Right of Return is the moral and political basis for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Recognition of the Right of Return is, therefore, the basis for this conference. The goal of this conference
is promoting public debate around questions concerning the return of Palestinian refugees, to open a
wide array of ideas and proposals about different possibilities of return. Central questions this conference
raises are how can the return occur in practice, and what shapes of shared life will be possible to develop
with the return of Palestinian refugees.
The conference is open to the general public. Entry is free of charge.
All activities will have translation to Hebrew, Arabic, and English (unless otherwise noted).
***JUNE 22nd, 2008 ****
Zochrot Gallery 61 Ibn Gvirol St. (enter at 13 Maneh
8:00PM > EXHIBIT OPENING
At Zochrot Gallery: Architecture of
destruction, fear, and subordination
Visual Essay: Ariella Azoulay
Photographers: Activestills, Dorit Hershkovitz,
Joseph Algazy, B’tselem, Sua Zid, Nir Kafri,
Yehetzkel Lein, Dafna Kaplan, Miki Kratsman,
Schemes: Meira Kovlaski
Exhibit design: Michael Gordon
Publishing the third issue of Sedek,
A Journal on the Ongoing Nakba:
Toward the Return of Palestinian Refugees:
Practicalities, Strategies and Visions
***JUNE 23rd, 2008 ****
Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) House, 26 Ibn
Gvirol St. (enter at 1 Danielle Frish St.) Tel-Aviv
Exhibition: Bridging Memory
Documentation of ensconcing pictures of
Palestinian refugees from the village Ras
Al-Akhmar at the village’s ruins, today the
Israeli village Kerem Ben Zamra. Since the
Nakba, the refugees have been living in the
refugee camp Ein Al-Hilwe in Lebanon.
A stand offering the third issue of Sedek and
back issues, videos, maps, and other publications.
11:00-11:30 > Gathering & Registration
11:30-11:45 > OPENING REMARKS:
Eitan Bronstein, Zochrot
11:45-13:30> 1st Panel: Practicalities
of Return - how will Return occur?
Host: Nada Matta, PhD candidate NYU
Norma Musih, Zochrot: Initial thoughts on
Wakim Wakim, ADRID secretary, refugee
from Al-Basa: Thoughts on initial thoughts
on refugees’ return
Mohammad Jaradat, Badil: Review and
possibilities for future solution
Yael Lerer, political activist and publisher:
Shared language, shared vision, shared struggle
13:30-15:00 > Break lunch
15:00-16:45 > 2nd Panel: Planning
projects for Return
Host: Shlomit Bauman, Zochrot, artist,
Hannah Farrah, artist, architect from
Bir’im: A model for building Bir’im anew
Soliman Fahmawi, ADRID: Planning for
building anew of Al-Ghabsyye village
Buthaina Dabit, architect: Planning of
al-Ramla with the Return
Amnon Bar Or, architect: Principles of
restoration for building anew Palestinian
Responder: Liat Brix, architect, BLOCK
16:45-17:00 > Break refreshments
17:00-18:45 > 3rd Panel: After the Return
Host: Hulud Idris, Mahapach-Tagir
Yoni Eshpar, “One State” group: One state
as a framework for return
Sami Abu Shehadeh, Zochrot: The Return
is good for Jews
Ariella Azoulay, lecturer, curator, theorist:
would you agree to return?
Adi Ophir, lecturer, philosopher: Return as
Responder: Yana Knopova, Coalition of
Women for Peace
18:45-19:00 > Break refreshments
19:00-20:45 > 4th Panel: Spheres of
action - what can be done today?
Host: Tal Dor, Zochrot
Uri Gordon, activist and author: Anarchism
and Return – theory and practice
Einat Luzati, Bar’am Kibbutz member:
Thinking the village Bir’im re-established
Aim Duelle Luski, lecturer, curator and
philosopher: Critic of terms Return and
Occupation - deconstruction and reversed
Benny Zipper, Culture and Literature
editor for Ha’aretz: Writing the Return
20:45-21:15 > Last Word
Zochrot: Eitan Reich
Poetry reading: Mati Shmoelof & Yasmeen
Song: Raneen Geries & Uri Gopher
*** JUNE 24th, 2008 ****
9:00-11:00am > (recommended*)
Tiles and bytes interactive tour of Jaffa’s
cultural sites disappeared during the
Nakba. * Map distributed at ZOA during conference
- independent tours.
13:00 – 15:00 > Workshop:
Interviewing refugees. Conducted by
Diana Allan, co-manager of the project The
Nakba Archive (conducted in English).
Zochrot Gallery 61 Ibn Gvirol St. Tel-Aviv.
17:00-18:30 > Tour between ruins of the village Sheikh Muwannis hosted by
Magdulin Beedess, a refugee of the village.
‘The Green House’, 24 George Weiss Street, Ramat Aviv.
20:00-22:00 > Closing event:
Zochrot videos – about and by Zochrot
The Nakba Archives, Diana Kowen Allan
presents the project and media from among
more than 500 interviews with refugees
living in Lebanon already collected.
System Ali Jaffa raps
Al-Manshyyah: (Charles Clore Park, across from the