Category Archives: Events

The legal vacuum Britain created – John McHugo

Talk given at Abandoning Palestine conference, May 2022. Click here to buy John McHugo’s book A Concise History of the Arabs. I After the First World War, Britain wanted Palestine for its own imperial purposes: to strengthen its control of the Suez … Continue reading

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On Impunity and Exceptionalism: Will Israel Be Held Accountable to International Law? – Ramzy Baroud

Thursday 17th November 2022, 3pm UK time Palestinian author and journalist Dr. Ramzy Baroud discusses the reasons behind Israel’s lack of accountability to international law. While many countries, especially in the Global South, are held accountable to United Nations resolutions … Continue reading

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Opportunities For Encounter Webinar

6pm UK time Wednesday 12th October 2022

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Israeli Raids on Palestinian Civil Society Organizations: The Costs of International Inaction

When: Thursday, August 25, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT Where: Zoom Webinar Join legal and policy experts to hear how Israel’s measures to terminate the work of six prominent civil society organizations engaged in documenting violations of international … Continue reading

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Screening of Boycott followed by Q&A with director Julia Bacha

6pm UK time Tuesday 18th October 2022Tickets £10 If you are a Friend of the Balfour Project, meaning you are a regular giver, or if you sign up here before this event, you will receive a free link to the … Continue reading

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Workshop on teaching the history of Israel-Palestine in schools

On Saturday, 25 June, the Balfour Project hosted an online workshop to encourage more schools to teach this subject. Ninety attended, of whom 25 were practising teachers, 18 of them currently teaching the subject. Over a hundred have viewed the … Continue reading

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WATCH ONLINE: Raja Shehadeh: To Absent Fathers

In 1985, Raja Shehadeh’s father Aziz was murdered in a pre-meditated knife attack. The circumstances of the crime are the subject of his Strangers in the House. Today, through his new memoir, Shehadeh sheds a different light on the father-son relationship … Continue reading

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The Human Factor followed by Q&A with the director Dror Moreh

Tuesday 20th September at 6pm. The epic behind-the-scenes story of the United States’ 30-year effort to secure peace in the Middle East. Recounted from the unique perspective of the American mediators on the frontlines. Tickets: £10, Free for Friends of … Continue reading

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A Palestinian state now or equal rights until there is a solution

Zoom Webinar, Thursday 15 September 2022 at 3pm UK time. In anticipation of the failure of the Israeli-Palestinian talks convened by the US Secretary of State John Kerry in 2014, Sam Bahour and Dr Tony Klug called for a new … Continue reading

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Education Workshop: Israel-Palestine in secondary schools & having the confidence to teach it

On Saturday, 25 June, the Balfour Project hosted an online workshop to encourage more schools to teach this subject. Ninety attended, of whom 25 were practising teachers, 18 of them currently teaching the subject. Over a hundred have viewed the … Continue reading

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A Palestinian state now or equal rights until there is a solution

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Culture x Conflict Series

Culture x Conflict: Palestinian Cuisine Thurs 25th August 2022 3pm UK time Culture x Conflict: Palestinian Archaeology Culture x Conflict: 100 years of Palestinian Architecture

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Supporter comments on our conference – Abandoning Palestine: the end of the British Mandate and our continuing responsibility

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Urgent: halt evictions in Masafer Yatta with and Breaking the Silence’s Becca Strober

Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that over 1,000 Palestinians can be forcibly evicted from their homes in Masafer Yatta, a community in the South Hebron Hills. Write to the Government to help stop this flagrant eviction of people from their … Continue reading

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Britain’s duty to advance equal rights in Palestine/Israel

BALFOUR PROJECT STATEMENT 18 MAY 2022 Whatever our assessment of Britain’s past role as an imperial power, since the Second World War the United Kingdom has played an important role in establishing a new rules-based order in international affairs, and … Continue reading

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Defenceless: Palestinian children in Israeli military detention

Lana Ramadan is the Advocacy and Campaigns Senior Office at Save the Children International oPt country office. Lana has extensive technical expertise and knowledge on the detention file in the oPt context. She worked for several Palestinian human rights organizations … Continue reading

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Abandoning Palestine: the end of the British Mandate and our continuing responsibility – 17/18 May 2022

The Collapse of the British Mandate & Why it still matters, and what Britain should do now. Welcome – Sir Vincent Fean, Chair of Day 1 and Keynote Speaker Dr Hanan Ashrawi Farewell to Palestine: a personal experience of the … Continue reading

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People live here: the 918 firing zone and threat of expulsion with local activist Ali Awad and Breaking the Silence’s Becca Strober

