Resisting Occupation: Palestine, Honduras, Springfield, MA

March 27th, 2018 at UMass, Amherst

COMM HUB, third floor ILC

7:00 – 9pm

With panelists STiCKii QueST, ShaeShae Quest, Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch, & Asís Castellanos




October 22, 2014
FFIPP Grenoble




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

FFIPP-Educational Network For Human Rights in Palestine-Israel et les Jeunes Européens Isère sont heureux de vous convier à leur conférence du Speaking Tour 2014 sur la question des relations qu’entretient l’Union européenne avec ses partenaires israéliens et palestiniens.


Smith College Forum on BDS

March 2014


Wednesday, April 17, 2013: 2 conference-debate with Pierre Stambul, Vice President of the French Jewish Union for Peace (UJFP) >> 12 to 14h in the auditorium 4 Université Stendhal, Grenoble on campus > > at 20.15 at the Maison des Associations of Grenoble, 2 rue Berthe Boissieux

FFIPP-Grenoble organise une expo photo à la BU droit et lettres du 4 au 8 février sur le thème des points de passage entre les deux territoires.
Vernissage le lundi 4 février à 18h, buffet offert.
Venez nombreux ! February, 2013

Hebron: Contents Under Pressure

An Educational Photo Exhibit
A visual tour of the city of Hebron, a
microcosm of the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict and one of the most contested
areas in the West Bank.
By: Liana Simonds, FFIPP intern Summer 2011
Join Us for a Gallery Opening on October 26th from 7pm – 9pm
Refreshments Will Be Served

FFIPP International Festival: Art for Peace! Art for Freedom!

November, 2010

Thursday the 18th November at 20.00 pm at the Crea Cafe (Universiteit van Amsterdam):
Turfdraagsterpad 17
1012 XT Amsterdam
020 5251400

The Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace – Netherlands (FFIPP-NL) is organizing an international festival with the theme Art in the Conflict – Art for Peace! Art for Freedom! And will deal with the issue of ‘Art as a means of dialogue?’ – A way to create means of exchange and understanding between Israelis and Palestinians.

Art and culture can play a key-role in armed conflict situations. Art can inspire people to enter into heated debates and perhaps gradually open the way towards a just peace. During this evening with interactive events and a conference with an Israeli and a Palestinian speaker, the audience will be presented with a view on how art is able – or unable – to play an active role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The event in Amsterdam will take place on the 18th November and present:
• A Conference by Israeli and Palestinian speakers
• A photo exhibition of art on both sides of the Israeli West Bank separation barrier
• Movie screening of “Arna’s Children”, with a discussion session via Skype with director Juliano Mer Khamis
• To conclude the evening: A special musical performance by MANU – to see more:
The Palestinian speaker will be Tayseer Al Khateb, from The Freedom Theatre in Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. The Freedom Theatre tries to give children a future by training them in theatre acting and performance. To read more go to:
Their work has inspired the celebrated movie ‘Arna’s children’ directed by Juliano Mer Khamis.
The Israeli speaker will be Tal Ben Zvi from the School of Arts of the Kibbutzim College in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is also a curator at several art galleries and is involved in peace activism and dialogue.  During the conference the speakers will critically discuss the possibility of art as a means of dialogue for peace.
When & Where:
The event in Amsterdam will take place on Thursday the 18th November at 20.00 pm at the Crea Cafe (Universiteit van Amsterdam):
Turfdraagsterpad 17
1012 XT Amsterdam
020 5251400

More information: FFIPP-Netherlands


Des deux côtés du Mur :
Une perspective artistique du mur de séparation entre Israël et la Palestine

Lundi 15 novembre à 18h00
Sciences Po Paris
13 rue de l’Université 75007 Paris

À l’occasion de la semaine de la Solidarité internationale, FFIPP-France et FFIPP-Netherlands vous donnent rendez-vous du 13 au 21 novembre 2010 pour « Art for Peace! Art for Freedom! », une série d’évènements destinés à apporter un éclairage original et innovant sur le conflit au Proche-Orient. Le vernissage de l’exposition « Des deux côtés du Mur: Une perspective artistique du mur de séparation entre Israël et la Palestine » marquera le coup d’envoi de cette programmation.

