United Palestinian Christian Wake Up Call to Western Churches

Posted December 9, 2009, by & filed under International, News.

Rev. Canon Garth Hewitt of Amos Trust has hailed a historic Palestine Kairos document by Palestinian Christian leaders, to be launched on 11th December as ia call for the world and particularly the worldwide Christian community to wake up to what is happening in Palestinei. Hewitt said that ithis document demands a response especially from… Read more »

C4 Dispatches Investigates Israel Lobby’s Influence on UK politics and Media

Posted November 18, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

This week’s Channel 4 programme Dispatches, entitled Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby examines how the lobby in this country “bankrolls our politicians” to bring direct influence on the policies towards Israel by both the Labour and Conservative parties. Political commentator Peter Oborne examines the rise of influence of the lobby in the Blair years, with Blair’s… Read more »

Folk Legend Pete Seeger Lends His Voice to ICAHD

Posted November 9, 2009, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

ICAHD Director Jeff Halper spent time with Pete Seeger, the 90 year old musician, songwriter and political activist since the 1930s in New York recently, it was reported by Haaretz. Seeger is donating a percentage of his royalties from his song “Turn, Turn, Turn” to ICAHD’s work. The lyrics of the song are from the… Read more »

Jeff Halper’s visits to UK Aug/Sept 2009

Posted October 30, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

We were delighted that Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions in Jerusalem, was able to pay two visits to England within four weeks and we are pleased to pass on news regarding some of the highlights from his trips. Greenbelt Festival n August Bank Holiday Weekend, Cheltenham. Jeffis participation in the… Read more »

Halper Replies to Attack by Government Spokesman Regev

Posted September 3, 2009, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

The Jerusalem Post reported recently on the angry reaction of Mark Regev, prime minister Netanyahu’s spokesman, to the Spanish government’s funding of the ICAHD summer rebuilding camp this year, which was completed last month (see ICAHD website for volunteers’ reports. 42 young Spaniards joined the camp. Regev denounced the Spanish involvement, and accused Jeff Halper,… Read more »

Lurking on Radio 3 Proms Coverage, A Testament to the Possibilities of Arab-Israeli Co-existence

Posted August 24, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

This week the BBC Proms 2009 season has featured two concerts by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded ten years ago by Jewish Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, the Palestinian intellectual and writer, now sadly deceased. The members of the orchestra comprise of Jews and Arabs, all consummate musicians, and has gained a reputation, under the… Read more »

ICAHD UK Lobbies EU in Brussels

Posted July 15, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Monica Wusteman reports: ICAHD UK responded to the call that came from Palestinians in East Jerusalem to campaign against the threatened house demolitions and evictions there by taking their case to the EU in Brussels. On Monday, 6th and Tuesday 7th July, a delegation from ICAHD UK led by UK Director, Linda Ramsden, met several… Read more »

Halper Arrested and Roughed Up, Five Injured as Israel Wrecks Irrigation in Beqaa Valley

Posted June 11, 2009, by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

The IDF iCivil Administrationi demolished water tanks and uprooted irrigation systems in the whole Beqaa Valley, next to the entrance to Kiryat Arba settlement, underneath iHar Sinai settlement, an area which suffers daily harassment by settlers, especially those riding on horseback through the familiesi lands. The community lost much good farmland for the building of… Read more »