3:00 PM15:00

Military Justice? Palestinians in Israeli Courts

How do courts render justice for Palestinians as residents of the Occupied Territories and as citizens of the State of Israel? We will examine litigation before both military jurisdictions in the West Bank and before the Israeli civil courts, including the High Court of Justice.


  • Lisa Hajjar
  • Yael Berda
  • Hedi Viterbo


  • Katherine Franke


  • Darryl Li
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12:30 PM12:30

Disputed Waters: Governing Water and Struggling for Citizenship in Nazareth

The Center for Palestine Studies invites you to a seminar on "Disputed Waters: Governing Water and Struggling for Citizenship in Nazareth," a paper by Dr. Leena Dallasheh, historian and postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Palestine Studies.

This paper uses the processes of water management in Nazareth from the late Mandate period in the 1940s through the early years of Israeli statehood to consider how struggles over the control and development of this basic resource shaped the interaction between the new state and the locals, defining not just the reach of the state but issues of citizenship and identity for the Palestinians.

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7:30 PM19:30

Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists

Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists, a documentary film by Director Bruce Robbins about American Jews who take an independent line on Israel and the Middle East.

The heart of the film focuses on the experiences of American Jews changing their minds on Palestine/Israel: what they were told about Israel and their Jewish identity as they were growing up, what they went through as they began gaining a different perspective, and finally what Israel and Jewish identity mean to them now.

Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the Director.

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12:30 PM12:30

Between Promise and Fragility: Aesthetic Belongings in the Body of Contemporary Palestinian Art

This talk is a discussion of contemporary Palestinian art practices and an analysis of how artworks, especially those depicting bodies or their absence, reveal and reform ideas about the individual, community, locality, and aesthetic belonging since the 1993 Oslo Accords.

Kirsten Scheid is an associate professor of anthropology at the American University of Beirut. She specializes in modern and contemporary Arab art. Scheid completed a book on the modern art movement in Lebanon titled On Civilized Art in Primitive Places: Modern Art and the Formation of Lebanon. The talk arises from comparative ethnographic research she is currently conducting on Palestinian and Lebanese art production since the "New Middle East" was initiated in the early 1990s.

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