Café Palestine 32: Psychoanalysis Under Occupation; ‘Gaza Still Alive’ 9th Jan; Recording of CP 31

In this newsletter …

1. Café Palestine 32: Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practising Resistance in Palestine on 22 Jan 2022
2. “Gaza Still Alive”: film and panel discussion 9th January
3. Recording Café Palestine 31: “Treating the war injured child in Gaza”
4. ‘Tunnel Vision’ Eyan Weizman on Israel’s multidimensional warfare

 1. Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine

22 January 2022
This Cafe will feature a conversation among the Palestinian clinicians who appear in the new book by Lara and Stephen Sheehi, Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine (Routledge, 2022). Najla Asmar, Yoa’d Ghanadry-Hakim, Fathy Flefel and Wadad Bouchahine will be among those taking part, along with Lara and Stephen. The Café will be moderated by Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian and Heba Zarifi.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85782607028?pwd=eHRTMU9MeHBXTlZHMXduS2NzNE91QT09

 2. “GAZA: STILL ALIVE”: A Virtual Film Showing/Panel
 

January 9, 2022, at 3:00pm (New York) 8:00pm (London) 10:00pm (Jerusalem).
Organised by Voices from the Holy Land, with the USA- and Palestine Global Mental Health Networks.

Click here to register and watch the film. Watch the film for free at your convenience, and join on January 9th for the panel discussion and Q&A. With Panelists Dr. Samah Jabr (Psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Head of the Mental Health Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health), Harry Fear (Independent journalist and maker of Gaza: Still Alive), moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Berger (Child Psychiatrist, founding/steering committee member of the USA Palestine Mental Health Network).

3. Recording Café Palestine 31: “Treating the war injured child in Gaza”

Cafe with renowned Plastic Surgeon Dr Ghassan S. Abu-Sittah, and Naji Naji, a Palestinian woundee with a motor disability, and a member of the Committee for Bicycles for People with Disabilities in Gaza.

4. ‘Tunnel Vision’ Eyan Weizman on Israel’s multidimensional warfare

We are including this piece by Eyal Weizman of Forensic Architecture because it illustrates so powerfully two parallel universes; the complete disjuncture between the chillingly ‘abstract’ military strategy he describes in both Gaza and in the West Bank and its lethal impacts as well as the terrifying and visceral impacts on those Palestinian families surviving to bear testimony. It also highlights how, for many of us therapists, the work of Deleuze and Guattari has been inspirational and their concepts, including that of rhyzomes, so useful in understanding processes of connectivity. It is particularly disturbing to see these ideas appropriated to such monstrous, perverted and inhuman ends.