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 »

Posted July 15, 2008, by & filed under News, Rebuilding Demolished Homes .

From July 15th to July 28th, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) will host its sixth annual summer work camp in Anata. This year, we will rebuild the home of the Elayyan family, which was demolished by the Israeli authorities oin April 21, 2004. For daily reports of the camp, see The Elayyan… Read more »

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 Archive, 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 ( 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 »