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 »

A Long Walk for Peace

Posted May 28, 2009, by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

“Do not judge a man until you have walked a hundred miles in his moccasins”. This is a saying of Native Americans, a people well acquainted with an oppressor’s greed for their land. An ICAHD supporter, David Carter, has just walked “a 100 miles or so” from Leicester to 10, Downing Street, London. David has… Read more »

Isreal Attempts to Clamp Down on Human Rights Groups

Posted May 8, 2009, by & filed under Israeli Politics, News.

Jonathan Cook writes: In a bid to staunch the flow of damaging evidence of war crimes committed during Israelis winter assault on Gaza, the Israeli government has launched a campaign to clamp down on human rights groups, both in Israel and abroad. It has begun by targeting one of the worldis leading rights organizations, the… Read more »

Days of Waiting – Impending House Demolitions in Silwan

Posted March 16, 2009, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

The Municipality of Jerusalem continued its discriminatory and aggressive zoning and planning policies by issuing demolition orders for two large apartment buildings in Silwanis Al Abbasiyya neighborhood on March 5th, 2009. The thirty-four families living in the two buildings were given just 10 days to evacuate their homes, before a demolition scheduled for any time… Read more »

The Lancet Publishes Articles on Health in Palestine

Posted March 9, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

The latest issue of this UK medical journal, one of the highest profile journals in the world, has taken a courageous step in the publication of this series, available on its website now at www.thelancet.com. Dr Derek Summerfield, on behalf of UK Medical Committee on Palestine, writes: There are 5 papers accompanied by editorials and… Read more »

SOAS Students Launch Global Non-Violent Resistance Movement for Justice for Palestinians

Posted January 27, 2009, by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

SOAS students have joined together to state: We, as students, do not want to be impotent spectators, incapable of taking action against the humiliation that Palestinians face on a daily basis. Therefore, we have taken the initiative to support the establishment of a global platform which seeks to unite organizations around the world in resisting… Read more »