Arab-Israeli conflict

30.10.2017

From Balfour to Netanyahu and Hamas: 100 years of mutual dehumanisation

From Balfour to Netanyahu and Hamas: 100 years of mutual dehumanisation

In spite of the British Government’s plans for an enthusiastic celebration of the Balfour Declaration’s 100th anniversary due on the 2nd of November, the date also commemorates the beginning of what is known as the most intractable conflict in today’s world. The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by… »

13.10.2017

Trump Puts Israel First With UNESCO Withdrawal

Trump Puts Israel First With UNESCO Withdrawal

By Ali Abunimah Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy was on full display Thursday when the State Department announced that the United States is withdrawing from UNESCO over the United Nations cultural body’s supposed “anti-Israel bias.” Under President Barack Obama, the US had already cut funding to the agency because of a… »

17.05.2017

Women in Israel: Ready for Peace

Women in Israel: Ready for Peace

On May 22nd President Trump will be travelling to Israel in order to meet with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Earlier this month he received President Mahmoud Abbas in the White House and declared that he wants to help achieving an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. The grassroots peace… »

18.12.2016

Prayer of the Mothers: women sing for peace

Prayer of the Mothers: women sing for peace

“Prayer of the Mothers” is a song by singer and songwriter Yael Deckelbaum. It was created together with women of the movement “Women Wage Peace” which aims for a peaceful and nonviolent solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since its creation in summer 2014 during the escalation… »

20.05.2016

Palestine in the Media: A call for light and hope in the darkness

Palestine in the Media: A call for light and hope in the darkness

Pressenza was invited to participate in the Palestine International Forum for Media and Communication that took place on May 18-19, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Our representative, Marianella Kloka, was given the opportunity to address with a short speech the audience, mainly Arab journalists and media consultants, during the final session:… »

14.11.2015

Henry Abramovitch – Interreligious Dialogue and Encounter

Henry Abramovitch – Interreligious Dialogue and Encounter

Henry Abramovitch – Interreligious Dialogue and Encounter by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V. An interview with Dr. Henry Abramovitch, Israeli anthropologist and president of the Israel Institute for Jungian Psychology. We asked him questions about interfaith dialogue and about how to promote peace and understanding in such a difficult and… »

09.07.2015

Netanyahu and Hamas: The Orwellian bedfellows one year on

Netanyahu and Hamas: The Orwellian bedfellows one year on

Who won the 2014 Gaza war? The violent leaders on both sides. Who lost it? Ordinary people on both sides. Netanyahu became re-elected on the bases of fear and paranoia. Every missile Hamas fired into Israel created another vote for the hard line. But the bunkers were there to avoid… »

27.04.2015

Israeli Robi Damelin and Palestinian Bushra Awad talk about finding humanity in the enemy

Israeli Robi Damelin and Palestinian Bushra Awad talk about finding humanity in the enemy

By Brigit Katz for The Parents Circle Families Forum (1) 22/04/2015 Robi Damelin is Israeli. Bushra Awad is Palestinian. They are divided by language, by religion, and by war. But what Damelin and Awad share is more powerful than their differences. They are mothers, who have each lost a… »

17.01.2015

The real reason Bibi wants French Jews to move to Israel

The real reason Bibi wants French Jews to move to Israel

By calling on France’s Jews to move to Israel, Netanyahu is promoting a worldview in which there is no national conflict, no occupation and no Palestinian people. There are only Jews and radical Muslims.  The terror attacks in France have caused Netanyahu to, once again, conflate his role… »

13.10.2014

Palestinian stories: the wise Lebdewah

Palestinian stories: the wise Lebdewah

«In Nahr el-Bared we lost our house, in Palestine our home» Nahr el-Bared is a magical place. I felt a strong connection with it as soon as I stepped foot there, or even before, when I was asking for a permit to enter and I couldn’t… »

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