Source: Chapel of Unity, Coventry Cathedral
Jeff Halper will be speaking in Coventry this Wednesday 21st February. 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 (TPYN) and the former Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).
Halper has written several books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is a frequent writer and speaker about Israeli politics, focusing mainly on nonviolent strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is a supporter of the BDS movement and the academic boycott of Israel, and considers Israel to be guilty of "apartheid" and of a deliberate campaign to "judaize" the occupied Palestinian territories.
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 as political acts of resistance. (ICAHD has rebuilt 189 Palestinian homes.) Halper was nominated, together with the Palestinian intellectual and activist Ghassan Andoni, for the 2006 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."
Jeff runs study tours for ICAHD. This event is part of Israeli Apartheid Week which takes place annually and globally.
Jeff Halper will be speaking Friends Meeting House, Hill St, Coventry. CV1 4AN, on Wednesday 21st February. 7pm for 7.30pm start.
The event is hosted by Coventry Friends of Palestine Group and Justice For Palestinians - Leamington Spa.