IDF move against villages in forefront of non-violent resistance

Posted March 21, 2010, by & filed under Israeli Military Actions, News.

In a move the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz called seriously anti-democratic”, the Israeli Army just declared the villages of Bil’in and Na’alin closed military zones from 8am-8pm on Fridays for the next six months. For five years, Friday protests with Palestinian, Israeli and international activists have made these towns centers of unarmed resistance to occupation. Now… Read more »

Launch of JNEWS

Posted March 19, 2010, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

JNEWS (www.jnews.org.uk) was launched by members of the British Jewish community on March 15th in London, to supply high quality news, comment and analysis on the Israel-Palestine conflict of the sort not often reflected in the Jewish and wider media. A number of people – at the initiative of Richard Kuper of JfJfP conceived the… Read more »

Amnesty call on UN Human Rights Council to refer Gaza situation to ICC

Posted March 9, 2010, by & filed under International, News.

4,247 homes in Gaza were destroyed directly as a result of Israeli military action during Operation Cast Lead, the assault on Gaza in 2008-2009, according to United Nations statistics. Amnesty International sent out today (9 March) the press release below. The situation in Gaza should be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International… Read more »

The Independent and Amnesty International pressure Israel on “totally inadequate” response on Gaza investigations

Posted February 3, 2010, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

A press release by Amnesty International today criticises Israel’s response to the UN as “totally inadequate” on its investigations into alleged violations of international law by its forces in Gaza a year ago. The full text of the press release is duplicated below. Meanwhile, an exclusive front page article by Donald MacIntyre in today’s Independent… Read more »

Push for BDS Campaign to Gain More Momentum

Posted January 26, 2010, by & filed under International, News.

“ICAHD was the first Israeli organization to endorse a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign and to formulate a statement, issued in January, 2005, calling on the international community to support it. Over the past decade and a half ICAHD has played a key role in expanding the BDS campaign and working with groups around… Read more »

Another Crack in the Wall

Posted January 3, 2010, by & filed under International, News.

An EU ruling released today effectively states that West Bank goods can’t be considered Israeli. According to the ruling, Israel has no standing in companies in settlements which make such products as cookies, pretzels, wines, cosmetics and computer equipment. Israeli goods made in the West Bank cannot enjoy duty-free access to the EU market. From… Read more »

Failing Gaza: No rebuilding, no recovery, no more excuses – new report by 16 NGOs

Posted December 29, 2009, by & filed under International, News.

A new report, by 16 humanitarian, development and human rights organisations, describes how the ongoing blockade prevents reconstruction and recovery of Gaza from the extensive damage caused by the Israeli military offensive one year ago. It highlights the fact that only 41 truckloads of construction materials have been allowed to enter Gaza since the end… Read more »

United Palestinian Christian Wake Up Call to Western Churches

Posted December 9, 2009, by & filed under International, News.

Rev. Canon Garth Hewitt of Amos Trust has hailed a historic Palestine Kairos document by Palestinian Christian leaders, to be launched on 11th December as ia call for the world and particularly the worldwide Christian community to wake up to what is happening in Palestinei. Hewitt said that ithis document demands a response especially from… Read more »

C4 Dispatches Investigates Israel Lobby’s Influence on UK politics and Media

Posted November 18, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

This week’s Channel 4 programme Dispatches, entitled Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby examines how the lobby in this country “bankrolls our politicians” to bring direct influence on the policies towards Israel by both the Labour and Conservative parties. Political commentator Peter Oborne examines the rise of influence of the lobby in the Blair years, with Blair’s… Read more »

Folk Legend Pete Seeger Lends His Voice to ICAHD

Posted November 9, 2009, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

ICAHD Director Jeff Halper spent time with Pete Seeger, the 90 year old musician, songwriter and political activist since the 1930s in New York recently, it was reported by Haaretz. Seeger is donating a percentage of his royalties from his song “Turn, Turn, Turn” to ICAHD’s work. The lyrics of the song are from the… Read more »