Meet the Family…

Posted July 20, 2015, by & filed under House Demolitions, House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, Summer Camps.

We started this fortnight’s rebuilding camp by seeing pictures of Salim & Arabiya’s very first house demolition in 1998 whilst we were sitting in the remains of their current house at Beit Arabiya. This was painful to hear the story of how their home was first destroyed as the family looked on, being dragged out… Read more »

Press Release – ICAHD 188th Rebuilding Starts in the West Bank 19.07.15

Posted July 19, 2015, by & filed under House Rebuilding, Rebuilding Demolished Homes, Summer Camps.

PO Box 2030 Tel: +972-(0)54-303-9170 E-mail: jeff@icahd.org 91020 Jerusalem, Israel Website: www.icahd.org PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 19th July 2015     The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) has launched its thirteenth annual Rebuilding Camp on Sunday, 19 July, 2015. Twenty-four volunteers from around the world are joining with Palestinians and Israelis to rebuild… Read more »

ICAHD INTO 2015

Posted May 16, 2015, by & filed under Opinion.

  Well, we started last year’s January newsletter on an encouraging note. “Let’s begin with the good news,” I wrote, “2014 will likely mark the beginning of the end of the Israeli Occupation.” I wrote that in the wake of the likely – and finally definite – end of Kerry’s ill-fated attempt to broker yet… Read more »

This place is a fear factory

Posted April 19, 2015, by & filed under Israeli Politics, Opinion, Personal Experiences.

Interview with Ruth Edmonds   How have you got to the point in life that you’re at now – conducting tours, representing people in Palestine as an advocate? Ruth Edmonds (RE): Jeff Halper will say that I used to turn up at the office all the time so they gave me something to do! I… Read more »

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 »