Clare Short Volunteers at 2010 ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Camp

Posted September 1, 2010, by & filed under Articles, UK Specific.

Veteran British politician, Clare Short, who is also a patron of ICAHD UK, volunteered her time for the first part of this yearas summer camp. Since 2003, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) has organised this annual two-week event where internationals are invited to work alongside Israelis and Palestinians, who refuse to be enemies,… Read more »

Greenbelt focuses on Palestine for second year

Posted July 13, 2010, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

Following on Jeff Halper’s visit to this colourful August Bank Holiday festival last year, this year’s line-up of speakers include Clare Short, Ilan Pappe, Abe Hayeem and Brian Klug, all associated with ICAHD UK and the struggle for a just peace in Israel/Palestine. Greenbelt Festival trustees visited Israel/Palestine in early 2009, and seeing with their… Read more »

“Hope from the Ruins” – an overview of ICAHD UK conference, with recordings

Posted April 22, 2010, by & filed under Articles, UK Specific.

The theme of this yearas very well-attended and successful ICAHD AGM and Day Conference was _Hope from the Ruins_. This apparently paradoxical title acknowledges the shattered reality of Israel/Palestine but refuses to accept despair. Only by acknowledging the full bleakness of the situation can we then look beyond it to a new future for both… Read more »

Launch of JNEWS

Posted March 19, 2010, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

JNEWS (www.jnews.org.uk) was launched by members of the British Jewish community on March 15th in London, to supply high quality news, comment and analysis on the Israel-Palestine conflict of the sort not often reflected in the Jewish and wider media. A number of people – at the initiative of Richard Kuper of JfJfP conceived the… Read more »

The Independent and Amnesty International pressure Israel on “totally inadequate” response on Gaza investigations

Posted February 3, 2010, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

A press release by Amnesty International today criticises Israel’s response to the UN as “totally inadequate” on its investigations into alleged violations of international law by its forces in Gaza a year ago. The full text of the press release is duplicated below. Meanwhile, an exclusive front page article by Donald MacIntyre in today’s Independent… Read more »

C4 Dispatches Investigates Israel Lobby’s Influence on UK politics and Media

Posted November 18, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

This week’s Channel 4 programme Dispatches, entitled Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby examines how the lobby in this country “bankrolls our politicians” to bring direct influence on the policies towards Israel by both the Labour and Conservative parties. Political commentator Peter Oborne examines the rise of influence of the lobby in the Blair years, with Blair’s… Read more »

Jeff Halper’s visits to UK Aug/Sept 2009

Posted October 30, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

We were delighted that Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions in Jerusalem, was able to pay two visits to England within four weeks and we are pleased to pass on news regarding some of the highlights from his trips. Greenbelt Festival n August Bank Holiday Weekend, Cheltenham. Jeffis participation in the… Read more »

Lurking on Radio 3 Proms Coverage, A Testament to the Possibilities of Arab-Israeli Co-existence

Posted August 24, 2009, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

This week the BBC Proms 2009 season has featured two concerts by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded ten years ago by Jewish Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, the Palestinian intellectual and writer, now sadly deceased. The members of the orchestra comprise of Jews and Arabs, all consummate musicians, and has gained a reputation, under the… Read more »