Tue, June 24, 2014 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts
THE EXPANSION OF ISRAEL THROUGH PALESTINIAN HOUSE DEMOLITIONS
Free and Open to the Public(suggested contribution $5)
In 1997, Jeff Halper co-founded ICAHD to challenge and resist the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes and to organize Israelis, Palestinians, and international volunteers to jointly rebuild demolished homes. ICAHD also considers its resistance to house demolitions as a vehicle for exposing how the Israeli occupation works and with the ultimate aim of ending it.
As co-founder and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and an anti-settlement peace activist dedicated to ending the Israeli Occupation of Palestinian territories, Halper will speak about Israel's policy of demolishing Palestinian homes and other structures as a way of pushing Palestinians off their land. He will also discuss the broader implications of the end of the Kerry talks, and perspectives for the fight for justice and peace in the region.
In 2006, Halper was nominated, together with the Palestinian intellectual/activist Ghassan Andoni, for the Nobel Peace Prize by the American Friends Service Committee. In 2007, ICAHD received the Olive Branch Award from Jewish Voice for Peace.
Obstacles to Peace: A Reframing of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Fourth Edition, 2009
Between Redemption and Revival: The Jewish Yishuv in Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century, 1991
The Falashas: An Analysis of Their History, Religion and Transitional Society, 1966
Since 1967, Israel has demolished 25,000 Palestinian homes and other structures. So far in 2014, it has bulldozed 147 structures and displaced 286 people.
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