Olmert Vows to “Push Ahead” with Convergence Plan

Posted June 18, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

After meeting President Jacques Chirac in France in June, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to push ahead with his contentious plan to redraw Israel’s borders with the Palestinians, unilaterally if necessary. “The plan is inevitable, it will be implemented, hopefully by agreement, but it will be implemented,” he told reporters. Olmert also insisted that… Read more »

Red Cross Report Says Israel Disregards Humanitarian Law

Posted May 16, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

By Steven Erlanger JERUSALEM, May 14 o The International Committee of the Red Cross, in a confidential report about East Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, accuses Israel of a igeneral disregardi for iits obligations under international humanitarian law o and the law of occupation in particular.i The committee, which does not accept Israelis annexation of… Read more »

Municipality Tears Down East Jerusalem Care Center for Disabled Children

Posted May 10, 2007, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

The Jerusalem municipality destroyed a building in east Jerusalem on Tuesday that served as a residence for handicapped children. The center, in the Wadi Joz neighborhood in the city’s north, was destroyed after the District Court declared it illegal. The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) said seven children and two caregivers were asleep at… Read more »

World Bank Report – Israeli Occupation Policies Are for Benefit of Settler Expansion

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As part of its ongoing analytical work on Palestinian trade facilitation and economic revival, the World Bank released its latest report today, entitled Movement and Access Restrictions in the West Bank: Uncertainty and Inefficiency in the Palestinian Economy. Press Release World Bank: Sustainable Palestinian economic recovery impossible under West Bank restriction system While acknowledging Israel’s… Read more »

Home Demolitions Continue Apace

Posted March 6, 2007, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Home demolitions are taking place NOW in A-Tur near the A-Zaim checkpoint and Maavar Zeitim (Terminal crossing), just above the Eastern Ringroad as it comes in to the tunnel from Maale Adumim. The home is a 2-storey building. We expect there to be more than one demolition today: near the current demolition site is the… Read more »

Successful Launch of Enough! Coalition

Posted January 31, 2007, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

ICAHD UK is pleased to be a member of the Enough! Coalition, formed from UK NGOs to mark 40 years of Israel’s occupation of Palestine and to seek a united front of advocacy against the occupation. ICAHD UK was represented at the launch in the Houses of Parliament on 30th January and then later in… Read more »

Parliamentary Committee Calls for Sanctions Against Israel

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Israel-EU Trade Association Agreement MUST end, Committee says January 31st saw the publication of the report by the International Development Committee, chaired by Rt Hon Malcom Bruce, Lib Dem MP, on Development Assistance and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and states that the actions of the international community threatens the viability of a Palestinian state. The… Read more »