Wall replica “overwhelming”? Er, yes! Is that not the point?!

Posted January 16, 2014, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

In the Sunday programme on BBC Radio 4 on January 5th, presenter Ed Stourton suggested to Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James, Piccadilly, that the 26 foot replica wall installation outside her church, which hosted the Bethlehem Unwrapped festival, risked overwhelming the other aspects and messages of the festival. He was questioning whether it… Read more »

Jeff Halper an extremist? Absolutely! I heard it first on the BBC….

Posted January 13, 2014, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

…..so it must be true! On the Radio 4 Sunday programme on January 5th this year, Professor Alan Johnson of Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre (BICOM) bracketed Jeff Halper with what Prof Johnson regarded as “extremists”. In the same breath he described “a certain wildness” about the popular and successful “Bethlehem Unwrapped” festival. This… Read more »

Stop the demolitions in Jerusalem area and announcements of more settlement expansion

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Demolitions and building of new settlement units are going ahead without pause, despite some unusually strong words from USA’s John Kerry warning Israel about the unacceptability of more settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, as he endeavours to create conditions to enable resumption of Palestinian-Israeli talks (about talks!) which can get somewhere past “Go!”…. Read more »

ACT to oppose dilution of new guidelines against EU money for Israeli activities in occupied Territories

Posted October 18, 2013, by & filed under International, News.

The EU announced guidelines to take effect on 1 January 2014 that forbid any EU grants being awarded to Israeli projects in occupied Palestinian territory and prevent loans or prizes being given to Israeli entities with operations in the West Bank, Golan Heights or East Jerusalem. However Israel and the US insist that the guidelines… Read more »

UK Methodist Church vote to support the BDS Movement

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Our member and former conference speaker, Stephen Leah, has alerted us about an online survey that has been launched in response to a motion passed during the July 2013 Methodist Conference. The motion requests the production of a briefing on the arguments for and against the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. We believe that… Read more »

Palestinian envoy blasts Israel claim in West Bank as IDF manhandle aid workers and diplomats

Posted September 20, 2013, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

While the news of recent Palestinian-Israel negotiators’ meetings seem long gone and almost erased by the focus on their neighbours Syria and Egypt in recent weeks,Israel has been continuing apace in illegal demolitions in the Jordan Valley and in the Negev. See ICAHD UK Facebook, with its several entries in recent days. And in other… Read more »

Greenbelt Attracts New Members

Posted September 2, 2013, by & filed under News, UK Specific.

In recent years, Greenbelt Festival, a place for people to cut their teeth on Christianity with an edge, has incorporated a major emphasis on the Palestinian struggle for justice against Israel’s continued occupation of their historic land, and its punitive and illegal policies against the occupied people and the Arabs living in Israel. Linda Ramsden,… Read more »