Events

Gabrielle Rifkind ‘In Conversation’ with Lord Alderdice

 A CAMDEN PSYCHOTHERAPY UNIT FUNDRAISING EVENT

In Conversation – ‘Fog of Peace’ 22nd June 2014

Camden Psychotherapy Unit and the Tricycle Theatre invite you to

A Conversation between Gabrielle Rifkind and Lord John Alderdice

THE FOG OF PEACE

Lord Alderdice

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

3.00pm

Tickets: £25

Gabrielle Rifkind will be in conversation with Lord Alderdice about her recent book The Fog of Peace.

Institutions do not decide whom to destroy or to kill, whether to make peace or war; those decisions are the responsibility of individuals. When attempting to resolve conflict, politics is not merely about power but is about a complex web of relationships between individuals, groups, and communities.

 

In the book the authors argue that the most important aspect of conflict resolution is for antagonists to understand their opponents as individuals, their ambitions, their pains, the resentments that condition their thinking and the traumas they do not fully themselves grasp. In this presentation, they ask should we talk to the enemy? What happens if the protagonists are nasty and brutish, tempting policy-makers to retaliate? How do the parties find the capacity not to hit back, trapping themselves in endless cycles of violence?

Both speakers come from a psychological background and recognise the importance of putting the human mind together with power politics.

Gabrielle Rifkind is a psychotherapist, group analyst, and Director of the Middle East programme at Oxford Research Group and specialises in conflict resolution. Rifkind combines in-depth political and psychological expertise with many years’ experience in promoting dialogue behind the scenes, particularly on Iran and the Israel – Palestine conflict.

Lord Alderdice is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, academic and politician. Until very recently he was Convenor of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords. He has applied his psychological understanding to political conflict resolution extensively, including in Northern Ireland as a negotiator of the 1998 Belfast Agreement.

 

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Camden Psychotherapy Unit.

See the Tricycle website to reserve tickets for this event.

DOCUMENTARY FILM 31st OCTOBER

 A WORLD NOT OURS + Q&A with producer Patrick Campbell
Dir. Mahdi Fleifel
UK / Lebanon / Denmark
2012
93mins

Ain el-Helweh is Lebanon’s largest refugee camp, home to over 70,000 displaced Palestinians. In this personal study director Mahdi Fleifel combines his own footage with that of his father’s from the 80s and 90s, to present an intimate portrait of the place where he was born.

After his family emigrated to Denmark Fleifel would return annually to the camp to visit family and friends who had stayed behind. In emulation of these summer trips the director returns to visit as an adult, challenging his teenage belief that ‘going to Ain el-Helweh is better than going to Disney Land’. As when he was young, Fleifel is enamoured by the spirit of passion, volatility and camaraderie in the camp, yet he is forced to realise the harsher realities of entrapment and desperation his childhood friends face.

A bittersweet cinematic essay, A World Not Ours is a refreshing look at the friendships, laughter, hope and despair that comprise daily life for those living in exile in Lebanon’s refugee camps.

Best International Film – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013
Winner Peace Film Prize – Berlin International Film Festival

The film trailer is available here. For tickets visit RichMix

The Balfour Project

Healing the Wounds of History

Looking at the Balfour Declaration with New Eyes

Wednesday 30th October 2013,

London SW1P 1RD

5.30 – 9pm

• Registration and finger buffet

• Welcome – and short introductory film

• Looking to the Balfour Centenary: Are we Trapped by our

own Narratives? – Dr Tony Klug

• Balfour Policy in 1922-23. New insights into old controversies

– Dr Sahar Huneidi

• Perfidious Albion? The British Legacy in Palestine

– Professor Ilan Pappé

• Panel discussion: Healing the Wounds of History – where now?

– Chair: Sharon Alsoodani

For registration go to www.balfourproject.org

Cost £15 Students £12

‘Marking the centenary of the Balfour Declaration

with acknowledgement, pardon and integrity’

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BEYOND THE STALEMATE?

THE ONGOING ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN IMPASSE

Is there a way forward? At a time when it is hard to see the prospect of significant change in the Israeli-Palestinian situation and the end of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Independent Jewish Voices is delighted to welcome the distinguished Palestinian activist, politician and doctor, Mustafa Barghouthi. As founder of Medical Relief and co-founder and General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative he has been a consistent advocate of a non-violent and democratic alternative.

Keynote address by

Mustafa Barghouthi

On the twentieth anniversary of Oslo –

Palestine what future?

to be preceded by a panel discussion on

forms of intervention

with

Israeli Human Rights activist Miri Weingarten,

Palestinian-British author of the acclaimed novel, Out of It,Selma Dabbagh,

UK-based journalist from Gaza, Jayyab Abusafia

and initiator of the Gaza scholarship programme at Oxford University,

Charlotte Seymour

Lynne Segal will open the event, Tony Klug and Jacqueline Rose will chair.

2pm, Sunday 13th October 2013

B34 Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street,

London WC1E 7HX

Tickets £10/£5 for students

Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

For booking & further details contact Merav at web@ijv.org.uk

or visit

www.ijv.org.uk

Supported by Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College

Raising a Voice for Palestine:

The Declaration of Human Rights

 A Performance: 6 pm — 7.30 pm

Thursday 30 May 2013

Monica Ross with Raised Voices Political Choir

in the Junior Common Room

School of Oriental and African Studies

Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Songs for liberty and justice, and a recitation from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This collaborative performance by Monica Ross and Raised Voices Political Choir is the fifty-seventh act in a series of sixty distinct recitals titled Anniversary—an act of memory, solo, collective and multi-lingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Declaration’s proclamation by the United Nations.

