University of Pittsburgh
Ballroom—Pitt Student Union
Monday, November 4, 2013
12 NOON-1:30 pm
Jeff Halper’s presentation is entitled “ISRAEL/PALESTINE: TOWARDS PEACE, APARTHEID OR WAREHOUSING?” This talk presents the political situation in maps, and also walks through a house demolition in slides. It ends up asking: Where do we go from here?, in which he will talk about options for resolving the conflict – two states, one state (bi-national or democratic) or a regional confederation – or towards apartheid or the warehousing of the Palestinian population.
Halper is author of: An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel (2012). His organization, ICAHD, works in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to rebuild Palestinian homes that have been demolished by Israeli bulldozers. In 2006, Halper was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, citing 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 celebrating their common humanity.” In 2007, ICAHD received the Olive Branch Award from Jewish Voice for Peace.
[Halper will also be giving a workshop on activism Saturday, November 2. Details here.]