Israelism

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Wednesday, June 12th, 5:30 pm at the root cafe, 15118 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107. Film screening and discussion. Suggested donation $10, to benefit Operation Olive Branch. Sponsored by Cleveland Peace Action Education Fund and the root cafe. When two young Jewish Americans raised to unconditionally support Israel witness the way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives change direction. Their stories reveal a deepening generational divide over modern Jewish identity. Directed by two first-time Jewish filmmakers who share a similar story to the film’s protagonists, ISRAELISM is produced by Peabody-winner & 6-time Emmy-nominee Daniel J. Chalfen (Loudmouth, Boycott) along with activist and…

We stand with peaceful student protesters

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Cleveland Peace Action supports the freedom of students to express their First Amendment rights for any cause and we applaud their dedication and support of the Palestinian people in the midst of the genocide in Gaza. Some of us are old enough to remember the horrors of mixing young green National guard shooters with protesting students. I will never forget the day – May 4, 1970. Shots fired at Kent State. I was 10, my parents were listening to the evening news as usual. All of the sudden their faces went ashen. Tears formed in my dad’s eyes. It…

Father John Dear at CPA’s Annual Membership Meeting: The Gospel of Peace and Nonviolence – View on YouTube

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Here is Father John’s talk on YouTube On April 24, 2024, we were privileged to hear Father John Dear’s inspiring words about Nonviolence as a universal path forward. His discussion of his new book, The Gospel of Peace: A Commentary on Matthew, Mark & Luke from the Perspective of Nonviolence, spans religions and brings Jesus, Gandhi, and Dr. King together under one banner. As Dr. King said: “It’s nonviolence or non-existence.”

CIFF48: Mourning in Lod

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Once again we are a Community Partner. Our film this year is Mourning in Lod. You can stream it from April 14 to 21. Order Now. Use the discount code “CPA” for $1 off each ticket purchase. Ticket is $13, with the discount. Check out CIFF’s full lineup. In the early morning hours of May 10, 2021, Moussa Hassouna, a Palestinian citizen of Israel was shot and killed by a Jewish settler in Lod, a city 30 miles west of Jerusalem, and one of five Arab and Jewish “mixed” cities. Deemed a martyr, riots break out across the city…

Why Didn’t Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Move The Hands On The Doomsday Clock?

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On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published its annual update and reset of the iconic Doomsday Clock. The Clock is a symbolic design that warns the public about how close humanity is to destroying the world with dangerous technologies and trends of our own making. It is a metaphor, a reminder of the perils we must address if we are to survive on the planet. When it was created in 1947, the greatest danger to humanity came from nuclear weapons, in particular from the prospect that the United States and the Soviet Union were…

Community Circle Around Gaza

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Thursday, February 8th, 6 to 8 PM The Root Cafe, 15118 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 Join us for Cleveland Peace Action’s third “Community Circle Around Gaza” event. Presentations and stories are offered from diverse community members and their respective organizations. This time, short film clips will be screened from Breaking the Silence https://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/. We will also raise local entrepreneurs that contribute part of their proceeds to Palestinians under attack. RSVP preferred but not required… [email protected]

Yes, it is genocide!

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Cleveland Peace Action Statement on the Genocide in Gaza             Israel’s war against Hamas and its attack on Gaza continues. As the number of dead continue to climb, one begins to ask: How much crime against humanity must occur in this war before it is considered genocide? Though politicians and pundits hesitate to attach such labels, calling a conflict a genocide has important international and legal consequences, including requiring the global community to act to stop it. 

Peace, Not Apartheid – Emergency Gaza Relief

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Thursday, November 16th ⋅ 7:00 – 8:30pm La Villa Banquet Hall, 11500 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130 A panel of local leaders will discuss the current Palestinian struggle in the face of Israeli apartheid: to build community engagement and affinity with the struggle for Palestinian self determination, community members will provide updates on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the urgent need for a ceasefire and building justice for Palestine. An emergency Gaza relief effort will be presented by the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF). The event is free and open to the public. A free will offering is…