LONDON EVENT: Balfour Centenary – British Betrayal?

08-05-2017 19:05

Source: HAFSA

9 May at 19:30–21:30
Ealing Townhall, Ealing, LONDON W5 2BY

Event organised by HAFSA: What is the Reality in Palestine today? One hundred years ago a declaration by the British Foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour, paved the way for the establishment of Israel in British Mandate Palestine. Appalling conflicts followed. This year is the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (‘disaster’ in Arabic) and the 50th anniversary of the military occupation of the remainder of Palestine in 1967.


The national home for the Jewish people got established, but what happened to the second half of the declaration? …it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine…


What should Britain do today in relation to Israel and Palestine?


Balfour declaration: Dr Peter Shambrook, a historian specialising in Modern Middle Eastern history, will explain the build-up to the declaration, its implementation and the moral and political legacy for Britain. Followed by Q&A.


Steven Pound (MP for Ealing North) and Ruth Cadbury (MP for Brentford and Isleworth) have both travelled to Israel/Palestine within the last year and will give a report on the reality in Palestine today and what they think the future holds. All three Ealing MPs support the event and are likely to be in attendance. Followed by discussion.

Meeting organised by HAFSA (Hanwell Friends of Sabastiya)


There will be a collection to cover costs and raise funds for Sabastiya.


HAFSA is a twinning organisation set up to forge grassroots links between Hanwell in London and Sabastiya in the West Bank, Palestine.


hanwellfriendsofsabastiya@gmail.com  hafsa.org.uk

Topics : #Nakba #Israel #Palestine #Balfour Declaration #UK #British Mandate #London #Events

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