FORT WAYNE — Jeff Halper, founder of Israel Committee Against House Demolitions, will be speaking Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry Street, Fort Wayne.

The title of Halper’s talk is “The Two State Solution is Dead.”

Halper and other Israeli Jewish and Palestinian activists and academics created the One Bi-National Democratic State Movement.

Originally from Minnesota, Halper was nominated by the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) in 2006 for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work “to liberate both the Palestinian and the Israeli people from the yoke of structural violence” and “to build equality between their people by recognizing and celebrating their common humanity.”

The anthropologist, author, lecturer and political activist, who has lived in Israel since 1973, is a co-founder of The People Yes! Network and the former director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).

Halper has written several books on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and is a frequent writer and speaker about Israeli politics, focusing mainly on nonviolent strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In 1997, Halper co-founded ICAHD to challenge and resist the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in the Occupied Territories and to organize Israelis, Palestinians and international volunteers to jointly rebuild demolished Palestinian homes.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 423-9424.

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