In the Name of Justice: Key Issues around a Single State

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By Jeff Halper and Itay Epshtain Publication date: Thursday, September 13, 2012   Over the past 15 years, ICAHD has actively resisted the Israeli Occupation. For almost that long we have argued that the two-state solution is dead and gone, based on our intimate knowledge both of Israeli politics and the massive “facts” that Israel has… Read more »

ICAHD First Israeli Peace Group to Call for Sanctions

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ICAHD Thursday, January 27, 2005 SANCTIONS AGAINST THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION: IT’S TIME “If apartheid ended, so can the occupation. But the moral force and international pressure will have to be just as determined. The current divestment effort is the first, though certainly not the only, necessary move in that direction.” — Bishop Desmond Tutu You… Read more »

How Israel Undermines International Law Through “Lawfare”

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by Jeff Halper (18 August 2014)   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 highly coordinated team of… Read more »

Israel’s ‘generous Offer’ Was Not Really All That Generous Sharon has worked tirelessly and openly for a “cantonized” Palestinian entity for the past quarter century, always rejecting the notion of a viable Palestinian state.

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By Jeff Halper Published on 3/15/2005 In peace-making, as in law, business and other areas of life, the devil is in the details. The crux of the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is not over a Palestinian a state. The “quartet” of the Middle East Road Map — Europe, Russia, the U.N. and even… Read more »

Israel as an Extension of American Empire

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  Jeff Halper (28 Spetember 2005) There are many tragic and self-destructive features of the Occupation for Israel itself. Although the country was founded on the “original sin” of exclusivity and the expulsion of the refugees, it nevertheless had (has?) the potential to develop into a normal, even progressive society. Many of the socialist principles… Read more »

Israeli Unilateralism

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Jeff Halper (24 March 2004)   With the killing of Sheikh Yassin, Israel has altered the very nature of the Middle East conflict. It has done what even certain “sane” military and right-wing elements in Israel have warned against: transforming a political conflict with the Palestinians into a war between the Israeli and Palestinians peoples…. Read more »

Israel’s Jewish Problem

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Jeff Halper (20 April 2009)   A funny thing happened to me on my way to synagogue in Sydney; my scheduled talk got cancelled. The uproar caused by the prospect of my speaking to the Jewish community in Australia is truly startling to an Israeli. Granted, I am very critical of Israel’s policies of Occupation… Read more »

It’s the Occupation, Stupid

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By Jeff Halper The Israeli reaction to the International Court of Justice’s advisory opinion regarding the legality of the Wall (or “Separation Barrier”) was as predictable as the verdict: absolute denial of both the saliency of the judgment itself and of the ICJ’s fundamental authority to even pronounce an opinion at all. The verdict was… Read more »

The ICAHD Family Mourns the tragic slaying of Juliano Mer-Khamis

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7 April 2011 The ICAHD family mourns the tragic slaying by masked gunmen of our friend and comrade Juliano Mer-Khamis in Jenin. Juliano was a major figure in the struggle for a just peace and the forging of a new multi-cultural society in Palestine/Israel based on human rights, freedom, equality and, not least, creative, critical… Read more »