New Opportunities for Progressives in an Evolving Middle East? – By Jeff Halper

Posted September 23, 2021, 7:05 pm by & filed under News.

The American withdrawal from military intervention in Afghanistan continues a broader American as well as European disengagement from the Middle East. Greater US energy independence and a shift on the part of Europe to Russian oil, fatigue among Americans over their “endless wars” in the region, and a perceived need to “pivot” to the challenge… Read more »

The Zionist assault on Judaism – Jeff Halper

Posted July 8, 2021, 5:07 pm by & filed under News.

An Israeli soldier keeps guard near a Palestinian woman standing next to Star of David graffiti sprayed by Israeli settlers at an Army checkpoint in the center of Hebron. May 18, 2009 (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images) Zionism has not yet murdered Judaism but it has undermined its moral and historical integrity. By intentionally fanning antisemitism,… Read more »

Here in Israel, the Perils of a Government of ‘No Politics’ – Jeff Halper

Posted June 11, 2021, 11:23 am by & filed under News.

The country’s new coalition government, whose only common ground is the desire to get rid of Benjamin Netanyahu, might just mark a turning point in Israel’s ability to avoid accountability for its actions. JERUSALEM—Israel is currently passing through its Trumpian moment. Indeed, staunch Trump ally Benjamin Netanyahu is out-trumping Trump, calling the results of the March 23… Read more »

The Limits of International Law and Human Rights – Jeff Halper

Posted February 26, 2021, 5:48 pm by & filed under News.

The decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) that Palestine in fact constitutes a state actor entitled to bring charges of war crimes against Israeli political and military leaders, and that the ICC in fact has jurisdiction, will not be a game-changer. True, it is a good thing that Israel is held accountable for violations… Read more »

Watch Recording of Launch of Jeff Halper’s New Book ‘Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine’ (27 January 2021) – and Buy the Book

Posted January 7, 2021, 6:25 pm by & filed under News.

‘A powerful and convincing case – a must read for anyone looking for fresh ideas of how to end the long and bloody conflict in Palestine’ – Ilan Pappe, Professor of History and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter   Jeff Halper and chair Yasmin Alibhai Brown have… Read more »

Normalization between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE): When “peace” is not a good thing – Jeff Halper

Posted August 18, 2020, 8:33 am by & filed under News.

The agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the UAE is being sold to us as “historic” and a positive development that will change the Middle East. Bahrain, Oman, Sudan and Saudi Arabia are said to be waiting in line. Peace always appears to be good, especially if it can help resolve the Arab-Israeli Conflict…. Read more »

Peter Beinart Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Jeff Halper, 13 July 2020

Posted July 13, 2020, 3:44 pm by & filed under News.

Israeli and Palestinian flags (illustrative).Credit: © Tonygers | Dreamstime.com   ICAHD’s Jeff Halper has had an opinion piece published in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, in response to the brouhaha generated by Peter Beinart’s two articles: “Yavne: A Jewish Case for Equality in Israel-Palestine,” published in Jewish Currents, and “I No Longer Believe in a Jewish… Read more »

Recording of ICAHD UK Webinar – Avi Shlaim in Conversation with Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian and Jeff Halper as they discuss settler colonialism and decolonisation – 8 July

Posted June 3, 2020, 5:11 pm by & filed under Events, News.

This webinar took place soon after Israel’s expected formal annexation of great swathes of the West Bank. As well as addressing the current reality on the ground, the bigger picture of settler colonialism versus occupation will be unpacked and there will be discussion about the move towards decolonisation. Avi Shlaim – Israeli historian, Emeritus Professor… Read more »