Recent Messages

[CMEP Bulletin] Stirrings of 2016

February 5, 2016 - 9:45am
*Stirrings of 2016* The random violence between Palestinians and Israelis has continued at a steady level since October, with over 150 Palestinians and 25 Israelis killed over 120 days or so. Most would agree the violence is fed by Palestinian despair and lack of hope in an any process that will

[CMEP Bulletin] Settlement Growth Undermines Peace

January 29, 2016 - 9:45am
*Settlement Growth Undermines Peace * UN's Ban on Palestinian Violence: It Is 'Human Nature' to React to Occupation [Haaretz] [ http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/1.699686 ] Ban Ki-moon says settlements are 'affront to Palestinian people' while Israel's UN ambassador uses 'terror dolls' t

[CMEP Bulletin] First Person: The Limits of Power

January 22, 2016 - 9:45am
*First Person: The Limits of Power* The political mood during my trip to Israel and Palestine with CMEP Board member Nate Hosler last November was somber; conditions have not improved since then. There remains widespread despair among both Israelis and Palestinians about the possibility of prog

[CMEP Bulletin] Who Contributes to the Occupation?

January 15, 2016 - 9:45am
*Who Contributes to the Occupation?* The Other Occupation [+972] [ http://972mag.com/the-other-occupation/115892/ ] While Israel suppresses Palestinians from the outside, the Palestinian Authority is tightening its grip and control of political expression in the media, the streets, and even in

[CMEP Bulletin] What's Next?

January 8, 2016 - 10:00am
*What's Next?* What's Next for Middle East Peace? [Al Monitor] [ http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/12/obama-administration-president-options-two-state-solution.html#ixzz3uy2AVW1f ] The Obama administration is deliberating three options and measures to take in order to stabilize the

[Spiritual] Beit Sahour: The Visit of the Shepherds

December 20, 2015 - 8:00am
*Beit Sahour: The Visit of the Shepherds* But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wra

[CMEP Bulletin] Israeli Human Rights Leaders Under Attack

December 18, 2015 - 9:45am
*Israeli Human Rights Leaders Under Attack* WATCH: Incitement Against the Israeli Left Just Got a lot Scarier [+972] [ http://972mag.com/watch-incitement-against-israeli-left-just-got-a-whole-lot-scarier/114787/ ] Four Israelis who work for leading human rights organizations woke up to a new, f

[Spiritual] Bethlehem: The Birth of Jesus

December 13, 2015 - 8:00am
*Bethlehem: The Birth of Jesus* He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, bec