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.
Chair Syksy Räsänen
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