UK Methodist Church vote to support the BDS Movement

Posted October 18, 2013, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Our member and former conference speaker, Stephen Leah, has alerted us about an online survey that has been launched in response to a motion passed during the July 2013 Methodist Conference. The motion requests the production of a briefing on the arguments for and against the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. We believe that… Read more »

Greenbelt Attracts New Members

Posted September 2, 2013, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

In recent years, Greenbelt Festival, a place for people to cut their teeth on Christianity with an edge, has incorporated a major emphasis on the Palestinian struggle for justice against Israel’s continued occupation of their historic land, and its punitive and illegal policies against the occupied people and the Arabs living in Israel. Linda Ramsden,… Read more »

A Report of the ICAHD UK Conference

Posted April 12, 2013, by & filed under UK Specific.

Just under a hundred people attended the ICAHD UK conference, In the Name of Justice, on 23 March. People came from many parts of England and there was representation from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland (including the Orkneys). We were also delighted to welcome ICAHD supporters from Germany. Speakers included Clare Short, Secretary of State… Read more »

Belfast – ICAHD represented at Stormont and at Amnesty meeting in Falls Road

Posted January 3, 2013, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

The issue of house demolitions and displacement was included in an event on 25 February at Stormont, home of Northern Irelandis General Assembly. Entitled eHow can Northern Ireland respond to Israelis illegal settlement policiesi, it was organised by the Palestine Society at Queenis University, Belfast. The aim of the day was to provide information in… Read more »

Buy a 2013 calendar telling the whole Beit Arabiya story

Posted December 12, 2012, by & filed under UK Specific.

ICAHD UK has prepared a calendar for 2013 of attractive price and quality of design. It tells the story of Beit Arabiya, and the long and costly resistance to Israel’s policy of home demolitions by Salim and Arabiya Shawamreh and their children, supported by ICAHD. This is a great way to be reminded throughout the… Read more »

Greenbelt Festival focus on Palestine this weekend

Posted August 24, 2012, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Linda Ramsden, ICAHD UK Director, and Karen Chalk, our Administrator, are both appearing “on stage” this Bank Holiday weekend in Cheltenham at the annual Greenbelt Festival. Since 1974, Greenbelt has brought people together to explore faith, arts and justice issues. For some years the festival has occupied Cheltenham Racecourse for the weekend. Festival attendance has… Read more »

Methodists Endorse Christian Aid Call to MPs for Ban on Import of Settlement Produce

Posted July 10, 2012, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Delegates at the Methodist Conference voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion “welcoming the June 2012 Parliamentary Briefing of Christian Aid which calls on the Government to introduce legislation to end the trade in products from illegal Israeli settlements”. Stephen Leah, conference delegate and ICAHD UK supporter and activist, reported: “We had a good debate… Read more »

A campaign by British Jews targets Anglican Synod motion on Israel – ICAHD responds……

Posted June 7, 2012, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

……and the General Synod passes the motion with a large majority yesterday (10th July). Ed Thornton reported in the Church Times recently the attack by The Board of Deputies of British Jews on a private member’s motion, supporting group working for justice and peace in Israel and Palestine. The criticism was directed particularly at EAPPI… Read more »

“Only Connect!” A Report on ICAHD UK Conference

Posted May 10, 2012, by & filed under UK Specific.

On a pleasantly warm day on April 21st, people arrived, some having come a good distance, for ICAHD UKas AGM and London conference at the Amnesty UK Human Rights Centre. Half of the attendees, who numbered in all about 100, had already gathered the night before at The Methodist International Centre for dinner, time with… Read more »

ICAHD UK Members Participate in Palestine Lobby Day

Posted November 28, 2011, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Several members of ICAHD UK travelled to London to meet with their MP for Palestine Lobby Day on Wednesday, 23 November. More than 180 MPs were contacted for this annual event, compared to 112 last year. Many of these MPs were lobbied at meetings on the day, which was supported by over 150 people from… Read more »