Greenbelt Festival focus on Palestine this weekend

Posted August 24, 2012, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Linda Ramsden, ICAHD UK Director, and Karen Chalk, our Administrator, are both appearing “on stage” this Bank Holiday weekend in Cheltenham at the annual Greenbelt Festival. Since 1974, Greenbelt has brought people together to explore faith, arts and justice issues. For some years the festival has occupied Cheltenham Racecourse for the weekend. Festival attendance has… Read more »

The EUis Schizophrenic Attitude Towards Israel

Posted July 31, 2012, by & filed under International, News.

Within a matter of weeks the EU has made statements that differ drastically concerning its relationship to Israel. On 14 May the EUis 27 foreign ministers unanimously condemned Israelis settlement expansion plans, its demolition of Palestinian homes and displacement policies as well as settler violence and provocations. It commented on the deteriorating living conditions for… Read more »

Methodists Endorse Christian Aid Call to MPs for Ban on Import of Settlement Produce

Posted July 10, 2012, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Delegates at the Methodist Conference voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion “welcoming the June 2012 Parliamentary Briefing of Christian Aid which calls on the Government to introduce legislation to end the trade in products from illegal Israeli settlements”. Stephen Leah, conference delegate and ICAHD UK supporter and activist, reported: “We had a good debate… Read more »

A campaign by British Jews targets Anglican Synod motion on Israel – ICAHD responds……

Posted June 7, 2012, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

……and the General Synod passes the motion with a large majority yesterday (10th July). Ed Thornton reported in the Church Times recently the attack by The Board of Deputies of British Jews on a private member’s motion, supporting group working for justice and peace in Israel and Palestine. The criticism was directed particularly at EAPPI… Read more »

ICAHD UK Members Participate in Palestine Lobby Day

Posted November 28, 2011, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Several members of ICAHD UK travelled to London to meet with their MP for Palestine Lobby Day on Wednesday, 23 November. More than 180 MPs were contacted for this annual event, compared to 112 last year. Many of these MPs were lobbied at meetings on the day, which was supported by over 150 people from… Read more »

ICAHD turns to UN to heed new report and investigate ethnic displacement in East Jerusalem

Posted October 31, 2011, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

In conjunction with the launch of a new report today (Oct 31st), ICAHD submitted three complaints this morning to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, and the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestinian Territories. ICAHD demanded to open an investigation into… Read more »


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 »