11th March at 18:30–20:00
Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Speaker: Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
Chair: Gilbert Achcar, SOAS
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.
This lecture is free to attend and no registration is required. Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.
Organised by: Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS
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