Eyewitness Palestine is leading Virtual Delegations to Silwan, the neighborhood of Jerusalem fighting for their community against Israeli attempts at expulsion and home demolition.
Seventy percent of Palestinians in Silwan have received eviction or demolition notices. Participants in this Virtual Delegation will see the ways in which Palestinians in Silwan are resisting Israeli occupation and displacement.
In Silwan, Israel and its tourist and archeology industries seek to link the bible story of King David to the modern Israeli state. This controversial reading of archeology and history supports the illusion that Jerusalem has an exclusively Jewish history and that therefore Jews are entitled to the city.
Tour guide Sahar will lead the delegation through the neighborhood, visiting sites of biblical, historic, and current political significance, as well as areas of public art. Sahar was born and raised in Silwan, Jerusalem. She is the deputy director of Madaa Silwan Creative Center, where she works with children who have been arrested and runs the women’s programs.
Virtual Delegation dates include:
- Wednesday, June 9th, 11 am PT, 2 pm ET
- Saturday, June 12th, 11 am PT, 2 pm ET
- Sunday, June 13th, 11 am PT, 2 pm ET
- Wednesday, June 16th, 11 am PT, 2 pm ET
Please register in advance.
Learn more about the co-sponsoring organizations, I Witness Silwan, a public art partnership between Madaa Creative Center & Art Forces.