Launch of the study “The impact of the current situation on the human rights of vulnerable Palestinian groups in East Jerusalem,” by Dr. Safa Dhaher, organized by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Palestine and Jordan, and conducted in the framework of the EU-funded project “Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem.” Legacy Hotel. For registration, please send an e-mail to ps-trainee@ ps.boell.org.
Haram Nisbi – Relatively Taboo by Aref Al-Hussein is the second novel in a trilogy; it shares the location Jerusalem, time, and some personalities with the first novel, Kafer Sabt, and deals with love, passion for life, and hope despite pain. Yabous Cultural Centre
“The Background and Resulting Impact of the Balfour Declaration” will be presented by Mary Grey as part of the 10th International Sabeel Conference on the theological underpinnings of the Balfour Declaration; Peter Shambrook will speak about the historical and political context of the declaration, and Leslie Orr on the practical steps necessary to address Balfour’s legacy today. Bethlehem Hotel. 17:30 “The Balfour Declaration,” presented by Xavier Abu Eid as part of the 10th International Sabeel Conference, deals with the possibilities of political action by the PLO/PA; Nour Odeh will discuss possibilities of political action through civil society. Bethlehem Hotel.
“Islamic Extremism,” presented by Mustafa Abu Sway as part of the 10th International Sabeel Conference, will discuss Islam in Palestinian society and concerns of local Muslims today; Ghada Karmi will speak about the role of religion, particularly Islam, in the Palestine struggle for independence; and Patriarch Michel Sabbah will address the concerns of Palestinian Christians in this context. Bethlehem Hotel.
Opening of the art exhibition “The Deer Fell” by artist Manal Mahamid. The exhibition runs until March 9, 2017. Gallery One.
Opening of “The Artists’ Corner: Zawyeh Spring Art Sale,” which displays original artworks by established and emerging Palestinian artists and offers them for sale, including limited edition prints and posters. The exhibition runs until April 1, 2017. Zawyeh Gallery.
entitled “A Jewish State?” by Ayman Odeh, as part of the 10th International Sabeel Conference. Crown Plaza Hotel.
Indigenous Voices presents a public discussion on the background of the sound exhibition “Indigenous Voices” on endangered languages, organized by the Goethe-Institut. French-German Cultural Center.
Couch Talk with Dr. Faiha Abdulhadi, an oral history researcher and writer on Palestinian oral history that has been passed on through generations, as part of the Danish House in Palestine project to support the preservation and documentation of Palestinian oral history to help enhance the quality of Palestinian archives. The Danish House in Palestine.
Café Francophone, an evening organized by the French-German Cultural Center, provides a space for French speakers to discuss various subjects with the center’s guests of the month. Robert Schuman Library.
Opening of the 10th International Sabeel Conference themed “Jesus Christ Liberator, Then and Now: Facing the Legacy of Injustice,” which commemorates the year 2017 as the anniversary of many difficult milestones in the history of the Palestinian people. The conference will continue until Monday, March 13 at locations in Hebron, Jerusalem, Nazareth, the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, and the Galilee. Organized by the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center. For registration, please visit the official website: www.sabeel.org.
Permaculture Design Course led by the permaculturists Alice Gray and Mohammad Saleh who will provide the knowledge, skills, and tools for creating a smart green reality through camping in the mountains, visiting eco-projects, interacting with eco-activists, and much more. Mashjar Juthour, eco-park near Ramallah. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palestinian Land Day Tour is organized by the To Be There initiative to support Palestinian farmers by helping in the planting of olive trees and learning about daily life under military occupation, Israel’s policies towards land confiscations, and the control of the Palestinian population. The program will include several excursions to Bethlehem, Hebron, Jerusalem, Nablus, and Battir. For more information, please visit www. tobe-there.com.
The 5th Palestine Marathon will be held under the slogan “Free Movement,” organized by The Palestine Olympic Committee in partnership with the Bethlehem Governorate, Bethlehem Municipality, the Higher Council for Youth and Sport, and other associations. For registration and more information, please visit the official website: www.palestinemarathon.org.
The Bethlehem old city walking tour is a free-of-charge tour organized by Hosh Abu Jarour Tourist Information Center and Bethlehem Municipality to explore the history, culture, and heritage of Bethlehem through inspecting the old buildings and visiting various sites. During the tour, participants will visit Star Street, Abu Jarour Neighborhood, the Icon School, the Salesian Museum and Workshop, Manger Square, and the Church of the Nativity. The starting point will be at the headquarters of Hosh Abu Jarour Tourist Information Center on Star Street, and it will end at the Church of the Nativity. For registration, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.