A Bone in America’s Throat

Posted November 13, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

Even before the voting began, Israeli politicians and pundits were asking: Will an Obama Administration be good for Israel? “Be good for Israel” is our code for “Will the US allow us to keep our settlements and continue to support our efforts to prevent negotiations with the Palestinians from ever bearing fruit?” For Americans the… Read more »

The Free Gaza Odyssey Continues

Posted November 11, 2008, by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

Here follows a summary of the activities of the Free Gaza Movement, which has now completed three voyages from Cyprus to Gaza and back, the latest boat trip carrying eleven European parliamentarians, including ICAHD UK patrons Baroness Jenny Tonge and Clare Short, MP. On August 22th, 2008, two boats – the Free Gaza and the… Read more »

Free Gaza: Palestinians Have a Right to Their Own Waters

Posted August 28, 2008, by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

(GAZA CITY, 27 August 2008) – It was standing-room-only in Gaza City studios today as the Free Gaza Movement held a press conference to announce the departure of the Free Gaza and Liberty, and to reaffirm that 12-14 Palestinians who have previously been denied exit visas by Israel will be traveling to Cyprus on the… Read more »

Jeff Halper Released After Court Hearing

Posted , 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 »