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 »

Anti-fascist footprints – ICAHD UK sponsored walk

Posted July 31, 2016, by & filed under Events, Sponsored Walk, UK Specific, UK Specific.

David Rosenberg tour

October will mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street and so we have joined up again with author David Rosenberg for a special ‘Anti-Fascist Footprints’ tour telling the story of communities coming together to oppose those who tried to set them against each other. This topic seems particularly relevant in light of the recent anti-Semitism debate and… Read more »

The Labour Party, Israel, and Antisemitism

Posted May 13, 2016, by & filed under Opinion, UK Specific.

A photo of a street sign in front of the apartheid wall taken in Bethlehem

– Picture of a street sign in front of the apartheid wall in Bethlehem. Last week the labour Party came under ferocious political and media attack for allegedly harbouring antisemites in its midst. In the course of this, the accusers often blurred the distinction between anti-Zionism and antisemitism, between legitimate criticisms of the state of… 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 »