Jeff Halper article, September 08, 2008
"The Palestinians: Warehousing a 'surplus people'".
Jeff argues that the situation the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza endure is “worse
then South African apartheid. Halper then quotes from Naomi Klein’s book The Shock Doctrine
to suggest that the real goal of the Israelis, apparently supported by western democracies, is
to “warehouse the Palestinians because they are a “surplus population,” meaning they have
no place and function in the global economy. Finally Halper suggests that Israel’s goal is to
end the political process with the Palestinians by forcing them into a rump, but temporary
state that will last for a “very long time.” Halper concludes with, "The term "warehousing,"
then, is meant as a warning. We must continue our efforts to end the Israeli Occupation,
even if this is meant in a wider sense, of creating a genuine Palestine/Israel, or a wider
regional confederation, rather than an apartheid-cum-two-state solution or outright warehousing."
Jeff Halper was a passenger on the Free Gaza boat trip from Cyprus to Gaza City Harbor that broke the
Israeli siege ogf the Gaza Strip, at least by sae. Here are two essays by Jeff Halper. In the first Halper
anticipats the trip, and in the second Halper summarizes his experience and describes Israeli reaction to
"Only We Can End the Conflict," Aug. 5, 2008.
"End of an Odyssey," Sept. 1, 2008.
"Summary of Jeff Halper talks in Los Angeles, June 29, 2008".
Jeff Halper article, May 2008
"Rethinking Israel After Sixty Years".
Jeff Halper article, Nov. 5, 2005
"What are You Doing? What Have You Become?
Israel as an Extension of American Empire", Counterpunch.
Jeff Halper article, Dec. 1, 2007
"When the Roadmap is a One Way Street"
Jeff Halper article, Feb. 21, 2007
"Israel-Palestine: Apartheid or Confederation?"
Jeff Halper article
Nov. 23, 2006 "The Problem with Israel."
Jeff Halper article
Nov. 23, 2006 "When a Country Doesn't Take Responsibility"
(short version of "The Problem with Israel").