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 »

BREAKING THE VESSELS

Posted November 20, 2009, 12:00 am by & filed under News.

OK, so the Palestinian Authority will not unilaterally declare an independent Palestinian state. In fact, the whole issue seems a misunderstanding. Concerned that the US has backtracked on a two state solution based on the 1967 borders and that Israel was getting the world used to the _fact_ that the settlements and the Wall, rather… Read more »

Folk Legend Pete Seeger Lends His Voice to ICAHD

Posted November 9, 2009, 12:00 am by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

ICAHD Director Jeff Halper spent time with Pete Seeger, the 90 year old musician, songwriter and political activist since the 1930s in New York recently, it was reported by Haaretz. Seeger is donating a percentage of his royalties from his song “Turn, Turn, Turn” to ICAHD’s work. The lyrics of the song are from the… Read more »

Lurking on Radio 3 Proms Coverage, A Testament to the Possibilities of Arab-Israeli Co-existence

Posted August 24, 2009, 12:00 am by & filed under News, UK Specific.

This week the BBC Proms 2009 season has featured two concerts by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded ten years ago by Jewish Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, the Palestinian intellectual and writer, now sadly deceased. The members of the orchestra comprise of Jews and Arabs, all consummate musicians, and has gained a reputation, under the… Read more »

ICAHD UK Lobbies EU in Brussels

Posted July 15, 2009, 12:00 am by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Monica Wusteman reports: ICAHD UK responded to the call that came from Palestinians in East Jerusalem to campaign against the threatened house demolitions and evictions there by taking their case to the EU in Brussels. On Monday, 6th and Tuesday 7th July, a delegation from ICAHD UK led by UK Director, Linda Ramsden, met several… Read more »

A Long Walk for Peace

Posted May 28, 2009, 12:00 am by & filed under News, Protest Actions.

“Do not judge a man until you have walked a hundred miles in his moccasins”. This is a saying of Native Americans, a people well acquainted with an oppressor’s greed for their land. An ICAHD supporter, David Carter, has just walked “a 100 miles or so” from Leicester to 10, Downing Street, London. David has… Read more »

Netanyahu Chooses Warehousing

Posted May 26, 2009, 12:00 am by & filed under News.

Would Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu say the magic words _two states_ after his meeting with President Obama? All Israel held its breath. (He didnat). The gap between the two is wider than those words could ever have bridged, however. Obama, I believe, sincerely _ perhaps urgently _ seeks a resolution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, a… Read more »

Isreal Attempts to Clamp Down on Human Rights Groups

Posted May 8, 2009, 12:00 am by & filed under News.

Jonathan Cook writes: In a bid to staunch the flow of damaging evidence of war crimes committed during Israelis winter assault on Gaza, the Israeli government has launched a campaign to clamp down on human rights groups, both in Israel and abroad. It has begun by targeting one of the worldis leading rights organizations, the… Read more »