The Israeli Elections: A Game-Changer

Posted March 20, 2015, by & filed under Analysis, Israeli Politics.

By Jeff Halper Dramatic as they were for returning Netanyahu to power, the Israeli elections did not witness a major shift in political forces; in fact, the center-left (albeit Labor now pandering to the right by rebranding itself the “Zionist Camp”) did better than in the 2013 elections, while the right polled considerably less than… Read more »

The Power of Women

Posted March 7, 2015, by & filed under Opinion.

Jerusalem grandmother

As International Women’s day approaches, I reflect on a conversation I had with a striking woman of 80 years old. She is a Palestinian woman who has lived through the Nakba (‘catastrophe’) in 1948, losing her home, her history and heritage virtually overnight. Her vision now is to create a ‘Grandmothers Solidarity Group’ to challenge… Read more »

Watch Al Jazeera “Inside Story” episode: Punishing the Palestinians?

Posted August 23, 2014, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

Award-winning Al Jazeera’s “Inside Story” series has broadcast an episode focussed on Palestinian home demolitions. Presenter Shiulie Ghosh talks to Jeff Halper, Director of ICAHD, Avi Bell, a professor of law at Bar-Ilan University and a specialist in international and property law, and Bill Van Esveld, an Israel and Palestine researcher at Human Rights Watch,… Read more »

ICAHD joins appeal to Israeli Supreme Court to prevent home demolitions in Area C

Posted April 26, 2014, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

ICAHD, in conjunction with other human rights organisations and together with the Palestinian village council of Ad-Dirat- Al-Rfaiiya, near Hebron in the West Bank, has submitted a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court to remove the planning authority in Area C of the West Bank, including the authority to demolish Palestinian homes, out of the… Read more »

Wall replica “overwhelming”? Er, yes! Is that not the point?!

Posted January 16, 2014, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

In the Sunday programme on BBC Radio 4 on January 5th, presenter Ed Stourton suggested to Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James, Piccadilly, that the 26 foot replica wall installation outside her church, which hosted the Bethlehem Unwrapped festival, risked overwhelming the other aspects and messages of the festival. He was questioning whether it… Read more »

Jeff Halper an extremist? Absolutely! I heard it first on the BBC….

Posted January 13, 2014, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

…..so it must be true! On the Radio 4 Sunday programme on January 5th this year, Professor Alan Johnson of Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre (BICOM) bracketed Jeff Halper with what Prof Johnson regarded as “extremists”. In the same breath he described “a certain wildness” about the popular and successful “Bethlehem Unwrapped” festival. This… Read more »