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Besides relying on a personal narrative moves the talk around the following headlines:

  1. Why is this conflict at all worth knowing about?
  2. What is it that makes the situation so complicated?
  3. Should we take sides, and we can?
  4. Is there any prospect for peace? What will it take?

Key issues:

  • Settlements
  • Wall & Checkpoints
  • Jerusalem
  • The refugee problem
  • Granted service in the IDF
  • The battle for the role of victim
  • Palestinian civil war
  • Recognition of the State of Israel

Israel/Palestine talks

A personal meeting with one of the world's hotspots

I offer a lecture that can be combined with a organized teaching, which is based on the philosophy that an observation must be followed by action. As a former Israeli soldier (co-founder of the Israeli organization Breaking The Silence) has said, has a responsibility in relation to react if you are seeing conditions around the Israeli occupation of Palestine.It is not enough to beangry or moved to tears, you must act!

It is with his words in mind, I try to take my responsibility seriously. I feel an obligation to share what I have been familiar with after traveling in the area several times and studied the conditions in several years. With friends on both sides of the conflict, I have been witness to the situation in a different way than if I had turned up in a newspaper, a book or turned on my television. I have been face to face with people who daily live in fear and are born with a hereditary hatred of the neighbor. People who have dreams and expectations of life as myself, but that is caught in a situation that is more than complicated.

As mentioned, lecture can be combined with a training program which can consist of dialogue, exercises, constructed and controlled debates, storytelling, film followed by discussion. It is important to emphasize that the lecture does not seek to take sides.

[This is a student project]