Thoughts from Israel/Palestine, November 2016

Posted December 5, 2016, by & filed under Articles, News, Study Tour Reports.

Thoughts from Israel/Palestine, November 2016 – John Hastings-Thomson Some years ago someone coined the phrase “The Land that once was Holy.” As one sees the eight metre-high separation wall between Israel and the West Bank winding through the streets of Bethlehem, it is easy to be drawn in by that thought. To stand at Checkpoint… Read more »

Jerusalem amidst escalating violence

Posted September 14, 2016, by & filed under Opinion, Personal Experiences, Study Tour Reports.

grates on roof

  – As partners of the Kairos Britain initiative, we wanted to highlight this years’ World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (18th – 24th September 2016) by encouraging our members in the Christian faith communities to share their experiences with you. Tom and Gill reflect on their experience of the holy city of Jerusalem during… Read more »

Supporting ICAHD in the Methodist Church

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Jeff Halper at Melbourne Terrace

– As partners of the Kairos Britain initiative, we wanted to highlight this years’ World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (18th – 24th September 2016) by encouraging our members in the Christian faith communities to share their experiences with you. Stephen reflects on how the work of ICAHD has informed the Methodist support for Palestine… … Read more »

A visit to Aida Refugee Camp

Posted June 9, 2016, by & filed under Personal Experiences, Refugees, Study Tour Reports.

ICAHD - Wall at Aida Refugee Camp

For Refugee Week 2016, we wanted to highlight the plight of the largest group of refugees in the world (numbering approximately 6 million), and our call for the Right of Return by sharing some reflections from a recent study tour visit to Aida Refugee Camp, established in 1950 close to Bethlehem, Palestine, and home to more… 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 »

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 »