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PAX Palestine Podcast is a podcast that features interviews with some of the local Palestinian partners of PAX, a peace organization based in the Netherlands. PAX works together with committed citizens and partners to protect civilians against acts of war, to end armed violence, and to build a just peace. In Palestine PAX supports local partners in building resilient communities, promoting human security and equality in the political, cultural and social domain, and in fighting the injustices resulting from the protracted occupation. The three episodes of the first Trilogy will be online on Palestinian Land Day 30 March 2021. Follow the podcast to get notified when episodes are available.

PAX Palestine Podcast Pax for Peace

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PAX Palestine Podcast is a podcast that features interviews with some of the local Palestinian partners of PAX, a peace organization based in the Netherlands. PAX works together with committed citizens and partners to protect civilians against acts of war, to end armed violence, and to build a just peace. In Palestine PAX supports local partners in building resilient communities, promoting human security and equality in the political, cultural and social domain, and in fighting the injustices resulting from the protracted occupation. The three episodes of the first Trilogy will be online on Palestinian Land Day 30 March 2021. Follow the podcast to get notified when episodes are available.

    'Khazaeen' cabinets, a living archive of Palestinian stories

    'Khazaeen' cabinets, a living archive of Palestinian stories

    In the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where Israeli settlers are in the process of taking over many Palestinian houses, there is an archive where Palestinians can store their photos, diaries, posters and other tangible documents. It is the first Palestinian run archive that is trying to collect memories, history AND documents that are produced TODAY, to store them for future generations.

    The initiative is called 'Khazaeen', the Arabic word for 'cabinets'. Each Palestinian that brings documents to Khazaeen, gets its own box, its own cabinet, to store the documents.  Through interviews, stories are collected and published on the blog of Khazaeen's website and on social media. The items are digitized and the owner can decide to take them home or to leave them in the cabinet. In the process of collecting and bringing documents to Khazaeen, many Palestinians have learned about the life and circumstances of their own ancestors. Often this has helped them to understand their own family history and the generational trauma that has been passed on, especially through the experiences of the Nakba in 1948 and the Naksa in 1967.

    "It is very important to write our own history and to collect our own archive, rather than having our history stored in the colonial archives of the State of Israel", says Eman Alyan.
     
    "It is also important to collect brochures, pamphlets, posters, photos and art work of today, so we can save it for the future. "

    If you want to visit the website of Khazaeen you can use this link: https://khazaaen.org/en

    • 45 min
    Community Action Center to empower the Palestinian community in East Jerusalem

    Community Action Center to empower the Palestinian community in East Jerusalem

     In 1999 Al-Quds University created the “Community Action Center” (“CAC”), a semi autonomous association, which aims to empower the Palestinian community in East Jerusalem.

    The CAC aims to empower the disadvantaged Palestinians of East Jerusalem to access their rights and entitlements and negotiate the complex bureaucratic procedures that control the flow of these rights.

    Most Palestinian inhabitants of East Jerusalem are residents and not citizens of Israel. They have to prove that the center of their life is actually in Jerusalem, otherwise they will lose their residency. As Palestinians can’t leave East Jerusalem as they will lose their residency, they need to build new homes for their children in East Jerusalem. But they barely get the permits needed to build new houses, even on their own land property. When they decide to build without a permit, there is a chance to receive a demolition order. They have to demolish their own house. If they don't do it, the authorities will come, do it for them and present them with a huge bill of around a hundred thousand dollars.

    The Israeli policies in Jerusalem are made to increase the number of Jewish inhabitants and reduce the number of Palestinians.

    Many Palestinians do not know what their rights are, how to deal with the authorities and where to find support. The CAC gives legal assistance, advice and works on advocacy to get the international community involved.

    In this episode you can hear General Director Mounir Nuseibeh and Advocacy Officer Munir Marjieh.

    To learn more about the CAC you can visit their website https://cac.alquds.edu/en/

    • 56 min
    The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media 7amleh about digital rights for Palestinians

    The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media 7amleh about digital rights for Palestinians

    PAX supports the work of 7amleh (pronounce Hamleh but the first H from the lower part of your throat). In this episode you can hear Nadim Nashif and Mona Shtaya who both work for the advancement of social media and digital rights in the Palestinian context.
     
