One Land Many Voices on 09/28/12
Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Born in 1946 in Minnesota, Halper 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 territories. 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 Dispossession, Redeeming Israel, and Obstacles to Peace: A reframing of the Palestinian – Israeli Conflict.
Jeff Halper spoke at the First Unitarian Church on Saturday, September 22nd. The title of his talk was "A Single Democratic State in Israel-Palestine: The Only Option that Israel and the United States Have Left Us."