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Jeff Halper

  • Abolishing the Palestinian Authority an Urgent Prerequisite to Liberation

    Even as I write this, the bulldozers have been busy throughout that one indivisible country known by the bifurcated term Israel/Palestine. Palestinian homes, community centres, livestock pens and other “structures” (as the Israel authorities dispassionately call them) have been demolished in the Old City, Silwan and various parts of “Area C” in the West Bank, as well among the Bedouin – Israeli citizens – in the Negev/Naqab. This is merely mopping up, herding the last of the Arabs into their prison cells where, forever, they will cease to be heard or heard from, a non-issue in Israel and, eventually, in the wider world distracted by bigger, more pressing matters.

  • Salvaging September: The Palestinian Statehood Initiative at the UN

    The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) has been one of the leading critical Israeli peace and human rights organizations struggling for Palestinian rights during its more than 14 years of existence

  • Will the tent protests break out of the neoliberal-Zionist-security box?

    The demonstrations currently roiling Israel constitute a grassroots challenge to Israel’s neo-liberal regime. Beginning as an uprising of the middle classes–especially young people who have trouble finding affordable housing–it has spread to the working class, the poor and the Arab communities as well, though not the religious as yet.

  • Web Exclusive: Palestine 2011

    Struggling as I have for the past decades to grasp the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and find ways to get out of this interminable and absolutely superfluous conflict, I have been two-thirds successful.

  • An Open Letter to the Israeli Jewish Public: Support the Gaza Flotilla!

    If we were not Israeli Jews, if the nine ships bringing 800 peace-makers from 40 countries would be sailing with humanitarian aid to an imprisoned population of a million and a half to, say, Haiti, the flotilla now on its way to Gaza would be hailed as a monumental event, and the government of Israel would donate another 50 tons of food and materials and a brigade of army volunteers from the “rescue corps.”

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