Convention 75 years of Nakba: the Palestinian past/present

April 21, 2023

The Palestinian people have been largely displaced since the founding of the state of Israel. The Nakba, which translates as “the disaster” or “the catastrophe,” is the period from 1947 to 1949, but still affects the lives of many with Palestinian roots. What happened 75 years ago? And how are Palestinians descended from those who were forcibly expelled from their land doing now? And what is the current situation in Israel-Palestine?

PAX and Arminius Rotterdam are organizing an evening of powerful Palestinian voices on May 12th. Tickets are still available.

Salah Hammouri was deported by Israel last year from East Jerusalem, his birthplace. He now lives in France, but still advocates for Palestinian prisoners. He shares his story. This part is in English.

Poet Maureen Ghazal has Palestinian roots, which can be heard in her work. She recites from it.

Peace organization PAX works for peace in various conflict areas. Sending observers to the occupied territories provides a protective presence and monitors violations. Thomas van Gool and Julia Tebbe explain what they did/are doing there.

Civil servant and diplomat Berber van der Woude worked as a diplomat in Ramallah. When she quit, she called Dutch policy around Palestine “a disgrace where we put out our professional and moral compass.” What can she share about what she saw there and what can the Netherlands do?


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