Lecture, 4 July 2018, 19:00
Being Queer and Palestinian in East Jerusalem
Jüdisches Museum Berlin
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Under international law, Jerusalem is divided between East and West, and the former is where the majority of Palestinian residents of Jerusalem live (about 314,000 people). Palestinians in Jerusalem live under Israeli control, without access to the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority. The peace scholar Sa’ed Atshan describes this special status of East Jerusalem, which leads its residents to develop their own expressions of social and cultural life. At the same time he will share ethnographic insights into the lives of queer Palestinians in the city, highlighting the heterogeneity of their voices and experiences in the region.
Moderated by Katharina Galor
Sa’ed Atshan is an LGBT Palestinian Quaker and Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, USA.
Organized by the Jewish Museum Berlin in cooperation with the ICI Berlin
The lecture will be followed by a discussion entitled Queer Israelis in Berlin, on the evening of 27 September 2018, 19:30 at ICI Berlin
‘Jerusalem is burning’ – Elias Wakeem, also known as Madam Tayoush, organizes radical queer drag ball parties in Jerusalem. Image credit © Elias Wakeem