Jeff Halper is an Israeli-American anthropologist, author and activist. As director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Halper shined a light on Israel’s ongoing dispossession of Palestinian Jerusalemites. Hungry for fresh strategy, Halper helped found the People Yes! Network, which continues to network and grow.
Now, Halper has returned from a brainstorming session at Israeli academic Ilan Pappe’s European Centre for Palestine Studies, in Exeter, England. A dozen Israeli and Palestinian activists came up with something called the One Democratic State Campaign, and are now mobilizing on and around it. Formal campaign launch is scheduled for this coming Fall.
Jeff Halper spoke with me from Jerusalem.