About us

 

ICAHD Finland is a human rights organisation focusing on ending Israeli occupation and apartheid in a manner that is consistent with international law and that guarantees the rights of everyone living in Israel/Palestine. ICAHD Finland does not take sides in party politics.

ICAHD is an acronym for Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. ICAHD Finland was founded in 2009 as the Finnish branch of the Israeli organisation. ICAHD Finland is autonomous, and takes part in formulating common ICAHD positions together with the other branches.

We write about the Israel/Palestine conflict, publish our own research, articles and videos and keep contact with media and politicians. We also bring Israeli, Palestinian and international figures to speak in Finland. We take part in the ICAHD annual camps for rebuilding homes demolished by the occupation forces, and meet local activists.

ICAHD Finland is a member of the European Coordination Committee for Palestine (ECCP).

The main branch of ICAHD in Israel was founded in 1997.  In 2004, ICAHD was the first Israeli organisation to support the Palestinian boycott call. In 2012, ICAHD became the first Israeli organisation to take a public stand in favour of a one-state solution.

ICAHD’s founding member Jeff Halper was nominated for the Nobel peace prize in 2006, along with Ghassan Andoni, a founding member of the International Solidarity Movement. ICAHD has international branches in Finland, Germany, Great Britain and the United States.

Contact

Chair Syksy Räsänen
icahd@icahd.fi

Material in English

 

Peace Forum 2017 interviews (Lia Tarachansky & Rania Madi)

ICAHD Finland invited a Palestinian refugee rights defender and an Israeli filmmaker to the Peace Forum (2017, Finland). One thing connects them; they both want a fair solution for everyone in Israel/Palestine.

Interview of ICAHD Director Jeff Halper

ICAHD director Jeff Halper is in the One Democratic State campaign, which aims to change Israel and the Occupied Territories from an Apartheid regime to a single democratic state.

Pakolaiset, rasismi ja politiikka: Israel, Suomi ja EU

Israeli Apartheid Week

December 2017 Demolition and Displacement report

December 2017 Demolition and Displacement report

In-depth political study tour to Palestine/Israel

November 2017 & March 2018

Israelin ICAHDin perustajajäsen Jeff Halper kirjoittaa Israelin tavoitteista

  Artikkeli julkaistu Middle East Monitorin sivuilla. The deal: Israel’s endgame

Video interviews with Samah Sabawi and Max Blumenthal

The Double Standard of the EU’s Non-Recognition Policy

ICAHD Finlandin Johannes Hautaviidan kirjoitus TeleSURilla.

Max Blumenthalin haastattelu Raadio 2 -kanavalla

Englanninkielinen haastattelu alkaa kohdasta 1:00.

Israel’s Absurd Attacks on BDS Reveal Its Desperation

Bruno Jäntin uusin artikkeli teleSURille.

EU-US trade deal mustn’t stifle calls for Israel boycott, say unions

ICAHD Finlandin allekirjoittama kirje TTIP:tä vastaan. CAHD Finland on, yli 150 muun järjestön kanssa, allekirjoittanut kirjeen TTIP-kauppasopimusta vastaan. Yhdysvallat ja EU neuvottelevat kyseistä sopimusta, enimmäkseen salassa. Kesäkuussa Yhdysvalloissa tuli voimaan laki, jonka mukaan Yhdysvaltojen eräs päätavoite neuvotteluissa on Israel-boikottien vastustaminen. Toteutuessaan TTIP voisi tehdä osasta boikotteja laittomia EU:ssa.

Joint Letter to UN Secretary General: Terminate Contracts with G4S

Lue ICAHD Finlandin allekirjoittama kirje Ban ki-Moonille täältä.