March 2016 – Demolitions and protests

Posted March 5, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, Contact your politicians, House Demolitions, ICAHD in the News.

bedouin school demolished

– This picture shows a Palestinian school teacher continuing lessons despite the only remaining school for Bedouin children being demolished on February 21st in Abu al-Nuwaar in the occupied West Bank. Photo thanks to Ma’an News. Today, 5th March, would have been our friend and colleague Hashem Al Azzeh’s birthday, had he not been killed… Read more »

ICAHD turns to UN to heed new report and investigate ethnic displacement in East Jerusalem

Posted October 31, 2011, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

In conjunction with the launch of a new report today (Oct 31st), ICAHD submitted three complaints this morning to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, and the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestinian Territories. ICAHD demanded to open an investigation into… Read more »

Folk Legend Pete Seeger Lends His Voice to ICAHD

Posted November 9, 2009, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

ICAHD Director Jeff Halper spent time with Pete Seeger, the 90 year old musician, songwriter and political activist since the 1930s in New York recently, it was reported by Haaretz. Seeger is donating a percentage of his royalties from his song “Turn, Turn, Turn” to ICAHD’s work. The lyrics of the song are from the… Read more »

Halper Replies to Attack by Government Spokesman Regev

Posted September 3, 2009, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

The Jerusalem Post reported recently on the angry reaction of Mark Regev, prime minister Netanyahu’s spokesman, to the Spanish government’s funding of the ICAHD summer rebuilding camp this year, which was completed last month (see ICAHD website for volunteers’ reports. 42 young Spaniards joined the camp. Regev denounced the Spanish involvement, and accused Jeff Halper,… Read more »

Jeff Halper Awarded Human Rights Prize

Posted December 3, 2008, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

Jeff Halper, Director of ICAHD, will be awarded jointly the Kant World Citizen Prize 2009 with Brazilian Bishop Dom Luiz Cappio by the Freiburg Kant Foundation. The Foundation honours the prize winners of 2009 for their icourageous commitment to human rights and the human dignity of politically and socially marginalized population groups.i The main purpose… Read more »

Jeff Halper Released After Court Hearing

Posted August 28, 2008, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

We are pleased to announce that after spending Tuesday night, 26th August, in Shikme Prison, Prof Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), was released this afternoon following his appearance in an Ashkelon court. Jeff will be holding a press conference at 4 pm on Thursday, 28th August, at the American… Read more »

Jeff Halper Held in Ashkelon Prison

Posted August 26, 2008, by & filed under ICAHD in the News, News.

Prof Jeff Halper, Director of ICAHD, is spending Tuesday evening, 26 August, in jail. After being part of the group of international peace activists that sailed from Cyprus to Gaza as part of the Free Gaza campaign to break the seige, Jeff was arrested when attempting to enter Israel through the Erez Crossing. Inititally it… Read more »