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|Israel/Palestine: Where Are We Now - Where Are We Headed?|
|Date||Saturday October 15|
|Time||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
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Dominican Univ., Alemany Library, Rm. 207
San Rafael, CA 94901
|dannarogers1 [at] hotmail.com|
Hear Dr. Jeff Halper, a long term Israeli Peace Activist, describe what is happening now in both Israel and the Occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza. He will show pictures to illustrate events and give us a view that we don't often get in the US. He will discuss fustrations and signs of hope. Come to learn and to ask your questions.
Dr. Halper, a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is the Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). Through its non violent resistance to the demolition of Palestinian homes and other manifestations of the Occupation, including the rebuilding of demolished homes as acts of political solidarity, ICAHD has developed a relationship of trust and close cooperation with Palestinian organizations.
In addition to his three decades of involvement with the Israeli peace movement since coming to Israel from the US, Jeff has been active on issues of social justice within Israel and has written extensively on Israeli society. A Professor of Anthropology who has taught at Haifa and Ben Gurion Universities (as well as heading the international Friends World College), he is the author of "Between Redemption and Revival: The Jewish Yishuv in Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century" (Westview, 1991) and of "Obstacles to Peace: A Reframing of the Palestinian - Israeli Conflict" now in its 3rd Edition and "An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel." (Pluto Press 2008.) For ten years, Professor Halper worked in Jerusalem's inner-city neighborhoods where he helped initiate the Ohel social protest movement of working-class Mizrahi Jews. He has also served as the Chairman of the Israeli Committee for Ethiopian Jews.