The organization Cleveland Peace Action is sponsoring the above talk by Dr. Jeff Halper who will speak on “Challenges of Peacemaking in Israel-Palestine” on Wednesday, October 30th, 6:45 p.m. at Bertram Woods Library, Shaker Blvd. at Warrensville Center Rd.
The program is free and open to the public.
I heard Halper talk some years ago at my university and it was good to hear a first-hand account of what is going on with Israel’s steady annexation of Palestinian lands.
Dr. Jeff Halper is the Director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota and moved to Israel in 1973. The Quakers/American Friends nominated him for the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.
HALPER was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for ICAHD’s work “to liberate both the Palestinian and the Israeli people from the yoke of structural violence” and “build equality between their people by recognizing their common humanity.”
He has been a staunch 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 resist Israel’s strategy of house demolitions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. (*Mizrahi Jews are Arabic-speaking and came to Israel from Arab countries)
He is the author of three books including: An Israeli in Palestine and Obstacles to Peace…reframing of the Palestinian – Israeli Conflict.’
You can read more about Jeff Halper and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions here.