    We talk about several aspects of their work. For example how social media is censoring Palestinians and others with a pro-Palestinian message. Many Palestinians have their social media profiles shut down without a valid reason and it is often hard to counter that.
     
    Another issue that 7amleh works on is digital security and the use of Israeli spyware on Palestinians and beyond. Recently there was a scandal when it was discovered that Pegasus malware, produced by the Israeli NSO group, was found on devices of human rights defenders, journalists and state representatives.
     
    Other topics we discuss are PayPal, that doesn't have integration for Palestinians to use with their local bank accounts, and Google Maps that does not show Palestinian cities and towns in the Westbank on their maps, while it does show clear details of illegal Israeli settlements.
     
    Furthermore, we discussed a recent campaign to counter Hate Speech online. The campaign targets Palestinians to raise awareness about abusive language on social media and how to recognize it.

    From 17 until 19 May they organize the online Digital Activism Forum that you can sign up for if you click HERE

    This is the website of 7amleh: https://7amleh.org/
    (There is a small tab with the letters EN to click to switch to English language)

    If you want to listen to episodes of Stories from Palestine podcast you can visit the linktree: https://linktr.ee/storiesfrompalestine

    • 57 min
    2. Palestinian Center for Peace and Democracy

    2. Palestinian Center for Peace and Democracy

     On the West Bank, PAX works with the Palestinian Center for Peace and Democracy (PCPD) on issues like promoting gender equality, preparing young Palestinians to participating in election campaigns and municipal councils, and holding municipalities accountable for their policies and promises of inclusive politics.

    In this episode we speak with Naseef Muallem and Ekram Zubaydi about the work of the PCPD and the upcoming elections in Palestine. We also included some snippets of a discussion between Palestinian students about their views on democracy and the elections in Palestine.

    To read more you can go to:

    https://www.pcpd.ps/

    https://www.paxforpeace.nl/our-work/programmes/israel-and-palestine

    The music for this podcast was made by Zaid Hilal. You can find him on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Sound Cloud.

    The weekly podcast Stories from Palestine by Kristel can be found on most podcast players. To find the newest episode or connect on social media go to:
    https://podspout.app/storiesfrompalestine

    • 41 min
    1. The work of the EAPPI in Palestine

    1. The work of the EAPPI in Palestine

    The Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel was created in 2002 by the World Council of Churches.

    EAPPI volunteers aim to offer a protective presence to vulnerable communities, monitoring and reporting human rights abuses. They join Palestinians and Israelis who work in nonviolent ways for peace, and they interact with a myriad of international, Israeli and Palestinian partners.

    An interview with local program coordinator Jack Munayer and with one of the Dutch volunteers of the EAPPI program.

    For more information check out the websites:

    https://eappi.org/en

    https://www.paxforpeace.nl/our-work/programmes/israel-and-palestine

    The music for this podcast was made by Zaid Hilal. You can find him on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Sound Cloud.

    The weekly podcast Stories from Palestine by Kristel can be found on most podcast players. To find the newest episode or connect on social media go to:
    https://podspout.app/storiesfrompalestine

    • 47 min
    3. Danish Church Aid and East Jerusalem YMCA in South Hebron Hills

    3. Danish Church Aid and East Jerusalem YMCA in South Hebron Hills

    In Area C on the West Bank PAX supports a resilience project of Danish Church Aid and the Church of Sweden together with East Jerusalem YMCA. Emphasizing the resources that are available, the project works with various Area C communities on forming protection groups, identifying and addressing community needs, by mobilizing available resources and offering small cash grants.

    In this episode we speak with George Zeidan and Mai Jarrar about their resilience project in the South Hebron Hills.

    If you want to read more you can go to:

    https://spark.adobe.com/page/9EAT3NARZHRol/

    https://www.paxforpeace.nl/our-work/programmes/israel-and-palestine

    To see the online photo exhibition of the Palestinian Resilience Project go to:

    https://www.palestineresilience.org

    The music for this podcast was made by Zaid Hilal. You can find him on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Sound Cloud.

    The weekly podcast Stories from Palestine by Kristel can be found on most podcast players. To find the newest episode or connect on social media go to:
    https://podspout.app/storiesfrompalestine

    • 41 min

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Kmnuopy ,

Interesting and inspiring

The stories of these Palestinians who are working for justice and peace are very inspiring. Such resilience in their community.