In the Name of Justice: Key Issues Around a Single State

Posted 13th September 2012, by & filed under Itay Epshtain, Jeff Halper, One State, Prolonged occupation.

In the Name of Justice: ICAHD Raises Key Issues Around a Single State as a Step Towards Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict By Jeff Halper and Itay Epshtain Over the past 15 years, ICAHD has actively resisted the Israeli Occupation. For almost that long we have argued that the two-state solution is dead and gone, based on… Read more »

UNOCHR leader Baroness Valerie Amos’s comments concerning house demolitions in the oPt

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under Demolitions, Eviction, Home Demolitions, Israeli planning policies, Itay Epshtain, Itay Epshtain, UN humanitarian chief.

ICAHD Co-Director Itay Epshtain met with United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Baroness Valerie Amos on Sunday (15/05/11) to highlight the apartheid-like system of occupation, disfranchisement, oppression, and the denial of self-determination. Following the meeting, attended by various officials from the UN and Palestinian and Israeli NGOs, the UN humanitarian chief was quoted saying, “Palestinians are utterly frustrated by the impact of Israeli policies on… Read more »

Jeff and Itay at ICAHD-USA’s annual retreat

Posted , by & filed under ICAHD Staff, Itay Epshtain, Jeff Halper, PLO/PA’s September initiative.

Earlier this month, ICAHD Co-Directors Jeff Halper and Itay Epshtain attended the ICAHD USA annual Executive Board retreat in North Carolina to discuss strategy and operations for the next year, and were welcomed by Staff and Board members from across the US. Halper also spoke at various venues across the state to activists, church groups and members… Read more »

UN Committee Demands Israel Stops House Demolitions Forthwith

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under East Jerusalem, Ethnic displacement, Itay Epshtain, Itay Epshtain, Jordan Valley, Social and Cultural Rights, UN Committee on Economic.

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, published its concluding observations earlier this week, calling Israel to stop forthwith house demolitions, forced eviction and residency revocation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and East Jerusalem. After considering the state report by Israel on compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,… Read more »

ICAHD Report to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Posted , by & filed under Discriminatory laws, Itay Epshtain, Itay Epshtain, report, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Earlier today (Monday, January 30th) ICAHD submitted its parallel report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) to convene in Geneva next month.   The report, authored by Adv. Emily Schaeffer from the Michael Sfard Law Office and ICAHD Co-Director Itay Epshtain provides information for consideration by UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination… Read more »

UN Committee Urges Israel to Eradicate Apartheid Policies

Posted 25th July 2012, by & filed under Apartheid, Itay Epshtain, Itay Epshtain, Jerusalem Master Plan, Palestinians citizens of Israel, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), published its concluding observations this morning (March 13th), calling Israel to take immediate measures to eradicate apartheid policies or practices which severely affect the Palestinian population in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and which violate the provisions of the Convention on the prevention of racial segregation… Read more »

Human Rights Council Addresses Prolonged Occupation

Posted , by & filed under Ethnic displacement, Itay Epshtain, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Richard Falk, UN Human Rights Council.

The UN Human Rights Council yesterday morning (July 2nd 2012) held a dialogue with Richard Falk, the Special Rapporteur on OPT. Prof. Falk, introducing his reports main recommendation that the Human Rights Council should commission a study on the adequacy of international humanitarian law to cover situations of prolonged occupation and provide Israel and the international… Read more »