It is organised in partnership with the Palestine Society of the School of Oriental and African Studies, in support of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Free admission All welcome

  Further information from

www.actsofmemory.net and www.raised-voices.org.uk

Meretz UK welcomes you to a talk by David Ranan featuring readings from his recent book A Land to Die For? Soldier Talk and Moral Reflections of Young Israelis

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·         Time: 8pm on Sunday, 12 May

·         Place: Hashomer House, 37A Broadhurst Gardens, London NW6 3QT

Normal entrance contributions; refreshments served

·         Released in English in November 2012, Ranan’s book of fascinating interviews with young Israelis raises many profound and existential moral questions.

For more about the book see our discussion section

Special Film Screening

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
Introduced by David Baddiel, Comedian & Writer

Sunday 19 May, 2013
7.30pm Drinks and Canapés Reception
8.00pm Film Screening
Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
Tickets: £40

Due to popular demand following the sell-out UK premiere of ‘A Bottle in the Gaza Sea’ at the UKJFF 2012, UK Jewish Film has co-ordinated a special screening of this acclaimed film for the One to One Children’s Fund. Click here for more details.

One to One Children’s Fund relieves the suffering of children who are innocent victims of poverty, disease and conflict.

The Invention of the Land of Israel -book launch with Shlomo Sand and Independent Jewish Voices

 The Front Line Club,

13, Norfolk Place,

W2 iJG

Tuesday 19 February 2013, 7:00PM

This event is organised by Verso Books and Independent Jewish Voices, and is dedicated to Eric Hobsbawm. 

What is a homeland and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land?

Join Shlomo Sand and a panel with historian Donald Sassoon and human rights lawyer Geoffrey Bindman to discuss the mysterious sacred land that has become the site of the longest-running national struggle of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Following the acclaimed and controversial The Invention of the Jewish People, Sand’s pioneering new work The Invention of the Land of Israel deconstructs the age-old legends surrounding the Holy Land and the prejudices that continue to suffocate it.

The Invention of the Land of Israel dissects the concept of “historical right” and tracks the creation of the modern concept of the “Land of Israel” by nineteenth-century Evangelical Protestants and Jewish Zionists. This invention, he argues, not only facilitated the colonization of the Middle East and the establishment of the State of Israel; it is also threatening the existence of the Jewish state today.

The Panel:

Professor Shlomo Sand studied history at the University of Tel Aviv and at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, in Paris. He currently teaches contemporary history at the University of Tel Aviv. His books include The Invention of the Jewish PeopleOn the Nation and the Jewish People.

Professor Donald Sassoon is Professor of Comparative European History at Queen Mary College, University of London. He received his PhD, supervised by Eric Hobsbawm, from Birkbeck College. His books include One Hundred Years of Socialism and The Culture of the Europeans: 1800 to the present.

Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC (Hon) founded Bindmans in 1974 and throughout his long and distinguished legal career, has specialised in civil liberty and human rights issues. He is a Visiting Professor of Law at University College London and at London South Bank University, an Honorary Fellow in Civil Legal Process at the University of Kent, and a Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies

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Independent Jewish Voices

invites you to a discussion on

Israel – What Next?

Monday 11 February 2013

8.00pm

The Council Room, Old Hampstead Town Hall,

213 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3

(near Belsize Park tube station)

Three young Israeli activists discuss the implications of the Israeli election for human rights, democracy and a just peace.

Aeyal Gross – Associate Professor of Law at Tel-Aviv University and visiting Reader at SOAS, University of London.

Dimi Reider – Journalist, photographer and blogger; contributor to the New York Times and the New York Review of Books / Foreign Policy.

Miri Weingarten – European representative of a coalition of Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups.

Chair: Jacqueline Rose – Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London

Admission: £10; concessions £5.

As space is limited, please book your place in advance, by emailing ann@barnowlbooks.com

http://www.ijv.org.uk info@ijv.org.uk

Independent Jewish Voices invites you to a discussion on Israel – What Next? Monday 11 February 2013 8.00pm The Council Room, Old Hampstead Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 (near Belsize Park tube station) Three young Israeli activists discuss the implications of the Israeli election for human rights, democracy and a just peace. Aeyal Gross – Associate Professor of Law at Tel-Aviv University and visiting Reader at SOAS, University of London. Dimi Reider – Journalist, photographer and blogger; contributor to the New York Times and the New York Review of Books / Foreign Policy. Miri Weingarten – European representative of a coalition of Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups. Chair: Jacqueline Rose – Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London Admission: £10; concessions £5. As space is limited, please book your place in advance, by emailing ann@barnowlbooks.com http://www.ijv.org.uk info@ijv.org.uk

As the venue holds a limited number of seats, we strongly advise you to book your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.

For ticket reservation requests, please fill in the form below.

Once you receive your booking confirmation via email, please bring this with you to the event. 

For any questions regarding this event please email events@ijv.org.uk

One Response to Events

  1. Heena Mohammed says:

    Gosh I wish I could attend this! Unfortunately, I’m in Manchester and can’t make it! Hope It all goes well!

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