Watch LIVE February 10: Jeff Halper -- Imagining a future for Israel/Palestine beyond fear and violence
Watch live February 10 from Surrey, B.C. Dr. Jeff Halper, a Jewish-American Israeli and founder of the Israeli Committee against Home Demolitions (ICHD), will talk about the changes he has seen in Israel since 1973. What are his hopes for moving beyond the current violence?
Dr. Halper is making a cross-Canada tour, stopping in many locations across the Country.
To attend in person: Norwood United Church 8855 156th Street (corner 88th Ave), Surrey
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