Recent Messages

[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

[CMEP Bulletin] UN Issues Report on Gaza War; Israel Calls It Biased

June 26, 2015 - 10:00am
*UN Issues Report on Gaza War; Israel Calls It Biased* A United Nations (UN) Commission of Inquiry on last summer's Gaza war submitted its report [ http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIGazaConflict/Pages/ReportCoIGaza.aspx#report ] to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Monday.

[National Event] "1913: Seeds of Conflict" June 30 PBS Broadcast

June 23, 2015 - 3:21pm
Churches for Middle East Peace is pleased to publicize the following event, sponsored by "1913: Seeds of Conflict". _________________________________________ PBS rolls out national broadcast of "1913: Seeds of Conflict" Tuesday, June 30 @ 9/8C (Check Your Local Listings at http://www.pbs.org

[CMEP Bulletin] Former Israeli Ambassador Criticizes Obama

June 19, 2015 - 9:45am
*Former Israeli Ambassador Criticizes Obama* In a Tuesday Wall Street Journal (WSJ) op-ed, former Israeli Ambassador [ https://www.google.com/search?q=How+Obama+Abandoned+Israel&rlz=1C1BLWB_enUS593US593&oq=How+Obama+Abandoned+Israel&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60j69i61.608j0j7&sourceid=c

[CMEP Bulletin] A Call for Peace Negotiations – But Qualified

June 12, 2015 - 11:59am
What's Happening at CMEP? [ #CMEP ] Further Readings [ #FR ] * * A Call for Peace Negotiations – But Qualified A Palestinian farmer ploughs his land with the Jewish Settlement of Efrat in the Background. A halt to settlement construction is a Palestinian precondition for restarting peace talk

[Action] Stand for Palestinian Children; Urge Your MoC to Sign Letter

June 8, 2015 - 6:00pm
*Stand for Palestinian Children; Urge Your Member of Congress (MoC) to Sign Letter* Dear [[First_Name]], *Imagine a boy about ten years old from your family, neighborhood or church playing with friends outside his house and then suddenly dragged away by soldiers. Worried, you and other fami

[CMEP Bulletin] Foreign Policy Consequences for Israel - Maybe

June 5, 2015 - 9:45am
What's Happening at CMEP? [ #CMEP ] Further Readings [ #FR ] * * *Foreign Policy Consequences for Israel - Maybe* During an interview with journalist Ilana Dyan that aired Tuesday night on Israeli TV, US President Obama [ http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/president_barack_obama_s

[Local Event] "What's it like to live under an occupation?" June 14th

June 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
Churches for Middle East Peace is pleased to publicize the following event. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ "What's it like to live under an Occupation?" Amal Nassar, of the "Tent of Nations", will speak at Grace Presbyterian Church