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Updates

"Tales from the beginning of the Israeli Occupation" By Omri Shafer Raviv

Haaretz 4 June 2017. “We went in search of asses and found a kingdom,” [Samuel 9:1-10] […]

End the Occupation: Facts you must know

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Naser Shakhtour talks about the Palestinian Film Festival

I had the pleasure of speaking with Naser Shakhtour, founder and director of the Palestinian Film […]

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Events

Awakening: Melbourne Artists for Asylum Seekers Art Exhibition (Hosted by Melbourne Artists for Asylum Seekers)
June 30, 2017 6:00 pm

The exhibition is inspired by the ambiguous state of dreaming and awakening. Art is variously described […]

AJDS Reading Group and Potluck: Etgar Keret’s short stories and Israeli reality in miniature
July 9, 2017 6:30 pm

Etgar Keret burst onto the Israeli literary scene in the early 1990s, when he was completing […]

Discussion: Resistance to the occupation in the West Bank (Organised by the AJDS)
July 1, 2017 1:00 pm

Come join us for a vegetarian potluck lunch, to listen to two members of the AJDS […]