Recent Messages

[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

[CMEP Bulletin] Europe Responds to Israel's Latest Settlement Plans

October 10, 2014 - 10:00am
*Europe Responds to Israel's Latest Settlement Plans* *Sweden "will recognize the State of Palestine"* Swedish [ http://www.swedenabroad.com/Pages/StandardPage.aspx?id=80317&epslanguage=en-GB ]Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced October 3rd that Sweden will recognize the State of Palestine.

[National Briefing] Follow-Up Archbishop Chacour Recording

October 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
***Presentation and Q&A with Archbishop Elias Chacour*** Thank you for joining in the call with Archbishop Chacour. As promised here http://cmep.org/content/national-briefings-peace is the audio recording of the conversation available to be downloaded. Also, we were able to video recording o

[CMEP Bulletin] Settlements Grow while Leaders make Inflammatory Speeches

October 2, 2014 - 6:32pm
*Settlements Grow while Leaders make Inflammatory Speeches* *Netanyahu Meets with Obama* Prime Minister Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama [ http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/10/01/remarks-president-obama-and-prime-minister-netanyahu-israel-bilateral-me ] October 1st. In

[CMEP Bulletin]

September 25, 2014 - 5:36pm
____________________________________________ 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 is making things happen and so can you

September 25, 2014 - 11:13am
*CMEP brings Abbas to the American People* CMEP sponsored an inspiring event on Monday night! For the first time President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas gave a speech to the American public in English. President Abbas stood before 800 students at The Cooper Union in New York on September 22

[National Briefing] Hear Archbisop Chacour Sept. 30th

September 20, 2014 - 9:45am
Date: Tuesday, September 30th Time: 4:00 PM (Eastern Time) – 5:00 PM Dial-in Number: 1-646-307-1300 Participant Access Code: 693031 Dear Friend, Please join CMEP for a briefing call on Tuesday, September 30th, at 4:00 PM Eastern Time to hear from Archbishop Elias Chacour. Prophetic a

[CMEP Bulletin] Abbas Prepares to Address the United Nations

September 18, 2014 - 6:16pm
*Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to address American Faith Leaders, Students and Public on Monday, September 22n**d * Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will give his first public speech to a general American audience of faith leaders, students and public. In discussing his views on a futur

[Action] Tell Obama to Say Settlements are Illegal; Stop Land Seizure!

September 16, 2014 - 4:14pm
*Tell Obama to Say Settlements are Illegal; Stop Land Seizure!* Dear Friend, Please go to http://go.cmep.org/stoplandseizure and tell our president to speak honestly and forthrightly by stating that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal under international law as laid out in the Fou

[CMEP Bulletin] Abbas Ready for Real Negotiations

September 12, 2014 - 1:17pm
*Abbas Ready for Real Negotiations* PLO Chief Negotiator, Saeb Erekat met with US Secretary of State John Kerry on September 3rd to present Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' new plan [ http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/PA-says-US-rejected-Abbass-peace-plan-374491 ] for solving the Is

[Local Event] Join CMEP at the Common Ground Fair in Maine

September 9, 2014 - 9:10pm
Greetings Maine CMEP folks! I want to let you know that CMEP's coordinator in Maine, Ed McCarthy, will be hosting an informational table at the upcoming Common Ground Fair in Unity, M.E. to help spread the word that Israeli/Palestinian peace is essential and possible! If you would like to

[CMEP Bulletin] Israel Claims West Bank Land for Settlement Expansion

September 5, 2014 - 2:34pm
*Israel Claims West Bank Land for Settlement Expansion* On August 31st Israel declared [ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/world/middleeast/israel-claims-nearly-1000-acres-of-west-bank-land-near-bethlehem.html?ref=middleeast&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMideast%20Brief&utm_ca