The Palestinian/Jewish Egalitarian Team is an Asheville-based group committed to working toward a just settlement of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. We meet monthly to discuss the conflict, share resources and reflect on potential possibilities for resolution. We come together from varied ethnic and religious backgrounds with varied viewpoints, but have managed to continue to meet for almost a year.
At the end of May, Israeli anthropologist, human rights activist, scholar and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Jeff Halper will be visiting Asheville to share his views about the conflict and the possibilities for peace. Dr. Halper taught anthropology at Haifa and Ben-Gurion universities, focusing his academic research on the modern history of Jerusalem, contemporary Israeli culture and the Middle East conflict.
In 1997, Dr. Halper co-founded the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions to challenge and resist the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes. In 2006, the American Friends Service Committee nominated him, along with Palestinian activist Ghassan Andoni, for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr. Halper will be speaking several times during his Asheville visit, and PAJET is pleased to be sponsoring one of his talks on Sunday, May 22, at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
For more information about his schedule in Asheville, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Anne Craig