Entries by Nitzan

UNESCO International Jazz Day 2018 – April 30, 2018

The Willy Brandt Center partnered with the UNESCO International Jazz Day for the first time. The Jazz Day is a yearly event taking place around the globe on April 30th to celebrate the international art form of jazz and its power to promote dialogue among cultures. The Jazz Day performances featured the Austrian ensemble Sinfonia […]

Red Lounge “Born in Deir Yassin“ – April 8, 2018

Striving to present and reflect on different narratives in Israel and Palestine, the Willy Brandt Center, in cooperation with the Israeli NGO Zochrot, presented the multi-award winning film „Born in Deir Yassin“. The movie features the history and development of Deir Yassin, a former Arab village close to Jerusalem which was conquered by the Jewish […]

Red Lounge: Mulu and Tsegay – March 14, 2018

On March 14th we hosted children from the Ben Yehuda School in Jerusalem at the center. Together, we watched the puppet show “Mulu and Tsegay” performed by Shaharit Yerushalmi and Moria Ben Avot. The performance was based on a children’s book written by Tamar Verete-Zehavi and Ronit Rosenthal and published by Kinneret Publishing in 2014. […]

Falken Delegations & Archiv Arbeiterjugend visits

The Easter holidays are always a busy time for the Willy Brandt Center. This year, Falken delegations from Baden Wurttemberg, Hessen and Berlin, as well as from the Archiv der Arbeiterjugend (Working Youth Archive), visited the center to learn more about the cooperation of the IFM-SEI (International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International) movements in […]

New Project Coordinator for “Social Art”

Petra Klose is an Austrian-Czech cultural manager who was initially drawn to Jerusalem by a music festival taking place in Israel and Palestine in 2007. From the very first moment, she was fascinated by the many colors, the immense cultural richness and the uncountable number of fascinating stories from Jerusalem’s past and present. Over the […]

Intercultural Project “Narratives of Longing” in Jerusalem and Berlin

In November young artists  from Berlin and Jerusalem came together in Jerusalem. They arrived with distinctive backgrounds of five different nations and are trained in fields  such as ethnology, fine arts, performance and videomaking. Together they started working on a performance about “longing” The project will continue in March 2018 in Berlin. “Narratives of longing” […]

Red Lounge Lecture Performance – November 15, 2017

“There must be some basic evil in me – in all men.” (H.F.) More than twelve months director and screen writor Vera Berzak worked on her piece “The Governor General” with dramaturgic help of Naama Berman. It’s the first lecture performance taking place in Willy Brand Center and Vera’s first performance of her “work in […]

WBC Partners Conference in Jerusalem, October 19-20, 2017

This year’s partners conference was another opportunity for us to reflect on the past year’s activities, to exchange our experiences and to take a glimpse into the future: How do we continue to create peace and dialogue while surrounded by conflict? Taking a new route with our Annual Conference we focused this year on the […]

Interview with Alisa Meir-Epstein from “Good Neighbors Initiative”

“A place to meet on a value bases” The neighborhood of Abu Tor straddling the seam between East and West Jerusalem is divided into two communities – Jewish and Palestinian. The two populations have minimal contact due to the political conflict and differences in culture and language. The “Good Neighbors – Abu Tor/Al-Thuri” Project, partner […]