Jeff Halper is an Israeli anthropologist and former head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). Jeff served as the Director of the Middle East Centre for Friends World College, an international college which he eventually headed, and has taught at universities in Israel, the US, Latin America and Africa. In addition to his many academic and political writings, he is the author of An Israeli in Palestine (London: Pluto Press, 2008) on his work against the Occupation, and recently of War Amongst the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification (Pluto, 2015), which was shortlisted for the 2016 Palestine Book Award.
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Items by Jeff Halper
- June 23, 2022 Jeff Halper
Israel is in the midst of a political stalemate. Bennett’s centre-right government has resigned and new elections will be held in late October/early November. It does not really matter who wins; certainly in terms of the Palestinian citizens of Israel are the colonised Palestinians of the Occupied Territory. They,...
- January 31, 2020 Jeff Halper
The Trump “deal of the century” is nothing if not predictable. The product of a small group of Orthodox Jewish Americans willingly adopting the long-standing plans of the Israeli right, it merely reaffirms what Israeli policy has in fact done “on the ground” over the past 53 years. In...
- July 5, 2018 Jeff Halper
The countdown begins. The Bedouin community of Khan Al-Ahmar and its famous tyre-and-adobe school are poised to be demolished in the next day or two by the “Civil Administration”, Israel’s Orwellian name for its military government in the Occupied Territory. The demolition of Khan al-Ahmar is merely another chapter...
- August 30, 2017 Jeff Halper
When we speak of occupation, repression, displacement and control, we tend to look at the most powerful and visual sources of coercion and injustice: armies, government policies, policing and diplomacy. The decision of the Be’er Sheva Magistrate’s Court that six Bedouin residents of Al-Araqeeb village in the Naqb/Negev, all...
- August 4, 2017 Jeff Halper
De facto what we have in Palestine today is precisely what the Zionist movement, the pre-state Yishuv and successive Israeli governments have been working towards since the start of the twentieth century: the complete “judaisation” of Palestine – transforming an Arab country into the Land of Israel. Having reached...
- January 1, 2017 Jeff Halper
Perhaps the main losers of the American election, besides Donald Trump’s own voters, are the Palestinians. Meaning, of course, that the Israelis are among the big winners. Trump, who supported Netanyahu actively in the 2013 Israeli election, has already invited him to meet “at the first opportunity.” His advisor...