ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Camp 2010

Posted July 20, 2010, by & filed under News, Rebuilding Demolished Homes.

This year we, the participants of ICAHD`s 2010 work camp, will be rebuilding the home of the Hamdan family: the parents Youssef and Ouda and their four children, Mohamed, Kassem, Saja and Hasma. The Hamdan home, located in the Jerusalem section of Anata, was first demolished in 2005 for lack of a building permit (which… 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 »

Israelas Insane Attack on the Freedom Flotilla

Posted June 9, 2010, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

The following article by Avi Shlaim, ICAHD UK patron, appeared in the Daily Mirror on 1st June. My heart sank when I heard the news of the IDFas insane attack on the unarmed boats carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza in which ten international volunteers were killed and many more were wounded. It was with great… Read more »

Tent of Nations – international response makes a difference

Posted June 4, 2010, by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

Last week, ICAHD sent out an appeal for international pressure after a demolition order was issued on new structures at the Tent of Nations Project for peaceful co-existence, south of Bethlehem. On Friday evening, 3 June, we received the following message from its director, Daoud Nasser: Our Lawyer appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court to… Read more »

FREE AMEER MAKHOUL! STOP REPRESSION IN ISRAEL!

Posted May 27, 2010, by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

ICAHD adds its voice to the calls of Palestinian, Israeli and international civil society organizations demanding the immediate release of Ameer Makhoul, the General Director of Ittijah and President of the Popular Committee for the Defense of Political Freedoms, who was abducted from his home in a midnight raid of the security service and held… Read more »

IDF move against villages in forefront of non-violent resistance

Posted March 21, 2010, by & filed under Israeli Military Actions, News.

In a move the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz called seriously anti-democratic”, the Israeli Army just declared the villages of Bil’in and Na’alin closed military zones from 8am-8pm on Fridays for the next six months. For five years, Friday protests with Palestinian, Israeli and international activists have made these towns centers of unarmed resistance to occupation. Now… 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 »

Amnesty call on UN Human Rights Council to refer Gaza situation to ICC

Posted March 9, 2010, by & filed under International, News.

4,247 homes in Gaza were destroyed directly as a result of Israeli military action during Operation Cast Lead, the assault on Gaza in 2008-2009, according to United Nations statistics. Amnesty International sent out today (9 March) the press release below. The situation in Gaza should be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International… Read more »

The Independent and Amnesty International pressure Israel on “totally inadequate” response on Gaza investigations

Posted February 3, 2010, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

A press release by Amnesty International today criticises Israel’s response to the UN as “totally inadequate” on its investigations into alleged violations of international law by its forces in Gaza a year ago. The full text of the press release is duplicated below. Meanwhile, an exclusive front page article by Donald MacIntyre in today’s Independent… Read more »

Push for BDS Campaign to Gain More Momentum

Posted January 26, 2010, by & filed under International, News.

“ICAHD was the first Israeli organization to endorse a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign and to formulate a statement, issued in January, 2005, calling on the international community to support it. Over the past decade and a half ICAHD has played a key role in expanding the BDS campaign and working with groups around… Read more »