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
College Tour Salma Karmi-Ayyoub cancelled
Due to illness of the speaker, the College Tour with Salma Karmi-Ayyoub has been cancelled. Karmi-Ayyoub was scheduled to speak today, October 5th, at CREA in Amsterdam and tomorrow, October 6th at the University of Groningen about the implications of Palestine’s recent membership of the ICC.
Open Bethlehem: Making Palestine Legible and Bethlehem Accessible
Towards the end of her new documentary Open Bethlehem (Palestine, 2014), filmmaker Leila Sansour discusses her aim to make Palestine “more important and palatable” to the White House and to US citizens. She stands outside the gated capitol of the United States, knowing that the future of her hometown of Bethlehem is directly connected with policies that are in some ways more significantly determined, not in Ramallah, but in Washington. Sansour’s ambition extends a long lineage of Palestinian documentaries that have appealed for broad international support since the Nakba of 1948. In December Palestine Link and Leila Sansour will host the launch of the film in the Netherlands.
Meet Gaza's female fixers
Behind most of the news reports filed by a foreign correspondent from the Gaza Strip is a fixer: sometimes a local journalist, or simply someone with a good command of the English language, extensive contacts and knowledge. Walaa al-Ghussein (23, see photo), Ameera Ahmad Harouda (32) and Lara Aburamadan (23) are three of the many women who helped tell Gaza's story during the 52-day war in the summer of 2014.