Described by a UN fact-finding mission as "a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate, and terrorize a civilian population," Israel's Operation Cast Lead thrust the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip into the center of the debate about the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Najwan Darwish will read his poetry in Arabic with English translations read by Sousan Hammad, introduction and post reading discussion with Bashir Abu Manneh.
Diana Buttu is a Palestinian-Canadian lawyer based in the occupied Palestinian Territory (oPT), Former legal advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Former legal and communications advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
You are cordially invited to attend a panel discussion sponsored by the Cardozo National Lawyers' Guild and Cardozo Students for Human Rights. The panel will explore legal aspects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Occupied Territories.
John Ging, Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees in Gaza
The Tree of Life Conference seeks to amplify voices of conscience-Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Druze-who are committed to finding justice and peace together in Israel and Palestine through education and non-violent action.
Kamal AlJafari's Port of Memory (2010) is situated in the port of Jaffa. The film explores the formation of time in space-durational affect-and constitutes a relation of space and architecture via the cinematic lens that conjures up a new way of expressing occupation and gentrification.
Joe Sacco, comic artist, journalist, author, and illustrator of Footnotes in Gaza, Palestine, and Safe Area Gorazde, will be in conversation with NYU Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies faculty member Zachary Lockman, a historian whose works include Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism, Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948, and with Joel Beinin, Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954.
Palestine: In a Moment of Change or Continuity? For more information please visit:http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/EventDetails/i/14722
This three-part program aims to map the largely unknown heritage of personal, artistic, and sometimes experimental cinema from the Arab world.
A night of Arab-American comedy and performance with Daoud Heidami, Dean Obeidallah, Mariam Abu Khaled, and Ismail Khalidi.
The Center for International History and the Center for Palestine Studies present a discussion with Julia Bacha, a Columbia History graduate and director of Budrus, an award-winning documentary film about the nonviolent resistance movement to save a Palestinian village from destruction.
The master class is in English, and is free and open to the public. Filmmaker Simone Bitton -- a citizen of both France and Israel and self-defined "Arab Jew who likes neither walls nor borders" -- works and makes films in Israel and Palestine.
The Middle East Institute at Columbia University will host author Gideon Levy, to mark the launching of his new book The Punishment of Gaza.
Meet Al Jazeera Television Gaza correspondents AYMAN MOHYELDIN and SHERINE TADROS, the only international English-language broadcasters in Gaza throughout the December 2008 and January 2009 conflict.