Ruth Edmonds on tour – after Gaza, a more polarised Israeli society and its effects

Posted September 10, 2014, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

The Devilis Punchbowl Youth Hostel provided the perfect base for a walking and talking weekend focused on prospects for a just peace in Palestine, and also for the start of a speaking tour by Israeli peace activist Ruth Edmonds, Advocacy Officer of ICAHD in Jerusalem. In the nearby Thursley Village Hall on Saturday, 28th September,… Read more »

Watch Al Jazeera “Inside Story” episode: Punishing the Palestinians?

Posted August 23, 2014, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

Award-winning Al Jazeera’s “Inside Story” series has broadcast an episode focussed on Palestinian home demolitions. Presenter Shiulie Ghosh talks to Jeff Halper, Director of ICAHD, Avi Bell, a professor of law at Bar-Ilan University and a specialist in international and property law, and Bill Van Esveld, an Israel and Palestine researcher at Human Rights Watch,… Read more »

Israeli Supreme Court Seeks Participation for Palestinians in Area C Planning

Posted April 30, 2014, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

ICAHD’s Director Jeff Halper has written a press release – below – in response to the outcome of the appeal brought by Rabbis For Human Rights, ICAHD, JLAC, St. Yves and the Palestinian village of Ad-Dirat-Al-Rfaiiya requesting that planning authority be returned to Palestinians living in Area C, the 62% of the West Bank under… Read more »

ICAHD joins appeal to Israeli Supreme Court to prevent home demolitions in Area C

Posted April 26, 2014, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

ICAHD, in conjunction with other human rights organisations and together with the Palestinian village council of Ad-Dirat- Al-Rfaiiya, near Hebron in the West Bank, has submitted a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court to remove the planning authority in Area C of the West Bank, including the authority to demolish Palestinian homes, out of the… Read more »

Wall replica “overwhelming”? Er, yes! Is that not the point?!

Posted January 16, 2014, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

In the Sunday programme on BBC Radio 4 on January 5th, presenter Ed Stourton suggested to Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James, Piccadilly, that the 26 foot replica wall installation outside her church, which hosted the Bethlehem Unwrapped festival, risked overwhelming the other aspects and messages of the festival. He was questioning whether it… Read more »

Jeff Halper an extremist? Absolutely! I heard it first on the BBC….

Posted January 13, 2014, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

…..so it must be true! On the Radio 4 Sunday programme on January 5th this year, Professor Alan Johnson of Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre (BICOM) bracketed Jeff Halper with what Prof Johnson regarded as “extremists”. In the same breath he described “a certain wildness” about the popular and successful “Bethlehem Unwrapped” festival. This… Read more »

Stop the demolitions in Jerusalem area and announcements of more settlement expansion

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Demolitions and building of new settlement units are going ahead without pause, despite some unusually strong words from USA’s John Kerry warning Israel about the unacceptability of more settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, as he endeavours to create conditions to enable resumption of Palestinian-Israeli talks (about talks!) which can get somewhere past “Go!”…. Read more »