Posted 3rd January 2016, by & filed under Latest News, Newsletter .

ICAHD Jerusalem and Jeff Changes Role in ICAHD With the end of 2015 we express our deep appreciation to all the ICAHD supporters who have helped sustain us during the incredible challenges that we as an Israeli political left-wing peace group continue to face in our resistance to our government’s policies towards the Palestinians. Thousands… Read more »

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Our last news letter covered our annual rebuilding summer camp which was a great success following 2014’s canceled summer camp due to the brutal attack on Gaza and concern over safety. In summer 2016 we will rebuild another home demolished by the authorities which will again bring together internationals, Palestinians, and Israelis to share and… Read more »

Posted 27th December 2015, by & filed under Latest News .

Jeff Halper “Punitive” demolitions, which have become a trademark of Israel’s latest round of repression against the Palestinians of the Occupied Territory, are not only a pointless lashing out against defenseless families, but are downright counterproductive, even by Israel’s own standards. Since 1967 the Israeli authorities have demolished some 46,000 Palestinian homes in the OPT,… Read more »

Posted 24th December 2015, by & filed under Latest News .

In recent weeks Israel’s High Court of Justice approved the punitive home demolition of five family homes of Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis. Under most circumstances when a Palestinian attacks an Israelis civilian or solider, he is neutralized, which means killed or injured and arrested. Therefore punitive home demolitions punish family members and neighbors…. Read more »

Posted 18th August 2014, by & filed under Jeff Halper .

How Israel Undermines International Law Through “Lawfare” by Jeff Halper   Operation Protective Edge was not merely a military assault on a primarily civilian population. As in its previous “operations” (Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Pillar of Defense in 2012), it was also part of an ongoing assault on international humanitarian law (IHL) by a… Read more »

Posted 29th April 2014, by & filed under Uncategorised .

  Israeli Supreme Court Seeks Participation for Palestinians in Area C Planning   Jerusalem, April 28th   The Supreme Court gave an interim decision today in response to an appeal brought by Rabbis For Human Rights, ICAHD, JLAC, St. Yves and the Palestinian village of Ad-Dirat-Al-Rfai’ya requesting that planning authority be returned to Palestinians living in Area… Read more »

Posted 24th April 2014, by & filed under Uncategorised .

PRESS RELEASE: April 24, 2014   ICAHD JOINS APPEAL TO ISRAELI SUPREME COURT AGAINST MILITARY PLANNING IN AREA C OF THE WEST BANK   ICAHD, in conjunction with Rabbis for Human Rights/Shomrei Mishpat, The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, and The Society of Saint Yves, The Catholic Center for Human Rights, and together… Read more »

Posted 15th April 2014, by & filed under Uncategorised .

  Middle East: Russian roulette or conflict resolution?   ICAHD Finland has long monitored the arms trade between Finland and Israel, especially in the area of drones. Below is an article by Bruno Jantti, the head of ICAHD Finland, and the Israeli historian and political analyst Ilan Pappe, that appeared recently in Le Monde Diplomatique.    … Read more »

Posted 8th December 2013, by & filed under Uncategorised .

    ANNOUNCING ICAHD’S 2014 REBUILDING CAMP 3 – 18 August 2014, near Jerusalem     Join with Palestinians and Israelis who refuse to be enemies in a powerful act of non-violent resistance in rebuilding a Palestinian home.   Participate in an extensive educational program including field trips to both sides of the divide.   Strengthen your involvement… Read more »

Posted 4th December 2013, by & filed under Jeff Halper .

What Comes Next: Towards a bi-national end-game in Palestine/Israel Jeff Halper In our struggle for a just peace in Palestine/Israel, we find ourselves at a precarious crossroads. It is clear that the two-state solution is dead and gone, the victim of deliberate Israeli policies of settlement, territorial confiscation and Israel’s refusal to relinquish control over… Read more »

Posted 3rd December 2013, by & filed under Uncategorised .

  ANNOUNCING ICAHD’S 2014 REBUILDING CAMP 3 – 18 August 2014, near Jerusalem    Join with Palestinians and Israelis who refuse to be enemies in a powerful act of non-violent resistance in rebuilding a Palestinian home.  Participate in an extensive educational program including field trips to both sides of the divide.  Strengthen your involvement in… Read more »

Posted 17th November 2013, by & filed under Uncategorised .

