MEPEACE Chat - May 8

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MEPEACE Chat - May 8

Time: May 8, 2011 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Location: MEPEACE Chat (
Event Type: mepeace, chat, workshop, jewish, experience, suffering, honor, honoring, holocaust, commemoration, yom hazikaron, nakba day, may 8
Organized By: Dialogue Team
Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2011

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We're proud to announce another series of two MEPEACE Chat Workshops, starting this upcoming Sunday, 8 May, at 20.00 Jerusalem time, in our chatroom.


The incidence of the Jewish Remembrance Day (Yom Hazikaron) next Sunday, and the Palestinian Nakba Day (one week after that, May 15) provide the background for a Chat Workshop series on 'Honoring the experience of the "other"'.


Facing two so important days of commemoration for Israelis (and Jews worldwide) and Palestinians, respectively, we might find it appropriate to reflect on what such days actually mean to us, and - most crucially - what our perceived enemies can learn about 'us' and our history by finding out what 'we' commemorate and why.


We will hold two workshops, on Yom Hazikaron (next Sunday) and Nakba Day (one week later, May 15), respectively - the first will be about 'honoring the Jewish experience', while the second one will accordingly be dedicated to 'honoring the Palestinian experience'.


Next Sunday's workshop - Honoring the Jewish experience - will have the following leading questions:


How would you rate the importance of honoring the Jewish experience, the Jewish suffering over millenia, culminating in the Holocaust? How important are Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Day) and Yom Hazikaron for you personally?


What, in your view, are the most appropriate forms of honoring the Jewish experience?


What can both Jewish communities and non-Jewish ones (especially Palestinians) learn from actively taking part in events dedicated to honoring the experience of the Jewish people?




Please note that the event will start on Sunday, 8 May at 20.00 Jerusalem time, in the MEPEACE Chat.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please don't hesitate to contact us at


We are looking forward to your participation! Dialogue Team
Çiğdem Yılmazer, Clara Singer, Tanya Kasim, Rachel Abramovitz, Waleed Hammad & Oliver Haack

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Comment by Eyal Raviv on May 8, 2011 at 1:50pm
This chat is happening today at 20:00. Hope you join us.
Comment by Khaled Hassanin on May 8, 2011 at 11:50am
hi Oliver, sure I'll attend to join all friends in that event
Comment by Oliver Haack on May 8, 2011 at 11:32am

Whoever can join us is very welcome! I understand all Israelis who cannot attend due to the big and important ceremonies on the ground.

But don't forget that we have many peacemakers from the Diaspora on, people who cannot easily join a ceremony in the Holy Land tonight. Besides that, we explicitly stated that our topic is open to 'others', too, meaning Muslims from Palestine and elsewhere, or Christians, like myself, etc...


Well, to cut a long story short...I'm looking forward to tonight and will be happy about everyone who'll be joining us.

Comment by Eyal Raviv on May 8, 2011 at 10:44am
Daniel, go to the memorial services at your children's school, and join us next week when there won't be any commemoration of Nakba in your neighborhood.
Comment by Khaled Hassanin on May 5, 2011 at 6:08pm

Hello, in my opinion, there are many experiences in the modern history like; American experience (1750-1907), Japanese experience (1949-1980), china experience (1976-1991), Malaysian experience (1980-2003), and the Israeli experience (1897-1993), but am going to write journal paper that examine the evaluation of  Malaysian experience (Mahathir Mohammad 1980-2003), and Israeli experience (Chaim Weizmann 1902-1952); comparative study, so I would like to join all friends in Yom Hazikaron and  Nakba Day also.  

Comment by mohammad on May 5, 2011 at 1:38am
i hope be there and join eith you but u know we cant com to jerusalem
Comment by mohammad on May 5, 2011 at 1:37am
my heart with you there in jerusalem dont forget us here in hebron
Comment by Irit Hakim-Keller on May 4, 2011 at 10:50pm
all right then.
I am sure the talk is also important.
Comment by Oliver Haack on May 4, 2011 at 10:45pm
I am aware of the fact that many will go for ceremonies. However, our event is also a ceremony - in some kind of way, so I hope that some will want to join us.
Comment by Irit Hakim-Keller on May 4, 2011 at 10:23pm

Are you sure about the date?

May 8th is the Memorial-Day  eve. All of us in Israel are going for ceremonies.

I take this stage to invite all to the alternative ceremony- for Israelis and Palestinians .

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