Israel Releases PA Tax Revenue Frozen Since January

On Monday Israel released tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority (PA) that it had been withholding since the PA’s decision to join the International Criminal Court in January. After PA President Abbas rejected the Israeli stipulations on a release two weeks earlier further negotiations led to Monday’s release. Read more here.

Charity and Justice Now!

We don't have to choose between charity, justice and faithfulness to God. In fact scripture says in Matthew 23:23 that we should practice all three without neglecting any of the others. Together, as CMEP, we call for humanitarian aid and peace for Gazans!

Click here to take action today!

Come and See for Yourself!

CMEP’s Board of Directors’ Study Tour to Palestine and Israel is an exceptional multiple perspective travel experience offering unique vantage points on peace building efforts in Israel and Palestine. Click here for all the infomation and to register.

Join the "We Support Peace" Banner Campaign

Join an emerging cloud of witnesses for peace! We believe that a public declaration of peace, as displayed by a banner in the front lawns of houses of worship, will encourage the all parties to move forward with a peaceful solution. Click here to learn more about the campaign and order your banner today!

Do you support peace...then do peace!

As a Christian, concerned citizen and supporter of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), we know that this ongoin659 g crisis and the low level of U.S. government response to the suffering of the people of Gaza are unacceptable to you.

 

But what to do?
Tell people with the power to change this situation to change this situation!

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and its devestating repercussions, will not go away or get better on its own. The United States must play a key role in bringing about peace--and that's where you come in. During the 114th session of Congress, CMEP urges you to tell your Members of Congress to:
* Help relieve the suffering of Gazans by supporting the Al Ahli Hospital’s and other medical organization’s efforts to get needed medical equipment and supplies through the Israeli checkpoints and into the hands of medical professionals
* Oppose efforts to punish Palestinian civilians by cutting or unduly restricting funding for humanitarian relief and other crucial support to the Palestinian people
* Support USAID’s requests to provide for urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza and the West Bank
* Encourage Israeli and Palestinian leaders not to give up on the peace process, and the hope of real peace.
Desperation in Gaza is not good for Palestinians, for Israelis’ security, or regional stability. If you don't let congress know what you think, you are letting someone else speak for you. Speak for yourself today! Click here.