Israeli & Palestinian Activists Rebuild Demolished Homes

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under ICAHD Staff, Israeli Solidarity, Peace Movement, Rebuilding Camp.

On 12th April over 40 Israeli activists from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv arrived in a West Bank village for a day of solidarity and work with Palestinians. Two homes destroyed by the Israeli government were in process of being rebuilt by ICAHD’s Constructing Peace Campaign as part of the organization’s resistance and civil disobedience activities…. Read more »

The Power of Paradigms – Helping Israelis Grasp the New Emerging Reality

Posted 25th July 2012, by & filed under Ideas, Israeli Public Opinion, Jeff Halper, Narratives of the conflict, Paradigm, Peace Movement, Zionism.

We are all creatures of culture. As human beings possessing the ability for abstract thought, we live in realities that we construct ourselves, both collectively and individually. We construct everything; nothing is “natural.” Our constructions of reality – embodied in ideologies, narratives and symbols — make sense to us. The rest on shared assumptions, experiences,… Read more »

A Letter to Israeli Protest and Resistance activists

Posted 24th July 2012, by & filed under Apartheid, Fred Schlomka, Fred Schlomka, Ideas, Letter, Palestinian resistance, Peace Movement.

My dear friends, Does this sound familiar: “I don’t mind protesting in Tel Aviv but I’m not crazy enough to do it over the Green Line” “I can’t go there, I might get arrested or shot. Anyway I have to pick up my kids from swimming lessons.” “My wife won’t let me go. She’s concerned… Read more »

A Culture of Peace

Posted , by & filed under Fred Schlomka, Fred Schlomka, Ideas, IFLAC, International Advocacy, Peace Movement, salim Shawamreh.

At a time when peace in the Middle East seems near impossible, there is a different way to a peaceful solution. “Governments have had their chance and failed, so too have the economists,” according to Aharoni, founder and president of The International Forum for the Culture and Literature of Peace (IFLAC. “Now it’s the chance… Read more »