Non-violent resistance in psychotherapy and Society:
Conference in Memory of Dr. Eyad el Sarraj The 7th conference initiated by Psychoactive – Mental Health Professionals for Human Rights
To be held in memory of Dr Eyad el Sarraj, Gazan psychiatrist who practiced non-violent Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation and was a leader of community mental health in the occupied Palestinian territories. Resistance is a common term in two very different fields of action: psychoanalysis and the struggle against occupation by foreign powers. In psychoanalysis, it has recently been recognized that resistance may also have liberating effects and may be needed for therapy. In resisting the occupation, many of those who are involved in resistance hold non-violent principles, in recognition that
violence leads to more violence even after the removal of the occupying
regime. These issues will be at the center of a one-day conference,
organized by Psychoactive, Other Voice, and Physicians for Human Rights.
www.psychoactive.org.il for more info.
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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
On the twentieth anniversary of Oslo –
Palestine what future?
to be preceded by a panel discussion on
“forms of intervention”
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,
Lynne Segal will open the event, Tony Klug and Jacqueline Rose will chair.
2pm, Sunday 13th October 2013
B34 Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E 7HX
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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
· 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
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
13, Norfolk Place,
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.
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 People, On 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
Independent Jewish Voices
invites you to a discussion on
Israel – What Next?
Monday 11 February 2013
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.
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 email@example.com http://www.ijv.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
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