Home Rebuilt in 2007 Camp Demolished. ICAHD Coordinator Arrested Resisting Demolition

Posted April 2, 2008, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

News came in from ICAHD this morning that the Hamdan family home, rebuilt during the 2007 Constructing Peace Summer Camp, has been demolished. Jeff Halper, founder and Coordinator of ICAHD, was arrested for attempting to resist the demolition, but released soon after. We understand at this point in time that no charges will be pressed… Read more »

Emergency in Gaza – Why the Siege Must Be Lifted – Now!

Posted February 16, 2008, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, ICAHDis Advocacy Officer, delivered the following speech to a meeting at the Houses of Parliament on Monday, attended by MPs. She represented ICAHD at the meeting on a panel, which included Prof Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian General Delegate to UK, and three MPs. Angela was on the committee that organized the Israeli Convoy to… Read more »

ICAHD Protests Excavations in Silwan

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During the last week, the right-wing association, Elad, and the Police have intensified their operations against the Palestinian citizens of Silwan, located just below the Dung Gate in what is reputed to be the ancient City of David. Local residents who protested against the archaeological excavations conducted under their houses have been detained for interrogations,… Read more »

Open Letter to Beatles to Urge Refusal of Israel’s Invitation to 60th Anniversary Celebrations

Posted February 2, 2008, by & filed under International, News.

Imagine what John Lennon would make of this! Lennon fans will be imagining that their hero is turning in his grave at this invitation from the organisers of Israel’s celebrations of 60 years of statehood, an ironic enough invitation in the light of the banning of the Beatles years ago from performing to their youth… Read more »

Bush Peace Hallucinations Continue

Posted January 11, 2008, by & filed under News, Peace Process.

U.S. President George Bush landed in Israel yesterday on his first Presidential trip to the country. He participated in a press conference in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in what both men termed a ihistorici and imonumentali occasion. After listening to both so-called leaders make their opening comments and fielding questions from journalists,… Read more »

ITV Does Good Job on Bethlehem Christmas

Posted December 25, 2007, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

At 11.15 pm on Christmas Eve, the ITV broadcast a programme on Christmas time in Bethlehem as it is today, focussing on the Christian community living in Bethlehem. It will be broadcast again on Boxing Day at 12.15 am. The content gave on the whole a bleak depiction of the restrictions under which all residents… Read more »

18,000 Homes Banner Boosts Website Hits

Posted December 21, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

The “18,000 Homes” banner now appears on over 400 websites worldwide, and has boosted hits on the ICAHD website – over 40,000 in November, with many new visitors drawn to the site by the eye-catching banner. To read more about this, current house demolitions going on despite the “peace process”, and latest news of the… Read more »

Another Call to Act – to Save a Threatened Village

Posted September 23, 2007, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

“At first sight, Al-Nu’eman seems a peaceful village: 22 homes, surrounded by fruit trees and olive orchards, on a beautiful hill between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Within a few years, however, very little of this may be left. Unless people take action, this village will most likely disappear. Israeli courts may rule yet again that the… Read more »

CALL FOR ACTION! Oppose Immoral Sanctions on Gaza

Posted September 21, 2007, by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) deplores the unanimous decision by the Israeli cabinet to impose sanctions on supplies of electricity, fuel, and other basic goods and services to the civilian population of Gaza, and calls upon the international community to prevent this crime against humanity from being carried out. Indeed, the very legal… Read more »

ICAHD Represented at UN International Conference

Posted September 19, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

ICAHD was represented at the UN international conference of civil society in support of Israeli-Palestinian peace, held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 30 and 31st August 2007. Both Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, ICAHDis Advocacy Officer in Jerusalem, and Dr Jennifer Lowenstein, ICAHD USA board member and Associate Director of the ME Studies Programme at University… Read more »