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Palestine, Britain & the Balfour Declaration

07-08-2017 18:22

Source: MEMO

DATE AND TIME

Sat 7 October 2017

09:30 – 17:30 BST

 

LOCATION

The British Library

96 Euston Road

London

NW1 2DB

 

DESCRIPTION

 

2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

 

The 1917 Balfour Declaration is widely regarded as one of the most formative and far-reaching documents in the modern history of the Middle East. It was the cornerstone of the Zionist project to transform Arab Palestine into a ‘Jewish state’. The Declaration and subsequent events changed not only the demographic map of the region but also its political, social and military configuration as well.

 

How did it come about; and what were the consequences of this pivotal document?

 

Join Middle East Monitor on the 7th of October at the British Library in Central London to learn more about and discuss the declaration, how it came about, it's legal standing and consequences, and to look at Britain's role in the continued oppression of Palestinians.

 

Panelists:

 

Prof. Avi Shlaim, renowned Israeli historian and professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford

 

Clare Short, former cabinet minister serving as the Secretary of State for International Development (DFID)

 

Prof. Penny Green, professor of Law and Globalisation at the University of London (Queen Mary)

 

Peter Oborne, Associate Editor of the The Spectator, and a columnist for the Daily Mail and Middle East Eye

 

Prof. John Dugard, former UN Special Rapporteur of Human Rights in Palestine, and a judge at the International Court of Justice

 

Dr Basheer Nafi, a senior research fellow at the Al-Jazeera Centre for Studies and a regular columnist for several publications

 

Prof. Jonathan Schneer, a celebrated author and a modern British historian at the Georgia Institue of Technology

 

Dr Dina Matar, co-founder and co-editor of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communications

 

Dr Victor Kattan, author of the critically acclaimed book From Coexistence to Conquest and a senior research fellow at the Middle East Institute

 

Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, a criminal barrister and legal consultant for the Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haqq

 

Dr Mohsen Saleh, General Manager of Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, and Editor-in-Chief of the Palestinian Strategic Report

 

David Cronin, author, journalist and political activist, as well as a contributing editor with the Electronic Intifada

 

Dr Jacob Cohen, a former member of the Zionist youth movement, and now an author and commentator on French-Israel relations

 

To reserve your tickets, visit the link:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/palestine-britain-the-balfour-declaration-tickets-36745476710?aff=fbconversions#

 


Topics : #Palestine #London #Britain #David Cronin #Balfour Declaration #Avi Shlaim #Clare Short #Penny Green #Peter Oborne #Basheer Nafi #Salma Karmi Ayyoub #Jacob Cohen

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