Jeff and Itay at ICAHD-USA’s annual retreat

Posted 28th July 2012, 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 »

Palestine/Israel: Where Do We Go from Here ?

Posted , by & filed under Ideas, Jeff Halper, matrix of control, Mobilizing civil society Sumud, PLO/PA’s September initiative.

Imagine. September 22nd (or 23rd or 24th), the day after the Security Council recognizes Palestine as a member state within the 1967 borders and it is ratified in the General Assembly by more than 150 countries: The Palestinian flag joins that of 192 other member states, all of whose territorial integrity is ensured by the… Read more »

The Palestinian Authority’s Historic Mistake, and Opportunity. By Jeff Halper

Posted , by & filed under Arab Spring, Civil mobilization, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Mahmoud Abbas, PLO/PA’s September initiative.

No one knows the precise plans of the Palestinian Authority vis-a-vis September: will Mahmoud Abbas declare a Palestinian state within recognized borders and ask that it be admitted as a full member of the UN – or not? Perhaps Abbas himself does not know. Now political leaders often make decisions alone or in consultation with… Read more »

The Tent Protests in Israel: Can They Break out of the Zionist/Security/Neo-Liberal Box?

Posted , by & filed under Binyamin Netanyahu, Ideas, Israeli Summer, Jeff Halper, PLO/PA’s September initiative, Social justice, Zionism.

The demonstrations currently roiling Israel constitute a grassroots challenge to Israel’s neo-liberal regime.  Beginning as an uprising of the middle classes – especially young people who have trouble finding affordable housing – it has spread to the working class, the poor and the Arab communities as well, though not the religious as yet. Many of… Read more »

Salvaging September: an ICAHD Statement Regarding the Palestinian Statehood Initiative at the UN

Posted , by & filed under BDS, ICAHD Staff, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian authority, PLO/PA’s September initiative, United Nations.

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) has been one of the leading critical Israeli peace and human rights organizations struggling for Palestinian rights during its more than 14 years of existence. ICAHD activists resist the demolition of Palestinian homes, both inside Israel and in the Occupied Territory, and together with our Palestinian and International… Read more »