Co-rganized by Een Andere Joodse Stem (EAJS)
and Union des Progressistes Juifs de Belgique (UPJB)
On the occasion of the international human rights day
and the 5th Night of Hanukkah
Thursday, December 10th, 2015, 19:30
Overwinningsstraat 61 Rue de la Victoire, Brussels
- Lighting Hanukka candles
- “War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification”
Book presentation by Dr. Jeff Halper
Jeff Halper follows in his book Israel’s export of the weaponry, security systems and surveillance technologies, developed in the ‘laboratory’ of the occupied Palestinian territories. Israel globalizes its Palestinian experience, equipping and training militaries, police forces and homeland security agencies around the world. As global elites are increasingly keen to protect their privileges from both external and internal challengers, Israel is forging a place at the heart of “global pacification” industry.
Jeff Halper holds a PhD in anthropology. He is an author, lecturer and political activist. He was born in the US and emigrated to Israel in 1973. He is the co-founder and former head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), a non-violent, direct-action Israeli peace and human rights organization that resists the Israeli Occupation on the ground, especially its policy of demolishing Palestinian homes. Dr. Halper is currently the Coordinator of the War Against the People project of The People Yes! Network (TPYN).
- The Belgian-Israeli militarized exchange
Surveillance technologies developed by Israeli security companies to control the Palestinians are also imported to Belgian cities and neighborhoods. Some Belgian universities have joint research projects with Israeli weapon companies. Belgian companies export or transfer weapons to Israel, making their share of profits from the ongoing occupation. Can we raise our voice against Belgium’s complicity in the Israeli occupation?
Itamar Shachar, a member of Een Andere Joodse Stem, will present the Belgian campaign for a military embargo on Israel.
- Open debate with the audience
Moderator: Dr. Anya Topolski, Co-founder of Een Andere Joodse Stem
The event will be held in English with translation to French
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