Trip Along Exodus
Film showing of “Trip Along Exodus” which explores the last 70 years of Palestinian politics seen through the prism of the life of the filmmaker’s father, Dr. Elias Shoufani, a leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and an academic and leftist intellectual who was one of the leaders of the opposition to Arafat within Fatah for 20 years. At La Fleur en Papier Doré.
Performing Palestine: Culture as Resistance
To discuss the interplay between Palestinian culture and resistance, the cafe welcomes Mustafa Awad, founder of the Raj’een Palestinian Dabke group in Brussels and Kamel Badarneh, a Palestinian electronic music composer. Each speaker will address the topic of culture as resistance from their own artistic standpoint. Each presentation will be followed by an open Q&A and discussion. Kamel Badarneh will end the night with a live electronic music performance. At La Fleur en Papier Doré.
Dismantle the Ghetto (Take the settlers out of Hebron)
24-February-2017, 18:00 – 20:00
Stadhuisplein, 3012 AR Rotterdam, Nederland
Full details here.
Palestine in Perspective: A Hundred Years of Unfulfilment
Azar Dakwar, from the Brussels School of International Studies, will give a fascinating talk on the gap that has been existing since 1917 between what is legally possible and what is politically just for Palestine and the Palestinian people. The presentation will be followed by a discussion. At La Fleur en Papier Doré.
Childhood under occupation: An update from Palestine
Café Palestine welcomes Advocate Khaled Quzmar, the general director of Defense for Children International (DCI) – Palestine, to discuss how the occupation affects Palestinian children, their rights and their well-being. At La Fleur en Papier Doré.
The Bedouin of the Jahalin: Dispossession and Resistance
With representatives from the Jahalin tribe. Short movie and presentation / discussion introduced and moderated by Brigitte Herremans. At Pianofabriek Citylab.
What does it mean to grow up under oppression?
With South African guest Gadija Vallie In collaboration with Tadamum. Gadija lives in South Africa and has been a long standing activist against apartheid. She will explain what it meant to grow up under Apartheid. Ghadija’s presence will be an opportunity to examine the similarities between South Africa’s apartheid regime and today’s situation in Palestine, as well as the way to struggle against oppressive situations. At La Fleur en Papier Doré.
Obliterated Families: a web documentary on Gaza
ABP is hosting “Obliterated Families”, a multimedia web documentary about families from the Gaza Strip whose lives were shattered in the Israeli offensive in 2014. Over the course of two years, more than 50 families in the Gaza Strip were interviewed and photographed. The research was done in collaboration with the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, based in the Gaza Strip. Mahmoud AbuRahma, head of the Al Mezan Center, will also take part in this exciting event. At Le Space, Rue de la Clé 26 Sleutelstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Seeking justice for Gaza, with Mahmoud AbuRahma (Al Mezan)
Mahmoud AbuRahma, International Relations Director at Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, will be at Café Palestine to discuss the situation of human rights in the Gaza strip two years after Israeli 2014 attack. His presence can also be an opportunity to address other concerns linked to the human rights situation in Palestine such as the situation of Palestinian prisoners. At La Fleur en Papier Doré.
Palestinian Political Prisoners – Lawyers and Advocates for Freedom
Advocates for Palestinian prisoners – with unique histories as a former prisoner and a former jailer – will speak about their experiences and the current situation of Palestinian prisoners struggling for justice. Organised by Intal Globalize Solidarity.
Occupied East Jerusalem: Tales from a Divided City
Café Palestine will host Lior Volinz, a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam researching the pluralization and privatization of security provision in Jerusalem. Lior, who conducted extensive ethnographic research in East Jerusalem, talking about some of the Israeli policies in Occupied East Jerusalem, including residency revocation, the growth of Jewish-Israeli settlements and the unequal and militarized policing used in this divided city. Please remember, the cafe has moved and is now at La Fleur en Papier Doré!
BDS works! Successes of and backlashes against the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement
Discussion of recent BDS victories around the world and the backlash from governments trying to halt the progress of the BDS movement. With speakers from Generation Palestine France and the Belgian League of Human Rights. Please remember, the cafe has moved and is now at La Fleur en Papier Doré!
Palestine as “The Lab” for the Israeli weapon industry?
Film screening of The Lab, followed by a debate on the european arms industry and the campaign for a military embargo on Israel, with speakers from Vredesactie and Intal. Please remember, the cafe has moved and is now at La Fleur en Papier Doré!
