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 »

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 »

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 »

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Amira Hass, in an an article entitled Danger: Popular Struggle, details how Israeli forces are now targetting popular non-violent resistance to its occupation; how protesters have been fired on with live ammunition, villages like Bil’in, well known for weekly demonstrations against the Wall, raided, and leading activists arrested, and sometimes detained without trial. He writes:… Read more »

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 »

Posted December 4, 2009, by & filed under Articles, Personal Experiences .

It is 1:30 am, and I just came back from Sheikh Jarrah _I see Jerusalem in flames, and know than my words will not succeed in conveying the horror of what I saw or the dread in my heart.. writes Rabbi Ascherman, of Rabbis for Human Rights. Today the court ruled in favor of the… Read more »

Posted November 20, 2009, by & filed under Analysis, Articles .

OK, so the Palestinian Authority will not unilaterally declare an independent Palestinian state. In fact, the whole issue seems a misunderstanding. Concerned that the US has backtracked on a two state solution based on the 1967 borders and that Israel was getting the world used to the _fact_ that the settlements and the Wall, rather… Read more »

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 »

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 »