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

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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In the spotlight

When I was a girl and not very pretty

24-01-2016

when-i-was-a-girl-cover.jpgIt is the momentous year of 1917, at the beginning of 'When I was a girl and not very pretty'. It is the end of four hundred years of Ottoman Rule, the beginning of the British Mandate, and marks the birth of Salma's seventeenth child – Hasna. Not only is Hasna a girl born into a society that prizes boys, she is cursed with red hair, blue eyes and freckles. They set her apart, leave her excluded, and are viewed with suspicion in a society where superstitions are a part of daily life. 

What does it mean to be Palestinian in the diaspora?

24-01-2016

being-palestinian-cover.jpgHow does it feel when you cannot find Palestine under ‘P’ in the encyclopaedia your father brings home? Why cultivate fig and orange trees in the Arizona desert? What does it mean to know every inch of a village you have never seen, a village that no longer exists? In this groundbreaking volume, 102 Palestinians in North America and the United Kingdom reflect in their own words on what it means to be Palestinian in the diaspora. 

Merry Christmas and a very happy 2016

24-12-2015

(c) Freda HughesOn behalf of all of us at Palestine Link: Merry Christmas and a very happy 2016! 2015 Was a turbulent year: Palestine joined the ICC, Gaza is  still largely in ruins, more thanone year after the mass bombing. The Vatican announced it is to recognize Palestine as a state. In September reistance to the ongoing occupation and lawlessness in Jerusalem and the West Bank sparked. In the Netherlands oppose human rights activists succesfully opposed a twinning Amsterdam and Tel Aviv.
 
Palestine Link looks back on many successful activities: the photo exhibition 'This was my bedroom' depicting the situation of Palestinian children. The Palestinian MK Hanine  Zoabi gave a lecture at the University of Amsterdam. We also hosted a roundtable discussion on academia and activism at the University of Amsterdam and Iyal Sivan and Omar Barghouti gave a lecture about about the politics of cultural activism. This would have been impossible without your support - financial or otherwise - for which we thank you. We hope you willl continue to support our work in 2016 
(Illustration: Freda Mullin Hughes)

Palestinian singer Rim Banna performs at TEDx Ramallah.
Wael Attili on rejecting the templates that dictate how to live, to be successful but to change the way business is done.
Katia Sakakini on the Palestinian-Italian menu at Orjuwan Lounge restaurant in Ramallah
Huwaida Arraf, co founder of the International Solidarity Movement, remembers ISM activist Vittorio Arrigoni, who was kidnapped and killed by an extemist movement in Gaza, summer 2011.