What is the “Defending Palestine” Conference ?
Defending Palestine: Liberating the People, the Land, and Animals is a groundbreaking three-day international conference hosted by Palestinian Animal League (PAL) in occupied Palestinian territory, from May 3 through May 6, 2018.  This will not be a traditional conference; it will focus on the shared struggle for land and liberation for all species in Palestine.

Who is coming ?

Among the many international attendees will be passionate animal rights activists, environmentalists, human rights advocates, those interested in the intersection of all these causes within the context of occupied Palestine.

Where is this happening ?

At the Youth Village in the West Bank of Palestine. The conference also includes tours to three cities that have been essential in developing the work of the Palestinian Animal League: Bethlehem, Jericho, and Ramallah.


Learn !

Each morning will consist of engaging and thought-provoking lectures by speakers, activists, and experts from across Palestine and around the world.

Contribute !

Mornings will also include round-table discussions, involving all conference participants in conversations around animal rights in both Palestinian and international contexts.

Explore !

In the afternoons, conference participants will be transported and guided around communities of Bethlehem, Jericho, Ramallah, and Jerusalem to see first-hand the intersection of animal and human rights in Palestine.

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Travel Schedule

Included in the fee for the conference will be guided tours around three key Palestinian cities, as we study them through the lens of human and animal rights: Bethlehem , Jericho , Ramallah


The Youth Village is an educational, environmental, sports and entertainment village established by the Sharek Youth Forum. It is located west of Ramallah on 35 acres of land near the village of KuforNemah. Created so as to act as a center of awareness, the village provides environmental and cultural education for youth and children, protects the land, promotes environmental investments, and provides the youth with outdoor experiences.

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If you would like to do more than attend the conference, our doors are also open to presenters or sponsors. If you are interested in selling your merchandise or advertising your organization, we would be happy to host you! For a €100, a booth will be set up for all three days of the conference and you can customize it to your desires. If you would like to reserve a stall, please email us at info@pal.ps


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