20 May 2016


· On 16 May, Adalah and the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University announced the launch of The Nakba Files, a new website that will serve as an online space for researchers and practitioners to explore new approaches to law in Israel/Palestine.

· On 24 May, at 10:30 am, the Israel Palestine Working Group is hosting a conversation with Rabbi Ascherman from Rabbis for Human Rights at the Presbyterian Conference Room in the Church Centre for the United Nations in New York.

· On 27 May, Silk Road Dabke Troupe and Palestinian Youth Movement are organizing an evening of dance, stories, digital narratives and cultural resistance in commemoration of the Nakba in Oakland, California.

· On 1 June, opening its 16-days “Voices on Palestine: Summer Film Series 2016”, The Washington DC based Jerusalem Fund is screening the film “On the Bride’s Side”, which records the journey of five undocumented Syrian and Palestinian refugees seeking political asylum.

· On 3 June, The Jerusalem Fund is organizing in Washington, D.C., a gallery exhibition called Forbidden Colors, which takes its name from a 1980 Israeli law forbidding art composed of the four colors of the Palestinian flag.


· From 21 to 23 May, several organisations and individuals from across Oxford, United Kingdom, are hosting the second edition of the city’s festival to celebrate Palestinian life and culture: “Palestine Unlocked Festival”.

· From 23 May to 5 June, the second edition of the Festival Ciné-Palestine is taking place in Paris, aiming at promoting the Palestinian cinematographic work and supporting a new generation of artists in this field.

· On 28 May, the French Platform of NGOs for Palestine is holding a conference on “The de-Palestinization of East Jerusalem” in Paris.

· On 2 June, the Comité pour une Paix Juste au Proche-Orient is screening the movie Le Temps Qu’il Reste, an auto-biography that traces with humour the journey of a Palestinian family of Nazareth from 1948 to nowadays, at 18h30 in Luxembourg.

Middle East

· On 14 April, Defense for Children International Palestine published a new report “No Way to Treat a Child”, detailing the widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system.

· From 21 to 26 May, the annual Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) will be held in Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa and Nablus as international literary stars perform free, public events.

United Nations

· The Palestine, Decolonization and Human Rights Section of the UN Department of Public Information has decided to extend the application deadline for its annual training programme for Palestinian media practitioners until 31 May 2016.

· Civil society organizations can apply to attend or speak at the President of the UN General Assembly’s High-level Thematic Debate on Human Rights, at UN Headquarters, New York, 12-13 July 2016.


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