Nos coups de coeur

 

What future for Palestinians and Israelis?

Views from the Palestinian and Israeli civil societies

EN: After decades of a tangled peace process between Palestinians and Israel, politicians have not been successful achieving its goals. Since a long time, the Palestinian and Israeli civil societies have decided to take their fate into their own hands. What are they doing? What are they facing? How do they organise? What is working, what is not? How do they imagine the day after the conflict? How can we help them, here in Europe? On those topics, we will listen to nine highly dedicated Palestinians and Israelis who all share the belief that humans are equal, and every human being is entitled to the same human rights. We will discuss with them, they will discuss together. Music and poetry will be part of the dialogue.

Speakers:

Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg Minister of Foreign Affairs

Gideon Levy, journalist at the Israeli newspaper Haaretz

Nabila Kilani, teacher, Educational and training Center, Gaza

Mera Ghoul, jurist, Popular Committees of Silwan, East Jerusalem

Yonatan Shapira, Co-founder of Combatants for peace

Tamar Alon, refuznik from Mesarvot (soldiers who refuse to serve the occupation)

Raida Aiashe Katib, teacher from village of Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom (Oasis of Peace)

Nisreen Shehada, Standing Together (grassroots movement of Jews and Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel)

Eitan Bronstein, co-director of the NGO De-colonizer, research and art laboratory for social change

Huda Abu Arqub, Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace; leading supporter of Women Wage Peace

Welcoming, Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg Minister of Foreign Affairs

First session: Testimonies, Facts and actions

Where we are standing?, Gideon Levy, journalist at the daily Israeli Haaretz

To educate is to resist, Nabila Kilani, Educational and training Center, Gaza

The struggle in East-Jerusalem, Mera Ghoul, Popular Committees of Silwan

When fighters wage peace, Combatants for Peace, Yonathan Shapira, Cofounder of combatants for peace in 2005

How I came to refuse, Tamar Alon, refuznik from Mesarvot (organization of young army refusers opposing the Occupation)

Second session: And now? The ways out

To coexist, how? Neve Shalom, a model?, Raida Aiashe Katib, Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom (Oasis of Peace)

Peace through social change? Nisreen Shehada, Standing Together (grassroots movement of Jews and Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel)

The acknowledgement of the Other, Eitan Bronstein, Zochrot and Decolonizer

Will women change the future? Huda Abu Arqub, Women Wage Peace

Buffet, music, poetry, exhibition

Organisation: CPJPO / Soutien: Association France Palestine Solidarité, ASTM, European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine, Association belgo-palestinienne, Union des Progressistes Juifs de Belgique, UPJB