Jeff Halper Released After Court Hearing

Posted August 28, 2008, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

We are pleased to announce that after spending Tuesday night, 26th August, in Shikme Prison, Prof Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), was released this afternoon following his appearance in an Ashkelon court. Jeff will be holding a press conference at 4 pm on Thursday, 28th August, at the American… Read more »

Jeff Halper Held in Ashkelon Prison

Posted August 26, 2008, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

Prof Jeff Halper, Director of ICAHD, is spending Tuesday evening, 26 August, in jail. After being part of the group of international peace activists that sailed from Cyprus to Gaza as part of the Free Gaza campaign to break the seige, Jeff was arrested when attempting to enter Israel through the Erez Crossing. Inititally it… Read more »

Sixty years after Deir Yassin

Posted August 4, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

As a 10-year-old growing up in Johannesburg, I celebrated Israel’s birth, 60 years ago. I unquestionably accepted the dramatic accounts of so-called self-defensive actions against Arab violence, to secure the Jewish state; the type of indoctrination South African cartoonist Zapiro so bitingly exposes in his work, raising the hackles of scribes such as David Saks… Read more »

ICAHD Fifth Summer Work Camp in Progress Now

Posted July 15, 2008, by & filed under News, Rebuilding Demolished Homes.

From July 15th to July 28th, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) will host its sixth annual summer work camp in Anata. This year, we will rebuild the home of the Elayyan family, which was demolished by the Israeli authorities oin April 21, 2004. For daily reports of the camp, see www.icahd.org The Elayyan… Read more »

A Report on Jeff Halper’s London Book Launch

Posted May 31, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

This Thursday was the official launch of Jeff Halper’s new book, “An Israeli in Palestine”, at a public event in Hampstead. Extra chairs had to be put out for the numbers of people who came to listen to Jeff in conversation with Jacqueline Rose, Professor of English Literature at Queen Mary College, University of London…. Read more »

RETHINKING ISRAEL AFTER SIXTY YEARS

Posted May 18, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

Israeli Independence Day 2008, marking the sixtieth anniversary of the rise of the Jewish State, should be cause for sober reflection and re-evaluation as well as celebration. Indeed, we Israeli Jews have much to celebrate. But something, it appears, is amiss. Israelas 60 Year gala appeared exaggerated, the joy expressed through the blaring loudspeakers somewhat… Read more »

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 »