Advocacy in Middle East and Europe


  • CMEP Action Alert: Tell the President, "50 Years of Occupation is Too Long."

    Join 20 national faith leaders in calling for an end to 50 years of occupation and the creation of a just peace for ALL Israelis and Palestinians!


  • 3rd Thursday Alert: Tell Congress to Support Palestinian Refugees

    3rd_Thursday_logo.jpgAs Congress considers the budget for fiscal year 2018, it is critical that advocates speak up for the needs of Palestinian refugees. UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, relies largely on funding from UN member states, including significant annual contributions from the United States.


  • CMEP Bulletin Special Edition: 50 Years Too Long

    On Sunday advocates for peace from across the United States will gather in Washington, D.C. for “50 Years Too Long: A CMEP Advocacy Event.” June 2017 marks 50 years of Israeli occupation and control of the Palestinian territories. Participants will hear various different perspectives – Jewish, Muslim, and Christian - and learn from experts in the fields of politics, history, religion, and church leadership. The event will culminate with training about how to advocate for a just peace and hope for a future for all people in Israel and the Palestinian territories while calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. That learning will be put into practice by visiting government representatives to promote a solution that advances human rights, security and self-determination for all Palestinians and Israelis. In this special “50 Years Too Long” edition of the Bulletin we have included articles from diverse perspectives analyzing both the challenges to and urgency for peace that 50 years of occupation has created.



  • 3rd Thursday Action Alert: Urge Members of Congress to attend a briefing on Life for Palestinian children under Israeli military occupation

    3rd_Thursday_logo.jpgBe a voice of hope for children! Contact your senators and representative today and urge them to attend this important briefing to learn more about the struggles of Palestinian children. Ask them to work for an end to 50 years of military occupation and to support a just and lasting peace for all Palestinians and Israelis.


  • 3rd Thursday Action Alert: Tell Congress we have the right to put our money where our mouth is!

    Congress is considering two dangerous bills that could undermine the work of advocates for a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act (H.R. 1697 and S. 720) and the Combating BDS Act of 2017 (S. 170) are part of a larger effort at the federal and state levels to outlaw or penalize the use of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions aimed at Israeli government policies.