Friday, November 12, 2010

It's not about 'peace': interview with Jeff Halper

Jeff Halper of ICAHD, Israel Committee Against House Demolitions, spoke to Tidings from Jerusalem and gave us his take on 'the peace process' in which he makes these points:

1. Israel will never stop the Occupation (they haven't invested in all that infrastructure for nothing).

2. The US problem is not Obama but Congress--it's not just AIPAC but the war-industrial lobby which is actually bigger and stronger than AIPAC.

3. The only hope may come from BDS, the Boycott Divestment and Sanction movement, whose momentum and reach are extending daily, resulting in increasing isolation for the US which will one day be damaging enough to finally bring the message home.
4. He also says he really doesn't know how this thing will end. He can't see that far or around enough corners but believes it will happen sooner or later.

Please listen to his impassioned point of view. It's one that you won't hear in the mainstream media!

Check out this article and his most recent book too.