The Labour Party, Israel, and Antisemitism

Posted May 13, 2016, by & filed under Opinion, UK Specific.

A photo of a street sign in front of the apartheid wall taken in Bethlehem

– Picture of a street sign in front of the apartheid wall in Bethlehem. Last week the labour Party came under ferocious political and media attack for allegedly harbouring antisemites in its midst. In the course of this, the accusers often blurred the distinction between anti-Zionism and antisemitism, between legitimate criticisms of the state of… Read more »

International Conscientious Objector’s Day 2016

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Muntaha Saad with members of the family

To celebrate International Conscientious Objectors Day this year, one of our members reflects on their experience during a recent study tour meeting a family who refuse to be drafted into the Israeli army.. Maghar is a town of some 20,000 inhabitants: Muslim, Christian and Druze. We were here to visit the Druze family of Zaher Al-deen… Read more »

Will I ever be able to live like a human being?

Posted April 21, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, Israeli Military Actions, Personal Experiences, Study Tour Reports.

Jordan Valley bedouin farmers tell their story

– Reflections from a recent ICAHD study tour trip to the Jordan Valley – Bedouin villages in the Jordan Valley are barely clinging to life in the wake of frequent demolitions and water deprivation. Arriving at the tented community of Khirbet al-Makhul, we were invited into the home of a Bedouin herding family. Although we had… Read more »

Water is life, and clean water means health

Posted March 21, 2016, by & filed under Personal Experiences, Water.

Ma'ale Adummin swimming pool

For World Water Day – 22nd March 2016 – we invited one of our study tour participants to reflect on how Palestinians living under occupation are affected by water… Many – far too many – tourists to Israel spend their whole time in a ‘tourist bubble’. They never meet Palestinians; they have no idea about what is… Read more »

Take Action Now – Write to your MP!

Posted March 5, 2016, by & filed under Contact your politicians, Don't Say You Did Not Know, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, UK Specific.

A demolition of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in 2014

– A demolition of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in 2014, which has to date been razed more than 90 times. Photo with thanks to Rabbi Arik Ascherman.  – March 2016 Within the first eight weeks of this year over 440 Palestinians (a majority of whom were children) were displaced from their homes – equivalent to… Read more »

March 2016 – Demolitions and protests

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bedouin school demolished

– This picture shows a Palestinian school teacher continuing lessons despite the only remaining school for Bedouin children being demolished on February 21st in Abu al-Nuwaar in the occupied West Bank. Photo thanks to Ma’an News. Today, 5th March, would have been our friend and colleague Hashem Al Azzeh’s birthday, had he not been killed… Read more »

Summary of Israeli violations on demolitions and displacements

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Rubble left in Dahmash after multiple homes were demolished in 2015

– February, 2016 The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) is a human rights and peace organization established in 1997 to end Israel’s Occupation over the Palestinians. Its main focus is Israel’s policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and in Israel proper. Nothing demonstrates the existence of one (apartheid) state… Read more »

Palestinian (and Israeli) women who inspire

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Muntaha Saad with members of the family

– Muntaha Saad (bottom right) with her husband and three of her children, taken during the November 2015 study tour. For International Women’s Day 2016, we invited previous ICAHD study tour participants to reflect on Palestinian (and in one case Israeli) women who have left an impression on them.   These women are forced to start again somehow… I… Read more »