Conference: Palestine, Britain and the Balfour Declaration

.: August 16, 2017

The MEP is pleased to invite you to the conference organised by the Middle East Monitor in London about Palestine, Britain and the Balfour Declaration, on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 09:30 am to 05:30 pm.

Year 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 current situation.

- 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 Peter Shambrook, is a Historical Consultant to The Balfour Project, as well as an author and academic.
- 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

Register online (eventbrite)

Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 09:30 am to 05:30 pm - The British Library, 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB United Kingdom.

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