Palestine, Britain & the Balfour Declaration

07-08-2017 18:22

Source: MEMO


Sat 7 October 2017

09:30 – 17:30 BST



The British Library

96 Euston Road






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.




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


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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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