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This fall, the Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (ACMES), in co-operation with the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), organises an online lecture series on Palestine/Israel. The series is inspired by the events in May of this year in East Jerusalem and Gaza.


7 October 2021, 5 PM
Human Rights Watch, A threshold crossed. Israeli authorities and the crimes of apartheid and persecution
Conversation with Omar Shakir (Human Rights Watch) and Dina Zbeidy (Leiden University of Applied Sciences). Discussant: Dimitris Bouris

4 November 2021, 5 PM
David Landy et al. (eds), Enforcing Silence: Academic Freedom, Palestine and the Criticism of Israel (Zed Books 2020)
Panel discussion with Ronit Lentin, Hil Aked and Jeff Handmaker. Discussant: Annelies Moors

25 November 2021, 5 PM
Palestinian film viewing (postponed)
Tel Aviv on Fire, Sameh Zoabi, 2018
With an introduction by Marianne Dagevos, Podium voor Palestina

9 December, 5 PM
Culture and Art in Palestine: Polyvalent Concepts in a Field of Struggle
Conversation with Hanan Toukan (Bard College Berlin) and Himmat Zoubi (EUME programme Berlin)

Detailed information about the individual events can be found under Events. All events are hybrid. In order to attend, online or on campus, please register by sending an e-mail to