Conference on Palestine & Israel Dialogue: Moving towards Understanding

Recordings are provided directly below to listen to our conference on Palestine Israel Dialogue: Moving Towards Understanding. The interaction was a profound experience.

Panel   https://archive.org/details/PalestineIsraelDialoguePanel

Questions and Comments  https://archive.org/details/PalestineIsraelDialogueQuestionsComments

Compassionate Listening Intro  https://archive.org/details/CarolHwoschinskyIntroToCompassionateListening

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Resources with links to videos and readings that were provided to us during preparation for the event: 

Rick Steves video (57 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg1unr6eNpQ

“100 Years of Conflict Between Israel and Palestine.”  Radio interview on The Takeaway

Ian Black, the author of the new book “Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017.” Aired November 2, 2017 (8 mn)

http://www.wnyc.org/story/100-years-balfour-leaves-israel-and-palestine-odds/

 

“It Won’t Stop Until we Talk” video by The Parent Circle.   you tube  10:32 min

 

The Compassionate Listening Project began working in Israel and Palestine in 1990. Video of Israeli and Palestinian Peace leaders who participated in Compassionate Listening in 2011.  https://vimeo.com/34998082

“Borders Seminar Video” by Seed of Peace, October 1, 2017. Video Israeli and Palestinian young people discuss internal borders, as well as external borders, checkpoints and treaty lines. (3:13 min)

https://www.seedsofpeace.org/bordersvideo/

 

“Arab Aramin & Yigal Elhanan”  youth for peace  video (10:16 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJllnXxS41M

History

History of the area by Aljazeera World (1 hr)

https://youtu.be/TwJHG2KSsG0

 

Israeli 1948 victory vs Al-Nakba (the Catastrophe)  Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Arab%E2%80%93Israeli_War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Palestinian_exodus

 

Hundred year anniversary of Balfour Agreement that started the whole thing.

http://www.wnyc.org/story/100-years-balfour-leaves-israel-and-palestine-odds/

 

West Bank

“Encircled”   El-Aquaba Town in the West Bank that has been impacted by occupation.

https://vimeo.com/131341610  (25 min)

 

Update on Al-Aquaba Village in Palestine’s West Bank, Area C (5:48)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSd1sDORidg

 

Jewish Settlements in the West Bank- article from Jewish Virtual Library

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/facts-about-jewish-settlements-in-the-west-bank

 

Settlements are not the reason there is not Peace between Israel and Palestine By Alan Gershowicz for Prager University. (4:32)

https://youtu.be/dhbCtAz_BQc

 

Why does Israel build settlements in Palestine – blog from Politics Stack Exchange

https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/1838/why-does-israel-build-settlements-in-palestine

 

Youth Peace Efforts

Youth conference in 2014-Youth Peace Initiative

http://youthpeaceinitiative.net/about-us/founding/

 

YaLa Youth Leadership hold online conference 10-15-17

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/1.591682

 

Kids for Peace

http://www.k4p.org/

Kids for Peace Camp outside of Seattle

http://www.k4p.org/2017/07/kids4peace-visit-to-camp-solomon-schechter/

 

Seeds of Peace

a leadership development organization committed to transforming legacies of conflict into courage to lead change.  Summer camp for kids from Middle East and South Asia

https://www.seedsofpeace.org/

“Borders Seminar Video” by Seed of Peace, October 1, 2017. Israeli and Palestinian young people discuss internal borders, as well as external borders, checkpoints and treaty lines.

https://www.seedsofpeace.org/bordersvideo/

 

Citizen Peace Efforts

The Parents Circle

http://www.theparentscircle.com/

 

“It Won’t Stop Until we Talk” video by The Parents Circle.   10:32 min

“Arab Aramin & Yigal Elhanan”  youth for peace   (10:16 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJllnXxS41M

 

2 min cartoon by YaLa Youth Leadershp calling middle East Youth to action for Peace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95-GLrjlb30

 

“Rays of Hope in Gaza: 13 Israeli and Palestinian Groups Building Peace.”  Yes! Magazine article:

http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/13-peacebuilders-in-gaza

 

Rabbis protecting Palestinian olive trees

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/Olive-Press/2013/1022/Why-rabbis-are-helping-Palestinians-defend-their-olive-harvest

 

http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/rabbis-human-rights-help-palestinians-olive-harvest-698309570

 

Israeli-Palestinian Women’s Peace March shows how complex the situation is.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-palestinian-womens-peace-march-exposes-palestinian-divides/

 

