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Come Together, Right Now, Over a Livestream

The Power of Music During a Pandemic: UNESCO International Jazz Day 2020 in Palestine Established by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2011, the annual International Jazz Day which takes place every April 30th brings together countries and communities worldwide to celebrate jazz, and highlights music’s important role in encouraging dialogue, combating discrimination and promoting […]

The WBC Team Bakes Delicious Ramadan Cookies

As we returned to the office after weeks of lockdown and home-office, it was time for a joint team activity. Ma’amoul is a typical cookie known in the entire Middle East, especially during Ramadan. Our Palestinian colleagues introduced us to the tradition and the recipe, and showed the team how to mix the semolina with […]

Background Talks on Annexation

Since the new government’s agreement on the option to annex parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territories as part of their coalition treaty, the issue has been dominating the political discourse in Palestine and in Israel. As vague and as open as the plans and announcements are so far, the impact on the Palestinian population as […]

Encounters at Eye Level (Interview with Tobias Pietsch)

The German Magazine BERLINER STIMME interviewed our Project Manager Tobias Pietsch on how Israelis and Palestinians work together during the time of the Corona crisis. The German article deals with digital meetings, volunteers supporting people in need, and the principals of cooperation: BERLINER STIMME 4|2020: BEGEGNUNG AUF AUGENHÖHE

New Online Events: Zoom on Jerusalem

Covid-19 made us rethink the way we organize events and get creative. To fill the gap created by the suspension of events in Jerusalem and to connect with our supporters abroad, we established a new format: Zoom on Jerusalem. The interactive online event is aimed at shedding light on the various projects of the Willy […]

Global Team on Trauma Sensitivity within forumZFD

The Willy Brandt Center in Jerusalem works with forumZFD on various aspects of conflict transformation, including trauma sensitivity. At the end of 2019, a Global Team within forumZFD was established, together with social psychologist Wiebke Warkentin, to better understand the role of collective trauma in our field of work. Through monthly calls, the Global Team […]

WBC -Annual Report 2019

Our Annual Report 2019 is here. We review the projects of the past year and look ahead – despite the uncertainty of these days. Even before the Corona crisis, we decided from now on for ecological reasons to publish our Annual Report electronically.There will still be print versions in a smaller edition, available on demand […]

WBC – Art Hugs

In time of Quarantine artists from near and far raise our spirits and unite for a series of special video contributions titled “Art Hug“ We were looking forward to a number of events this spring. Everyone at the center has been excited and busy with preparations., and our partners and artists where getting ready for […]