critical Israelis in the Netherlands

Public events


The Political Geography of Israel/Palestine: Apartheid or Confederation?

Friday 26 February 2016, 20:00 in Doelenzaal (Singel 425) Amsterdam

Public Discussion with Prof. Oren Yiftachel The Lecture analyzes the evolving political geography of Israel/Palestine and the persistent failures of peace efforts. It highlights the double meaning of Zionism, being both a national liberation and a colonial movement, and theread more ›


Mizrahi night at mezrab

Sunday 21 February 2016, 18:30 Mezrab Amsterdam

Book presentation and video clips with dr. Smadar Lavie gate48 invites you to a program centering on Arab Jews in Israel. The program explores Mizrahi contemporary struggles and culture in Israel and in the context of the struggle against theread more ›

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War against the people: Israel, the Palestinians and global pacification

Wednesday 2 December 2015, 20:00 CREA Amsterdam

Launch of Jeff Halper’s new book. In this presentation of his latest book, War Against the People, Halper examines Israel’s “security politics,” how it parlays the military and security prowess gained through its decades of control over the Palestinians Intoread more ›

Haneen Zoabi

The Legal System in Israel: Legalization of Racism

Monday 9 November 2015, 20:00 CREA Amsterdam

Haneen Zoabi is a Palestinian citizen of Israel and a member of the Knesset since 2009. Today she serves as a representative of the Palestinian Joint List. In her parliamentarian work, Zoabi is regularly confronted with issues of racism andread more ›


Nir Baram in conversation with Abdelkader Benali

Saturday 3 October 2015, 20.00 De Balie Amsterdam

On Nir Baram’s journey through Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories De Balie and gate 48 are organizing and evening with Israeli author Nir Baram and Abdelkader Benali on Saturday the 3rd of October at 20.00. They will talk aboutread more ›

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“This is How We Fought in Gaza 2014”: Breaking the Silence’s new report

Wednesday 9 September 2015, 20:00, CREA Amsterdm

Breaking the Silence, an organization of former Israeli combatants, has collected testimonies from nearly 70 soldiers in mandatory and reserve service that took part in the invasion of the Gaza Strip during the summer of 2014 (dubbed by the Israeli militaryread more ›


Operation Protective Edge, a War Waged on Gaza’s Children

Saturday 4 July 2015, 14:00 at the Kinderrechtenhuis: Hooglandse Kerkgracht 17-G, Leiden

Operation Protective Edge in July 2014 claimed the lives of 2,220 Palestinians, including at least 1,492 civilians. DCIP independently verified the deaths of 547 Palestinian children, 535 of them as a direct result of Israeli attacks. Five Israeli civilians, including aread more ›


The politics of cultural freedom

Thursday 23 April 2015, 20:00, University of Amsterdam

      Public discussion with: Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Eyal Sivan, Israeli filmmaker, Honorary Fellow – European Center for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter, UK Anne de Jong,read more ›


Human rights in Israel/Palestine after the last Gaza war

Sunday 29 of March 2015, 20:00, Café Belcampo in Amsterdam

A talk with Yonatan Gher, director of Amnesty International – Israel. The situation of human rights in Israel, especially since last summer, remains dire, with Palestinian citizens of Israel viewed as a threat to security and the demographic balance. Asread more ›

The conflict in and over Jerusalem: when religion and nationalism merge

12 February 2015 20:30, De Balie

Hillel Cohen, historian studying Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine/Israel at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. According to Jewish and Muslim tradition, Jerusalem is the centre of the world. In many ways it is also the centre of the conflict. The reason is obvious:read more ›