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.

The British Government has now replied to the six recommendations in the Balfour Project statement “Israel-Palestine: equal rights for a lasting peace”. Dominic Raab’s letter and the  Foreign Secretary’s response can be read here. 

 
The Current Debate

We aim to deliver responsible news of and commentary on events and developments in Israel and Palestine, and British and worldwide reaction to them. Click More to read our Statement from our Conference on Jerusalem. More

Events

We hold monthly free Zoom webinars on various topics concerning Palestine/Israel. The next one on 3 March is with lawyer and activist Raja Shehadeh on Britain and Palestine, a family history. More

Britain's Crucial Role

The Palestine-Israel story began with English Evangelicals in the 1840s leading to the Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917. Britain’s Imperial ambitions and other motives and pressures caused it to break its promise of self-determination to all the peoples of Palestine while enabling the creation of a Jewish homeland. More

Book Reviews

The centenary of the Balfour Declaration in 2017 sparked an explosion of books, scholarly articles and analyses of its causes and consequences. We review some of the most significant works. More

Timeline

This timeline started with the timeline in Jimmy Carter’s ‘Palestine peace not apartheid’. It has been much edited and now covers from 2000 BCE to the end of the Palestine Mandate with many links to further information The period after 1948 is being updated. More

Recorded Talks

Missed one of our lectures? Asked a question of one of our speakers? Check our our podcast page to catch up on some of our highlights. Transcripts also usually available shortly after the podcast. More