CMEP Resources

Action Alert: Tell Congress: The Administration’s Peace Plan Must Address the Needs of Palestinians and Israelis. In late 2018, the Trump Administration discussed preparing to release its long-anticipated peace plan for Israel and Palestine. A small team of Trump’s advisers, led by Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, have spent over a year preparing what they claim will be the most comprehensive proposal for an end to the region’s conflict ever introduced. While little is known about the details of this plan, it is clear that Palestinians do not have a seat at the table. The Administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as well as its current attempt to use humanitarian aid as a bargaining chip, indicate that this deal will not address the needs and realities of Palestinians. Settlements and Displacement The existence and continuing expansion of illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands increasingly dims the hopes and realistic prospects for a two-state solution and is a major threat to peace. Read More

Separation Barrier During the Second Intifada in 2003, Israel announced the construction of a barrier to enclose the West Bank. Many Israelis refer to the barrier as the Security Fence, while some Palestinians call it the Apartheid Wall. Only 15 percent follows the 1948 Green Line. The remainder cuts into the West Bank, incorporating Israeli settlements, separating villages from their adjoining lands, and obstructing the local economy. Because of its geographic placement, the barrier has been deemed illegal according to international law. Read More Child Detention  Every year between 500 and 700 Palestinian children are tried in the West Bank under Israeli military law. Ensuring that minors receive treatment in accordance with the needs of their age within criminal justice systems is a widely accepted principle of international law. Read More

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