Peace, Justice and Equal Rights in Palestine/Israel

Our Vision: Lasting peace with justice, security and equal rights for Palestinians and Israelis alike.

Our Mission: Acknowledging Britain’s historic and continuing responsibilities, we work through education and advocacy to advance equal rights for all in Palestine/Israel, regardless of race or creed. We raise public awareness of the issue in Britain. 
Click here to read full Mission Statement.

Prime Minister’s Promise to ‘Review’ Moving the UK Embassy to Jerusalem
Click here for a well-argued letter to our Foreign Secretary by two eminent Canadian lawyers explaining why this would be wrong. 

Event: Screening of Boycott

Join us for the screening of 'Boycott' followed by Q&A with the director Julia Bacha. Boycott traces the impact of state legislation designed to penalize individuals and companies that choose to boycott Israel. More

Launch of the Quarterly Newsletter

Find out what we have been up to, what events are coming up, and how you can get involved. In this issue, we welcome new Chair Andrew Whitley. 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: Britain, Israel and Jordan in the 1948 war

Professor Avi Shlaim, in a special article for the Balfour Project, shows how Britain at the end of the Mandate negotiated with Jordan to actively prevent the formation of a Palestinian state. Britain played a crucial, but still unacknowledged, role in the Palestinian tragedy. More

Fellows Projects

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

Book Review: We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I by Raja Shehadeh

Review by Tim Llewellyn. In We Could Have been Friends… two books are intertwined, the first personal, the second being an examination of the father’s resistance against all outside masters. These stories are a revelation to those of us who study Britain’s seminal role in the fate of the Palestinians. More