On Monday 6 March, Heian-Engdal participated in a conversation, After the Gaza War, with Nazmi Al-Jubeh and Hind Khoury, discussing how history can help understand the current situation in Israel and Palestine.
On Wednesday 8 March, Heian-Engdal introduced and moderated a panel, Jerusalem, the Problem City, including Daniel Seidemann, Trond Bakkevig, and Jacob Høigilt. They discussed why solving the problem over Jerusalem in the Israel-Palestine conflict is so difficult. Daniel Seidemann (Terrestrial Jerusalem) talked about Jerusalem’s intricate infrastructure, and the practical challenges in dividing the city between the two people. Trond Bakkevig (PRIO) presented the burning religious aspects of Jerusalem, and in what way these prevent a solution to the conflict. Jacob Høigilt (PRIO) focused on the situation of Palestinians in East Jerusalem. They feel forgotten and neglected, but their fate is central to the conflict. The seminar was co-hosted by the House of Literature and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).