Victory for Disinvestment by Methodists

Posted June 20, 2006, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

The Methodist Conference of the UK has voted overwhelmingly to disinvest its central funds, where appropriate after negotiation, with companies profiting from Israel’s Occupation in any way. Methodist Conference endorses principle of disinvestment from occupation Source: Palestine Solidarity Campaign The worldwide campaign for Church disinvestment from the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, received a major… Read more »

Olmert Vows to “Push Ahead” with Convergence Plan

Posted June 16, 2006, by & filed under International, News.

Source: www.Haaretz.com After meeting President Jacques Chirac in France in June, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to push ahead with his contentious plan to redraw Israel’s borders with the Palestinians, unilaterally if necessary. “The plan is inevitable, it will be implemented, hopefully by agreement, but it will be implemented,” he told reporters. Olmert also… Read more »

Blair Fails to Recognise Hamas Restraint

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Tony Blair, veteran of years of peace talks with the IRA, where concessions were made on both sides to hold negotiations together before the IRA abandoned completely its militaristic stance, failed to insist on Olmert going to the negotiating table with Hamas, saying “You can only negotiate with people who accept your existence and stop… Read more »

When Palestinian Kills Palestinian…..

Posted June 6, 2006, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

……we are dismayed. It seems to undermine all we fight for, for the benefit of our Palestinian brothers and sisters. But we do not live in a clear-cut world where causes fall into simplistic black and white categories. In every basket there are bad eggs. And consider Dostoyevsky’s contention that man cannot live without hope,… Read more »

Daniel Barenboim Delivers Reith Lectures 2006

Posted May 13, 2006, by & filed under International, News.

“….if Israel wants to have a permanent place it must become part of the Middle East, and it must be aware of the culture that already existed here, and not pretend, as has been done for a long time now, that it was a desert and an uncultured one at that.” Daniel Barenboim’s final lecture… Read more »

Jeff Halper nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2006

Posted April 15, 2006, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Read here about Jeff’s nomination for this most prestigious prize alongside the Palestinian Ghassan Andoni, co-founder of ISM Jeff Halper, founder and Coordinator of ICAHD, is a widely respected analyst of the Israel/Palestine situation as well as a leading Jewish activist.

ICAHD UK Chair Receives Sheila McKechnie Award

Posted March 31, 2006, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

ICAHD, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, is extremely proud to announce that the Chair of ICAHD UK, Linda Ramsden, was the recent recipient of the Dame Sheila McKechnie Award for Conflict Resolution. The award is one of six bestowed in key fields of political campaigning (social inclusion, economic justice, conflict resolution, transport, consumer action,… Read more »