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

What we do

S C R A B B L E  is the game in which players put separate letters together to give meaning and form new words. Palestine Link wants to add words to the discourse on Palestine and the Palestinians by:

 

S etting the agenda
Palestine Link promotes a legal approach towards the Palestine questions. We seek to engage both politicians and civil society in this process, and to challenge the lack of consistency and coherence in the current policies of the Dutch government as well as the discripensies? Between the Dutch policies and international law on Palestine and Israel.

 

C hallenging stereotypes
Palestine Link works to dissolve the cloud of myths and stereotypes surrounding Palestine and the Palestinians; 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 highlight the power of diversity of culture and opinions.

 

R e-framing
Palestine Link aims to introduce correct political jargon and challenge the fixed mainstream paradigms that dominate political and public discourse.

 

A dvocating (human) rights
Palestine Link challenges the complicity with the occupier. The current Dutch and European Middle East policy is directed towards unconditional support of the State of  Israel disregarding applicable international law and human rights treaties.

 

B randing Palestine
Palestine Link aims to promote Palestine as an independent entity with an identity that goes beyond the dimensions of the conflict. We seek to broaden your view on the Palestinian society to include academia, economy, arts, civil society, nature, culture and literature.

B uilding bridges
We initiate and facilitate tailor-made joint activities for Palestinians and Europeans with a specific focus on the Netherlands. In addition, We will offer an informal virtual meeting point on Palestine for all.

L inking up
Palestine Link serves as a hub for all those interested in Palestine, and for Palestinians in search of opportunities and counterparts in the Netherlands.

E ncounters
Palestine Link facilitates tailor-made visits for groups of selected professionals and opinion makers to Palestine. We organize meetings with politicians, human rights organizations, civil society leaders, academics, youth and other groups as well as tours of the region that give a sense of life under occupation.

Further information? Contact Palestine Link.