Peace, Justice and Equal Rights in Israel/Palestine

Our Mission: Acknowledging Britain’s historic and continuing responsibilities to uphold equal rights for the Israeli and Palestinian peoples through popular education and advocacy.  To persuade the British Government to recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.

Andrew Whitley. New Chair of Balfour Project
Andrew Whitley succeeded Sir Vincent Fean as Chair of the Balfour Project on 1 June. He has been a Trustee since 2018. A retired senior United Nations official, Andrew has spent much of his working life in the Middle East, including seven years in Israel and Palestine. He is also a former journalist with the BBC and Financial Times.
Latest: Recordings from our Abandoning Palestine

Watch the recordings and read the conference statement from our free two-day online conference on Abandoning Palestine: the end of the British Mandate and our continuing responsibility. More

Events: Education Workshop

Our last event was a free education workshop specifically for secondary history teachers, entitled 'Israel-Palestine in secondary schools & having the confidence to teach it.' Watch the recording here. More


From BCE, through the Middle Ages with persecution of Jews in Western Europe and a welcoming Poland, to 1948. With particular emphasis on Britain's involvement from the 1840s to end of the Mandate. More

Featured Article: Contradictory Promises, by Peter Shambrook

The seeds of 100 years of conflict. Britain, the Arabs and the Jews, 1914 – 1918. 2014 – 2018: Britain’s opportunity to acknowledge. More

Fellows Projects

This year's Balfour Project peace advocacy fellows' project proposals are now available to view. More

Book Review: A City in Fragments, Urban Text in Modern Jerusalem by Yair Wallach

Review by Menachem Klein. Rather than writing on the Zionist-Palestinian conflict or politics, Wallach looks at Jerusalem building inscriptions, the city dwellers’ coins, identification cards and bank notes, street naming, graffiti, the banners and flags of the Nabi Musa religious festival. Each of these has a chapter. More