Jeff Halper The “judaization” of Jerusalem and the West Bank continues apace, despite the so-called “peace process.” This week the Israeli government demolished a large apartment block in Beit Hanina, bringing the total number of Palestinian structures demolished in East Jerusalem in 2013 to almost 100; about 400 people displaced from their homes (figures from… Read more »

Posted 9th July 2013, by & filed under Uncategorised .

ACT NOW! Knesset Intend to Legalise Forced Bedouin Displacement in Negev  Amos Gwirtz, Dear friends [writes Amos Gwirtz, one time Chair of ICAHD],  The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset (parliament) to pass a law regulating the resettlement of Bedouins in the Negev, by which tens of thousands of Bedouins will be expelled from their homes,… Read more »

Posted 6th July 2013, by & filed under Uncategorised .

Yesterday, July 5th, we celebrated as Beit Arabiya is rebuilt for the 6th time. In just 2 1/2 days, 85 young people from around the world, brought to the site by Sabeel, a Palestinian Christian liberation theology organization, rebuilt the home of Arabiya and Salim Shawamreh and their family. Supported by the Swedish development agency… Read more »

Posted 4th July 2013, by & filed under Jeff Halper .

How do we respond to Kerry? I don’t know of anyone familiar with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – across the board – who sees in the Kerry initiative anything other than an attempt to impose on the Palestinians a Pax Israeliana. In fact, neither Kerry nor his Israeli partners bother to deny it. For his part,… Read more »

Posted 9th April 2013, by & filed under Jeff Halper .

  TOWARDS AN END-GAME IN PALESTINE-ISRAEL – WHILE IMAGINING THE FUTURE   Jeff Halper     Last September ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, which had long argued that the two-state solution was dead, decided to bite the bullet and endorse a one-state solution. We first circulated a draft among our Palestinian partners for… Read more »

Posted 19th April 2016, by & filed under House Rebuilding, Latest News, News, Personal Experiences, Rebuilding homes, Resistance, Settlements, Solidarity, West Bank Displacement .

ICAHD have worked with Atta Jaber and his family since they suffered their first home demolition in 1998, rebuilding two of his homes after they were destroyed by the authorities and in local arson attacks, and we wish to spread their story of peaceful resistance far and wide. In this 5 minute video you will… Read more »

Posted 9th September 2015, by & filed under Latest News .

Jeff Halper, ICAHD’s Director, reflects on the final day of ICAHD’s annual rebuilding camp for internationals: The ICAHD Rebuilding Camp is completed! Two weeks of building in 40 degree (104 F) heat, 20 international activists bolstered by their Palestinian and Israeli compatriots and a wonderful, professional Palestinian team of builders led by Salim and Riad,… Read more »

Posted 21st May 2015, by & filed under Jeff Halper .

  ICAHD ACTIVISTS MEET FIFA’S BLATTER by Jeff Halper   During the visit of FIFA President Sepp Blatter to Palestine/Israel in order to head off a vote next week to suspend Israel’s membership due to the damage its policies do to Palestinian football, I was asked to represent Israel activists supporting the suspension of Israel… Read more »

Posted 19th May 2015, by & filed under Uncategorised .

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions estimates that 48,038 Palestinian structures have been demolished in occupied Palestinian territory since 1967, making housing demolition a key aspect of Israel’s policy of control over Palestinians. PPI’s (Partners for Progressive Israel) Nicole Cooper interviews Ruth Edmonds, advocacy officer and tour coordinator for the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions… Read more »

Posted 4th May 2015, by & filed under Uncategorised .

 A phenomenon that is absent from much of Western Europe is a fear of bulldozers. A logical absence it would seem. Yet the story is somewhat different for Palestinians living in Israel and the West Bank. I am being driven to meet a Palestinian family, Atta Jaber and his wife and four children, whose home… Read more »

Posted 27th April 2015, by & filed under Uncategorised .

Julia Olioff – ICAHD Intern – 2015 As facts on the ground in Israel/Palestine make it evident that a two state solution is no longer feasible, there has been increasing discourse on the possibilities of a one state solution among intellectuals, activists and journalists. Over the past month I interviewed some of these Israeli and… Read more »