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                  Eitan Bronstein Aparicio 


Eitan Bronstein Aparicio is an Israeli educator. He received his MA in Hermeneutics from Bar Ilan University. After serving for over ten years as the coordinator of encounters and projects between Jews and Arabs at the School for Peace at Neve Shalom – Wahat al-Salam – he founded the NGO Zochrot and served as its Director until 2011. He is the author of numerous articles. Among them "The Nakba in Hebrew: Israeli-Jewish Awareness of the Palestinian Catastrophe and Internal Refugees," in Masalha, Nur (ed.), Catastrophe Remembered: Palestine, Israel and the Internal Refugees: Zed Books, 2005. In 2015 he co-founded De-Colonizer and is its current co-director. He is also a video director and editor.



 Eléonore Merza   



Political anthropologist and associated researcher at the CNRS (the French National Scientific Research Council). She devoted her MA and BA to the issues of collective memory of populations in migratory, minority and marginalized situations and/ or in exile. In her PhD, conducted at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, she analyzed the settings of non-Jewish citizenship in Israel and the political power games/ relations between minorities and the State as well as the political collective mobilizations. Since her post-doctoral researches done at the French Center of Research in Jerusalem, she continues to question and re-examine the modalities of a shared living in the Israeli society, the making of (re)constructed and (re)mobilized identities as well as the figure of the "Other" as the threat, the enemy, the being perceived as different. Her main fields of research are social protests, political mobilizations, gender and feminisms and memory activism. In 2015, she co-founded De-Colonizer and is its current co-director. She is also a photographer and a writer.



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