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

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 inside Out, a photo exhibition by Anne Paq

01-09-2015 t/m 30-09-2015

Various locations in the Netherlands

image.jpgOne year after the Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, not one home has been rebuilt. Tens of thousands of Palestinians are still displaced. 2,200 Palestinians, the vast majority of them civilians, including more than 500 children were killed. Photographer Anne Paq documented the life in Gaza, hoping to raise awareness regarding the thousands of lives still in shatters. Paq: "This is a man-made disaster that can be reversed, and we must act, on every level, for a radical change. This cannot happen again."

 

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Breaking the Silence: This is How We Fought in Gaza

09-09-2015

20:00 hours, CREA Amsterdam Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018 WV Amsterdam, Netherlands

150909-bts-thisishowwefoughtingaza.jpgBreaking the Silence, an organization of former Israeli combatants, has collected testimonies from nearly 70 soldiers in mandatory and reserve service that took part in the invasion of the Gaza Strip during the summer of 2014 (dubbed by the Israeli military as operation Protective Edge). These soldiers' testimonies were published in Breaking the Silence's recent report, "This is How We Fought in Gaza 2014." Yehuda Shaul, one of the founders of the organization, will present the report. 

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College Tour Diana Buttu: Palestine heads to the ICC

05-10-2015 t/m 08-09-2015

Locations: Yet to be decided

150806-diana-buttu.jpgIn this year's edition of the Palestine Link College Tour Palestine heads to the International Criminal Court, Palestinian-Canadian international law expert Diana Buttu will outline the reasons why Palestine should use the mechanisms of the ICC to hold Israel accountable for its various war crimes. She will document Israel’s war crimes (including its crimes of settlement activities and its actions in Gaza) and argue that Israel has both attempted to change and to circumvent international law. The reasons for the failed peace process are discussed as well as the measures designed to hold Israel accountable — whether BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) or the ICC — that are to bring about an end to Israel’s military rule in Palestine. The Palestine Link College Tour will visit various universities in the Netherlands.

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Palestine on the map

Palestinian loss of land 1946-2010 >>

Palestinian loss of land 1946-2010

In the spotlight

Artist Larissa Sansour on the similarities between sci-fi and Palestine

31-08-2015

Visual artist Larissa Sansour tells of her use of video, photography and science fiction, underlining how her work addresses current political realities in Palestine. 

 

Artist Emily Jacir Brings the Palestinian Experience to the Venice Biennale

14-08-2015

At the Venice Biennale, the oldest and most prestigious international biennial art exhibition in the world, Democrady Now!'s Amy Goodman speaks with one of the most celebrated Palestinian artists, Emily Jacir.


How Israel protects its settlers who burn Palestinian children alive

01-08-2015

071107-ali-abunimah-am.jpgBefore dawn on Friday morning, Ali Dawabsha, an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler, was burned to death in an arson attack on two homes in the village of Duma in the northern occupied West Bank. The murder of Ali Dawabsha is not the first time Israeli settlers have burned Palestinians alive. Given the impunity Israel grants its settlers, what chance is there really that Ali’s killers will be brought to justice? Very little chance if any, Ali Abunimah argues in his piece in Electronic Intifada.

Steve Sosebee, founder of Children's Relief Fund on remarkable meetings he had with seriously ill children and the people who are trying to save their lives.
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.
Director Julia Bacha on her film about peaceful resistance against the wall in the Palestinian village of Budrus.
Rafeef Ziadah's poem about a little girl in Gaza during Cast Lead: "Hadeel is nine. Hadeel was nine..."