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 »

The True Story Behind the War

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In this article, Johann Hari lays out with his normal clarity the recent history leading to the current Gaza conflict, and Israel’s culpability, Hamas rockets nothwithstanding. He reminds the reader of its refusal of Hamas’ ceasefire offer last week, and the onus on Israel to begin the end of the cycle of violence and horror…. Read more »

“We’re Back!” – Fourth Successful Gaza Voyage Breaks Through

Posted December 13, 2008, by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

(GAZA, 9 December 2008) – The Free Gaza Movement ship “Dignity” successfully broke through the Israeli blockade for the fourth time since August, arriving in Gaza Port at 2:45pm, Tuesday 9 December. The ship carried one tonne of medical supplies and high-protein baby formula, in addition to a delegation of international academics, humanitarian and human… Read more »

Jeff Halper Awarded Human Rights Prize

Posted December 3, 2008, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

Jeff Halper, Director of ICAHD, will be awarded jointly the Kant World Citizen Prize 2009 with Brazilian Bishop Dom Luiz Cappio by the Freiburg Kant Foundation. The Foundation honours the prize winners of 2009 for their icourageous commitment to human rights and the human dignity of politically and socially marginalized population groups.i The main purpose… Read more »

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 »