Posted July 2, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Beyond Zionism .

“A year after my tour with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, I did it again – this time with a very different mindset….” A year more in the life of Seth Freedman since he last “went into siege mentality” on an ICAHD tour has done something to dramatically disarm his resistance to the ICAHD… Read more »

Posted May 31, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Opinion .

This Thursday was the official launch of Jeff Halper’s new book, “An Israeli in Palestine”, at a public event in Hampstead. Extra chairs had to be put out for the numbers of people who came to listen to Jeff in conversation with Jacqueline Rose, Professor of English Literature at Queen Mary College, University of London…. Read more »

Posted May 18, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Opinion .

Israeli Independence Day 2008, marking the sixtieth anniversary of the rise of the Jewish State, should be cause for sober reflection and re-evaluation as well as celebration. Indeed, we Israeli Jews have much to celebrate. But something, it appears, is amiss. Israelas 60 Year gala appeared exaggerated, the joy expressed through the blaring loudspeakers somewhat… Read more »

Posted May 8, 2008, by & filed under Analysis, Articles .

In another few days, I will sail on one of the Free Gaza movement boats from Cyprus to Gaza. The mission is to break the Israeli siege, an absolutely illegal siege which has plunged a million and a half Palestinians into wretched conditions: imprisoned in their own homes, exposed to extreme military violence, deprived of… Read more »

Posted May 7, 2008, by & filed under News, UK Specific .

Independent Jewish Voices (www.ijv.org.uk) are placing this advertisement in the Jewish Chronicle in the UK on May 9, 2008: 60 YEARS – WE WISH EVERYONE COULD CELEBRATE It is 60 years since the creation of the state of Israel, celebrated by most Israelis and many Jews around the world. But which Israel is being commemorated?… Read more »

Posted April 25, 2008, by & filed under News, UK Specific .

Palestinian lawyer Raja Shehadeh has combined art and politics, his love of walking with his political activism and human rights, to produce a lyrical account of the changed and still changing West Bank countryside, and its effects on the lives of the Palestinian population, since Ariel Sharon declared in 1980 that he would “alter the… Read more »

Posted April 19, 2008, by & filed under News, Protest Actions .

Tomorrow, the testimonials of 39 Israeli ex-soldiers, veterans of military duty in Hebron, are to be published by the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence. They speak of how they and many other Israeli “youths” have been brutalised by performing or witnessing acts in an environment where “the proper-normative becomes despicable, the inconceivable becomes routine”, where… Read more »

Posted April 16, 2008, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions .

It was another of those routine tragedies that are never publicized. At eight in the morning we at ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) received a call that the Border Police, Israeli police and Jerusalem Municipality bulldozers were massing below the Palestinian village of Anata, poised to begin another day of home demolitions. (Link… Read more »

Posted April 2, 2008, by & filed under House Demolitions, News .

News came in from ICAHD this morning that the Hamdan family home, rebuilt during the 2007 Constructing Peace Summer Camp, has been demolished. Jeff Halper, founder and Coordinator of ICAHD, was arrested for attempting to resist the demolition, but released soon after. We understand at this point in time that no charges will be pressed… Read more »