A Workshop with Jeff Halper: World Advocate for Palestinian/Israeli Peace

02 Nov 2013


The continuing struggle for a just and fair peace between Israelis and Palestinians should concern all of us. Dr. Jeff Halper is an American-born Jew who has lived in West Jerusalem for forty years and is co-founder and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD.org). He will be presenting a workshop on how we can best direct our energy to advocate for Palestinian-Israeli peace.

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 speaks before audiences everywhere in the world. The questions he asks will be central to the workshop:
What does it mean to be active in the United States on behalf of Palestine/Israel?
What are the implications for activism?
Where do we go from here? How do we reframe the issue?
Boycott, divestment, sanction (BDS): What are the issues? Why is it important?

Come be part of this important discussion/workshop. Learn how we can together move forward in addressing this pressing, seemingly intractable situation.

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East
The First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh (Ellsworth and Morewood Aves.)
Presenter Type: 
Visiting Scholar/Faculty