Home Demolitions Continue Apace

Posted March 6, 2007, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Home demolitions are taking place NOW in A-Tur near the A-Zaim checkpoint and Maavar Zeitim (Terminal crossing), just above the Eastern Ringroad as it comes in to the tunnel from Maale Adumim. The home is a 2-storey building. We expect there to be more than one demolition today: near the current demolition site is the… Read more »

Parliamentary Committee Calls for Sanctions Against Israel

Posted January 31, 2007, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Israel-EU Trade Association Agreement MUST end, Committee says January 31st saw the publication of the report by the International Development Committee, chaired by Rt Hon Malcom Bruce, Lib Dem MP, on Development Assistance and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and states that the actions of the international community threatens the viability of a Palestinian state. The… Read more »

Successful Launch of Enough! Coalition

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ICAHD UK is pleased to be a member of the Enough! Coalition, formed from UK NGOs to mark 40 years of Israel’s occupation of Palestine and to seek a united front of advocacy against the occupation. ICAHD UK was represented at the launch in the Houses of Parliament on 30th January and then later in… Read more »

Report on Jeff Halper’s Visit to London

Posted January 7, 2007, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

During the last week of June, Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, visited London. While in the UK, he met with Parliamentarians from all the major parties, journalists, representatives from NGOs, people from the world of business as well as from the arts and ICAHD UK supporters. A special briefing for… Read more »

Hamas respects Christian Minority

Posted December 5, 2006, by & filed under News, Palestinian Internal Politics.

Fears of a Hamas government imposing an Islamic state and Shariah Law upon Palestinians have so far proved unfounded. In a report from Bethlehem, broadcast on the BBC Sunday programme, the now tiny Christian Palestinian minority, reduced in recent years from 12% to 2% of the population, shows little apprehension about the newly elected government…. Read more »

Halper Hobnobs with a Star – Again!

Posted June 29, 2006, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

Jeff Halper, Coordinator of ICAHD, who was brought up in the same town, at the same time, as a certain Robert Zimmerman, supplied the spray paint with which Roger Waters recently wrote graffiti on the Separation Wall at Bethlehem. The significance of ex-Pink Floyd star Waters’ action will only be lost on those who are… Read more »

Victory for Disinvestment by Methodists

Posted June 20, 2006, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

The Methodist Conference of the UK has voted overwhelmingly to disinvest its central funds, where appropriate after negotiation, with companies profiting from Israel’s Occupation in any way. Methodist Conference endorses principle of disinvestment from occupation Source: Palestine Solidarity Campaign The worldwide campaign for Church disinvestment from the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, received a major… Read more »

Olmert Vows to “Push Ahead” with Convergence Plan

Posted June 16, 2006, by & filed under International, News.

Source: www.Haaretz.com After meeting President Jacques Chirac in France in June, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to push ahead with his contentious plan to redraw Israel’s borders with the Palestinians, unilaterally if necessary. “The plan is inevitable, it will be implemented, hopefully by agreement, but it will be implemented,” he told reporters. Olmert also… Read more »

Blair Fails to Recognise Hamas Restraint

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Tony Blair, veteran of years of peace talks with the IRA, where concessions were made on both sides to hold negotiations together before the IRA abandoned completely its militaristic stance, failed to insist on Olmert going to the negotiating table with Hamas, saying “You can only negotiate with people who accept your existence and stop… Read more »

When Palestinian Kills Palestinian…..

Posted June 6, 2006, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

……we are dismayed. It seems to undermine all we fight for, for the benefit of our Palestinian brothers and sisters. But we do not live in a clear-cut world where causes fall into simplistic black and white categories. In every basket there are bad eggs. And consider Dostoyevsky’s contention that man cannot live without hope,… Read more »