CMEP Bulletin: Peace – Don’t Give Up Now

CMEP Bulletin: Peace – Don’t Give Up Now

Violence is the Strongest Imperative to Keep Fighting for Peace [+972]
If we stop fighting for a future in which Palestinians and Israelis alike feel secure in their own homes, streets, cafes and city squares, then we are resigning ourselves to a future of senseless violence, wars, bombings, and desperate and polarized youth who see less and less humanity in each other.

Tel Aviv Mayor Links Terror Attack to Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Lands [Washington Post]
Critics of the country’s right-wing government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, directed their ire not just at Islamist militants — authorities suggest Hamas was behind the attacks — but the prevailing political status quo.

How Israel is Inciting Palestinian Violence [Politico]
Inside the oppressive and far-reaching occupation designed to give Palestinians the “feeling of being chased.”

Ya’alon Slams ‘Fearmonger’ Netanyahu, Vows to Run for Prime Minister [Haaretz]
“I intend to run for the leadership in Israel in the next elections,” former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told the Herzliya Conference on Thursday. Ya’alon lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claiming he is trying to scare Israeli citizens about security threats in order to distract them from other problems in Israel.

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