Posted July 5, 2011, by & filed under News, Opinion.

No one knows the precise plans of the Palestinian Authority vis-a-vis September: will Mahmoud Abbas declare a Palestinian state within recognized borders and ask that it be admitted as a full member of the UN n or not? Perhaps Abbas himself does not know. Now political leaders often make decisions alone or in consultation with… Read more »

Folk music legend Pete Seeger endorses boycott of Israel

Posted February 28, 2011, by & filed under International, News.

February 28 – Folk music legend Pete Seeger has come out in support of the growing Palestinian movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel as a program for justice for Palestinians and a route to peace in the Middle East. Seeger, 92, participated in last Novemberis online virtual rally iWith Earth and Each… Read more »

El-Araqib Bedouin village destroyed for 12th time since July

Posted February 6, 2011, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

Tuesday February 1st, was the 12th time since July that the Israeli Government destroyed the entire village of El-Araqib in the last six months. Only a day after the last total demolition of the village. It is difficult to describe in words the brutality involved in these ongoing demolitions. For the last three days there… Read more »

Israeli parliament backs ‘McCarthyite’ investigation into human rights groups

Posted January 7, 2011, by & filed under Israeli Politics, News.

Donald MacIntyre reports in The Independent: A right-wing proposal to investigate some of Israel’s best-known human rights organisations for “delegitimising” its military was approved by the country’s parliament yesterday amid left-wing charges of McCarthyism. After a highly charged and noisy debate, the Knesset approved by 41 votes to 16 the plan for a parliamentary panel… Read more »

Israeli rabbis ban home sale and rental to non-Jews

Posted December 8, 2010, by & filed under Israeli Politics, News.

Amnesty International today condemned a religious ruling signed by dozens of Israelis municipal chief rabbis that bans the renting or sale of homes to non-Jews. iThis ruling issued by religious leaders employed by the state of Israel, whose salaries are paid by public funds, clearly targets the Palestinian citizens who make up 20 per cent… Read more »

Focus on farmer with four times demolished home

Posted September 29, 2010, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

“Meet Ata Jaber, a farmer whose house outside Hebron has been destroyed four times by settlers but who rebuilds and hangs on, rarely leaving his property, because he has no choice but to defend his livelihood and ancestral lands for the sake of his children.” So begins an article based on interviews with Jaber by… Read more »


Posted July 31, 2010, by & filed under News, Rebuilding Demolished Homes.

FIRST OF FIVE HOUSES TO BE REBUILT DURING ICAHD iS 8TH ANNUAL SUMMER REBUILDING CAMP On Sunday, August 1st, 2010, ICAHD will dedicate the home of the Hamdan family of Anata, demolished twice by the Israeli authorities for ilack of a building permiti and rebuilt twice by ICAHD volunteers from Israel and abroad, together with… Read more »

UK Participants 2010 Camp Experience

Posted July 23, 2010, by & filed under News, Rebuilding Demolished Homes.

There were some UK participants on the 2010 Rebuilding Camp happening now in Anata, Jerusalem. Days were hot and work was hard, but people found the camp a life-changing experience. Read a blog by a UK participant here Below are some impressions from the first days of the camp from three participants. From Tim: This… Read more »

ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Camp 2010

Posted July 20, 2010, by & filed under News, Rebuilding Demolished Homes.

This year we, the participants of ICAHD`s 2010 work camp, will be rebuilding the home of the Hamdan family: the parents Youssef and Ouda and their four children, Mohamed, Kassem, Saja and Hasma. The Hamdan home, located in the Jerusalem section of Anata, was first demolished in 2005 for lack of a building permit (which… Read more »