81-103 Euston Street
London NW1 2EZ
Speaker: Jeff Halper, Founder/Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
ICAHD is a Jerusalem-based human rights and peace organisation founded in 1997. It is dedicated to ending the prolonged Israeli occupation over the Palestinians through non-violent direct action and campaigning. Over the last two decades it has organised Israeli, Palestinian and international volunteers to assist in the rebuilding of 189 demolished Palestinian homes. More than 50,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished by the Israeli authorities since 1967.
In five decades of military occupation, Israel has built what ICAHD describe as a “Matrix of Control” – laws, military orders, planning procedures, bureaucracy, limitations on movement, settlements and infrastructure – and fragmented the Occupied Territories into 70 enclaves. This has eliminated any possibility of a two-state solution and strengthened apartheid-style structures in the country as a whole. In his presentation, Jeff Halper will explore in depth his concept of what he believes is the only just solution remaining: a democratic, bi-national state, and how we can work towards this.
Co-sponsored by: Jewish Socialists Group, Jewish Voice for Labour, Independent Jewish Voices, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Free Speech on Israel, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods, ICAHD-UK