Wed, 06 Feb 2019, 19:00
The People's Forum, New York (USA), The People's Forum, 320 W. 37th St., New York, NY 10018, USA
Event sponsored by NYC Jewish Voice for Peace, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, Codepink
Jeff Halper is an Israeli anthropologist and Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). He has served as the Chairman of the Israeli Committee for Ethiopian Jews, head of Friends World College, an international college program, and has taught at universities in Israel, the US, Latin America and Africa. In addition to many academic and political writings, he is the author of An Israeli in Palestine (London: Pluto Press, 2008) on his work against the Occupation and Obstacles to Peace, a manual for activism in Palestine/Israel. His most recent book is War Amongst the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification (Pluto, 2015), which was shortlisted for the Palestine Book Award.
Jeff participated in the first (and successful) attempt of the Free Gaza Movement to break the Israeli siege by sailing into Gaza. He serves on international support committee of the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Palestine, and was nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Jeff and ICAHD are currently involved in a joint Palestinian-Israeli grassroots initiative – the One Democratic State Campaign (ODSC) – to formulate a political settlement based on the creation of one democratic state.