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

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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 »

Ramadan Kareem from The Netanyahu and Obama Administrations

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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 »

The Home Demolition Virus Continues to Spread

Posted August 6, 2010, 12:00 am 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 »

Greenbelt focuses on Palestine for second year

Posted July 13, 2010, 12:00 am by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Following on Jeff Halper’s visit to this colourful August Bank Holiday festival last year, this year’s line-up of speakers include Clare Short, Ilan Pappe, Abe Hayeem and Brian Klug, all associated with ICAHD UK and the struggle for a just peace in Israel/Palestine. Greenbelt Festival trustees visited Israel/Palestine in early 2009, and seeing with their… Read more »