Efforts to reach some kind of agreement on how the land now known as Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza should be governed reach back to the beginning of the 20th century. More on the history of the peace process is in the CMEP Peace Library (click here to access). A major part of CMEP's mission is to support positive U.S. policy that leads to a negotiated two state peace agreement.
Most Recent CMEP Advocacy on the Peace Process:
- CMEP called for renewed U.S. engagement in the peace process during the Palestinians' statehood bid in September, 2011. In the days leading up to the Palestinian's UN bid, CMEP urged the United States to use the opportunity to revive the peace process and to also continue funding to the Palestinian Authority despite moves for recognition (September 21, 2011).
- CMEP released a statement on UNSC resolution on Israeli settlements. CMEP called on the U.S. to not stand in the way of a proposed UNSC resolution and to use the opportunity that consideration of the resolution provides to spur Israel and the Palestinian Authority to take bold new steps towards a comprehensive peace agreement (February 2, 2011).
- CMEP called on President Obama and Secretary Clinton to "Keep 'em at the Table". As the end of the settlement moratorium approached in September 2010, CMEP supports sent over 1200 emails to President Obama and Secretary Clinton asking them to keep up the pressure to keep direct talks moving forward.
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