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„We Are in the Same Storm, But Not in the Same Boat” – The Impact of Covid-19 on Our Lives

For many of us, the Corona virus and the governmental measures that have been taken, have led to radical changes and challenges on various political, social and economic levels, as well as on a deeply personal level. Things we took for granted are no longer permitted or socially accepted. Traveling, meeting, handshakes, hugging, and going […]

Online Lecture on ‚Jewish Diasporism and the Yiddish Culture Movement’ by Isabel Frey

The political ideology of “Jewish diasporism”, as an intellectual tradition and a contemporary social movement, takes the form of a reclamation of diasporic cultural heritage, against the backdrop of Zionism’s “negation of exile” and the systematic erosion of diasporic Jewish cultures through the homogenization of Jewish national identity in Israel. One case of contemporary diasporism […]

Café Europe

‚But in the last resort, every shadow is also the child of light, and only those who have known the light and the dark, have seen war and peace, rise and fall, have truly lived their lives.‘                                                                                    ― Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday    Through his masterwork The World of Yesterday, Austrian writer […]

Movement Sessions 

In days of nationwide lockdowns, when everybody has to face stagnation and distance, the Willy Brandt Center wanted to invite its friends and social media followers to be more aware of their body and to trigger health activities by connecting and moving together from a distance. We therefore organized two free online movement sessions for […]

Online Red Lounge: ‚Images, Projections and Media’ 

On December 12th, Willy Brandt Center’s Social Art Program invited its participants to an online Red Lounge titled “Images, Projections and Media”. We set up three different sessions with speakers from the field of media, images and photography, who shared their work, mission and vision. The event began with a session on New Social Online […]

International Political Symposium: „The World after American Presidential Elections 2020

The International Political Symposium „The World after American Presidential Elections 2020“ by our partners Seeds for Development and Culture took place on November 18th 2020 as a hybrid event. Approximately thirty participants gathered in Nablus, and over 125 additional participants joined online from all over the world. In three sessions, members of European Parliament, diplomats […]

Let Music Fill the Air

Desperate times require creative measures: As we currently cannot invite artists to perform inside our center, we invited them to perform on our roof! On October 29th, we proudly presented Sabrass, a newly founded chamber ensemble, formed by five of Israel’s leading brass musicians who are also members of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra: Itai Agmon […]

International Artists Day 

On the occasion of the International Artists Day on October 25th, the Willy Brandt Center wanted to highlight culture’s contributions to society in challenging times, and to celebrate all the ways in which artists bring their own special view to life. We introduced the project „Jerusalem and Europe – Visions for a World of Tomorrow“, […]