Halper Receives Kant World Citizen Prize

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under Civil Society, Germany, Holocaust, ICAHD Staff, Jeff Halper, Kant World Citizen Prize.

Jeff Halper, Director of ICAHD, received the Kant World Citizen Prize 2009, together with Brazilian Bishop Dom Luiz Cappio. It was awarded to the two prominent human rights activists by the Kant Foundation of Freiburg, Germany.  The main purpose of the foundation is the promotion of courageous and independent, critically enlightening publicity work and education… Read more »

A Renewed ICAHD Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israeli Occupation and Discrimination

Posted , by & filed under BDS campaign, Civil Society, ICAHD Staff, International solidarity, Nonviolence, Resistance, Unified Palestinian Civil Society Call.

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) was the first Israeli organization to endorse a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign and to formulate a statement, issued in January, 2005, calling on the international community to support it. Over the past decade and a half ICAHD has played a key role in expanding the BDS… Read more »

Civil Society as a Watchdog in the Current Negotiations

Posted , by & filed under BDS campaign, Binyamin Netanyahu, Civil Society, Facts on the Ground, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Refugees, Two-state solution.

  Civil society is a blunt instrument. As “public opinion” we form a vague background to government decision-making and as voters we have a broad – but only broad – effect on who is in power and what policies are pursued. Occasionally sections of us can be mobilized, less focused in the case of Glenn… Read more »

Russell Tribunal Finds Israel Guilty of Apartheid

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Apartheid, Civil Society, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Occupation.

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (an international citizen-based Tribunal of conscience created in response to the demands of civil society) found earlier this week, that Israel subjects the Palestinian people to an institutionalised regime of domination amounting to apartheid as defined under international law.   This discriminatory regime manifests in varying intensity and forms against… Read more »

Halper on the Russell Tribunal

Posted , by & filed under Apartheid, Civil Society, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Occupation, Two-state solution.

The Russell Tribunal is what happens when governments abrogate their responsibilities towards their own citizens and peoples under their control. States (plus the UN) are obligated to enforce international law and human rights conventions. When they don’t, as in their failure to apply the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of… Read more »

Paper delivered at UN Conference

Posted 23rd July 2012, by & filed under Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, Apartheid, BDS campaign, Civil Society, Ideas, Two-state solution.

The following paper was given by Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, ICAHD’s Advocacy Officer, at the recent UN international conference of civil society in support of Israeli-Palestinian peace, held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 30 and 31st August 2007. She writes that international civil society is the key to liberation of the Palestinian people and that… Read more »