The Civil Society and the Question of Palestine

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15 April 2016

The United States of America

  • On 13 April, the Centre for American Progress hosted a panel discussion on “Securing the Economic Future of Palestine” on what the US and its allies can do to improve Palestinian economic prospects event in the absence of a two-State solution.
  • On 13 April, in New York, the Syracuse Peace Council hosted an event: “Life in Occupied Palestine: Personal Accounts” by Ahmed Hmeedat who will recount his experience growing up in a refugee camp.
  • On 13 April, Soho Play House presented a play: “There is a Field” by Jen Marlowe about the events of the second intifada.
  • On 20 April, the Columbia University is hosting panel discussion on the role of literature in politics: “American Writers on Palestine” moderated by Bruce Robbins.
  • On 25 April, the University of Chicago is hosting an event “Salvaging Palestine: Art, Collaboration and Binational State” by W.J.T. Mitchell.


  • On 13 April in Amsterdam, the Maynooth University Department of Geography together with the Social Justice Research Cluster presented a panel discussion: “Empire and Extra-Territorial Violence in Palestine”.
  • On 13 April in Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast hosted Merav Amir’s lecture “Activism, Resistance and the New Security Logic in Israel/Palestine”.
  • On 16 April in London, on the occasion of Prisoner’s Day, a Palestinian prisoners’ parade will take place.
  • On 17 April in London, the Palestine Fair Trade NGO from Ramallah will exhibit products from Palestine at the natural and organic products exhibition which will take place at the ExCel Centre in London.
  • On 18 April, the Ireland-Palestinian Solidarity Campaign is honoured to present Palestinian-Israeli lawyer Aouda Zbidat from Addameer to mark Palestinian Prisoner’s Day 2016. She will discuss human rights violations facing Palestinian political prisoners in occupied Palestine.


  • On 8 May, Australian friends of Palestine Association is hosting a presentation of Professor Stuart Rees’ new novel “A Lover’s Country” about the plight of the Palestinians and how love and courage triumph against formidable odds.


  • Dubai Cares announced a new programme in Gaza amounting to USD 3,103,824 over the next two years to ensure access to education for 2,570 refugee Palestinian children, in partnership with UNRWA.
  • Defence for Children International Palestine (DCI-Palestine) released a new report detailing the wide-spread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system.