Alongside our support for Humanitarian Aid and Economic Assistance, CMEP believes systemic human rights issues must be addressed in order to ensure a just and comprehensive solution to the conflicts in Israel-Palestine and throughout the Middle East. CMEP is deeply concerned by the growing Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the displacement it causes for Palestinians; the treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention; access to water; freedom of movement; and the growing economic gap between Israelis and Palestinians. Through our work on Capitol Hill and with the Administration, CMEP is committed to advocating for human rights for Israelis, Palestinians, and all people in the Middle East. You can learn more about human rights issues in the Middle East by visiting the pages below. Please check back periodically as we continue to make updates.
Learn more about U.S. policy on settlements.
Learn more about the experiences of children in the Israeli military court system.
In 2003, Israel announced the construction of a barrier to separate Israel from the West Bank. Only 15 percent of its route follows the 1949 Green Line. Because its route does not exactly follow the ceasefire line, its construction is a violation of international law.
Learn more about the Separation Barrier’s impact on Palestinian movement.