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Come hear Jeff Halper, Israeli peace activist, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, and Founding Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), present on “A Single Democratic State in Israel-Palestine: The Only Option Israel and the United States Have Left Us.”
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, 7:00 until 10:00 PM
Where: First Unitarian Church, SW 12th & Salmon in Portland
Admission to this presentation is free.
Born in 1946 in Minnesota, Jeff 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 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 Possession, Redeeming Israel; and Obstacles to Peace: A Reframing of the Palestinian–Israeli Conflict. Jeff is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker.
Co-sponsored by the Peace Action Committee of First Unitarian Church, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Students for Palestinian Equal Rights, Friends of Sabeel North America, Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land, Jewish Voice for Peace of Portland, KBOO Community Radio, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Portland Alliance, Code Pink of Portland, War Resisters League, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, and others.
For more information, contact Will Seaman at 503-888-7455.
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