Dr. Jeff Halper will visit the Asheville area to discuss the continuing violations of human rights in the West Bank and Gaza. On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, he will speak, and lead a discussion, with the public at Givens Highland Farms Assembly Room, 3:00 to 4:30 PM. He will then hold a reading of his latest book, “War Against the People,” at the Malaprop’s Bookstore in downtown Asheville, starting at 7PM. Halper’s visit is sponsored by the Just Peace For Israel & Palestine organization, firstname.lastname@example.org.
After participating in 1960’s peace and civil rights movements in the U.S., and studying at rabbinical school, Dr. Halper immigrated to Israel in 1973. He has taught anthropology at Haifa and Ben-Gurion Universities, and challenged the Israeli government’s occupation policies. He has led civil disobedience protests against the destruction of Palestinian homes.