International Conscientious Objector’s Day 2016

Posted May 13, 2016, by & filed under Israeli Military Actions, Personal Experiences, Study Tour Reports.

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 »

Palestinian (and Israeli) women who inspire

Posted March 5, 2016, by & filed under Personal Experiences, Study Tour Reports.

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 »

Celebrating non-violent resistance on Martin Luther King day, 2016

Posted January 18, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, Personal Experiences, Study Tour Reports.

Bulldozers in the Negev Desert November 2015

January 18th, 2016 – Martin Luther King Jr. day On a recent 11-day tour of Israel and the West Bank, under the aegis of ICAHD, many instances of the worsening situation for Palestinians were witnessed. People who had visited the region before said they had never seen the Palestinians so despondent. The impunity with which… Read more »

A British Volunteer with Project Hope Tells the Story of a Recent Punitive Demolition in Nablus

Posted December 7, 2015, by & filed under House Demolitions, House Demolitions, Israeli Military Actions, Personal Experiences, Uncategorized.

On 12th November, the family home of Ragheb ‘Oleiwy was demolished in Nablus, in one of the first demolitions using explosives rather than the more time and cost-intensive use of bulldozers. Ragheb, an engineer, was accused of killing two settlers on the road from Beit Forik near Nablus at the start of October 2015. He… Read more »

ICAHD Sponsored walk – A Radical Jewish History Tour

Posted September 18, 2015, by & filed under Events, Personal Experiences, Sponsored Walk, UK Specific.

  Two reflections from participants who joined our April Sponsored walk:   On 18th April ICAHD UK organised a hugely successful (and over-subscribed!) fund-raising walk through the Jewish East End led by tour guide David Rosenberg, author of ‘Battle for the East End’ and more recently, ‘Rebel Footprints.’ As a Jewish East Ender myself, I… Read more »

DAHMASH: No place like home

Posted August 22, 2015, by & filed under Don't Say You Did Not Know, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, Israeli Military Actions, Personal Experiences, Summer Camps.

Jean Riesman, an American ICAHD rebuilding camp participant, provides more insight into the demolitions in Dahmash, a ‘unrecognized’ community within the state of Israel where every home is slated for demolition. DAHMASH: NO PLACE LIKE HOME Debris from the houses demolished in April in the Palestinian-Israeli community of Dahmash still sat next to the newly,… Read more »

Tel-Aviv-on-the-Seine

Posted August 18, 2015, by & filed under International, Opinion, Personal Experiences, Summer Camps.

Jean Reisman, an American who participated in ICAHD’s recent rebuilding camp, responds to the news that a ‘Tel Aviv Day’ will be featured along the banks of the Seine in Paris. Jean draws upon what she learned during the field trips that were provided for the internationals at the camp: Tomorrow, the Paris city government… Read more »