Suivi de la conférence de Mme Tal Ben Zvi, Directrice de l’école d’art du Kibbutzim College of Education de Tel Aviv, et de Mr Tayseer Al Khateb, du «Freedom Theatre» de Jenine, Professeur d’anthropologie et de sociologie à l’Université de Haïfa

Le programme complet de «Art for Peace! Art for Freedom! » dans les villes de Paris, Grenoble et Amsterda est disponible sur:  and FFIPP-Netherlands :

Pour toute demande d’informations:



Fall 2010 FFIPP Campus Speaking Tour

Living under occupation surrounded by expanding illegal Israeli settlements
Building bridges of understanding, reconciliation, and peace

Daoud Nassar is a Palestinian Christian farmer from the village of Nahalin, near Bethlehem which is surrounded by the illegal Israeli settlements of Bitar Iliet, Gevaot, Rosh Zurim, El’azar, Efrat, and Neve Daniel.

In spite of the immense obstacles and violence that Daoud, his wife Jihan and their children, are facing every day from the occupation army and the settlers they are committed to positive actions to improve their lives and the lives of their neighbors. They are a community organizers who established a community center for women in the village, as well as, an organization called the Tent of Nations to bring youth of various cultures together to build bridges of understanding, reconciliation, and peace.

Daoud Nassar will speak in following campuses:
November 8:
Hampshire College, Faculty Lounge in Franklin Patterson Hall from 1-2pm

Amherst College, 7:00 pm in the building Fayerweather on the Amherst campus, room number 113

Greenfield Community College

UMASS Amherst

November 9:

Brandeis University, 11-12:30 MPR room in shapiro campus center

November 10:

Macalester College, 12:00-1:00 pm at the Weyerhaeuser Board Room

University of Minnesota

, 3:30-5:00 pm at the Honeywell Auditorium (Carlton L-110)

Information about the Tent of Nations
Interview with Jihan and Daoud Nassar


FFIPP-NL: The consequences of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for The Right to Education, Spring 2010

Tuesday 23 March 2010 / doors open 20:00, start 20.30 hrs
Entrance: free for students, 5 euros for non-students
Location: CREA, Turfdraagsterpad 17, Amsterdam
Presentations by and panel discussion with:
- Tania Hary, Director International Relations at Israeli Human Rights Organization Gisha
– Lucy Royal-Dawson, Project Coordinator at Equalinrights, former coordinator of the Right to Education Campaign at the An-Najah National University in Nablus and PhD student on the right to education during conflicts.
Together with many human rights organizations, Gisha has persistently emphasized the obligations of Israel to ensure the free movement of people and goods in the occupied Palestinian territories. Particularly regretful is the prevention of Gazan students to take up funded places at universities outside Gaza as a consequence of the continuous blockade of the Gaza Strip. In addition, Operation Cast Lead (December 2008 – January 2009) caused immense human suffering and severely disrupted the infrastructure and educational system in the Gaza Strip. But also in the West Bank, students are directly affected by the Israeli restrictions. This observation leads us to the question: To what extent are students in Gaza and the West Bank prevented from exercising their right to higher education – enshrined in Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 13 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights?
During a panel discussion, the speakers will review the circumstances in the Palestinian territories under which students exercise their right to education. Some of the issues which will be addressed:
- What is ‘the right to education’? – What is Israel’s responsibility as occupying power? – How does the right to freedom of movement relate to the right to education? – What are the consequences of Operation Cast Lead for the educational system in Gaza? – What are existing obstacles for students to seek higher education in the West Bank? – How will the consequences of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the educational system affect the Palestinian society in the long term? – What is the role of human rights organizations like Gisha, and the international community, in this matter?
This event is organized by The Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, the Netherlands (FFIPP-NL) in cooperation with A Different Jewish Voice (Een Ander Joods Geluid), Gate48 and Sivmo.

For more information, visit,,, and

FFIPP-France Campus Speaking Tour, Spring 2009 Semester

“Eau, Environnement, Développement Durable: quels enjeux pour la paix en Israël et Palestine?”

