Entries by Nitzan

Introducing our New Volunteer – Jost Weisenfeld

On September 2nd we welcomed our new volunteer, Jost Weisenfeld, together with three other volunteers of the Diakonie Württemberg organization in Jerusalem. After a welcome workshop and a few days of orientation, Jost started to support the team in Jerusalem. The 21-year-old from Hessen is a member of Jusos (Young Socialists in the SPD) as […]

“My ReWriting”: An Artistic Exchange Project between Jerusalem and Nuremberg – November 11-19, 2019

Jerusalem and Nuremberg – both cities with many unique spaces, buildings with historical importance, and monuments of remembrance. At some periods throughout history their names have been changed, carrying different meanings, functions and narratives. Sometimes, the official narrative of a city coincides with our own story, but at other times they contradict each other. Either […]

“Wind and Transience. Music to lyrics of Thomas Bernhard” – November 11, 2019

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard. On this occasion, selected poems were presented by Manuela Maria Mitterer (reading and recorder) and Valentin Malanetski (live electronics). Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) is one of the most important modern German-speaking writers. He was repeatedly denounced as a “traitor” for his outspoken criticism […]

Jerusalem’s First Pop-Up Ballroom Festival (five events) – October 27-31, 2019

The Social Art Program organized the first Pop-Up Ballroom Festival in Jerusalem, attracting participants of a wide range of different ages, nationalities and cultural backgrounds from Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Tel Aviv. At each of the five events, professional dance instructors offered a free dancing class and taught the audience basic steps which they were […]

An Evening Dedicated to Wilfrid Scawen Blunt – October 12, 2019

On October 12, 2019, the Willy Brandt Center dedicated a Red Lounge to poet, politician, writer, orientalist, diplomat and rebel, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922). Blunt was described as a wildly individual, illustrious and eccentric personality. Accompanied by his wife, Lady Anne Blunt (a granddaughter of Lord Byron), Blunt traveled the Middle East and visited Jerusalem, […]

Political Café “Let’s Move Together“ with Johanna Uekermann – September 19, 2019

In Israel, there’s no public transportation on Saturdays;in Germany – no public transportation in remote regions. For this reason, we hosted a Political Café on September 19th with Johanna Uekermann, Secretary of labour union EVG for train and mobility, and former chairwomen of Jusos. We discussed not only mobility as a basic right for all […]

Concerts and Workshops in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Taybeh with the Varietas-Ensemble – September 12-15, 2019

“Art has no limits” Ludwig van Beethoven The violinists Iris Krall-Radulian and Daniela Preimesberger, and the violist Maria Potulska, members of the Varietas-Ensemble, proved in a most beautiful way that Beethoven’s quote is undeniably true when it comes to playing music in our region. This celebrated Viennese ensemble has  performed at renowned international festivals and […]

A Visit of RippleZoo at the WBC – September 3, 2019

On September 3rd, the Willy Brandt Center was delighted to welcome Stephen Byrne, the founder of RippleZoo – a Dublin based non-profit trust that focuses on global issues – for an exchange of ideas, experiences and strategies for peace projects in areas of crisis. The visit’s main focus was the development of intercultural music projects […]

WBC & Hans-Böckler-Delegation: Trade Unions and Social Justice – September 11-19, 2019

Along with the abovementioned activities, from the 11th to the 19th September we also hosted and supported a delegation of 16 scholarship-holders of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation. The focus of the delegation was meeting the partners of the foundation and of the WBC, learning about the role and work of trade unions and aim attention at relevant […]