Recent Messages

[CMEP Bulletin] Settlement Activity Continues...

July 15, 2016 - 9:45am
*Settlement Activity Continues...* Israel Seeks to Double Security Budget for Jewish Settlers in East Jerusalem [Haaretz] [ http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.729403 ] The $10.3 million addition will bring the total expense for protecting homes of Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem to $24.4

[CMEP Bulletin] Occupation is Safe for No One

July 8, 2016 - 9:45am
*Occupation is Safe for No One Faulting Both Israelis and Palestinians, Report Aims to Revive Peace Talks [New York Times] [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/world/middleeast/israel-palestinians-quartet-report.html] Israel should cease its policy of building settlements in the occupied West Bank

[CMEP Bulletin] Low Water, High Tensions

July 1, 2016 - 9:45am
*Low Water, High Tensions* Palestinian Man Stabs and Kills 13-year-old Israeli Girl Asleep in Her West Bank Home [Haaretz] [ http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.728013 ] A civil guard responding to the Kiryat Arba attack shoots and kills the assailant while another Israeli is also wounded in

[CMEP Bulletin] Summer and No Water

June 23, 2016 - 9:45am
*Summer and No Water* Is This Another Sign the Tide Is Turning on Palestinian Human Rights? [Alternet] [ http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/another-sign-tide-turning-palestinian-human-rights ] 20 members of Congress released an open letter to President Barack Obama, initiated by Rep. Bet

[CMEP Bulletin] Peace – Don't Give Up Now

June 17, 2016 - 10:49am
____________________________________________ 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] Annexation is Business as Usual

June 10, 2016 - 9:45am
*Annexation is Business as Usual* Israel Approves New Homes in East Jerusalem Settlement [Al Jazeera] [ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/israel-approves-homes-east-jerusalem-settlement-160608044507701.html] Israeli authorities have approved building permits for 82 new homes in the illegal

[Action] Kids Belong in School not Military Detention

June 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
Dear [[First_Name]], Rep. Betty McCollum has taken bold action by asking her congressional colleagues to stand with her in holding Israel responsible for the injustices enacted upon the youth of Palestine. In the past decade, thousands of children have been arrested, detained, and subjected to i

[CMEP Bulletin] French Plan Peace, Israel Goes Hawkish.

May 26, 2016 - 9:45am
French Plan Peace, Israel Goes Hawkish. Kerry Says Will Attend Paris Conference on Palestinian-Israeli Peace [The Jerusalem Post] [ http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Kerry-said-says-will-attend-June-3-Paris-conference-on-Palestinian-Israeli-peace-454501 ] The United States plans to a