De la Terre Sainte à la Palestine
Institut des études palestiniennes
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"Comment soutenir l'espoir? Pour préparer un avenir d'humanité, des deux côtés, de courageux artistes, musiciens, poètes, écrivains ou encore cinéastes, dessinateurs, peintres s'attèlent à convaincre politiciens et prophètes de mauvais augure". Pour Stéphane Hessel, oui un avenir fraternel est possible. Danielle et Serge Nègre nous montrent ce que le mélange pernicieux de la politique et de la religion ont engendré, mais aussi qu'il y a une place pour chacun, dans la justice et la liberté, seules conditions d'une paix durable. C'est le sens de leur engagement.

À propos de l’auteur

Stéphane Hessel is a French diplomat and activist. He fought with the resistance during World War II and subsequently was deported to Buchenwald. He was secretary of the commission that drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the UN, the ideals of which he defends passionately to this day. His commitment to a just and durable solution to the conflict in the Middle East led him to meet Serge Negre, who invited him to Labruguière for an exhibition and conference on Israel/Palestine.

Wassim Fahim Abdullah, who offered his collection of Bonflis photographs for this book, is a Palestinian electronics and telecommunications engineer. He has established numerous TV and radio stations in Palestine and currently serves as the liaison engineer for the International Broadcasting Bureau (Radio SAWA) in the Palestinian Territories. During the course of his participation in various projections aimed at spurring the growth of multimedia and an information-based economy in the West Bank and Gaza, he met and dveloped a close friendship with Serge Negre. Mr Abdullah also worked as an editor and a camera crew member with Visnews during the war in Lebanon and siege of Beirut in 1982.

Serge Negre, is a French photographer and founder of the Espace Photographique Arthur Batut. His research specialty is nineteenth-century photography, especially of the Middle East. He has worked on polar expeditions with Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne, as a specialist in satellite communications, and with kite aerial photography. He has been involved in the Middle East since 1972, first as a nurse for refugees in southern Lebanon and since then in Palestine.

Danielle Autha has been fascinated by Palestine from a young age. Before the June 1967 war she worked in Palestine as a nurse. She is a book and map lover, and has extensively researched the history of Palestine through historical and archaeological documents and photographs.