Save Susya from demolition

Posted July 27, 2015, by & filed under Beduin, House Demolitions, Summer Camps.

With all the attention about the imminent threat of demolition of the village of Susiya that would result in the displacement of the residents, it was important for the ICAHD camp participants to travel to the South Hebron Hills to demonstrate our solidarity with the village. We arrived early in the morning and were welcomed… Read more »

Political tour of the Jordan Valley

Posted July 26, 2015, by & filed under Beduin, House Rebuilding, Summer Camps.

Today we worked on constructing a large tent for a Bedouin community in the Jordan Valley area of Ain Sultan. Prior to that we toured the Jordan Valley with one of ICAHD’s political tour guides, Chaska. The hot and harsh yet beautiful landscape hides extremely ugly human rights abuses in plain sight. The Jordan Valley… Read more »

Press Release – ICAHD 188th Rebuilding Starts in the West Bank 19.07.15

Posted July 19, 2015, by & filed under House Rebuilding, Rebuilding Demolished Homes, Summer Camps.

PO Box 2030 Tel: +972-(0)54-303-9170 E-mail: jeff@icahd.org 91020 Jerusalem, Israel Website: www.icahd.org PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 19th July 2015     The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) has launched its thirteenth annual Rebuilding Camp on Sunday, 19 July, 2015. Twenty-four volunteers from around the world are joining with Palestinians and Israelis to rebuild… Read more »

ICAHD INTO 2015

Posted May 16, 2015, by & filed under Opinion.

  Well, we started last year’s January newsletter on an encouraging note. “Let’s begin with the good news,” I wrote, “2014 will likely mark the beginning of the end of the Israeli Occupation.” I wrote that in the wake of the likely – and finally definite – end of Kerry’s ill-fated attempt to broker yet… Read more »

A CAMPAIGN FOCUSING ATTENTION ON ISRAEL’S POLICY OF JUDAIZATION

Posted , by & filed under Analysis, Palestinian Internal Politics.

The essence of Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians is displacement. For the past century Zionism has worked diligently and systematically to turn Palestine into the Land of Israel. On the way it has aspired to appropriate all the country’s land and resources and, ultimately, to drive the remaining Palestinians out, or at least to confine… Read more »

The Israeli Elections: A Game-Changer

Posted March 20, 2015, by & filed under Analysis, Israeli Politics.

By Jeff Halper Dramatic as they were for returning Netanyahu to power, the Israeli elections did not witness a major shift in political forces; in fact, the center-left (albeit Labor now pandering to the right by rebranding itself the “Zionist Camp”) did better than in the 2013 elections, while the right polled considerably less than… Read more »

The Power of Women

Posted March 7, 2015, by & filed under Opinion.

Jerusalem grandmother

As International Women’s day approaches, I reflect on a conversation I had with a striking woman of 80 years old. She is a Palestinian woman who has lived through the Nakba (‘catastrophe’) in 1948, losing her home, her history and heritage virtually overnight. Her vision now is to create a ‘Grandmothers Solidarity Group’ to challenge… Read more »