critical Israelis in the Netherlands

Academic symposiums


Securitizing Worlds: a Critical Look at the Israeli Global Security Industry

14 – 16 of September 2016 in CREA

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 globalread more ›


Jerusalem – a City Disunited

12 February – 13 February 2015, De Balie & CREA

In this symposium we will discuss the often unseen or hidden aspects of the current political and social situation in Jerusalem, such as human rights issues, settlements, and urban planning. We will also look at the ways political, social andread more ›


Security on the Move

10 September – 12 September 2014, University of Amsterdam and De Balie

The SECURCIT research group of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) in cooperation with gate48 and De Balie, is organizing a series of events on security mobilities, with a film screening on the Israeli military occupation in Palestineread more ›


Acti-Vistas: fresh views on women’s activism in Palestine/Israel

20 November – 22 November 2013, Several locations in Amsterdam

Women’s roles in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are frequently analysed in terms of traditional views on femininity, either as active peacemakers or as passive victims. ACTI-VISTAS explores perspectives that go beyond these paradigms during three days of public lectures, discussions, andread more ›


Conscripted realities – military and society in Israel

October 11 – October 13, 2011, University of Amsterdam

During three days of discussions, exhibitions and film screenings, gate48 would like to introduce innovative perspectives on the militarization of Israeli society and culture. Militarism is part of everyday life in Israel, closely linked to the ongoing reality of armedread more ›


Silencing Israel – critical voices under siege

November 3 – November 5, 2010, University of Amsterdam

While Israel is often referred to as “The only democracy in the Middle East”, it has always been a rather partial democracy, mostly restricted to its Jewish majority. During the last decade there has been a serious and consistent declineread more ›


Beyond the frame of Zionism

6 February – 13 March 2010, HOVO Utrecht

In the year 1948 the state of Israel was founded. After the holocaust, Palestine (the historical Israel) seemed like the perfect solution. “A land without a people for a people without a land” was the phrase that ‘magically’ described itread more ›