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Introduction to CPT – Palestine

Introduction to CPT – Palestine

May 6, 2011 No Comments

Filmed and produced by Cat Rabenstine for the Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine.

Stories from the Holy Land

Stories from the Holy Land

January 20, 2011 1 Comment

I’ve lived in the Holy Land for the last seven months. This is my last week in Bethlehem before I head to India for a month, so I’ve been taking care of business. My apartment is nearly packed up: a pile of donations, a pile to leave with friends and a pile to take with […]

One foot in, one foot out – a tour of a Palestinian village

One foot in, one foot out – a tour of a Palestinian village

January 10, 2011 No Comments

Today I took a walk through a friend’s village near Bethlehem. The sky was blue and spotted with clouds. It was chilly but the sun peaked through with surprising radiance. First, he (let’s call him Ahmed) showed me a 4×4 inch cement track that follows one entire length of the village, coming within yards of […]

Footage of Palestinian refugees from 1950, “Sands of Sorrow”

Footage of Palestinian refugees from 1950, “Sands of Sorrow”

January 10, 2011 No Comments

Watch Sands of Sorrow, a 1950 video about Palestinian refugees created by the Council for Relief of Palestine Arab Refugees, to see footage of Palestinian refugees soon after the 1948 mass evacuation of Palestinians from their homeland.

The nature of Palestinian sovereignty

The nature of Palestinian sovereignty

January 8, 2011 No Comments

BY: Mkhaimar Abusada for Bitter Lemons The Arab Peace Initiative, which was adopted by the Arab League at its summit meeting in Beirut in 2002, is a comprehensive peace initiative first proposed by then-Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, and re-endorsed at the Riyadh summit in 2007. The initiative attempts to end the Arab-Israel conflict, […]

AT-TUWANI REPORT: The Dangerous Road to Education.  Palestinian Students Suffer Under Settler Violence and Military Negligence

AT-TUWANI REPORT: The Dangerous Road to Education. Palestinian Students Suffer Under Settler Violence and Military Negligence

January 4, 2011 No Comments

CPTnet Digest 4 January 2011 A newsletter written by members of Christian Peacemaker Teams and Operation Dove. Operation Dove (Nonviolent Peace Corps of Association “Comunit” Papa Giovanni XXIII) and Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) announce the publication of the 2009-2010 report on the Israeli military escort to the Palestinian schoolchildren from the villages of Tuba and Maghayir al-Abeed. An […]

Bethlehem shepherds, Operation Cast Lead, and a rogue state

Bethlehem shepherds, Operation Cast Lead, and a rogue state

December 31, 2010 No Comments

Palestine Today: A Reality of Justice Denied Media with Conscience On December 24, Mondoweiss co-editor Adam Horowitz wrote: “Israeli military kills 20-year old Gazan for herding animals too close to buffer zone.” On December 23, Israeli forces shot and killed Salama Abu Harhish without warning while herding sheep and goats in Beit Lahya. Civilized nations […]

Postcard From Palestine

Postcard From Palestine

December 19, 2010 No Comments

Published in The Nation Christopher Hayes | October 14, 2010 Hebron The first thing you notice when you drive into Hebron is the lack of cars. Since 1997 this second-largest Palestinian city in the West Bank, the only one with an Israeli settlement in its midst, has been formally divided. Within the Israeli section, which […]

SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Israeli military demolishes three cisterns and two wells in arid region

SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Israeli military demolishes three cisterns and two wells in arid region

December 19, 2010 No Comments

CPTnet 17 December 2010 A newsletter written by members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams. SOUTH HEBRON HILLS  On 14 December 2010, the Israeli military demolished three water cisterns and two wells in the arid and hilly Khashem Ad Daraj/Hathaleen region, about twenty-six km southeast of Hebron/al-Khalil on Tuesday. The military gave no reason for the destruction of the […]

The beginnings of Christmas in Bethlehem

The beginnings of Christmas in Bethlehem

December 6, 2010 No Comments

This week, Christmas stores have popped up throughout Bethlehem. My favorite Christmas goodies 1.  Para-gliding, blow-up Santa 2.  Mix-CD of Arabic and international Christmas tunes, homemade by the shopkeeper himself and on sale for $3. 3.  A tree that showers itself with fake snow. Christmas cheer! The city is covered in Christmas lights, from lamp […]

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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Israeli military raids houses in response to attack on checkpoint

CPTnet 2 December 2011 A newsletter written by members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams. On the night of 28...

Introduction to CPT – Palestine

Filmed and produced by Cat Rabenstine for the Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine.

CPT delegate writes letter to teargas manufacturer

CPTnet Digest 20 January 2011 Mr. Don Smith, CEO Combined Systems Inc. 388 Kinsman Rd. Jamestown, PA 16134 Dear...

What does it mean to thrive?

Knowing your children attend a good school.  Earning a salary that allows you to save money for the future....

Stories from the Holy Land

I’ve lived in the Holy Land for the last seven months. This is my last week in Bethlehem before...

One foot in, one foot out – a tour of a Palestinian village

Today I took a walk through a friend’s village near Bethlehem. The sky was blue and spotted with clouds....