The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Posted November 30, 2011, 12:00 am by & filed under Analysis, Archive, Articles.

The Russell Tribunal is what happens when governments abrogate their responsibilities towards their own citizens and peoples under their control. States (plus the UN) are obligated to enforce international law and human rights conventions. When they donat, as in their failure to apply the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of… Read more »

Israel passes anti-boycott law

Posted July 17, 2011, 12:00 am by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

On Monday, 11 July, Israel passed a law in the Knesset making it a civil offense to call for an economic, cultural or academic boycott of people or institutions in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories for political reasons. Any Israeli individual or organisation doing so could face financial penalties or a lawsuit. The following… Read more »

THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITYiS HISTORIC MISTAKE AND OPPORTUNITY

Posted July 5, 2011, 12:00 am by & filed under News, Opinion.

No one knows the precise plans of the Palestinian Authority vis-a-vis September: will Mahmoud Abbas declare a Palestinian state within recognized borders and ask that it be admitted as a full member of the UN n or not? Perhaps Abbas himself does not know. Now political leaders often make decisions alone or in consultation with… Read more »

THE TENT PROTESTS IN ISRAEL: CAN THEY BREAK OUT OF THE (ZIONIST) BOX?

Posted June 8, 2011, 12:00 am by & filed under Analysis, Archive, Articles.

The demonstrations currently roiling Israel constitute a grassroots challenge to Israelas neo-liberal regime. Beginning as an uprising of the middle classes _ especially young people who have trouble finding affordable housing _ it has spread to the working class, the poor and the Arab communities as well, though not the religious as yet. Many of… Read more »

MOBILIZING FOR SEPTEMBER?

Posted April 29, 2011, 12:00 am by & filed under Analysis, Archive, Articles.

The reconvening of the UN in late September and the possible recognition of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders may be a crucial political moment in the struggle for Palestinian liberation _ or not. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has characterized it as a looming _diplomatic tsunami_ for Israel; Ali Abunimah, a prominent Palestinian-American… Read more »

WORKING AROUND AMERICA: A NEW STRATEGY ON ISRAEL/PALESTINE

Posted February 28, 2011, 12:00 am by & filed under Analysis, Archive, Articles.

Last Fridayas vote in the UN in which the US refused to follow the other 14 members of the Security Council in condemning Israelas ongoing settlement project _ including, it should be noted, such traditionally pro-Israel stalwarts as Britain, France and even Germany and India (for whom Israel is the no. 2 supplier of arms,… Read more »

Folk music legend Pete Seeger endorses boycott of Israel

Posted , 12:00 am by & filed under International, News.

February 28 – Folk music legend Pete Seeger has come out in support of the growing Palestinian movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel as a program for justice for Palestinians and a route to peace in the Middle East. Seeger, 92, participated in last Novemberis online virtual rally iWith Earth and Each… Read more »

Spread the word among churchgoers this Christmas

Posted December 21, 2010, 12:00 am by & filed under Articles, UK Specific.

There’s scope for getting a message across about the modern day Holy Land in churches this Christmastide yet. We’re still in the church Christmas season till Jan 5th, Epiphany (the arrival of the Wise Men in Bethlehem), or in some churches right until Candlemas on Feb 2nd, when Jesus, according to the Bible, was presented… Read more »

Clare Short Volunteers at 2010 ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Camp

Posted September 1, 2010, 12:00 am 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 »

Sharp Increase in Demolitions and Displacement in West Bank – UN report

Posted August 17, 2010, 12:00 am 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 »