Zochrot—Raising Awareness Within Israeli Society About the Nakba

As part of its efforts to connect the work of local Israeli organizations to the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Alternative Information Center spoke with Eitan Bronstein, the director of Zochrot, about teaching the Nakba to Israelis, the new Netanyahu government, and the Palestinian right of return.


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Implications of General Dayton's Speech at the Washington Institute

Shawqi Issa, Palestinian human rights lawyer and Director of the Jensan Center for Democracy and Human Rights, discusses the implications of US Lt.-Gen. Keith Dayton recent speech in May of this year to the Washington Institute's 2009 Soref Symposium. Dayton is responsible for leading a team in training Palestinian Authority's security forces.


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Social and Colonial Relations in Jerusalem

On 1 July 2009, sociologist Elise Aghazarian presented at the Alternative Information Center’s Cultural Café in Beit Sahour. Elise has worked with a number of civil society organizations and is a sociology lecturer at Bethlehem University and Bir Zeit University.


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Coalition of Women for Peace

The AIC spoke with Eilat Maoz from the Coalition of Women for Peace to discuss the role Israeli and Palestinian women play in the anti-occupation peace movement. During our conversation she spoke about the importance of reframing the debate over security, understanding who profits from the occupation, and promoting a feminist analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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Peaceful Resistance in the Palestinian Popular Struggle

In July of 2009, the AIC sat down with Mahmoud Zawana, an organizer of the Popular Committee for al-Masara. Zawana spoke about the role of non-violent resistance for the village's popular committee against the occupation.


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