‘A Christmas present from the UN’ – Jeff Halper comments

Posted December 30, 2016, by & filed under House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, International, Israeli Politics, News, Peace Proposals.

We can win, but we have to be smart, strategic and pro-active Jeff Halper Wow, a Christmas present from the UN! 14 of the 15 members of the Security Council passed a pretty strong resolution against settlement construction — and against the demolition of Palestinian homes. The US was the odd-man out as usual, but… Read more »

ICAHD UK December News

Posted December 24, 2016, by & filed under News, Settlements.

Picture: A Palestinian man demolishes his own home in Jerusalem after receiving a demolition order related to a lack of proper permits. Picture credit:  (File photo Sliman Khader/Flash90). The theme of the newsletter is ‘Think of Palestine This Christmas’, and it includes: Increasing pace of demolitions in 2016 Election of Donald Trump Jeff Halper on the… Read more »

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 »

ICAHD UK October newsletter

Posted November 3, 2016, by & filed under Communities demolished, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, News, Rebuilding Demolished Homes, Summer Camps.

Featuring news about ICAHD’s rebuilding camp for 2017, our Global Digital Photo Party for raising funds, an update on demolitions and other news, the Palestine Lobby of Parliament on 15th November, the EU’s response to BDS, a review of Israel and South Africa: The Many Faces of Apartheid ed. Ilan Pappe. Read October Newsletter

Autumn 2016 begins in rubble

Posted October 25, 2016, by & filed under House Demolitions, House Demolitions.

Rubble left in Dahmash after multiple homes were demolished in 2015

From the beginning of 2016 to mid-October, Israel has demolished 871 Palestinian structures, according to weekly totals from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), displacing 1351 people. These alarming figures provide further fuel for ICAHD’s campaign to end home demolitions. Why is this cruel policy of house demolitions allowed to continue? Around 20,000 Palestinians hold demolition… Read more »

Kairos Britain and the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

Posted September 15, 2016, by & filed under Culture, House Demolitions, UK Specific.

– 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. Charlotte Marshall tells us about how the Kairos call came about and what Kairos Britain and… 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 »

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions worked in South Africa

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WWPPI

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 Christian faith communities to share their experiences with you. Brian Brown was South Africa’s first banned churchperson who came to England as a refugee from apartheid… Read more »

Steadfastness in the Jordan Valley – Three years since the Khalet Makhul demolitions

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Water collected in barrels

The 16th of September 2016 will mark three years since the village of Khalet Makhul was demolished, and so we thought it a good opportunity to raise awareness of this community, by highlighting a report from one of the families who have steadfastly remained to share a little of their story: At 05:00, morning of 16th… Read more »

ICAHD UK Represented at the EuroPal Forum’s Parliamentary Meeting

Posted August 3, 2016, by & filed under Events, UK Specific, UK Specific.

Kate and Haneen Al Zoubi

EuroPal Forum hosted an event in July entitled, ‘Palestine: Key for Stability and Peace in the Middle East’ at the Houses of Parliament, London. The talk was introduced and chaired by Dr Paul Monaghan MP (SNP), who presaged the evening’s speeches by emphasising the central role of the Palestinian issue in stabilising the MENA region. His introduction… Read more »