Author Archives: admin

Holy Land Coordination 2020

We must not ignore the voice of people in the Holy Land Every year we come to encounter and hear the people of the Holy Land. We are inspired by their enduring resilience and faith in a worsening situation. In … Continue reading

Posted in Britain's current role | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Holy Land Coordination 2020

The status of West Bank settlements under international law.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cannot rewrite international law. By John McHugo , Balfour Project Trustee and International Lawyer Following the comments by the US Secretary of State on Monday, we have felt it necessary to clarify the legal … Continue reading

Posted in Britain's current role | Tagged , | Comments Off on The status of West Bank settlements under international law.

Let’s not pretend Washington ever really tried to stop Israeli settlements

Aaron David Miller and Daniel Kurtzer, The Washington Post Published 6:19 am EST, Friday, November 22, 2019 By most accounts, the Trump administration’s decision to treat Israel’s settlement enterprise as a legal endeavor is a retreat by the United States from … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Let’s not pretend Washington ever really tried to stop Israeli settlements

Book Review: The Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine – By Bernard Regan – Verso, 2017

by John McHugo In The Balfour Declaration: Empire, The Mandate and Resistance in Palestine, Bernard Regan shows us what Britain did (and what Britain thought it was doing) by issuing the Balfour Declaration, by incorporating it into the League of … Continue reading

Posted in 1915-20, 1921-23, 1924-1948, Balfour, Book Reviews, Mandate period | Tagged , | Comments Off on Book Review: The Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine – By Bernard Regan – Verso, 2017

Britain in Palestine Exhibition

This is the first of 10 A1 panels briefly covering Britain’s involvement in Palestine from the 1840’s with Shaftesbury to 1948 and the creation of Israel. The rest are below. We have pdf copies of these panels at A1 size. … Continue reading

Posted in 1840-1915, 1915-20, 1921-23, 1924-1948, History, Mandate period, Media | Tagged , | Comments Off on Britain in Palestine Exhibition

Legacy of Empire – Book Review

By Tim Llewellyn, Oct 10th 2019 LEGACY OF EMPIRE Britain, Zionism and the Creation of Israel By Gardner Thompson Saqi, £20.00 “…[T]he Mandate has proved to be unworkable in practice…[and] the obligations undertaken by the two communities in Palestine have … Continue reading

Posted in 1915-20, 1921-23, 1924-1948, Book Reviews, Mandate period | Tagged , | Comments Off on Legacy of Empire – Book Review

Scottish Parliament endorses Balfour Project Call to Action Sept 3rd 2019

Claudia Beamish MSP (Labour) introduced a members’ business debate on motion S5M-16637, “Towards an independent Palestinian state: a Scottish proposal” calling for action leading to an independent Palestinian state and acknowledging Britain’s historical responsibilities in what was to become Israel … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Scottish Parliament endorses Balfour Project Call to Action Sept 3rd 2019

Israel’s election, Palestine, and Britain’s best response: Equal Rights

This article was first published on the Conservative Middle East Council website Analysis 23 September 2019 Sir Vincent Fean KCVO Sir Vincent Fean is Chair of Trustees of the Balfour Project. Between 2010-14, Sir Vincent was British Consul-General in Jerusalem. … Continue reading

Posted in Britain's current role, Politics | Comments Off on Israel’s election, Palestine, and Britain’s best response: Equal Rights

115 British Parliamentarians demand British Prime Minister act robustly to any Israeli annexation of Occupied Palestinian Territory

115 British Parliamentarians demand British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson act robustly to any Israeli annexation of Occupied Palestinian Territory. In the letter, sent from the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group, the Parliamentarians insisted that the British Government and its partners in … Continue reading

Posted in Britain's current role | Comments Off on 115 British Parliamentarians demand British Prime Minister act robustly to any Israeli annexation of Occupied Palestinian Territory

Tragedy in Gaza: Britain’s legacy Scotland’s role

Conference Edinburgh March 2019 Gaza, under Israeli military occupation since 1967, is home to two million Palestinians. Most are there because in 1948, when Britain abandoned its Mandate for Palestine, Gaza gave refuge to Palestinians forced to flee from the … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Tragedy in Gaza: Britain’s legacy Scotland’s role

Impressions of Palestine, 1 April 1946: Pessimist Perspectives

Edit Post Private Memo by Evan M. Wilson (U.S. State Department) William M. Mathew Evan M. Wilson (1910-84), graduate of Haverford College and Oxford University, was in the employ of the U.S. State Department between 1937 and 1961, serving as … Continue reading

Posted in 1924-1948, Mandate period | Tagged , | Comments Off on Impressions of Palestine, 1 April 1946: Pessimist Perspectives

Should Britain recognise a sovereign Palestine now? Event report

Talk by Sir Vincent Fean at recent Meretz UK Event Meretz UK hosted an event on 7th July in London’s Jewish Community centre JW3, to discuss the prospects, advantages and likely outcomes of recognition of the state of Palestine alongside … Continue reading

Posted in Britain's current role | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Should Britain recognise a sovereign Palestine now? Event report

What is the UK’s role in Israel – Palestine today?

Speakers: Sir Tom Phillips and Sir Vincent Fean Chairing the debate: Prof. Yossi Mekelberg, Professor of International Relations at Regent’s University, London and senior consulting research fellow for the MENA programme, Chatham House. OneVoice Europe hosted an event on 26th … Continue reading

Posted in Britain's current role, Politics | Tagged | Comments Off on What is the UK’s role in Israel – Palestine today?

Is There a Plausible Alternative to The Two-State Solution? By Tony Klug

  Dr. Tony Klug has written extensively on Israeli-Palestinian issues. He is a special advisor on the Middle East to the Oxford Research Group and a consultant to the Palestine Strategy Group and the Israel Strategic Forum. His Ph.D. thesis … Continue reading

Posted in Britain's current role, Politics | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Is There a Plausible Alternative to The Two-State Solution? By Tony Klug

Book Review – ‘Britain’s Pacification of Palestine: The British Army, the Colonial State, and the Arab Revolt, 1936–9’ by Matthew Hughes

by Ian Black The 1936–9 Arab Revolt against British rule in Palestine, and its suppression by the British army, was a precursor to the devastating war against the nascent Israeli state that the Palestinians lost a decade later. Matthew Hughes‘s extensively researched new study … Continue reading

Posted in 1924-1948, Book Reviews, History, Mandate period | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Book Review – ‘Britain’s Pacification of Palestine: The British Army, the Colonial State, and the Arab Revolt, 1936–9’ by Matthew Hughes