Posted December 14, 2010, by & filed under Articles, UK Specific .

Courageous comedian Mark Thomas has found inventive ways to challenge the corporate and political powers-that-be. He has undermined with subversive humour, some grace, intelligence and compassion policies like our costly Trident replacement programme. He has shined a bright light of laughter on the arms trade, and the worst absurdities, inequalities and evil produced by the… Read more »

Posted December 8, 2010, by & filed under Israeli Politics, News .

Amnesty International today condemned a religious ruling signed by dozens of Israelis municipal chief rabbis that bans the renting or sale of homes to non-Jews. iThis ruling issued by religious leaders employed by the state of Israel, whose salaries are paid by public funds, clearly targets the Palestinian citizens who make up 20 per cent… Read more »

Posted November 26, 2010, by & filed under Analysis, Archive, Articles .

Struggling as I have for the past decades to grasp the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and find ways to get out of this interminable and absolutely superfluous conflict, I have been two-thirds successful. After many years of activism and analysis, I think I have put my finger on the first third of the equation:… Read more »

Posted September 29, 2010, by & filed under House Demolitions, News .

“Meet Ata Jaber, a farmer whose house outside Hebron has been destroyed four times by settlers but who rebuilds and hangs on, rarely leaving his property, because he has no choice but to defend his livelihood and ancestral lands for the sake of his children.” So begins an article based on interviews with Jaber by… Read more »

Posted September 1, 2010, by & filed under Articles, UK Specific .

Veteran British politician, Clare Short, who is also a patron of ICAHD UK, volunteered her time for the first part of this yearas summer camp. Since 2003, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) has organised this annual two-week event where internationals are invited to work alongside Israelis and Palestinians, who refuse to be enemies,… Read more »

Posted August 17, 2010, by & filed under Analysis, Articles .

Yesterday, the day before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began, at 2:30 in the morning, workers sent by the Israeli authorities, protected by dozens of police, destroyed the tombstones in the last portion of the Mamilla cemetery, an historic Muslim burial ground with graves going back to the 7th Century, hitherto left untouched. The… Read more »

Posted , by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions .

As Jeff Halper releases a profoundly disturbing analysis about the sharp increase leading up to Ramadan of house demolitions and the all-encompassing ‘invisible yet Kafkaesque system of total control and intimidation’ of Palestinians’ existence by the Israeli machine of oppression, the UN OCHA have published their own report detailing the acceleration of demolition activity: Follow… Read more »

Posted August 6, 2010, by & filed under Articles, House Demolitions .

We reported in an earlier article, Is the House Demolitions Virus Spreading Abroad? on house demolitions in Libya and Mexico being imposed on minority groups. In the article below, Amnesty International reports on threatened evictions and house demolitions of Roma in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Again, this seems to be reflecting Jeff Halper’s consistent warning… Read more »

Posted July 31, 2010, by & filed under News, Rebuilding Demolished Homes .

FIRST OF FIVE HOUSES TO BE REBUILT DURING ICAHD iS 8TH ANNUAL SUMMER REBUILDING CAMP On Sunday, August 1st, 2010, ICAHD will dedicate the home of the Hamdan family of Anata, demolished twice by the Israeli authorities for ilack of a building permiti and rebuilt twice by ICAHD volunteers from Israel and abroad, together with… Read more »