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

– 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 »

Posted , by & filed under Beyond Zionism, Personal Experiences, Study Tour Reports, Uncategorized .

Under the 1947 UN Partition Plan, Tel Aviv was assigned to the new Jewish state, while Jaffa was to be part of the Arab state. In the war that followed, Jaffa eventually fell to the Jewish militias, and the Palestinians fled to refugee camps in places like Qalqilya in the West Bank. Arab Jaffa was absorbed… Read more »

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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 »

Posted April 21, 2016, by & filed under Beduin, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, Israeli Military Actions, Personal Experiences, Study Tour Reports .

– Reflections from a recent ICAHD study tour trip to the Jordan Valley – Bedouin villages in the Jordan Valley are barely clinging to life in the wake of frequent demolitions and water deprivation. Arriving at the tented community of Khirbet al-Makhul, we were invited into the home of a Bedouin herding family. Although we had… Read more »

Posted April 4, 2016, by & filed under House Demolitions, Personal Experiences, Rebuilding Demolished Homes, Videos .

ICAHD have worked with Atta Jaber and his family since they suffered their first home demolition in 1998 – rebuilding two of his homes after they were destroyed by the authorities and in local arson attacks – and we wish to spread their story of peaceful resistance far and wide. In this 5 minute video you… Read more »

Posted March 21, 2016, by & filed under Personal Experiences, Water .

For World Water Day – 22nd March 2016 – we invited one of our study tour participants to reflect on how Palestinians living under occupation are affected by water… Many – far too many – tourists to Israel spend their whole time in a ‘tourist bubble’. They never meet Palestinians; they have no idea about what is… Read more »

Posted March 5, 2016, by & filed under Contact your politicians, Don't Say You Did Not Know, House Demolitions, House Demolitions, UK Specific .

– A demolition of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in 2014, which has to date been razed more than 90 times. Photo with thanks to Rabbi Arik Ascherman.  – March 2016 Within the first eight weeks of this year over 440 Palestinians (a majority of whom were children) were displaced from their homes – equivalent to… Read more »

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– 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 »

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– February, 2016 The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) is a human rights and peace organization established in 1997 to end Israel’s Occupation over the Palestinians. Its main focus is Israel’s policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and in Israel proper. Nothing demonstrates the existence of one (apartheid) state… Read more »

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– Muntaha Saad (bottom right) with her husband and three of her children, taken during the November 2015 study tour. For International Women’s Day 2016, we invited previous ICAHD study tour participants to reflect on Palestinian (and in one case Israeli) women who have left an impression on them.   These women are forced to start again somehow… I… Read more »