The Israeli Government Demolishes a Private House in Isawya, East Jerusalem

Posted 29th July 2012, by & filed under Bedouins, Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Meir Margalit, Palestinian citizens of Israel, Road Map.

On Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, the Israeli government demolished 30 structures in an “unrecognized” village of the Negev, and two buildings in East Jerusalem – a building in Wadi Joz that served as a center for disabled children and a private house in Al Isawiya. The latter belonged to Daud and Hussein Nasser and was… Read more »

Press Conference – Statement by ICAHD and Other Group

Posted 24th July 2012, by & filed under ICAHD Staff, Rebuilding homes, Road Map.

Statement from The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) 29th May, 2003  Delivered at a Press Conference at the American Colony Hotel, East Jerusalem  __________  Endorsed by:  The Alternative Information Center, Bat Shalom, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Coalition of Women for a Just Peace, Gush Shalom, The Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights, International Solidarity… Read more »

A Test of the Road Map

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, Fourth Geneva Convention, Home Demolitions, Jeff Halper, Quartet, Road Map.

Even as I write this Israeli Prime Minister Sharon is meeting with representatives of AIPAC, Israel’s powerful lobby in Washington, in preparation for his meeting with President Bush tomorrow (Tuesday). According to news reports, the American Administration is looking to Sharon to “give a boost” to the Road Map by offering some “humanitarian gesture.” Freeing… Read more »

Setting up Abbas

Posted 23rd July 2012, by & filed under Apartheid, Ariel Sharon, Cantonization, Jeff Halper, Mahmoud Abbas, Road Map.

From Sharon’s point of view it’s a done deal. Israel has won its century-old conflict with the Palestinians. Surveying the landscape – physical and political alike – the Israeli Prime Minister has finally fulfilled the task with which he was charged 38 years ago by Menachem Begin: ensure permanent Israel control over the entire Land… Read more »

Countdown to Apartheid

Posted , by & filed under Apartheid, Convergence Plan, Ehud Olmert, Jeff Halper, Mahmoud Abbas, Road Map.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s address to both houses of Congress was perhaps the most skilled use of Newspeak since George Orwell invented the term in his novel 1984. (He had help: author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel reportedly drafted large sections of the speech.) Just as Orwell’s totalitarian propagandists proclaimed WAR IS… Read more »

Keeping on a Steady Course to Apartheid

Posted , by & filed under Apartheid, Convergence Plan, Ehud Olmert, Hamas, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Road Map.

For all the attention and hysteria the latest events in Gaza have generated since the Hamas “takeover,” for Israel they represent nothing but a minor blip in its inexorable drive towards its own unilateral “solution:” apartheid. Israel’s end-game, explicit and unruffled by the recent turmoil on the ground, is clear. It is laid out in… Read more »