Jerusalem Shared? Jerusalem Divided?

Posted April 3, 2009, 12:00 am by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Today on Jerusalem Day, I remember my first experience of Jerusalem Day, when still a new immigrant to Israel, in 1982. I attended a Hebrew language school in Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, which participated with thousands of other Israelis in the 40 km national hike to Jerusalem through hills and forests, culminating in a… Read more »

FRAMING, PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS….

Posted December 10, 2008, 12:00 am by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

…IF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TRULY SEEKS A BREAK-THROUGH ON THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT Writing recently in The Washington Post (“Middle East Priorities,” Nov. 21), Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski, two former US National Security Advisors, a Republican and a Democrat, declared: “We believe that the Arab-Israeli peace process is one issue that requires priority attention [from… Read more »

A Bone in America’s Throat

Posted November 13, 2008, 12:00 am by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

Even before the voting began, Israeli politicians and pundits were asking: Will an Obama Administration be good for Israel? “Be good for Israel” is our code for “Will the US allow us to keep our settlements and continue to support our efforts to prevent negotiations with the Palestinians from ever bearing fruit?” For Americans the… Read more »

The Free Gaza Odyssey Continues

Posted November 11, 2008, 12:00 am by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

Here follows a summary of the activities of the Free Gaza Movement, which has now completed three voyages from Cyprus to Gaza and back, the latest boat trip carrying eleven European parliamentarians, including ICAHD UK patrons Baroness Jenny Tonge and Clare Short, MP. On August 22th, 2008, two boats – the Free Gaza and the… Read more »

The Palestinians: Warehousing a _Surplus People_

Posted September 15, 2008, 12:00 am 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 »

ICAHD Fights Against _quiet ethnic cleansing’

Posted August 5, 2008, 12:00 am 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 »

RETHINKING ISRAEL AFTER SIXTY YEARS

Posted May 18, 2008, 12:00 am 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 »

Born to Demolish

Posted April 16, 2008, 12:00 am by & filed under Archive, Articles, House Demolitions.

It was another of those routine tragedies that are never publicized. At eight in the morning we at ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) received a call that the Border Police, Israeli police and Jerusalem Municipality bulldozers were massing below the Palestinian village of Anata, poised to begin another day of home demolitions. (Link… Read more »

Home Rebuilt in 2007 Camp Demolished. ICAHD Coordinator Arrested Resisting Demolition

Posted April 2, 2008, 12:00 am by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

News came in from ICAHD this morning that the Hamdan family home, rebuilt during the 2007 Constructing Peace Summer Camp, has been demolished. Jeff Halper, founder and Coordinator of ICAHD, was arrested for attempting to resist the demolition, but released soon after. We understand at this point in time that no charges will be pressed… Read more »