Recent Events

March 2023

  •  March 3: Solidarity march to Huwara, read more here.
  • March 3: Joint Freedom School alumni seminar in Beit Jala 
  • March 4: Joint solidarity activity in Saeer, organized by the alumni of the Israeli and Palestinian freedom schools.

Recent Webinar Series:


Israeli Civil Society

January 31 12pm ET / 9am PT (7pm Jerusalem) with former Speaker of the Knesset, Avrum Burg Moderated by Becca Strober, Senior Manager at Breaking the Silence co-sponsored by Breaking the Silence


Palestinian Civil Society

February 9 1pm ET / 10am PT (8pm Jerusalem) with Palestinian businessman, activist and entrepreneur, Sam Bahour moderated by Combatants for Peace Palestinian Director Rana Salman


Human Rights Defenders

March 9  1pm ET / 10am PT (8pm Jerusalem) with Sarit Michaeli, International Advocacy Director at B’tselem and Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch

Feb 2023

  • The Educational seminar for Israeli educators of the “Land beyond the Mountains” began. The weekend of Feb 9-11 was the second session for the educators.
  • Feb 4th & 13th: CfPeace activists continue to join weekly demonstrations against the far-right government.
  • Feb 10-11: The Israeli Freedom School met for a weekend seminar.
  • Feb 11, As tourism opens up, CfP activists are providing more talks to internationals. Two speakers from CfP spoke to a group from Terra Sancta Tours.
  • Feb 13: CfP met a group of 40 pre-military Israeli teens to share their personal stories of transformation and their experiences of life under occupation.
  • Feb 13: CfP women’s group meeting
  • Feb 17: Israeli youth group visit to Khan al Ahmar with CfP activist, Osama  
  • Feb. 18: Bi-national women’s group met in Beit Jala to prepare for a photo exhibition for Memorial
  • Feb. 22: Israeli freedom school met in Beit Jala with Nimala and Sulaiman
  • Feb. 25: Bethlehem – Jerusalem group met in Beit Jala
  • Feb. 25: Participants of the Israeli freedom school tour the Jordan Valley with CfP activist, Ahmad H.  
  • Feb. 20, 25, 27, 28: CFP activists joined the demonstrations in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and other cities, among the demonstrators were some of the Freedom school alumni, more here
  • Feb. 27-28: Osama met in Jerusalem with participants from the Israeli Freedom School. Israeli Freedom School students also met with Fatmeh in Beit Jala.
  • Feb. 28: 40 CfP activists joined the Bi-national zoom meeting, to discuss the recent events and the anti-government demonstrations. CfP hosted Huda Abuarquob – Regional Director of AllMep to speak about her experience of joining the protests in Tel Aviv.
  • Feb. 28: Osama and Moran met in Jerusalem with a group from the Mechina.  

Jan 2023

  • Jan 7, Combatants for Peace activists joined over 10,000 protesters who gathered in Tel Aviv to take a stand against the new, far-right Israeli government. This year CfP will be louder than ever – fighting for human rights, equity, justice, and an end to the occupation.
  • Jan 13-14, Solidarity Weekend in Masafer Yatta with Combatants for Peace youth group. Jan 15, Screening of “Disturbing the Peace” followed by a discussion with Sulaiman Khatib and Chen Alon about the current situation in Israel and Palestine and possibilities of resistance. Event hosted by Il Corvo – Cucina Popolare in Austria.
  • Jan 16, Talk with 46 pre-military teens with CfPeace activists
  • Jan 17, Talk with 26 High School students. Jan 17, An interview with Jamil Qassas, CfPeace Palestinian Board Chair, about the importance of the CFP activism against the policies of the Israeli government. Held on Musawa TV. Watch the Interview (Arabic)
  • Jan 18, Talk with 13 students and teachers in Jerusalem Jan 19, Protest to open the road at, Al Azriya. Currently, there are two roads: one open road (Keder Road), for exclusive use by settlers and one road with checkpoints exclusively for Palestinians. Separate is not equal. Protests will continue until there is freedom of movement for all Palestinians.
  • Jan 19, An interview with Sayel, CfPeace Campaigns Director, on Palestine TV about the joint protest at the Al Azriya. against blocking Keder Road by settlers. Jan 19, Radio Bethlehem 2000 reported the protest at Al A Azriya. Listen (Arabic)
  • Jan 24, CfPeace activists meet with 50 pre-military teens, sharing their personal stories
  • Jan 26, CfPeace activists meet with 30 Students from the kibbutz seminary, sharing their personal stories
  • Jan 26, Souli Khatib gave an interview to WHEREING podcast. Watch here.
  • Jan 31, CfPeace activists visited Khan Al-Ahmar in an act of solidarity, to show strength and hope that the village should not be demolished.
  • Jan 31, CFP activists joined a bi-national meeting over Zoom to express their feelings, fears and hopes after the recent violent escalation.