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The Peace Activist the Jewish News rejects

March 13, 2009 

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Antony Loewenstein

12 March 2009

Sadly Dr Jeff Halper has concluded his Melbourne engagements and has today flown to South Australia for his Adelaide public lectures. Arriving in Australia on Monday for a busy two-week national tour, he appeared on Radio National Breakfast and ABC Radio PM, with much more media to come, and will be speaking at universities and public meetings across the country.

Dr Jeff Halper is an American born, Israeli-based professor of anthropology, author and co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). This 2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominated group resists the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in the illegally occupied West Bank. It uses non-violence and civil obedience.

In 2008 Halper sailed as the only Jew on a protest boat from Cyprus to Gaza to highlight Israel?s collective punishment of the Strip. He told an audience in Canada in January that, ?The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is not because there was a hurricane. There are [Western] countries that are creating starvation in Gaza?. Read full article…

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