Public Discussion

One Land for All, Now:

New Initiatives for Jewish-Palestinian Co-Existence

Monday, January 22, 2024, 7 PM, Katholische Akademie Berlin

One Land for All, Now:
New Initiatives for Jewish-Palestinian Co-Existence

Monday, January 22, 2024, 7 PM, Katholische Akademie Berlin

The current war in Israel and Palestine makes Jewish-Palestinian co-existence in this conflicted land seem hopeless than ever before. Violence and destruction dominate the news. Yet, on the ground various initiatives insist that living together is the only acceptable future – and they are looking for ways to get there, together.

Rula Hardal is the Palestinian Co-CEO of “Two States, One Homeland”, a group that offers a new vision for Palestinian-Israeli peace based on the principle of a shared homeland; Avner Dinur is a founding member of “All Its Citizens”, a new political party that brings together Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel for creating a new politics of equality, liberal democracy and justice.

In conversation with Hagai Dagan and Himmat Zoubi, Rula Hardal and Avner Dinur will present their respective initiatives, the new horizons of co-existence that they wish to open up and the new roads of cooperation that they try to pave.

What hope is there today for peace between Israelis and Palestinians tomorrow?


Prof. Elad Lapidot
Katholische Akademie Berlin

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Hagai Dagan

Hagai Dagan is an Israeli author and scholar. He completed his studies at Tel Aviv and Freiburg Universities, specializing in Jewish thought and philosophy. Dagan obtained his PhD from Tel Aviv University.
Currently, Dagan serves as the head of the Israeli Culture Program at Sapir College located in Israel.
Dagan has published a total of twelve books, which encompass various genres. Among these, four are non-fiction works, seven are novels, and one is a poetry book. His writings often delve into Jewish myth, fantasy, history, demonology, and their intersections with everyday life, politics, and identity. 
Among his nonfiction books:
The Other God (Am Oved, 2016), Jewish Demons (Tel Aviv University Press, 2019),
Jewish Mythology (Mapa, 2003)
Among his novels:
Demons on Agrippa Street (fantasy novel; Zmora Bitan, 2012), Nightingale (espionage thriller; Pardes, 2020), Call of the North (youth novel; Petel, 2023).

Avner Dinur

Dr. Avner Dinur. A secular theologian. Lecturer of Jewish studies at Sapir College, Israel and Bar Ilan University. Co-manager of Mathanel Bar-Ilan forum for French-Jewish thought. Co-manager of FAB – Friendship across borders, a joint German-Palestinian-Israeli initiative. Member of the founding group of a new political party – “All Its citizens”. Published papers on the myth of Jewish male menstruation, on the conflicting identities of Palestinians and Israelis, and more.  His first Book “Something to Believe in: Secular Theology” (Hebrew) is forthcoming in Idra Publishing. 

All Its Citizens is a new political party that brings together citizens of Israel, from all of its national, religious, and ethnic communities: Palestinians and Jews. We are dedicated to creating a new way of doing politics, one that is founded on the principles of equality, liberal democracy and justice. 

Rula Harda

Dr. Rula Hardal is a political scientist, research fellow and lecturer at Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought at The Shalom Hartman Institute for Jewish and Israeli Identity in Jerusalem. During the last seven years and until recently (summer 2022) she was an assistant professor of political science at Al-Quds University in Abu-Dis (East Jerusalem), and at The Arab-American University in Ramallah. She was also a visiting lecturer during the last decade in several universities in Germany, Portugal and Japan. 

She holds a Ph.D. in political science from The Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany. A Masters degree from The University of Haifa and a Bachelor from The Hebrew University in Israel. 

Furthermore, Dr. Hardal is a guest political analyst on several local, regional and global media agencies.  She serves as a member of the board of directors of Adalah – The Legal Center for the Rights of The Arab Citizens in Israel, and Co-CEO of “A Land For All – Two States, One Homeland”. 

Himmat Zoubi

Himmat Zoubi is an urban sociologist and feminist activist who specializes in the intricate dynamics of cities, settler colonialism, cultural landscapes, resilience, and Palestinian feminist movements. Zoubi is an EUME Fellow (Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe) at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin. 

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