Wiping a Village Off the Map: The Destruction of a Herder Community in Northern Jordan Valley

Posted 29th January 2013, by & filed under Demolitions, Home Demolitions, Occupation, palestine, Resistance.

Wiping a Village Off the Map: The Destruction of a Herder Community in Northern Jordan Valley   Eighty people are left homeless in Hammamat Al Maleh in the Northern Jordan Valley, after the Israel Defence Forces demolished homes and animal shelters of 11 families in the communities of Hammamat Al Maleh and Hammamat Al Meiteh, on January 17th, 2013.In the morning of the following day… Read more »

Roots of Resistance: We all have a responsibility to turn resistance into liberation

Posted 18th December 2012, by & filed under Intifada, Jeff Halper, palestine, Resistance.

  The first Intifada (actually the second if we include the Palestinian Revolt of 1936-39, both derided as “riots” and “disturbances” in Israeli historiography) stands alongside other historical acts of popular resistance to oppression, occupation or colonial rule. Some succeeded in overthrowing that rule: the Arab Spring comes immediately to mind, as do the strikes… Read more »

“The occupation is only going to end with outside pressure” – an interview with Jeff Halper

Posted 29th October 2012, by & filed under ICAHD, Jeff Halper, Occupation, Resistance.

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions is well respected outside Israel, but barely known in Tel Aviv. Jeff Halper gives a critical perspective on the Israeli Left and the difficulties of strategically opposing the occupation from within.   Sitting outside a café on trendy Hillel Street in West Jerusalem – as off-duty Israeli soldiers, Orthodox… Read more »

Hamdan Family Home Demolished – ICAHD Resists

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Rebuilding Camp, Resistance.

During the Summer 2007, International volunteers, together with Israelis and Palestinians, rebuilt the home of the Hamdan Family in East Jerusalem which had been demolished for lack of a permit. On April 2nd, 2008 the home was again demolished in a wanton act of cruelty. Dozens of Israeli army and police participated in the crime,… 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 »

ICAHD Peace Center ‘Beit Arabiya’ Demolished for the Fifth Time

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Anata, beit arabiya, Demolitions, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Rebuilding camp, Itay Epshtain, Resistance, salim Shawamreh.

Israeli authorities demolished Beit Arabiya (“Arabiya’s House”) last night (Monday, January 23rd) for the fifth time, along with structures in the East Anata Bedouin compound.  Beit Arabiya, Located in the West Bank town of Anata (Area C) just to the northeast of Jerusalem, is a living symbol of resistance to Occupation and the desire for justice and peace.  … Read more »

New Year’s Greetings: Injustice is Unsustainable

Posted 19th July 2012, by & filed under Jeff Halper, Peace, Resistance.

Dear ICAHD family, friends and supporters (actually, we’re beginning to be more of a clan, edging towards a tribe), This is just a note wishing you all a good, good, happy and productive New Year, with peace finally coming to Palestine, Israel and our whole global community. In this very difficult moment in the seemingly… Read more »

Born to Demolish

Posted 18th July 2012, by & filed under Anata, Arrest, Demolitions, Home Demolitions, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Resistance, Summer Camp.

It was another of those routine tragedies that are never publicized. At eight in the morning we at ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) received a call that the Border Police, Israeli police and Jerusalem Municipality bulldozers were massing below the Palestinian village of Anata, poised to begin another day of home demolitions. We… Read more »