ICAHD ACTIVISTS MEET FIFA’S BLATTER

Posted 21st May 2015, by & filed under Jeff Halper.

  ICAHD ACTIVISTS MEET FIFA’S BLATTER by Jeff Halper   During the visit of FIFA President Sepp Blatter to Palestine/Israel in order to head off a vote next week to suspend Israel’s membership due to the damage its policies do to Palestinian football, I was asked to represent Israel activists supporting the suspension of Israel… Read more »

THE ISRAELI ELECTIONS: A GAME-CHANGER

Posted 19th March 2015, by & filed under Jeff Halper.

THE ISRAELI ELECTIONS: A GAME-CHANGER  Jeff Halper  Dramatic as they were for returning Netanyahu to power, the Israeli elections did not witness a major shift in political forces; in fact, the center-left (albeit Labor now pandering to the right by rebranding itself the “Zionist Camp”) did better than in the 2013 elections, while the right… Read more »

Atavistic revenge: The punitive demolitions of Palestinian homes

Posted 19th November 2014, by & filed under Jeff Halper.

by Jeff Halper   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the demolition of Palestinian “terrorist” homes late on Monday and “the conflict runs the risk of deteriorating into purely atavistic revenge” Israel is fond of presenting itself as a liberal Western democracy, in fact the only democracy in the Middle East. What defines a democracy,… Read more »

Jeff Halper Interviewed on THE REAL NEWS NETWORK

Posted 1st November 2014, by & filed under Jeff Halper.

  Jeff Halper was interviewed by The Real News Network’s Anton Woronczuk in Baltimore on the fate of Jerusalem, the Israeli left, and the apathy of the general Israeli public.      [video:http://youtu.be/mQqWbv42iJI width:400 height:600]

Israel’s message to the Palestinians: Submit, leave or die

Posted 1st September 2014, by & filed under Jeff Halper.

    by Jeff Halper    The Kerry initiative may have ended with a whimper instead of a bang, but its impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was significant and fundamental nonetheless. The end of the political process, futile as it may have been, triggered the collapse of the status quo as we have known it… Read more »

The Palestinian message to Israel: Deal with us justly. Or disappear

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 by Jeff Halper   Until Operation Protective Edge, most of the “messaging” regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, certainly that which broke through the mainstream media, came from the Israeli side. Since Zionism’s official beginnings in Palestine some 110 years ago, the Jewish community, whether the pre-state Yishuv or constituted as the state of Israel, never took… Read more »

Revenge devoid of purpose: Punitive demolitions of Palestinian homes

Posted 21st August 2014, by & filed under Jeff Halper.

Cody O’Rourke and Jeff Halper   While the kidnapping of three Israeli settler youth in early June unleashed two military operations, Operation Brothers’ Keeper in the West Bank and Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, what emerged out of the destruction, killing and suffering was the stark realization that Israel has nowhere to go politically. Having… Read more »

Globalizing Gaza

Posted 18th August 2014, by & filed under Jeff Halper.

How Israel Undermines International Law Through “Lawfare” by Jeff Halper   Operation Protective Edge was not merely a military assault on a primarily civilian population. As in its previous “operations” (Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Pillar of Defense in 2012), it was also part of an ongoing assault on international humanitarian law (IHL) by a… Read more »

From kidnapping to collapse: The beginning of the end?

Posted 2nd July 2014, by & filed under Jeff Halper.

In the end, the unsustainability of warehousing Palestinians will force the hand of the international community. The Israeli government, so strong it does not know when to stop, will lead us to that moment. By Jeff Halper The kidnapping and killing of the three Israeli youths in the West Bank has unleashed a military operation marking… Read more »

An open letter to J Street: Let’s talk

Posted 12th April 2014, by & filed under Jeff Halper.

An open letter to J Street: Let’s talk Jeff Halper It’s time to bite the bullet. We of the critical (non/anti/post-Zionist) Israeli peace camp understand why a liberal Zionist organization like J Street could never consider, let alone accept, the end of the two-state solution. You say it yourselves: the end of the two-state solution… Read more »