Culture Under Scrutiny: Discussing the Cultural Boycott of Israel
Belgian and Palestinian artists discuss the cultural boycott of Israel. At the cafe’s new venue, La Fleur en Papier Doré!
The labelling of settlement products : a step forward or backwards?
This month’s cafe is on the subject of product labelling, banning and boycotts, with guest speakers from CNCD-11.11.11, the European Parliament and Oxfam Solidarity.
‘Mawtini’ (“My Homeland”) – A song for Palestinian solidarity
This is a call upon every Palestinian, in Palestine and worldwide, and all supporters of the Palestinian people to sing Mawtini, in English “My Homeland”, on November 7, 2015 at 18:00 local time in Occupied Jerusalem.
More details here
Palestinian refugees: from the refugee camps of Lebanon to seeking asylum in Belgium
This month’s Cafe Palestine addresses the issue of Palestinian refugees. With witness testimonies from the Lebanese refugee camps and from Palestinian refugees recently arrived in Belgium.
The Bedouins, the forgotten…
Come and find out more about the topic, the history of the Bedouins and their current situation through a presentation of the Belgian group “Solidarity With Bedouins”, which is just coming back from Palestine and will bring us fresh news from the field.
19h00 – 21h00
A performance by the amazing RAFEEF ZIADAH
We Teach Life, Sir!
21h00 – 22h20
All at PIANOFABRIEK (Salle Bujumbura, Rue du Fort 35, 1060 Saint-Gilles)
Aside the journalist David Cronin, the café welcomes Schams El Ghoneimi, political advisor at the European Parliament, as speaker at Thursday’s Café Palestine.
Monk Cafe. Sint-Katelijnestraat 42, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. 19h00 – 21h00
Café Palestine: What now? Could laughter be the best medicine?
Monk Cafe. Sint-Katelijnestraat 42, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. 19h00 – 21h00
Rassemblement devant les Affaires étrangères / Bijeenkomst voor de Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Devant le Ministère des affaires étrangères Belges, 17h30.
Manifestation Nationale – End the Blockade on Gaza
Starting at Gare du Nord, Bruxelles, 14h00
Gaza Calling: All out on Saturday 9 August Day of Rage
Take to the streets on Saturday 9 August with a united demand for sanctions on Israel
Uitnodiging voor manifestatie van ABP aan de Israëlische ambassade / Invitation to protest with ABP at the Israeli Embassy. Face A L’Ambassade D’Israel, 40, avenue de l’Observatoire à Uccle.
12h30 – 13.30.
Rassemblement Devant Le Ministere Des Affaires Etrangeres / Bijeenkomst Voor Het Ministerie Van Buitenlandse Zaken
Rally outside the Foreign Ministry to say stop bombing, stop the blockade of Gaza, stop the occupation and to tell Reynders Belgium, signatory of the Geneva Conventions (International Humanitarian Law), that he is obliged to respect them.
18h00: After a signal, we will bear in silence the names of victims of the war in Gaza.
Manifestation nationale en solidarité avec la Palestine // Nationale manifestatie in solidariteit met Palestina
Gare du Nord, Bruxelles, 14h00.
Twitter Campaign For Palestine
If you have Twitter, join the 2-hour Twitter Storm to help raise awareness of Israeli crimes. 14h55 Belgian time.
Demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in support of the Palestinian people in Gaza
Come and demonstrate against the massacres committed by the state of Israel against the Palestinian people of Gaza. Organised by The Palestinian community in Belgium and Luxembourg and The Palestinian youth in Brussels. 12h30.
Demo, Peace for Palestine – Stop bombing Gaza
The Young Professionals in Foreign Policy group are welcoming Israeli Ambassador David Walzer to an event at the Brussels Press Club Europe, to “share his thoughts on the current Gaza crisis”. Join us in peacefully showing opposition to the destruction and violence happening right now in Gaza.
CHANGE OF VENUE : Despite the event happening at the Press Club, the protest will be moved to Rond-point Schuman. 18h30.
Ravage. Leuven 1914 – Gaza 2014
Solidariteitsactie. Grote Markt in Leuven. Zondag 20 juli, 14-16 uur.
Action/Actie GAZA : Stop the Killings!
Protest the ongoing Gaza onslaught! Outside SPF Affaires étrangère – rue des Petits Carmes 15 à 1000 Bruxelles // FOD Buitenlandse Zaken Karmelietenstraat 15 1000 Brussel