Online talk given in March 2022. Ali Awad is a 22 year-old activist from the village of Tuba in the South Hebron Hills. Becca Strober is a former soldier originally from Philadelphia. She is the Director of Education at Breaking … Continue reading

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Nine Quarters of Jerusalem Book Launch

Online talk given in March 2022 Recording of Matthew Teller’s ‘Nine Quarters of Jerusalem’ book launch live from Jerusalem. This event was jointly organised by the Bethlehem Cultural Festival, Educational Bookshop Jerusalem and Balfour Project. Book Review: Nine Quarters of … Continue reading

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Abandoning Palestine: the end of the British Mandate and our continuing responsibility

Day One: The Collapse of the British Mandate Day Two: Why it still matters, and what Britain should do now.

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Abandoning Palestine: the end of the British Mandate and our continuing responsibility

Day One: The Collapse of the British Mandate Day Two: Why it still matters, and what Britain should do now.

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Abandoning Palestine: the end of the British Mandate and our continuing responsibility

Day One: The Collapse of the British Mandate Day Two: Why it still matters, and what Britain should do now.

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Abandoning Palestine: the end of the British Mandate and our continuing responsibility

Day One: The Collapse of the British Mandate Day Two: Why it still matters, and what Britain should do now.

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Abbas Milhem on Palestinian agriculture under occupation

Online talk given in March2022 Abbas Milhem is the current Executive Director (since 2014) of the Palestinian Farmers’ Union, providing technical guidance and full supervision on project development and implementation processes for the 14 branches of the Union across the … Continue reading

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Bashir Bashir on Equal Rights for All in Palestine/Israel

Online talk given in February 2022 Bashir Bashir is associate professor in the department of sociology, political science and communication at the Open University of Israel and a senior research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. His primary research … Continue reading

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Abandoning Palestine: the end of the British Mandate and our continuing responsibility

Day One: The Collapse of the British Mandate Day Two: Why it still matters, and what Britain should do now.

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Al Haq – Under Threat: Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Face Effects of Designations

Online talk given in February 2022 Rula Jamal LLM – Head of Monitoring and Documentation at Al-Haq Dr Susan Power – Head of Legal Research and Advocacy at Al-Haq In 2021, the government of Israel designated al-Haq a ‘terrorist’ organisation, … Continue reading

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Conversation with Director Dror Moreh about “The Gatekeepers”.

Online talk given in January 2022

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Rohan Talbot & Wafa Dakwar from MAP- The plight of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

Online talk given in January 2022 Wafa Dakwar – Programme Manager, Beirut, Medical Aid for Palestinians Rohan Talbot – Advocacy and Campaigns Manager, London, Medical Aid for Palestinians Click here to view MAP’s position paper: Systematic Discrimination and Fragmentation Click … Continue reading

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Israel/Palestine: In Search of the Rule of Law Conference Souvenir Brochure

Online launch in December 2021 Dominic Grieve is a barrister and a visiting professor on Law, Politics and Human Rights at Goldsmiths, University of London.  From 1997-2019 he was MP for Beaconsfield. He was Shadow Home Secretary from 2008-09 and … Continue reading

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Gideon Levy & Sarah Helm: Israel/Palestine – telling it like it is

Online talk given in December 2021 Gideon Levy is an Israeli journalist, currently for Haaretz, and author. Levy has won prizes for his articles on human rights in the Israeli-occupied territories.Levy was drafted into the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in … Continue reading

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Q&A with Palestinian Director Farah Nabulsi

Online Q&A given in November 2021, following a screening of The Present. The Present can be viewed worldwide on Netflix and other streaming services. Farah Nabulsi is an Oscar nominated and BAFTA Award-Winning Palestinian British filmmaker, based in the UK.  … Continue reading

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Jonathan Kuttab on Defending Palestinian human rights: what role for the U.K.?