Two takes on the same event:

 

Sheikh Jarrah Israeli settlers evicting Palestinians and moving into their homes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUTK7tf5pMkMR4wgWdENTddg&time_continue=1&v=kJlrJkxFQbE

 

Article about Jewsih perspective of one of the evictions in Sheikh Jarrah.  http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2017/9/11/cheering-for-illegal-settlers-as-long-as-theyre-not-jews#.WePxUTtrwdU=

 

Palestinian Perspective

‘We teach life, sir’ (Gaza) video of spoken word activist,  Rafeef Ziadah -, London, 11/13/11 (4:38)  What it feels like to be in Gaza.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKucPh9xHtM&t=60s

 

“Normalize This”  video by Remi Kanazi If Americans try to act as if both sides are equal, we are ignoring the facts. (3.25 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaGNfKabwfQ

 

This Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human rights Association provides documentation of Israeli abuses and what legal interventions are possible within Israel’s military occupation and military law in the West Bank.

http://www.addameer.org/

 

Israeli perspective

 

The Middle East Problem (5:39)

https://youtu.be/xCQEmeGfFmY

 

Why Isn’t there a Palestine Nation? Prager University. (5:34)

https://youtu.be/76NytvQAIs0

 

Terror tunnels (1:51 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO5-EhfNPMI

 

Terror attacks in Israel (1:56)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-amGO4a204

 

Israeli Army warns civilians in Gaza of imminent attack, but Palestinian leadership tells people to stay.

https://youtu.be/GGlleHxVDZk

 

Quantifying the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’s Importance to Middle East Turmoil http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=118&x_article=3610

 

Israel treatment of Arabs in Israel

 

This Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights focuses on the comprehensive discrimination against non-Jewish citizens of Israel, including a list of 65 Israeli laws that deny equal rights to Arabs in virtually every area of life. https://www.adalah.org/en

 

“Looking at Both Sides” Is there apartheid in Israel? Portland State University Vanguard.4/3/09

http://psuvanguard.com/looking-at-both-sides-waddah-sofan/

 

This Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights focuses on the comprehensive discrimination against non-Jewish citizens of Israel, including a list of 65 Israeli laws that deny equal rights to Arabs in virtually every area of life. https://www.adalah.org/en

 

Human Rights (Pro Palestinian)

 

This Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human rights Association provides documentation of Israeli abuses and what legal interventions are possible within Israel’s suffocating military occupation and military law in the West Bank. http://www.addameer.org/

 

BDS: Boycott Disinvestment Sanctions (against Israel)

 

Wikipedia pros and cons for BDS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boycott,_Divestment_and_Sanctions

 

BDS: The Global Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

https://www.adl.org/education/resources/backgrounders/bds-the-global-campaign-to-delegitimize-israel

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocNttZV4G_0&feature=youtu.be by Prager University.  Israeli is not an apartheid state. Speaker is Olga, from South Africa, whose parents lived under apartheid.

 

Amy Goodman/ John Waters of Pink Floyd in support of BDS

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/9/14/pink_floyd_founder_roger_waters_bds

 

Palestine-Israel Dialogue Activities

Can we talk? The Middle East “peace industry”  From Electornic Intifada 2010 , by aPalestinian student condemns programs such as Seeds Of Peace as weakening BDS movement.

https://electronicintifada.net/content/can-we-talk-middle-east-peace-industry/8402

 

Creativity for Peace or Pacification?  Op Ed Eugene Weekly, by Jack Dresser, 2013

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/20131212/guest-viewpoint/creativity-peace-or-pacification

 

Education of children to hate

 

“Born to Hate Jews  Prager University.  Pakistani Man learns that Jews aren’t evil. (4:44)

https://youtu.be/xCQEmeGfFmY

Palestine in Israeli School Books: university professor Nurit Peled-Elhanan  (28min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWKPRC-_oSg&t=11s

 

Killing of children

 

Israeli children victims of Palestinian terror [131]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l6EzAdkomw

 

Remember these (Palestinian) Children [1656]

http://www.rememberthesechildren.org/

 

Dr. Jack Dresser’s organization

Al-Nakba Awareness Project

www.al-nakba-history.com

 

Palestine Israel Dialogue: Moving towards Understanding recordings

Panel:  https://archive.org/details/PalestineIsraelDialoguePanel

Audience questions and comments:  https://archive.org/details/PalestineIsraelDialogueQuestionsComments

Compassionate Listening Intro  https://archive.org/details/CarolHwoschinskyIntroToCompassionateListening