Jeff Halper, peace activist, anthropologist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, lectures on “The Search for Peace in the Middle East” at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in the Presidential Suites of Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.
The lecture, co-sponsored by the YSU Africana Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies programs, is free and open to the public.
Halper is the co-founder and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota and immigrated to Israel in 1973. Since then he has been an advocate for justice and civil rights for Israelis and Palestinians. He spent 10 years as a community worker in Jerusalem, aiding low-income Mizrahi families. He co-founded ICAHD in 1997 to help resist Israel’s strategy of house demolitions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. He is the author of three books, Between Redemption and Revival: The Jewish Yishuv in Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century, An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Possession, Redeeming Israel and Obstacles to Peace: A reframing of the Palestinian – Israeli Conflict. In 2006, Halper was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.