Thoughts by Jeff Halper following travels in Europe

Posted March 19, 2013, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Jeff Halper, Director of ICAHD, has travelled since the new year to Norway, Finland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg. He summarises impressions and thoughts from his encounters below. There is clearly something moving in Europe regarding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Public opinion throughout the Continent, always wavering between guilt over the Holocaust and a strong commitment to… Read more »

Roots of Resistance: We All Have a Responsibility to Turn Resistance into Liberation

Posted December 19, 2012, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

In the article below, published yesterday on Mondoweiss website, Jeff Halper, co-founder and Director of ICAHD, outlines how in the First Intifada the Palestinians showed the world the oppression they were living under at Israeli hands; and now, he says, to build on that legacy, it is us, the powerful populations of the North, who… Read more »

Another Gain for Perseverance: The UN Vote……

Posted December 13, 2012, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

…..recognizing Palestine. Here follow thoughts from Jeff Halper on the recent huge majority vote by the UN General Assembly to give Palestine status as a “non-member observer state”. Another Gain for Perseverance: The UN Vote recognizing Palestine. And Yet… Thoughts from Jeff Halper On one level, the General Assemblyas overwhelming vote to recognize the state… Read more »

Whose right to self-defence, Mr Hague? A timeline of the acts provoking escalation of conflict

Posted November 19, 2012, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Yesterday, Sunday, Prime Minister Netanyahu, who had accused of war crimes the perpetrators of a rocket attack from Gaza which had killed three Israelis some days earlier, announced with satisfaction that 1,000 “targets” of the “infrastructure of terrorism” in Gaza had been hit by the Israeli airforce. Earlier the same day, an Israeli munition killed… Read more »

In the Name of Justice: Key Issues Around a Single State

Posted September 16, 2012, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

In the Name of Justice: ICAHD Raises Key Issues Around a Single State as a Step Towards Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Over the past 15 years, ICAHD has actively resisted the Israeli Occupation. For almost that long we have argued that the two-state solution is dead and gone, based on our intimate knowledge both of… Read more »

‘Way Beyond Apartheid’

Posted April 27, 2012, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

At ICAHD UK’s conference on Saturday and in an interview in this week’s New Internationalist by Frank Barat, Coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Jeff Halper has stated that ‘Israel’s gone way beyond apartheid’. The ICAHD Director suggests that Palestinians have reached such a point of despair that Israel have won their sought after… Read more »

IS THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION DEAD?

Posted April 17, 2012, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Letas say it clearly and categorically: the two-state solution is dead. If the possibility ever genuinely existed _ a subject historians are welcome to debate _ it is gone as a political option. We should even stop talking about it because constant reference to an irrelevant _solution_ only confuses the discussion. How do we get… Read more »

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Posted November 30, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

The Russell Tribunal is what happens when governments abrogate their responsibilities towards their own citizens and peoples under their control. States (plus the UN) are obligated to enforce international law and human rights conventions. When they donat, as in their failure to apply the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of… Read more »

Halper interviewed by Russian TV as Israel announces settlement expansion in East Jerusalem

Posted October 1, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

While Mahmoud Abbas has demanded Palestine statehood at the UN, Israel has acted with its usual confident impunity by announcing 1,100 more housing units in East Jerusalem, in defiance of Palestinian conditions to hte Qurtet for resuming peace talks. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the Israeli decision amounted to “1,100 _nosa to the resumption… Read more »

Israel passes anti-boycott law

Posted July 17, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

On Monday, 11 July, Israel passed a law in the Knesset making it a civil offense to call for an economic, cultural or academic boycott of people or institutions in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories for political reasons. Any Israeli individual or organisation doing so could face financial penalties or a lawsuit. The following… Read more »