Wall grafitti made by Berlin residents. (Photo by CdV) Gilo settlement - Beit Jala (photo by GZ) Bypass road north-south - Jerusalem (photo by GZ) Corridor from Erez crossing into Gaza (Photo by CdV) Hisham's Palace, Jericho (photo by GZ) Old city of Hebron (photo by GZ) Cremisan Road, Beit Jala (photo by GZ) Mahmoud Darwish on Yasser Arafat- Ramallah (photo by GZ) Anti-wall demonstration in Bi'lin. (Photo by LS) Drone flying over KhanYounis, Gaza. (Photo by CdV) Mahmoud Darwish in the presence of absence (photo by GZ)

Setting the agenda

The Question of Palestine is one of the most debated foreign issues in Europe. In the Netherlands this debate is highly polarized both in the political arena as well as in the public discussion. The current Dutch foreign policy on the Middle East is clearly directed towards unconditional support of of the State of Israel disregarding applicable international law and is indifferent to any basic human rights standards.   This shortsighted policy characterized with complicity with the occupier needs to be challenged and set in perspective.

 

Today, Palestinians recognize the need to win over the hearts and minds of people and to dissolve the cloud of myths and stereotypes surrounding them; the product of a long process of de-humanizing and demonizing a nation. Recapturing the history of Palestine and presenting the land and its people outside the framework of conflict and war will eventually put Palestine on the world's agenda highlighting the power of diversity of culture and opinions, potentials of entrepreneurship and hospitality of its people and beauty of the country.

 

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