Spread the word among churchgoers this Christmas

Posted December 21, 2010, 12:00 am by & filed under 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 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 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

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

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 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 »

FREE AMEER MAKHOUL! STOP REPRESSION IN ISRAEL!

Posted May 27, 2010, 12:00 am by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

ICAHD adds its voice to the calls of Palestinian, Israeli and international civil society organizations demanding the immediate release of Ameer Makhoul, the General Director of Ittijah and President of the Popular Committee for the Defense of Political Freedoms, who was abducted from his home in a midnight raid of the security service and held… Read more »

Is the House Demolitions Virus Spreading Abroad?

Posted April 29, 2010, 12:00 am by & filed under House Demolitions.

Amnesty International campaigns are highlighting the cases and threats of home demolitions in Libya and Mexico. The home demolitions and evictions of families of Tabu origin in Libya are at the hands of the authorities, along with other forms of oppression and discrimination such as refused renewal or extension of indentification documents. A study of… Read more »

The Second Battle of Gaza: Israelas undermining of international law

Posted March 24, 2010, 12:00 am by & filed under News.

This article by the ICAHD Director makes vital reading. It lays out the well documented framework devised by Israel’s legal and ethical policymakers for waging “asymmetrical” war, i.e. war by a powerful state against “non-state” dissenting forces. He also shows how Israel desires to change accepted concepts of “just war” in international humanitarian law by… Read more »

Push for BDS Campaign to Gain More Momentum

Posted January 26, 2010, 12:00 am by & filed under News.

“ICAHD was the first Israeli organization to endorse a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign and to formulate a statement, issued in January, 2005, calling on the international community to support it. Over the past decade and a half ICAHD has played a key role in expanding the BDS campaign and working with groups around… Read more »