A new plan to solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Veranstaltung des Deutschen Orient-Instituts (DOI) in Kooperation mit der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

Informationen zur Veranstaltung „A new plan to solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Holy Land Confederation“

Link – auch zur Online-Anmeldung | 8. Februar 2023 – 18.00-20.00 CET

* Holy Land Confederation

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict has been overshadowed by other, global crises in the past years. Prospects to finding a solution appear to diminish. The recent formation of a new Israeli government – following the fifth parliamentary election since 2019 – and a weakening legitimacy of the Palestinian Authority do not, unfortunately, point to an imanent negotiated and accepted solution.

On 8th February 2023 we are hosting the initiators of the Holy Land Confederation. In their initiative, they offer a new contribution to thinking about how to untangle the conflict. We look forward to hearing first hand from the initiators and discuss their ideas on the panel and with the audience.

Presentation of the Initiative

Dr. Yossi Beilin
Former Israeli Minister and Knesset Member

Dr. Hiba I. Husseini
Chair of the Legal Committee to Final Status Negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis

Discussion and Comments

Huda Abuarqoub
Regional Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP)

Shlomo Brom
Senior Researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)

Welcome Address and Moderation

Dr. Andreas Reinicke
Director of the German Orient-Institute

6. Januar – Epiphanie/Epiphanias

Mit dem Blick auf die orthodoxe Welt, für die heute das Christfest beginnt, sei auf eine Initiative des Weltkircherates verwiesen, der seit vielen Jahre die Menschen durch das Jahr begleitet und einlädt, jede Woche eine neue Region der Welt virtuell zu besuchen und die auf die Probleme und Herausforderungen der Menschen dort zu schauen.

Die Woche vom 01. – 07. Januar 2023 nimmt Ägypten, Israel, Jordanien, Libanon und Palästina in den Blick.

The Second Wave of Arab Uprisings: Moving Beyond Narratives of Defeat and Despair

You are kindly invited to the first EUME Berliner Seminar in the Winter Term 2022/23.

Where: Forum Transregionale Studien (Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin) 

When: Wednesday, 12 October 2022 at 5 pm (CEST)

Zahra Ali (Rutgers University-Newark) – Leyla Dakhli (CNRS / Centre Marc Bloch) – Magdi El Gizouli (StillSudan.blogspot.com) – Cilja Harders (Freie Universität Berlin / EUME) – Jeffrey G. Karam (Lebanese American University / EUME Fellow 2020-23)

The roundtable discussion provides an alternative reading of the second wave of Arab revolutionary uprisings that erupted in 2018, especially in Sudan and later in Lebanon, Iraq, and other Arab states in 2019. By moving beyond narratives and analyses that primarily focus on moments of defeat and despair, the panelists will discuss if and how the uprisings that unfolded in Iraq, Lebanon, and elsewhere ushered a new and important phase in social activism and political subjectivities that deserves attention. By addressing the role of new alternative organizations, including professional associations, syndicates, political movements, and other entities, the roundtable highlights some vital social, economic, and political trends common across various Arab societies.

If you want to attend the seminar, we kindly ask you to register in advance via eume@trafo-berlin.de

For more information, please check our website:

https://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/polwiss/forschung/international/vorderer-orient/Termine/12_10_2022_EUME.html

Prophetische Stimme für einen Paradigmenwechsel

Positionspapier christlicher Intellektueller im Nahen Osten

Die Herderkorrespondenz weist in einem aktuellen Beitrag von Hilde Naurath auf den Text Wir wählen das Leben in Fülle. Christen im Vorderen Orient auf dem Weg zu erneuerten theologischen, sozialen und politischen Entscheidungen, hin, der auch als Kleiner Text 88 im AphorismA Verlag erschienen ist.

In Sorge um den status quo

Eine Stellungnahme von Ir Amim aus Anlaß der anstehenden (jüdischen) Feiertage

„In recent years, Jewish and Muslim holidays have become flashpoints for unrest in and around the Temple Mount/Haram a-Sharif (TM/HAS) often escalating into clashes and violence. The upcoming holidays also coincide with the weeks leading up to the Israeli national elections, which will likely spur right-wing politicians and activists affiliated with them to capitalize on the timing and take measures to further challenge the status quo on the TM/HAS. …“

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„As such, these actions are laying the ground for what could devolve into a renewed crisis surrounding the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif. In order for such a crisis to be averted, Israeli authorities should be immediately called upon to take the following measures:

  • Cease all daily prayers and ritual activity by Jewish groups on the Holy Esplanade
  • Curb opportunities for Temple Movement activists to deliberately breach the Status Quo (i.e. limiting the size of groups of Jewish visitors to enable the police to effectively prevent violations and enforce compliance).
  • End the police’s close coordination with the Temple Movements. These extreme political activists should not be part of decision-making and management of the most sensitive Holy site and inarguably, the epicenter of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
  • Rebuild a partnership with the Jordanian Waqf. Only such partnership can reduce Muslim concerns. The Waqf’s involvement can be crucial to avoid initial conflicts from escalating, yet after Israeli authorities have worked to undermine its authority, it is far more difficult for the Waqf to mitigate tensions.

Written by Ir Amim Senior Field Researcher, Aviv Tatarsky

Das Versagen der arabischen Eliten

Krise der arabischen Staaten

In seinem Essay fragt der renommierte libanesische Journalist und Autor Hazem Saghieh, wie die Zukunft der arabischen Welt aussieht. Gibt es Auswege aus einer existentiell bedrohlichen Krisenhaftigkeit? 

„Vorbei mit der Höflichkeit“ – Aus: Kattan: … mit zur Sonne blickenden Augen – 978-3-86575-091-4

Ein Beitrag auf quantara.de

Den Horizont weiten…

The Markaz Review (TMR)

is a literary arts publication and cultural institution that curates content and programs on the greater Middle East and our communities in diaspora. The Markaz signifies “the center” in Arabic, as well as Persian, Turkish, Hebrew and Urdu.

Coming soon, TMR’s special issue on Berlin, from guest editor Viola Shafik. Essays, fiction, interviews, art, film and music

Sog. Hoher Besuch

US-Präsident Biden im Nahen Osten – Mitvim Webinar Invitation

President Biden’s Visit to Israel – Insights and Implications

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 17:00-18:30 Jerusalem
For any questions, please email vsolkovits@mitvim.org.il
Please register below and the Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event:
To register for the Zoom, please click here

Feuer – mitten in der Altstadt

Für die einen die Freude der Auferstehung in der Zeremonie des Hl. Feuers – hier der Link zu einem kleinen Video des Swedish Theological Institute

… für die anderen nur wenige Meter daneben die Sorge, daß sich ein Feuer anderer Art ausbreitet: Zvi Bar’el in der Haaretz über die Wirkungen der Ereignisse auf und um den Haram…

Bleibt es beim status quo?

Trotz aller (oder wegen?) aller heiligen Zeiten, prägt wieder einmal Gewalt die Situation in Jerusalem, und nicht allein dort. Aber in Zeiten wie diesen steht alles in Frage. Ist es klug in dieser Zeit den staus quo, der bislang ein fragiles Konstrukt aufrecht erhalten hat, auch in Frage zu stellen? (Aber wer sagt, das Politik klug handelt?)

Hier eine Stimme aus Jordanien (sic), die einen kritischen Blick auf die Entwicklung wirft: Daoud Kuttab fragt in Arab News: Want quiet in Jerusalem? Respect the status quo