RE-TRACING ISRAEL’S IDENTITY IN PAST AND PRESENT
Thinking about the relationship between Israel and Europe, the most immediate associations are events and tensions in the recent past. This workshop will dig deeper: In an exchange of narratives, personal experiences, and storytelling, it attempts to trace back the tense relationship between Europe and Israel as well as the ongoing conflicts around and within Israel, to World War I, its aftermath, and the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Participants will not only analyse how historical narratives shape Israeli identity but also ask about Palestinian narratives as well as their meaning for the Palestinian community. This workshop will draw a lot of its content from a workshop that took place in Israel in mid-June 2018 in cooperation with the NGO Givat Haviva. At the workshop you will meet people who will share their experiences and outcomes of this meeting with you and guide you as workshop teamers.