Steadfastness in the Jordan Valley – Three years since the Khalet Makhul demolitions

Posted September 14, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, Communities demolished, House Demolitions, ICAHD reports, Personal Experiences, Water.

Water collected in barrels

The 16th of September 2016 will mark three years since the village of Khalet Makhul was demolished, and so we thought it a good opportunity to raise awareness of this community, by highlighting a report from one of the families who have steadfastly remained to share a little of their story: At 05:00, morning of 16th… Read more »

ICAHD UK Represented at the EuroPal Forum’s Parliamentary Meeting

Posted August 3, 2016, by & filed under Events, UK Specific, UK Specific.

Kate and Haneen Al Zoubi

EuroPal Forum hosted an event in July entitled, ‘Palestine: Key for Stability and Peace in the Middle East’ at the Houses of Parliament, London. The talk was introduced and chaired by Dr Paul Monaghan MP (SNP), who presaged the evening’s speeches by emphasising the central role of the Palestinian issue in stabilising the MENA region. His introduction… Read more »

Anti-fascist footprints – ICAHD UK sponsored walk

Posted July 31, 2016, by & filed under Events, Sponsored Walk, UK Specific, UK Specific.

David Rosenberg tour

October will mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street and so we have joined up again with author David Rosenberg for a special ‘Anti-Fascist Footprints’ tour telling the story of communities coming together to oppose those who tried to set them against each other. This topic seems particularly relevant in light of the recent anti-Semitism debate and… Read more »

The Labour Party, Israel, and Antisemitism

Posted May 13, 2016, by & filed under Opinion, UK Specific.

A photo of a street sign in front of the apartheid wall taken in Bethlehem

– Picture of a street sign in front of the apartheid wall in Bethlehem. Last week the labour Party came under ferocious political and media attack for allegedly harbouring antisemites in its midst. In the course of this, the accusers often blurred the distinction between anti-Zionism and antisemitism, between legitimate criticisms of the state of… Read more »

International Conscientious Objector’s Day 2016

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Muntaha Saad with members of the family

To celebrate International Conscientious Objectors Day this year, one of our members reflects on their experience during a recent study tour meeting a family who refuse to be drafted into the Israeli army.. Maghar is a town of some 20,000 inhabitants: Muslim, Christian and Druze. We were here to visit the Druze family of Zaher Al-deen… Read more »

Will I ever be able to live like a human being?

Posted April 21, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, Israeli Military Actions, Personal Experiences, Study Tour Reports.

Jordan Valley bedouin farmers tell their story

– Reflections from a recent ICAHD study tour trip to the Jordan Valley – Bedouin villages in the Jordan Valley are barely clinging to life in the wake of frequent demolitions and water deprivation. Arriving at the tented community of Khirbet al-Makhul, we were invited into the home of a Bedouin herding family. Although we had… Read more »

Take Action Now – Write to your MP!

Posted March 5, 2016, by & filed under Contact your politicians, Don't Say You Did Not Know, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, UK Specific.

A demolition of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in 2014

– A demolition of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in 2014, which has to date been razed more than 90 times. Photo with thanks to Rabbi Arik Ascherman.  – March 2016 Within the first eight weeks of this year over 440 Palestinians (a majority of whom were children) were displaced from their homes – equivalent to… Read more »

March 2016 – Demolitions and protests

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bedouin school demolished

– This picture shows a Palestinian school teacher continuing lessons despite the only remaining school for Bedouin children being demolished on February 21st in Abu al-Nuwaar in the occupied West Bank. Photo thanks to Ma’an News. Today, 5th March, would have been our friend and colleague Hashem Al Azzeh’s birthday, had he not been killed… Read more »