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.

Advocacy

History

A new approach to Israel/Palestine

A former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, argues that Oslo has failed, and that a new human rights approach to the conflict is required, recognising the asymmetry between the two sides. More

Featured Articles

Britain and Palestine 1918-23 - Following the Balfour Declaration of 1917, Britain’s involvement in Palestine continued unabated, breaking promises and supporting the Zionist project. Here are several articles covering the following 5 years. More

Events

We hold monthly free Zoom webinars on various topics concerning Palestine/Israel. The next one on Thurs 5th August is our Chair Sir Vincent Fean on Israel/Palestine - Britain's role, now and then. More

Britain's Crucial Role

In 1915 Britain offered an Arab state including Palestine. Two years later in 1917 they reneged on this promise and issued the Balfour Declaration. Britain’s Imperial ambitions and other motives and pressures caused it to break other promises including its promise of self-determination to all the peoples of Palestine while enabling the creation of a Jewish homeland. More

The Current Debate

We aim to deliver responsible news and commentary on events and developments in Israel and Palestine, and British and worldwide reaction to them. 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