International experts, human rights workers and millions around the world argue that a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, now nearly 70 years old, is essential to establish peace in the region. Yet Israel has only strengthened its hold over the territories it captured in 1967, and is becoming more entrenched in its own exceptionalism with each passing year. Jeff Halper, an Israeli-American anthropologist, is the author of An Israeli in Palestine and War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians, and Global Pacification. On Sunday, June 4, 4 pm, he will address Israel/Palestine in the Post-Colonial Age with a view to answering the question "How Does Israel Get Away With It?" which was the framework for War Against the People. He will also explain his assertion that "Israel has gone way beyond Apartheid."
The program takes place at the Workmen's Circle/Arbeiter Ring, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles 90035 (street parking, check neighborhood signs) and is one in the series Progressive Conversations on Israel/Palestine and U.S. Middle East Foreign Policy, organized by LA Jews for Peace and The Markaz, with support from Friends of Sabeel. Requested donation $10/$5 students.
Eyal Weizman, author of Hollow Land, called War Against the People, "A brilliant book by one of the world's most inspiring political activists."
As noted by the Electronic Intifada, "Jeff Halper spent nearly 20 years as head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). His previous book, An Israeli in Palestine, opens with the destruction of his friend Salim Shawamreh’s home in Anata, a village near Jerusalem. This event forced Halper, who had been a committed Zionist, to confront what was really happening in the West Bank and Gaza." (Tom Sperlinger)
Jeff Halper is an American-born anthropologist, author, lecturer, and political activist who has lived in Israel since 1973. He is a co-founder of The People Yes! Network and co-founder and former Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.
- June 04, 2017 at 4pm – 6pm
- Workman's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA 90035
- 19 people are going