"What if the Road Map Fails? A Critical View from the Ground" to be topic of lecture Oct. 8

October 2, 2003

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-Jeff Halper, director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions and professor of anthropology at Ben Gurion University in Israel, will give a lecture titled "What If the Road Map Fails?  A Critical View from the Ground" on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 4:30 p.m. on the Middlebury College campus.  The lecture will take place in the Robert A. Jones House on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125), and is free and open to the public. 

Halper, a native of Minnesota, moved to Israel about 30 years ago.  The organization he directs, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition, is a group of Israelis engaged in non-violent protest against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. The committee works with Palestinians in the occupied territories to rebuild Palestinian homes demolished by the Israeli army to make way for Jewish settlements, roads and other settlement projects.  Representatives of the committee have been asked to testify before the United Nations Human Rights Commission.  Halper is also an authority on land use policies throughout Israel and the occupied territories.

For more information, contact Charlotte Tate at the Middlebury College Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at or 802-443-5795.

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