Week 4: Jerusalem Online Gathering

Week 4: Jerusalem Online Gathering

Join us to learn about discrimination, challenges, and politics in Jerusalem. Our guests will include Rami Saleh of JLAC and Dr. Lily Habash-Hilal.

Please register to join us. Here are the details:

Time: Tuesday, January 26, at 6:00 PM East Jerusalem, Palestine time (UTC+2) That’s 8am in Seattle, 10am in Chicago, 11am in New York/Toronto, 4pm in London, and 11pm in Manila.
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94679502800 (You need to quickly register with Zoom, and it will immediately give you a personalized link to the meeting.)

More about our guests:

Dr. Lily Habash-Hilal (PhD served in many advisory positions in the Palestinian Authority during the period 1994-2009 and played an instrumental role in the establishment of several Palestinian Authority institutions including the Technical Support Unit for Economic Negotiations with Israel, the Negotiations Support Unit (NSU-PLO), and the Prime Minister’s Office.  Since 2009, she worked in several senior positions related to governance and policy reform in UNDP-Palestine, and UNDP Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq (2009-2017) as well as Niger 2020. 

Dr Habash has been active in the Palestinian civil society and was instrumental in founding, leading and serving on Boards of Directors of several Palestinian NGOs related to youth, women, development, media, art, and Palestinian Christians in the oPt.  Lily is also a regional and global activist and was twice recognised as a Young Global and Arab Leader for her leadership and vision for development by the World Economic Forum – Davos, (in 1999 and 2003).  Lily was also recognized for her efforts in peacemaking by the “Women for World Peace Circle”. 

Rami J. Saleh, a Human Rights activist from Jerusalem and a Camino de Santiago Pilgrim (June and July 2018), holds a Master Degree in Democracy and Human Rights, and has directed the Jerusalem Branch of JLAC (Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center) since 2008.  In addition to JLAC, Mr. Saleh is representing PNGO (Palestinian NGOs Network ) in Jerusalem. PNGO  is the Palestinian NGO umbrella organization comprising 135 Palestinian NGO member organizations.

Mr. Saleh collaborates with different organizations in East Jerusalem and West Bank. He is a member at the Board of Directors of the Palestinian Counseling Center (PCC) as the Treasurer.

From the Discussion/Chat

  • Jerusalem Dance Challenge: https://youtu.be/kbuJ61WBdpo 
  • Two comprehensive accounts of Jerusalem’s geography, history and politics by Michael Dumper: Jerusalem Unbound 2015 and The Politics of Jerusalem 1997). 
  • Sabeel publication: Jerusalem, What makes for peace, a Palestinian Christian contribution to peace making.  The book is a volume that contains papers given at a conference held in Jerusalem in 1996.  It emphasizes the complexity of the problem but also expresses a prophetic vision for a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel.
  • Another Sabeel video (2016: The Stones Cry Out)