Road block north of the West Bank (photo by GdB) Bedouin kids in Al Mawasi, Gaza (Photo my AM) Jericho (photo by GdB) Bethlehem wall (photo by GZ) Spice shop in the old town, Nablus (photo by BvB) Market in Nablus (photo by GZ) Birzeit University (photo by GZ) The old city of Jerusalem (photo by GZ) Checkpoint Howwara (photo by GZ) Checkpoint north of the West Bank (photo by GdB)

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.

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Our mission

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.

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What we do

S etting the agenda
C hallenging stereotypes
R e-framing
A dvocating (human) rights
B randing Palestine
B uilding bridges
L inking up
E ncounters

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For whom

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.

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Events

Gaza, Justice or Just Aid?

08-10-2014

ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague, 20:15 hrs.

A discussion with human rights defenders from Israel and Palestine and academics from the Netherlands regarding the responsibilities of the Netherlands to ensure accountability as a basis for justice and sustainable peace; to bring justice and not just aid to the people of Gaza.

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Gaza: Justice or Just Aid?

09-10-2014

Crea, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, Amsterdam, 20:00 hrs.

140907-crea-expo.jpgA discussion with human rights defenders from Israel and Palestine and academics from the Netherlands regarding the responsibilities of the Netherlands to ensure accountability as a basis for justice and sustainable peace; to bring justice and not just aid to the people of Gaza.

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Palestine on the map

Palestinian loss of land 1946-2010 >>

Palestinian loss of land 1946-2010

In the spotlight

Dutch academics condemn attacks on Gaza

02-08-2014

Professors, teachers and staff of Dutch Universities, reply to the call of our academic colleagues in Gaza and condemn in the strongest terms Israel’s excessive and brutal violence against the population in Gaza. The attacks 'cannot be justified as ‘self-defence’ and instead concerns collective punishment of a civilian population, excessive force, and severe and ongoing violation of the most basic human rights of the people in Gaza.'thsu state the signatiories.

Israeli settlements explained

02-07-2014

140702 Israeli settlements explained 160In the Occupied West Bank, half a million Israelis live in over a hundred settlements built on Palestinian land. The government of Israel says it has a right to build these settlements; the rest of the world disagrees. Follwing video explains why Israelis choose to live on occupied land, how they affect Palestinians, and why, despite international condemnation, the settlements continue to grow.

PHROC Joint Open Letter to the EU High Representative regarding Collective Punishment of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory during Operation Brothers’ Keeper

23-06-2014

al-haq-logo-160.pngTwelve Palestinian human rights organisations ask that the EU take strong action against Israel's violations of international law in during 'Operation Brothers’ Keeper' in the West Bank. In a letter to Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs to The European Union, they ask her to strongly condemn Israel's large-scale searches, closures, and raids across Palestine, followoing the disappearance of three settlers.

Palestinian-Canadian poetess Rafeef Ziadah answers the ever recurring question: 'Don't you think it would all be fine if you stop teaching hatred to your children?'
Poetess Rafeef Ziadah: "I am an Arab woman of color and we come in all shades of anger."
"I have cerebral palsy, I shake all the time," Palestinian-American comedian Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk."I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali."
Mohammad Khatib imagining what great things an entrepreneur can do if he doesn't have to worry about how to feed his family at the end of the month.