ICAHD UK Benefit at the Edinburgh Festival

Posted July 20, 2011, by & filed under UK Specific.

We are proud to announce that the Hampstead Comedy Club is presenting a _Benefit for Palestinea in aid of ICAHD UK at the Edinburgh Festival on Wednesday, 17 August. Hear Mark Thomas, Daniel Kitson, Josie Long and Ivor Dembina (compere). 5pm The Counting House 38 West Nicholson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD Admission u10. Tickets available… Read more »

Israeli campaign to avoid accountability for Gaza war crimes must be rejected

Posted April 8, 2011, by & filed under UK Specific.

[Amnesty International Public Statement] Recent Israeli government calls for the UN to retract the 2009 report of its Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict are a cynical attempt to avoid accountability for war crimes and deny both Palestinian and Israeli victims of the 2008-2009 conflict the justice and reparations they deserve, Amnesty International said today…. Read more »

Spread the word among churchgoers this Christmas

Posted December 21, 2010, by & filed under UK Specific.

There’s scope for getting a message across about the modern day Holy Land in churches this Christmastide yet. We’re still in the church Christmas season till Jan 5th, Epiphany (the arrival of the Wise Men in Bethlehem), or in some churches right until Candlemas on Feb 2nd, when Jesus, according to the Bible, was presented… Read more »

Mark Thomas on Tour with Extreme Rambling – Walking the Wall

Posted December 14, 2010, by & filed under UK Specific.

Courageous comedian Mark Thomas has found inventive ways to challenge the corporate and political powers-that-be. He has undermined with subversive humour, some grace, intelligence and compassion policies like our costly Trident replacement programme. He has shined a bright light of laughter on the arms trade, and the worst absurdities, inequalities and evil produced by the… Read more »

Clare Short Volunteers at 2010 ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Camp

Posted September 1, 2010, by & filed under UK Specific.

Veteran British politician, Clare Short, who is also a patron of ICAHD UK, volunteered her time for the first part of this yearas summer camp. Since 2003, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) has organised this annual two-week event where internationals are invited to work alongside Israelis and Palestinians, who refuse to be enemies,… Read more »

Greenbelt focuses on Palestine for second year

Posted July 13, 2010, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Following on Jeff Halper’s visit to this colourful August Bank Holiday festival last year, this year’s line-up of speakers include Clare Short, Ilan Pappe, Abe Hayeem and Brian Klug, all associated with ICAHD UK and the struggle for a just peace in Israel/Palestine. Greenbelt Festival trustees visited Israel/Palestine in early 2009, and seeing with their… Read more »

Launch of JNEWS

Posted March 19, 2010, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

JNEWS (www.jnews.org.uk) was launched by members of the British Jewish community on March 15th in London, to supply high quality news, comment and analysis on the Israel-Palestine conflict of the sort not often reflected in the Jewish and wider media. A number of people – at the initiative of Richard Kuper of JfJfP conceived the… Read more »

“The hardest thing for anyone is to have their son under the earth”

Posted March 17, 2010, by & filed under UK Specific.

So speaks the father of Ibraheem, a nine year old boy executed by Israeli soldiers, on a Channel 4 Dispatches programme The Children of Gaza, which follows the lives of some chidren in Gaza since their traumatisation by events during Israel’s attack on Gaza over a year ago. The phrase “executed by Israeli soldiers” reflects… Read more »