Who we are
Palestine Link is an initiative by Palestinians in the Netherlands. It is a genuine independent voice and a professional resource and service center.
Palestine Link advocates Palestinian national and human rights, and promotes Palestinian interests. It seeks to put Palestine and the Palestinians on the European agenda in a positive way.
What we do
S etting the agenda
C hallenging stereotypes
A dvocating (human) rights
B randing Palestine
B uilding bridges
L inking up
Palestine Link is the gateway to Palestine for anyone who is interested in the land, the people and the opportunities. We provide services, information and advice tailored to the needs and interests of students, for example, church communities, entrepreneurs, journalists and civil society organizations.
In the spotlight
nternational aid agencies call for sanctions on Israel over Gaza 'stalemate'
Dozens of aid agencies have called for international sanctions on Israel over its continued illegal blockade of the occupied Gaza Strip and the fact that six months after its deadly and devastating assault, there has been virtually no reconstruction in the territory.
The report, “Charting a New Course: Overcoming the stalemate in Gaza,” signed by 46 international nongovernmental organizations working in Palestine, says that Israel must lift the blockade and allow free movement between the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip or face punitive consequences.
Palestinian playwright Dalia Taha: You want stories of suffering
Her dramas deal with violence and the impossibility of life under occupation, but Dalia Taha insists there’s more to her plays than Palestinian politics. “Ask me about the play,” she says, and then just launches into a description. “It’s about children and parents – and what would you do as a parent to protect your child when the violence is unimaginable? It’s about the tension that comes from desperately trying to hold on to normalcy and ordinariness, which creates a situation where children and parents are constantly switching roles, with children being the parents and parents being children. It’s about modes of existence generated by impossibilities: the impossibility of childhood, the impossibility of parenthood.”
(Photo: Graham Turner/ The Guardian)
Photo story: Healing in post-war Gaza
American photographer Heidi Levine recorded how the injured men, women and children of Gaza pick up their lives after the bombings of summer 2014. How do they get married, go to school, make do with one or more fewer limbs and pick out shoes to go with their prostheses. A moving eyewitness account in images.