Monday, September 17, 2012

Speaker : Israeli activist Jeff Halper

Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Thursday, September 20th
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Jeff Halper
A Jewish Israeli, Jeff Halper has been an 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.  In 1997, Halper co-founded ICAHD to challenge and resist the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in the Occupied Territories, and to organize Israelis, Palestinians and international volunteers to jointly rebuild demolished Palestinian homes. He has created a new mode of Israeli peace activity based on nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories. Halper was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the American Friends Service Committee for his 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".

This event will be moderated by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg.

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