Michael Sfard: The Jerusalem Dispute. The Fight for Human Rights in Israeli Courts

Lecture (video recording available)

A Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem asks a human rights lawyer to apply for an Israeli passport on his behalf. This would improve the situation of the client and his family and alleviate their suffering. At the same time, the acceptance of Israeli citizenship would be an act of confirmation and legitimacy of the Israeli authority over the occupied eastern part of the city.

A farmer in the West Bank, whose fields are beyond the Israeli border fence, goes to court to get a gate cut into the wall. Such a gate would help the farmer cultivate his field, but at the same time legitimize the wall itself.

recording available

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Video recording of the lecture The Jerusalem Dispute. The Fight for Human Rights in Israeli Courts by Michael Sfard, 6 September 2018; Jewish Museum Berlin 2018

How should the lawyer deal with these dilemmas?

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Michael Sfard is one of Israel’s leading human rights lawyers. In his recent book, The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights, Sfard addresses ethical issues and challenges in the struggle for justice in Israeli courts.

A cooperation with the New Israel Fund (NIF) Germany

Portrait of a man in a black suit with glasses.

Michael Sfard; photo: Yanai Yechiel

Where, when, what?

  • When6 Sep 2018
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Akademie,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium
    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (gegenüber dem Museum)
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