Posted November 20, 2009, by & filed under Analysis, Archive, 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 »

Posted October 30, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific .

We were delighted that Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions in Jerusalem, was able to pay two visits to England within four weeks and we are pleased to pass on news regarding some of the highlights from his trips. Greenbelt Festival n August Bank Holiday Weekend, Cheltenham. Jeffis participation in the… Read more »

Posted September 12, 2009, by & filed under Analysis, Articles .

A decade ago I wrote an article describing Israelas Matrix of Control over the Occupied Palestinian Territories. It consists of three interlocking systems: military control and incessant military actions; a vast skein of _facts on the ground_ (the steady constricting and fragmentation of Palestinian territory through the wholesale expropriation of Palestinian land, physical restrictions on… Read more »

Posted September 3, 2009, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News .

The Jerusalem Post reported recently on the angry reaction of Mark Regev, prime minister Netanyahu’s spokesman, to the Spanish government’s funding of the ICAHD summer rebuilding camp this year, which was completed last month (see ICAHD website for volunteers’ reports. 42 young Spaniards joined the camp. Regev denounced the Spanish involvement, and accused Jeff Halper,… Read more »

Posted August 24, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific .

This week the BBC Proms 2009 season has featured two concerts by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded ten years ago by Jewish Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, the Palestinian intellectual and writer, now sadly deceased. The members of the orchestra comprise of Jews and Arabs, all consummate musicians, and has gained a reputation, under the… Read more »

Posted July 15, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific .

Monica Wusteman reports: ICAHD UK responded to the call that came from Palestinians in East Jerusalem to campaign against the threatened house demolitions and evictions there by taking their case to the EU in Brussels. On Monday, 6th and Tuesday 7th July, a delegation from ICAHD UK led by UK Director, Linda Ramsden, met several… Read more »