Source: www.Haaretz.com After meeting President Jacques Chirac in France in June, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to push ahead with his contentious plan to redraw Israel’s borders with the Palestinians, unilaterally if necessary. “The plan is inevitable, it will be implemented, hopefully by agreement, but it will be implemented,” he told reporters. Olmert also… Read more »
……we are dismayed. It seems to undermine all we fight for, for the benefit of our Palestinian brothers and sisters. But we do not live in a clear-cut world where causes fall into simplistic black and white categories. In every basket there are bad eggs. And consider Dostoyevsky’s contention that man cannot live without hope,… Read more »
Daniel Barenboim’s Work with Israeli and Arab Musicians Daniel Barenboim, the famous pianist and conductor, was married to the great cellist Jacqueline Du Pre, who made Elgar’s great Cello Concerto her own before she died at a tragically young age. In the early Nineties, he became friends with the leading Palestinian intellectual the late Edward… Read more »
“….if Israel wants to have a permanent place it must become part of the Middle East, and it must be aware of the culture that already existed here, and not pretend, as has been done for a long time now, that it was a desert and an uncultured one at that.” Daniel Barenboim’s final lecture… Read more »
Read here about Jeff’s nomination for this most prestigious prize alongside the Palestinian Ghassan Andoni, co-founder of ISM Jeff Halper, founder and Coordinator of ICAHD, is a widely respected analyst of the Israel/Palestine situation as well as a leading Jewish activist.
ICAHD, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, is extremely proud to announce that the Chair of ICAHD UK, Linda Ramsden, was the recent recipient of the Dame Sheila McKechnie Award for Conflict Resolution. The award is one of six bestowed in key fields of political campaigning (social inclusion, economic justice, conflict resolution, transport, consumer action,… Read more »
Todayas Road to Emmaus The traditional site of Emmaus is in a little village called Al Qubeiba in the West Bank, less than 10 miles north west of Jerusalem. Al Qubeiba is next to a sizeable village called Biddu. As you may have gathered, the Separation Wall is not just one long line from North… Read more »