gate48 is a platform for Israelis living in the Netherlands who oppose the occupation of the Palestinian territories and call for its end. We wish to convey to the Netherlands opinions and voices which show that criticizing Israel’s official policy is not the same as being anti-Israeli.
gate48 organizes activities in the Netherlands that provide a platform to people from Israel/Palestine who work together in non-violent ways to resist the occupation and to find a just solution for all. We strongly believe that the two peoples who share the same land must share equal justice and equal rights.
A Critical Look at the Israeli Global Security Industry
14 – 16 of September in CREA Amsterdam
The Israeli security industry affects lives everywhere. As an outcome of Israel’s immense financial investment in military and security technologies, its image as pinnacle of security expertise and its ‘combat proven’ weaponry, Israel is a huge player in the global security market that is flourishing like never before. Israeli technologies, knowledge and actors spread all over the world, accompanied by ideas about the ‘other’, including of the Palestinian as dangerous ‘other’ and as Muslim threat. Tools to subdue this ‘other’ and to fight multiple sorts of constructed ‘enemies’ are sold by Israel on a global market. As such, the Israeli, discriminating security philosophy and its technologies that have been developed to be used against Palestinians are brought to many countries and used against many different unprivileged around the world. This three-day symposium Securitizing Worlds aims to offer an interdisciplinary, critical overview of these practices and their effects as well as at the current struggles against them.
The symposium is organized by gate48 in cooperation with the Leonhard-Woltjer Foundation, SECURCIT (ERC, UvA); NICA (UvA), Haëlla Stichting and CREA.