] Mr. President, end this conflict!

June 30, 2015 - 4:05pm
Dear Friend, Right now a children's playground, a congregation's medical center, farmers' fields, and families' homes are at risk of being destroyed so that other people may have exclusive use of that land. In all the ways that are open to us we must speak up and say enough! *Read and endorse