March 2009

en présence du Dr. Abdelrahman TAMINI,
Directeur Général du Palestinian Hydrology Group (PHG), Expert des questions d’eau et d’environnement au Proche-Orient, Nominé au Prix Rammal pour sa contribution scientifique par l’association Euroscience (2007)
Lieux : Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Bruxelles, Amsterdam


« Dans la perspective d’un futur État palestinien et du passage d’une économie d’assistanat à une économie viable et plus classique : quel apport pour la microfinance ? »

avec Shir HEVER, Economiste israélien à l’Alternative Information Center (AIC), Diplômé de l’Université de Tel Aviv, Spécialiste de l’économie des Territoires palestiniens
et Reem ABBOUSHI, Directrice d’ASALA, Plateforme palestinienne pour la Microfinance.
Lieux : Paris, Menton, Marseille, Grenoble, Turin


Spring 2008

Campus Speaking Tour, Phot Exhibit and Documentary Films


Through the Lens of Women Activists: Palestinian Film Maker and
Israeli Photographer Talk about the Nakba, Occupation, Justice and
Peace in Palestine/Israel.

A campus tour is planned for Rima Essa and Esti Tsal, March 31 to April
6 on the East Coast and April 6 to April 12 on the West Coast. Please
contact FFIPP, ASAP, to arrange for a visit by Rima and Esti with their
joint photo exhibit and the film, Ashes, by Rima Essa.
Rima Essa was born and raised in the north of Israel, close to the
Lebanon border. She became the first Palestinian to graduate from the
Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem. Rima is a film director,
producer, cinematographer and editor. Her first film, Ashes (2002), a
documentary portrait of her father, has been widely shown at film
festivals. Most recently, she co-directed Hole in the Wall (2006) for
the Alternative Information Centre in Jerusalem. Rima is currently a
research coordinator at the United Nations Development Fund for Women
in the occupied Palestinian territories and working at Sawa, a crisis
center for victims of physical and sexual abuse, serving the
Palestinian population in Jerusalem and the vicinity. Esti Tsal is a
long time Israeli peace activist, a member of MachsomWatch, a
photographer, and one of the curators of the exhibition, Endless
Checkpoints. MachsomWatch, in existence since 2001, is an organization
of Israeli women peace activists against the Israeli Occupation of the
territories and the systematic repression of the Palestinian nation.
MachsomWatch calls for the rejection of the policy that negates
Palestinian freedom of movement within their own territory and for an
end to the Occupation that destroys Palestinian society and inflicts
grievous harm on Israeli society.
The joint photo exhibit by Rima and Esti and the film Ashes by Rima are
also available to students and faculty independent of the speaking tour.

Monday, March 31, UMASS Amherst

Tuesday, April 1, Amherst College, Westfield State College, Smith College

Wednesday, April 2, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Thursday, April 3, John Hopkins University

Friday, April 4, Pennsylvania State University

Monday, April 7, Brandeis University

Tuesday, April 8, Boston College

Monday, April 14, Columbia University

FFIPP Campus Tour: Women for Equality and Peace
November 26-30, 2007 
* HANNAH SAFRAN, a lecturer at Emek-Yisrael College, founder of
Women in Black, past coordinator of Isha L’Isha, the Haifa feminist
center, and a member of the Coalition of Women for Just Peace in
*OLA SHTEWEE, legal department coordinator for the
Palestinian-Israeli feminist group Kayan will jointly talk about common
efforts of Israeli and Palestinian women to establish a just peace in
Palestine-Israel.Monday November 26: Swarthmore College.
Bond Memorial Hall at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 27, Yale University.
Thursday, November 29, 1 PM, School of International Training, Vermont
Thursday, November 29, Smith College.
Seelye Room 106, 4:30-6 PM
Friday, November 30, Hampshire College.
main lecture at Frnaklin Pearson Hall at 4:30 PM

FFIPP Campus Tour: Leaders of the Non-Violent Struggle in Bilin against the Wall and Settlements

October 19 – November1, 2007 

FFIPP Campus Speaking Tour:Leaders of the Non-Violent Struggle in Bilin against the Wall and Settlements

RATEB ABU RHMA, a lecturer at Al-Quds Open University and member of the
popular committee against the wall in Bilin, and KOBI SNITZ, a lecturer
at Bar Ilan University and member of Anarchists Against the Wall will
tour campuses in the United States together to discuss the joint
Palestinian, Israeli and international, non-violent efforts to resist
the construction of settlements and the Israeli separation wall in the
West Bank village of Bilin.

