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

Posted September 23, 2021, by & filed under ICAHD reports, News, One Democratic State Campaign.

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 »

Humsa Al-Bqai’a flattened for the 7th time on 7th July 2021

Posted July 8, 2021, by & filed under House Demolitions, ICAHD reports, Jordan Valley, News.

Photo by NRC at Humsa Al-Bqai’a   The Palestinian herding community of Humsa Al-Bqai’a (Khirbet Hamsa in Hebrew) was demolished yet again by the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA) on Wednesday, 7th July 2021 following previous demolitions in November 2020 and February 2021. Israeli authorities argue that it needs this land as a “firing zone” for… Read more »

Settler Attacks on Palestinians Increase

Posted June 28, 2021, by & filed under ICAHD reports, News.

During recent years, there has been a rise of violence towards Palestinians from Jewish settlers who reside illegally in Israel’s occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.  Now with the new Israeli government headed by Naftali Bennett who was sworn in as Prime Minister on 13th June, incidences of settler violence have intensified. Bennett is a… Read more »

Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing in East Jerusalem

Posted March 26, 2021, by & filed under East Jerusalem, ICAHD reports, News.

Nearly one hundred homes in the Palestinian community Al-Bustan, next to Silwan are slated for demolition that will displace 1550 Palestinians while in the community of Sheikh Jarrah, 28 Palestinian households are threatened with eviction to be replaced by settlers. These Palestinians are fighting the entire Israeli system — the Supreme Court, the police, the municipality, settlers, and… Read more »

Five Demolitions of Humsa Al Bqai’a During February – Demolitions soaring in 2021

Posted February 26, 2021, by & filed under Beduin, House Demolitions, ICAHD reports, Jordan Valley, News.

So far during February the Bedouin community of Humsa Al Bqai’a (Khirbet Hamsa) located in the north part of the Jordan Valley has been demolished five times – on the 1st, 8th, 14th, 16th and 22nd. This is the same village that was demolished on 3 November during the largest mass demolition in the previous… Read more »

Erella, an Israeli from the Villages Group: Cooperation in Israel-Palestine, recounts witnessing a day of demolitions in the South Hebron Hills that took place on 25th November 2020

Posted December 2, 2020, by & filed under ICAHD reports, News, Personal Experiences.

For sixteen years I have walked at Nasser’s side. He was 20-years old when we first met. His youthful dream was to become a vet. Luckily that didn’t work out, otherwise – how could he have grown to become the one to document as a researcher of B’Tselem of the everyday injustices incurred in his… Read more »

What are the Implications of Trump’s Deals for the Palestinians?

Posted October 29, 2020, by & filed under ICAHD reports, Jeff Halper, News.

Jeff Halper – 29 October 2020 As an Israeli, I should feel happy and more secure after Trump’s brokered “normalization” between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain and now Sudan. But his brand of transactional diplomacy leaves one feeling uncomfortable that such an achievement happened without resolving any of the underlying issues. Now all diplomacy is… Read more »