ICAHD Represented at UN International Conference

Posted September 19, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

ICAHD was represented at the UN international conference of civil society in support of Israeli-Palestinian peace, held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 30 and 31st August 2007. Both Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, ICAHDis Advocacy Officer in Jerusalem, and Dr Jennifer Lowenstein, ICAHD USA board member and Associate Director of the ME Studies Programme at University… Read more »

Angela Godfrey-Goldstein Delivers Paper at UN Conference

Posted September 18, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

The following paper was given by Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, ICAHD’s Advocacy Officer, at the recent UN international conference of civil society in support of Israeli-Palestinian peace, held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 30 and 31st August 2007. She writes that international civil society is the key to liberation of the Palestinian people and that… Read more »

UN Report States that 38% of West Bank Taken Over by Israeli Infrastructure

Posted September 10, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

A new report by UNOCHA has been released which highlights the extent to which Israel’s settlements and roads in the West Bank have reduced the Palestinian territory to enclaves, with a resultant huge socio-economic impact on the Palestinian population. The report states that the West Bank cannot sustain the ongoing increase in illegal Israeli settlers,… Read more »

Olmert Vows to “Push Ahead” with Convergence Plan

Posted June 18, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

After meeting President Jacques Chirac in France in June, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to push ahead with his contentious plan to redraw Israel’s borders with the Palestinians, unilaterally if necessary. “The plan is inevitable, it will be implemented, hopefully by agreement, but it will be implemented,” he told reporters. Olmert also insisted that… Read more »

Red Cross Report Says Israel Disregards Humanitarian Law

Posted May 16, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

By Steven Erlanger JERUSALEM, May 14 o The International Committee of the Red Cross, in a confidential report about East Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, accuses Israel of a igeneral disregardi for iits obligations under international humanitarian law o and the law of occupation in particular.i The committee, which does not accept Israelis annexation of… Read more »

World Bank Report – Israeli Occupation Policies Are for Benefit of Settler Expansion

Posted May 10, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

As part of its ongoing analytical work on Palestinian trade facilitation and economic revival, the World Bank released its latest report today, entitled Movement and Access Restrictions in the West Bank: Uncertainty and Inefficiency in the Palestinian Economy. Press Release World Bank: Sustainable Palestinian economic recovery impossible under West Bank restriction system While acknowledging Israel’s… Read more »

Olmert Vows to “Push Ahead” with Convergence Plan

Posted June 16, 2006, by & filed under International, News.

Source: www.Haaretz.com After meeting President Jacques Chirac in France in June, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to push ahead with his contentious plan to redraw Israel’s borders with the Palestinians, unilaterally if necessary. “The plan is inevitable, it will be implemented, hopefully by agreement, but it will be implemented,” he told reporters. Olmert also… Read more »

Blair Fails to Recognise Hamas Restraint

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Tony Blair, veteran of years of peace talks with the IRA, where concessions were made on both sides to hold negotiations together before the IRA abandoned completely its militaristic stance, failed to insist on Olmert going to the negotiating table with Hamas, saying “You can only negotiate with people who accept your existence and stop… Read more »

Daniel Barenboim Delivers Reith Lectures 2006

Posted May 13, 2006, by & filed under International, News.

“….if Israel wants to have a permanent place it must become part of the Middle East, and it must be aware of the culture that already existed here, and not pretend, as has been done for a long time now, that it was a desert and an uncultured one at that.” Daniel Barenboim’s final lecture… Read more »