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 »

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 »