Where do we go from here? by Jeff Halper

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

Jeff Halper’s latest article begins by imagining how statehood for Palestine would look but he goes on to write: Unless we pull out all the stops between now and September, unless the Palestinian leadership joins with its civil society to mobilize the masses of people the world over who support the Palestinian cause, the September… Read more »

MOBILIZING FOR SEPTEMBER?

Posted April 29, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

The reconvening of the UN in late September and the possible recognition of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders may be a crucial political moment in the struggle for Palestinian liberation _ or not. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has characterized it as a looming _diplomatic tsunami_ for Israel; Ali Abunimah, a prominent Palestinian-American… Read more »

Israel’s Latest Apartheid Law

Posted April 8, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Those of us who have been veteran comrades in the struggle for peace and justice in Palestine have quite often been frustrated by the inability to galvanize enough support in the political and media establishments in the West against the brutal occupation of the West Bank and the strangulation of Gaza. We believed that clear… Read more »

WORKING AROUND AMERICA: A NEW STRATEGY ON ISRAEL/PALESTINE

Posted February 28, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Last Fridayas vote in the UN in which the US refused to follow the other 14 members of the Security Council in condemning Israelas ongoing settlement project _ including, it should be noted, such traditionally pro-Israel stalwarts as Britain, France and even Germany and India (for whom Israel is the no. 2 supplier of arms,… Read more »

Essential viewing – The War You Don’t See

Posted December 16, 2010, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Broadcast this Tuesday on ITV and released in some cinemas, “The War You Don’t See”, by John Pilger, ICAHD UK Patron, is a shocking, heart-rending film, a powerful critique of the role of the media in modern day war, and can be seen as an inditement of the “imperialism” of a secretive elite in the… Read more »

Palestine 2011, by Jeff Halper

Posted November 26, 2010, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Struggling as I have for the past decades to grasp the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and find ways to get out of this interminable and absolutely superfluous conflict, I have been two-thirds successful. After many years of activism and analysis, I think I have put my finger on the first third of the equation:… Read more »

Ramadan Kareem from The Netanyahu and Obama Administrations

Posted August 17, 2010, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

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 Second Battle of Gaza: Israelas undermining of international law

Posted March 24, 2010, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

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 »

Israel Targets Non-Violent Activists

Posted December 29, 2009, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Amira Hass, in an an article entitled Danger: Popular Struggle, details how Israeli forces are now targetting popular non-violent resistance to its occupation; how protesters have been fired on with live ammunition, villages like Bil’in, well known for weekly demonstrations against the Wall, raided, and leading activists arrested, and sometimes detained without trial. He writes:… Read more »