critical Israelis in the Netherlands



Photos from gate48’s & Issam Nadaf’s alternative Seder

April 10, 2017

Pesach in the Jewish tradition symbolizes the journey from slavery to freedom. The Hagada (the book of Pesach) tells the story of the Hebrew people as slaves in Egypt and their journey to freedom. Today, more than 3,000 years later,read more ›


gate48 board member Erella Grassiani will open the Freedom Lecture in De balie

March 30, 2017

The seventeenth Freedom Lecture is being held by Palestinian Jamil al Qassas and Israeli Assaf Yacobovitz, both active within the Combatants for Peace movement. This organization was founded in 2006 by (former) Israeli soldiers and Palestinian combatants, who decided toread more ›

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Letter to members of the Foreign Affairs

November 15, 2016

The Dutch coalition for Palestinian children, of which gate48 is a member, send a letter last week to members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Dutch parliament. The letter alerts them of the alarming amount of children being killedread more ›


We will not be silenced

September 9, 2016

Dutch after English   Next week, between 14 – 16 September, the Dutch-Israeli organisation gate48 will organize the symposium Securitizing Worlds: a Critical Look at the Israeli Global Security Industry at CREA in Amsterdam. During this (academic) symposium participants willread more ›

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The Dutch expert report on area C is available in Dutch

September 9, 2016

The report of a Dutch multidisciplinary expert team, on the situation of the Palestinian population in Area C under the Israeli military regime.  The report was presented on the 21st of June 2016 to the foreign affairs committee of theread more ›


Haaretz Editorial: How to Cure Israel’s Diplomatic ‘Leprosy’

August 9, 2016

Precisely because Israel is considered a legitimate state and a longstanding, proper member of the family of nations, the entire world demands that it follow this family’s accepted rules. The government is allocating 128 million shekels ($33 million) this yearread more ›

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Letter to Dutch political parties

July 11, 2016

All Dutch political parties are currently working on their program for the elections in March 2017 for the Dutch parliament. This is the time to influence their agenda and bring important issues forward. The Dutch coalition for Palestinian children sendread more ›


New B’Tselem report – The Occupation’s Fig Leaf

May 25, 2016

The Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem announced on Wednesday, 25  May 2016 that it will stop referring complaints to the military law enforcement system, in order to avoid contributing further to the pretense inherent in the work of this more ›

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Interview with Hagai El-Ad the director of B’Tselem in De Volkskrant

May 19, 2016

‘We worden gezien als landverraders’ Mensenrechtenorganisatie B’Tselem verspreidde de video van een Israëlische soldaat die een Palestijn doodde. Directeur El-Ad, vandaag in Amsterdam: ‘Vaak wordt dat geweld niet vervolgd.’ door Theo Koelé De videobeelden gingen dit voorjaar de hele wereldread more ›


gate48 alternative pesach (passover) meal

April 28, 2016

Although these are not easy days in Israel Palestine, we know that without hope change will never come. Pesach in our tradition symbolizes hope. It’s the time we celebrate the journey from slavery to freedom and the beginning of more ›