Thursday, Oct 18: UMASS Amherst
Friday, Oct 19: School of International Training, Vermont
Monday Oct 22 Princeton University
Tuesday Oct 23 Columbia University
Wednesday, Oct 24 New York University
Thursday, Oct 25 University of Pennsylvania
Friday, Oct 26, American University
Monday, Oct 29: Brandeis University
Tuesday, Oct 30: Harvard University
Wednesday, Oct 31: University of Vermont
Thursday, Nov 1: Hampshire College


FFIPP Campus Tour: Juliano Mer Khamis-Freedom Theatre
April 19, 2007 

Campus: Hapshire College, Amherst.

FFIPP Campus Tour: Combatants for Peace – Sulaiman Khatib and Yonatan Shapira

October 23- November 29, 2006.

Speakers: Combatants for Peace, Sulaiman Khatib and Yonatan Shapira,


Smith College, Yale University, Boston College, Brandeis
University, Harvard University, University of Maryland, American
University, California Lutheran University, California State
University-Northridge, UC Berkeley, University of Nebraska, Creighton
University, Loyola University, Oakton Community College, New York
University, University of Houston, Rice University.


FFIPP Campus Tour: Juliano Mer Khamis, director of the Freedom Theatre, Jenin
April, 2006 

Speaker: Juliano Mer, director of the film Arna’s Children.

Baruch College, New School, Central Connecticut State
University, Boston College, Brandies University, Northeastern
University, Lesley College, Smith College, UMASS Boston, MIT.

FFIPP Campus Tour: Education Under Occupation

November 13 – 27, 2004


Maha Batran, student Birzeit University, Samah Atout, student, Al Najah University

US Campuses:

Mount Holyoke College, Manchester Community College, UMass
Amherst, MIT Boston College, University of Southern Maine, Bates
College, Columbia University.

European Campuses:

Saint-Louis University, Brussels,
Belgium, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Universite
Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, France. November 2004.

FFIPP Joint Talks: On the Frontlines for Peace and Social Justice: Palestinian and Israeli Women Speak Out

 October 1-16, 2004
Speakers: Hannah Safran, Haifa University, Safa Abu Rabia, Ben Gurion University.


Ithaca College, University of Virginia, Westfield State
College, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College. Radio interview
with WBAI, Bates College, University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley. San
Francisco State University. October 2004.


FFIPP Joint Faculty Talks

 April 2004
-Speakers: Lelila Farskah, MIT, Saleh Abdul Jawad, Birzeit University and Yoav Peled, Tel Aviv University.
-Campuses: Claremont College, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Fresno, UC Davis, Wheaton College


FFIPP Campus Tour: Birzeit University Students

March 29 – April 10, 2004

Palestinian Students tour of US campuses 
-Speakers: Reem Whadan and Yaser Darwish, Birzeit University.
-Campuses: New School, New York University, Hampshire College, Smith
College, Wesleyan College, Columbia University, Swarthmore College,
University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins
University, Harvard University, UC Berkeley.


FFIPP Joint Talks:A Roadmap to Nowhere? Israel, Palestine, and the Prospects for a Just Peace

November 3, 2003

Speakers: Saleh Abdul Jawad, Birzeit University, and Yoav Peled, Tel Aviv University.
-Title: “A Roadmap to Nowhere? Israel, Palestine, and the Prospects for a Just Peace”
-Campus: Boston College

FFIPP Joint Talks: Prospects for Peace with Justice
October 22, 2003

Speakers: Adnan Musallam, Bethlehem University, and Yoav Peled, Tel Aviv University,

UMASS Amherst, Smith College, Ithaca College


FFIPP Symposiums: Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Nonviolent Paths to Self-Determination and Security for Both Peoples
 April, 2003 

-Speakers: Ms. Diana Buttu, Gen. Danny Rothschild, Mr. Michael Tarazi, and Professor Moshe Maoz.
-Title: Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Nonviolent Paths to Self-Determination and Security for Both Peoples
-Campuses: Georgetown University, Harvard University and UC Berkeley


Faculty Joint Talks: “War in the Middle East: The Case for a Just and Realistic Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians,”
April, 2002

Issam Nassar, Al Quds University and Yoav Peled, Tel Aviv University
-Title: “War in the Middle East: The Case for a Just and Realistic Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians,”
-Campuses: Boston University, Columbia University, Harvard University,
Hayward State University Long Island University, Mount Holyoke College,
NYU, Smith College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, UC
Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, Stanford University,
Tufts University, Yale University.