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Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 7.30pm - 'One Democratic State in Palestine/Israel: It's Time'

A Presentation by Jeff Halper and Mohammad Sabaaneh at the Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Black's Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT.

Meeting sponsored by West London Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)

In this Powerpoint presentation, Jeff Halper and Mohammad Sabaaneh argue that the Matrix of Control which Israel has laid over the Occupied Territory has effectively eliminated the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian “conflict” and has produced instead a regime of apartheid.

Faced with apartheid and the permanent ‘warehousing’ of the Palestinians, they go on to outline the only just solution that Israel has left us with: a single constitutional democracy: one country, one citizenship, one parliament and one shared civil society in which its people's collective rights are also protected. The two speakers explore in depth how such a solution would work and what we need to do to reach it.

Tickets are £3 (available online here) and there will be a collection at the end of the evening to contribute to the speaker’s travel costs and to support the work of West London PSC and ICAHD UK.

Resources from West London PSC and ICAHD UK will also be available.

Wedneday 29 January 2020 at 7.00pm - 'Where are we Headed in Palestine/Israel'

A Conversation on Vision, Plans and Strategy with Jeff Halper at the Wesley Hotel and Conference Centre, 81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ

Meeting Sponsored by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and Jewish Voice for Labour

Palestine/Israel remains on our minds no matter what else happens in the world. Not only does it represent a conflict that for decades has destabilized the entire Middle East and the wider international system, not only does it continue to claim countless victims, but it touches our individual and collective lives as Jews and as progressives. It is far from just another “foreign affair”; it makes us complicit, no matter what position we take.

Palestine/Israel is also an issue, a conflict, a source of oppression and division, one that has eluded efforts at resolution for decades – indeed, for more than a century. What should we do about it? Not only in terms of reaching a resolution, albeit that is a crucial political goal, but in terms of how it has affected, even poisoned, our global political discourse, as evidenced in the last election.

Jeff Halper is a well-known Israeli academic, activist, and strategist. In his writings and public presentations, he attempts to “connect the dots” among political issues from Palestine/Israel to the global. After a brief presentation of the present situation in Palestine/Israel, Jeff will lead a wide-ranging discussion reflecting the extensive areas of concern and opinion that this “conflict” raises. Together we will try to clear the air, go beyond slogans, bring clarity to our strategic thinking and deal with the many political matters raised by the Palestine/Israel issue.

Admission £5 or £3 for students and unwaged. Book in advance through this Eventbrite link. Donations taken for sponsoring Jeff Halper's visit.

Thursday 30 January 2020 at 7.30pm - 'One Democratic State in Palestine/Israel: It's Time'

A Presentation by Jeff Halper and Mohammad Sabaaneh at the Friend's Meeting House, Hill Street, Coventry CV1 4AN

Meeting sponsored by Coventry Friends of Palestine and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)

Details as for the event in Hammersmith above. Admission free with a collection following the talk to cover costs and raise funds.

Friday 29 May 2020 - ICAHD UK Members' Dinner

Our 2020 Member's Dinner provides an opportunity for members to meet together informally while enjoying a good meal. Our annual meal will again be held at the Wesley Hotel and Conference Centre, 81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ on the eve of our annual Conference.

Full details and booking information will be available nearer the event.

Saturday 30 May 2020 - ICAHD UK Annual Conference

The 2020 ICAHD UK Conference will be held at Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA on Saturday 30 May.

The programme and booking details will be announced in the new year.

2-12 November 2020 - ICAHD-Recommended Extended Study Tour

ICAHD’s alternative tours programme includes in-depth study tours for internationals.

They go beyond the traditional tourist sites as the political realities that affect Palestinians and Israelis are explored. Participants witness the situation on both sides of the divide and travel to different geographical areas. Unique opportunities are provided to meet ICAHD’s key partners to gain first-hand, in-depth knowledge and some of the latest analysis.

Participants also meet extensively with Palestinians to hear their stories: Extended Study Tours