critical Israelis in the Netherlands



No new war in Gaza

November 13, 2018

…and yet another deadly round of fighting in Gaza It is a well-known but easily forgotten fact: the Gaza Strip is a disaster area where living is almost impossible. The Israeli decade-long siege and blockade created an area controlled byread more ›


Opinion article by Galit Saporta – director of gate48 – in Het Parool

May 15, 2018

Verleden is juist de sleutel voor vrede Nakba: Israël en Palestina moeten eerst elkaars historie erkennen Terwijl het geweld aan de grens van Gaza grimmiger en dodelijker is dan ooit, ziet Galit Saporta mogelijkheden voor een Palestijns-Israëlische toekomst. GALIT SAPORTAread more ›

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Erella Grassiani, co-founder and board member of gate48 was the guest on 2 TV shows and 1 radio show

May 14, 2018

Erella Grassiani, co-founder and board member of gate48 was the guest on two TV-shows this weekend, where she talked about the Nakba and about possible solutions for Israel-Palestine.  At De Nieuwe Maan, she read out a column and at Nieuwread more ›


Presentation of the petition to the foreign affairs committee of the Dutch parliament

Tuesday 15 of May at 13:45 in the Tweede Kamer

Make Israel adhere to the UN-convention on the Rights of the Child – Stop military trials of Palestinian children The petition of the Palestinian Children Rights Coalition was very successful. In one and a half month we received more thanread more ›


Statement by the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, on the 50th Anniversary of Israel’s Occupation

June 6, 2017

Statement by the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, Robert Piper, on the 50th Anniversary of Israel’s Occupation | United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – occupied Palestinian territory This week marks 50 years sinceread more ›

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Bevrijding Of Bezetting, Opinion by Galit Saporta, the director of gate48, on

June 5, 2017

Op 24 mei vierden de meeste Israëli’s vijftig jaar hereniging van Jeruzalem; op 5 juni wordt internationaal vijftig jaar Israëlische bezetting herdacht. Het verschil in datum komt door verschillende kalenders, maar uiteindelijk gaat het om dezelfde gebeurtenis: de oorlog vanread more ›

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Public event and masterclass with professor Ella Shohat

June 5, 2017

Prof. Ella Shohat is an Iraqi Israeli woman living and teaching in the U.S. She is considered one of the leading postcolonial theorists. Shohat was one of the first to write and theorize about the experience of Mizrahim, Jews fromread more ›


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 ›