Student societies at the University of Manchester have sent an open letter to the institution’s President and Vice-Chancellor, calling for a celebration of the Balfour Declaration co-organised by the Israeli Embassy to be cancelled
In June 2017 a small group of walkers set off from the United Kingdom to walk 2000 miles to Al Quds/ Jerusalem. Nine of the group will have completed the whole trip with an average of 16 walking at any one time with the ultimate aim to arrive in the Holy Land in November 2017 to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.
The Balfour Declaration is a short letter, all things considered. A document of just 67 words. It was sent by Arthur Balfour, Foreign Secretary to Lord Rothschild who at the time was seen as a representative of British Jewry.
The Balfour Declaration is only 67 words long, yet it launched what is broadly seen today as the world's most intractable conflict. The Israeli-Palestinian dispute remains an enduring crisis in the Middle East region 100 years after the declaration was signed on November 2, 1917.
As the U.K. officially commemorates 100 years since the Balfour declaration promised Palestine as “a national home for the Jewish people,” British activists have marched thousands of miles in protest.
Following a year of build-up, the Balfour Declaration centenary has now come and gone. After the campaigns, events, articles and protests, I want to take a moment to make a few observations about how the centenary was marked.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat