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Event: The Hundred Year War in Palestine with Rashid Khalidi

10-03-2016 19:53

Source: SOAS Palestine Society

 

Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University

Date: 11 March 2016Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 11 March 2016Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom:Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

 

The Balfour Declaration of 1917 launched what amounts to a hundred years of war against the Palestinians. This war had a unique nature – it was formally sanctioned and authorized by the great powers of the day at different times during this century, and via different fora, such as the League of Nations and the United Nations, but it was mainly waged by other actors. A much distorted and maligned feature of this long war has been the Palestinians’ continuing resistance, against heavy odds, to what amounts to one of the last ongoing attempts at colonial subjugation in the modern world.

 

Rashid Khalidi is Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies and Chairman of the Department of History at Columbia University.

Chair: Gilbert Achcar, SOAS

 

Organiser: Centre for Palestine Studies

Contact email: vp6@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: 020 7898 4330/4490


Topics : #Palestine #Israel #SOAS #Balfour Declaration #Rashid Khalidi #War

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