Online talk given in October 2021 Jonathan Kuttab is a co-founder of the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq and co-founder of Nonviolence International.  He is Executive Director of Friends of Sabeel North America. Download his book for free. Jonathan Kuttab: … Continue reading

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Hannah Weisfeld of Yachad on Ending the Occupation for the good of all

Online talk given in September 2021 Hannah is the director and a founder of Yachad. Yachad works to mobilise British Jews in support of a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She previously chaired the Jewish Social Action Forum for … Continue reading

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Sir Vincent Fean on Palestine/Israel: Britain’s role, then and now

Online talk given in August 2021 Sir Vincent Fean was a member of the British Diplomatic Service between 1975 and 2014. His last post was as Consul-General, Jerusalem (2010-14). Before Jerusalem, he was Ambassador to Libya, and previously High Commissioner … Continue reading

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Tinderbox Q&A with Gillian Mosely, Robert Cohen and Tim Llewellyn

Click here to visit the official Tinderbox website for information about future screenings. THETINDERBOX – TRAILER from Tinderbox Film on Vimeo. Panel discussion with director of Tinderbox Gillian Mosely, Amos Trust trustee Robert Cohen and Balfour Project executive committee member … Continue reading

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Sophie Bridger on Education Under Occupation – Eyewitness Testimony from the West Bank

July 2021 Sophie Bridger served as a Human Rights Monitor with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel in 2019. During her time in the West Bank, she observed numerous human rights violations, and witnessed the impact of ongoing … Continue reading

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Mapping Palestine: an online exhibition

Click here to read coverage in The National News. The majority of Britons today are ignorant of Britain’s colonial role in Palestine and its impact on the current reality. This is one of the key reasons why some people are … Continue reading

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Eugene Rogan – Neither Pro-Zionist nor Pro-Arab but Pro-Empire: A Re-assessment of British Policy in the Palestine Mandate

Eugene Rogan is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at Oxford University, where he has taught since 1991, a Fellow of St Antony’s College and Director of the Middle East Centre. He took his B.A. in economics from Columbia, and … Continue reading

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Why the rule of law matters – Rt Hon Baroness Hale of Richmond

Speaking at the Balfour Project online 2-day conference “Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law” on 25/26 May 2021. Click here to view the other speakers at the conference. Sir Vincent Fean: Good day, everybody. And welcome to our … Continue reading

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Conference conclusion with Lord Alderdice and Andrew Whitley

Speaking at the Balfour Project online 2-day conference “Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law” on 25/26 May 2021. Click here to view the other speakers at the conference.

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Parliamentary panel – Jack Straw, Wayne David MP, Layla Moran MP, Joanna Cherry QC MP, moderated by Lord Alderdice

Speaking at the Balfour Project online 2-day conference “Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law” on 25/26 May 2021. Click here to view the other speakers at the conference. Lord Alderdice: Wayne David is Member of Parliament for Caerphilly … Continue reading

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Can international law prevail in Israel/Palestine, and if so, how? The role of the UK – Rt Hon Jack Straw

Speaking at the Balfour Project online 2-day conference “Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law” on 25/26 May 2021. Click here to view the other speakers at the conference. Andrew Whitley: I would like to now introduce Lord Alderdice, … Continue reading

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4 case studies from Issam Younis, Hagit Ofran, Sahar Francis & Nada Kiswanson

Speaking at the Balfour Project online 2-day conference “Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law” on 25/26 May 2021. Click here to view the other speakers at the conference. Michael Lynk: And I think it is now my happy … Continue reading

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International Law: indispensable in the search for a just Middle East peace – Prof Michael Lynk

Speaking at the Balfour Project online 2-day conference “Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law” on 25/26 May 2021. Click here to view the other speakers at the conference. Andrew Whitley: Good afternoon and welcome, everyone. My name is … Continue reading

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A rights-based approach – Zaha Hassan & The dual legal system – Michael Sfard

Speaking at the Balfour Project online 2-day conference “Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law” on 25/26 May 2021. Click here to view the other speakers at the conference. Dominic Grieve QC: Good afternoon. We are now going to … Continue reading

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Israel/Palestine: recent developments at the ICJ and ICC – Philippe Sands QC

Speaking at the Balfour Project online 2-day conference “Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law” on 25/26 May 2021. Click here to view the other speakers at the conference. Dominic Grieve QC: Now it’s my great pleasure to introduce … Continue reading

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Nadia Hijab on Moving Beyond Statehood Debates and on to How We Get There

Nadia Hijab is co-founder and President of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, the transnational Palestinian think tank. She is a writer, public speaker and media commentator. Her first book, Womanpower: The Arab debate on women at work was published by … Continue reading

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John Lyndon – Northern Ireland & Israel/Palestine: what two differing paradigms can teach us about conflict resolution

John Lyndon is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), the largest network of peacebuilding NGOs in Israel/Palestine. He brings with him over a decade of experience leading NGOs concerned with conflict resolution and international development, … Continue reading

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Rev Dr Munther Isaac – Christian Zionism as Imperial Theology

Thank you all for joining us. I’m privileged to speak to you and address this really important and relevant topic of Christian Zionism as an imperial theology. The impact and influence of Christian Zionism have been manifested, especially in the … Continue reading

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