Dr. Jeff Halper, Co-founder and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, will be holding a roundtable discussion at Gallatin to talk about the political economy of Israel’s ongoing occupation of Palestinian territory.
YOU ARE INVITED to join the Gallatin Human Rights Club and The Gallatin Human Rights Initiative in a discussion with Dr. Jeff Halper, co-founder and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.
“GLOBAL PALESTINE: EXPORTING THE OCCUPATION”
For Israel, the Occupied Territories have ceased being occupied territories and have become laboratories in which Israel is able to develop counter-insurgency techniques and weaponry for export. Halper’s talk follows the thread of “Global Palestine” as we have come to witness the ‘Palestiniazation’ of conflicts all over the world.
Dr. Jeff Halper is the Co-founder and Director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota and emigrated to Israel in 1973. Since then he has been a tireless advocate for justice and civil rights for all Israelis and Palestinians. He spent ten years as a community worker in Jerusalem aiding low-income Mizrahi families. He co-founded ICAHD in 1997 to help resist Israel’s strategy of house demolitions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. He is the author of three books, ‘Between Redemption and Revival: The Jewish Yishuv in Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century’, ‘An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Possession, Redeeming Israel’, and ‘Obstacles to Peace: A reframing of the Palestinian – Israeli Conflict’. In 2006 Dr. Halper was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, citing ICAHD’s work “to liberate both the Palestinian and the Israeli people from the yoke of structural violence” and “to build equality between their people by recognizing and celebrating their common humanity.”
TOMORROW, Friday, October 5, 2012
Room 501, 1 Washington Place
Snacks and refreshments will be served!
RSVP or send questions to Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org