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
When I was a girl and not very pretty
It 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?
How 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
On 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.