Jeff was interviewed on 5Live today at 3.45pm. He was excellent- covering all the aspects with real inside knowledge and dispelling all the myths about Barak sMessage 1 of 2 , Jun 4, 2003View SourceJeff was interviewed on 5Live today at 3.45pm. He was excellent- covering
all the aspects with real inside knowledge
and dispelling all the myths about Barak's generous offer, the house
demolitions, the settlements and Israel's violence
in the Occupied Territories breeding terrorism etc. How Sharon wants the
Palestinians to totally disarm so they have no defence against his superior
armed might , before even tackling the settlements which are being expanded
daily etc. And the UK's silence since the Road Map was announced, saying we
were not Albania - why wasn't Europe making its voice heard?
Unfortunately the Channel 4 interview was not broadcast, but they chose
instead to have Mark Sopher from the Israeli Foreign Ministry giving a
smooth line, but evading the question about the big towns which were still
being expanded. As Jeff said they will make a few noises to make it appear
they are reasonable, but go on acting as before.
So that's why the lobby of Parliament on 25 June is so important.
In the unlikely event that anyone else is as much a newcomer as myself to this way of looking at things, here s what I found out about Jeff Halper at a firstMessage 1 of 2 , Jun 4, 2003View SourceIn the unlikely event that anyone else is as much a newcomer as
myself to this way of looking at things, here's what I found out
about Jeff Halper at a first glance (forgive my ignorance but I
didn't know who he is! sorry folks).
Jeff Halper (53) is the Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against
House demolitions (ICAHD) and a Professor of Anthropology at Ben
Gurion University. He has lived in Israel since 1973. Jeff has
researched and written extensively on Israeli society and is the
author of the book Between Redemption and Revival: the Jewish Yishuv
in Jerusalem in the nineteenth century, Westview, 1991. Jeff founded
and directed IsraelÍs Committee to Save the Ethiopian Jews. He has
been active in the Israeli peace movement for many years. As the
Coordinator of ICAHD, he has forged a new mode of Israeli peace
activity based on non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to
the Israeli Occupation authorities and in close cooperation with
Palestinian organizations. Jeff is married and has three children.