critical Israelis in the Netherlands

Public events

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50 years of occupation: a new phase of violence and oppression alongside new opportunities for change

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 20:00 NieuwLand Amsterdam

Discussion with the Israeli human rights lawyer and activist Eitay Mack Nearing the sixth decade of its military occupation of the Palestinian Territories, the State of Israel has completed a process of ‘mask removal’ with total immunity for its ‘security’read more ›


The Journey to Freedom: gate48 & Isam Nadaf second alternative Seder, the traditional Pesach (Passover) meal.

Sunday 9 April 2017, 17:00, Hembrug en Zaandammer, Amsterdam

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 ›

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In Conversation with Combatants for Peace, Nobel-Peace Price nominees 2017

Monday 27 of March 2017 19:30, Het Spinhuis (Singel 165a) Amsterdam

How can you choose for non-violent resistance when violence is the norm? How can you make a connection with someone who is supposed to be your enemy? A couple of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants were confronted with theseread more ›


Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear

Wednesday 14 September 2016, 20:00 CREA Amsterdam

In her lecture Shalhoub-Kevorkian will speak about her latest book. In it she  examines Palestinian experiences of life and death within the context of Israeli settler colonialism and broadens the analytical horizon to include those who ‘keep on existing’. Sheread more ›

Report in Dutch

Presentation of a Dutch expert report – Collapsing Prospects: Palestinians in Area C/West Bank

Tuesday 21 June 2016, 20:00, CREA Amsterdam

In October 2015, an interdisciplinary team of Dutch experts visited Occupied Palestine with the objective to assess the Human Security situation of Palestinian communities in the area and the possibilities for sustainable development projects there. Subsequently, their goal was toread more ›


Viral Occupation: Israeli Military Rule and the Smartphone Camera

Monday 13 June 2016, 15:00 – 17:00 University Theatre (room 1.01A, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18), Amsterdam

Lecture by Rebecca Stein, Duke University Israel’s occupation has been transformed in the age of digital technologies.  Today, all of the political players in the theater of occupation rely on digital camera technologies and viral image circuits for political claimsread more ›


The Permanent Occupation: 50 years of state of exception in Israel / Palestine

Thursday 19 May 2916, 20:00 Universiteitstheater (Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16) Amsterdam

Public discussion with Hagai El-Ad, the Director of the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem בצלם بتسيلم. June 2016 will mark the beginning of the 50th year of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. What was supposed to be a temporaryread more ›

Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought

Arab-Jewish relations in 20th Century Middle Eastern Jewish Thought

Thursday 7 April 2016, 20:00 ABC Treehouse, (Voetboogstraat 11) Amsterdam

Book presentation with dr. Moshe Behar The vast scholarly field of Modern Jewish Thought usually ignores the intellectual history of Jews of non-European origin who are indigenous to the Middle East. The anthology Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writings on Identity, Politics and Culture, 1893-1958 (University of Newread more ›


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 ›