60 YEARS – WE WISH EVERYONE COULD CELEBRATE

Posted May 7, 2008, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Independent Jewish Voices (www.ijv.org.uk) are placing this advertisement in the Jewish Chronicle in the UK on May 9, 2008: 60 YEARS – WE WISH EVERYONE COULD CELEBRATE It is 60 years since the creation of the state of Israel, celebrated by most Israelis and many Jews around the world. But which Israel is being commemorated?… Read more »

Palestinian Wins Orwell Prize for Political Writing

Posted April 25, 2008, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Palestinian lawyer Raja Shehadeh has combined art and politics, his love of walking with his political activism and human rights, to produce a lyrical account of the changed and still changing West Bank countryside, and its effects on the lives of the Palestinian population, since Ariel Sharon declared in 1980 that he would “alter the… Read more »

39 Brave Steps by Israeli ex-Soldiers to Break the Silence

Posted April 19, 2008, by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

Tomorrow, the testimonials of 39 Israeli ex-soldiers, veterans of military duty in Hebron, are to be published by the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence. They speak of how they and many other Israeli “youths” have been brutalised by performing or witnessing acts in an environment where “the proper-normative becomes despicable, the inconceivable becomes routine”, where… Read more »

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 »

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 »