Posted September 15, 2008, by & filed under Analysis, Articles .

So rapid is the pace of systemic change in that indivisible entity known as Palestine/Israel that it almost defies our ability to keep up with it. The deliberate and systematic campaign of driving Palestinians out of the country in 1948 was quickly forgotten, the plight of more than 700,000 refugees becoming an invisible _non-issue._ Instead,… Read more »

Posted September 3, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Personal Experiences .

Now, a few days after my release from jail in the wake of my trip to Gaza, Iam posting a few notes to sum things up. First, the mission of the Free Gaza Movement to break the Israeli siege proved a success beyond all expectations. Our reaching Gaza and leaving has created a free and… Read more »

Posted August 28, 2008, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News .

We are pleased to announce that after spending Tuesday night, 26th August, in Shikme Prison, Prof Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), was released this afternoon following his appearance in an Ashkelon court. Jeff will be holding a press conference at 4 pm on Thursday, 28th August, at the American… Read more »

Posted August 26, 2008, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News .

Prof Jeff Halper, Director of ICAHD, is spending Tuesday evening, 26 August, in jail. After being part of the group of international peace activists that sailed from Cyprus to Gaza as part of the Free Gaza campaign to break the seige, Jeff was arrested when attempting to enter Israel through the Erez Crossing. Inititally it… Read more »

Posted August 11, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Culture .

In a somewhat desperate bid to capture all _the wonders of Womada I dashed from one arena to another in my remaining precious few moments there!! In the process I happened upon the most wonderful of artists. All my wanderings ceased _ I was transfixed! So too were the crowd – awestruck, as David d’Or’s… Read more »

Posted August 5, 2008, by & filed under Articles, House Rebuilding .

Jonathan Cook, journalist of repute, describes in this article how the Spanish government and Quakers in the UK have funded Israeli activists in an act of defiance against razing of homes that force families out of Jerusalem <brANATA, JERUSALEM. In the first hours of dawn, Nader Elayan was woken by a call from a neighbour… Read more »

Posted August 4, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Opinion .

As a 10-year-old growing up in Johannesburg, I celebrated Israel’s birth, 60 years ago. I unquestionably accepted the dramatic accounts of so-called self-defensive actions against Arab violence, to secure the Jewish state; the type of indoctrination South African cartoonist Zapiro so bitingly exposes in his work, raising the hackles of scribes such as David Saks… Read more »