Meet and discuss with activists of Youth Against Settlements and Combatants for Peace
Wann: Dienstag 14.02.2017 von 18:00 bis 20:00 Uhr
Wo: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin
In 2017, the occupation of the Palestinian West Bank including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip by Israel will complete its 50th year. While at this point chances to end the occupation and lift the blockade on Gaza anytime soon look grim, activists on the ground continue their nonviolent struggle for justice and human rights.
While change can likely only be initiated by those affected, but active support from actors abroad is more needed than ever. We would therefore like to cordially invite you to discuss the potential for nonviolent Palestinian and Israeli resistance as well as opportunities for external support.
Youth Against Settlements and the Combatants for Peace, as actors on the ground, will present their personal stories and achievements as well as the challenges their organizations are facing.
.Youth Against Settlements is a nonviolent Palestinian activist group opposing illegal settlement activity in the area of Hebron, striving for an end of occupation and the implementation of human rights.
.Combatants for Peace unites Palestinian and Israeli ex-combatants in regional partnerships, advocating an end to war and occupation and for the acknowledgement of Palestinian rights.
Guiding questions for the event include:
. What are urgent challenges to resistance on the ground?
. How can external actors support local initiatives for justice and human rights?
. How to bring Palestine and Israel back on the agenda of public discourse in Germany?
. René Wildangel (former director HBF Ramallah/Amnesty International Germany)
. Youth Against Settlements (YAS): Ayatt Jabari & Sundus Azzeh
. Combatants for Peace: Suleiman Khatib & Yoni Yahav
. Chair: Christiane Gerstetter (Consultant, EAPPI network)
This event will be held in English only and no simultaneous translation will be provided. Questions from the audience, however, can be asked in German and will be translated. There is plenty of space, but in case the venue get’s too crowded, it’s first-come-first-serve. We do not charge any admission fee, donations are welcome.
Alsharq e.V. is an independent platform for journalism and education on the Middle East and North Africa based in Germany. Run by young journalists and academics, Alsharq comprises the blog alsharq.de, offers seminars and speaking events as well as political study trips to various countries of the region. The non-profit is funded exclusively by private contributions through a support-circle. To support Alsharq: http://www.alsharq.de/