ICAHD First Israeli Peaxe Group to Call for Sanctions

Posted 6th August 2012, by & filed under BDS, european union, ICAHD Staff, Occupation, Sanctions, Settlements.

  SANCTIONS AGAINST THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION: IT’S TIME    “If apartheid ended, so can the occupation. But the moral force and international pressure will have to be just as determined. The current divestment effort is the first, though certainly not the only, necessary move in that direction.” — Bishop Desmond Tutu    You can’t have… Read more »

The EU’s Schizophrenic Attitude Towards Israel

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under EU-Israel Association Agreement, european union, European Union-Israel relations, Itay Epshtain.

Within a matter of weeks the EU has made statements that differ drastically concerning its relationship to Israel. On 14 May the EU’s 27 foreign ministers unanimously condemned Israel’s settlement expansion plans, its demolition of Palestinian homes and displacement policies as well as settler violence and provocations. It commented on the deteriorating living conditions for… Read more »

European Union Protests Israeli Policies in the Occupied West Bank

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Demolitions, european union, Home Demolitions, International Advocacy, International solidarity, Itay Epshtain, Occupation.

“The significance of this development is not only the creation of a greater Jerusalem that controls the center of the West Bank” says ICAHD Director Dr. Jeff Halper “but the emergence of Israeli Occupation territorial contiguity, that effectively eliminates the two state solution.”   European Union Ambassador to Israel, Andrew Standley, submitted a formal protest… Read more »

Update: Imminent Displacement Risk in the Jerusalem Periphery

Posted , by & filed under Area C, Bedouins, Demolitions, displacement, european union, Greater Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain.

*Update May 10th Below Palestinian residential structures in Area C of the the West Bank, east of Jerusalem, are under looming threat of immediate demolition. Structures include EU-funded residential structures provided in response to previous demolitions in the area. The Palestinian-Bedouin communities living in the hills to the east of Jerusalem are at an exceedingly growing… Read more »

European Parliament Passes Landmark Resolution: Condemns Israeli Policies, Alludes to Sanctions

Posted 14th July 2012, by & filed under beit arabiya, european union, Itay Epshtain, salim Shawamreh, Sanctions.

The European Parliament passed on July 5 2012 a landmark resolution condemning Israeli policies in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, focusing on home demolitions and forced displacement, with the strongest language to date. The resolution comes as a result of a concerted advocacy effort on the part of ICAHD and other human rights organizations.  … Read more »