Category Archives: Resources

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

This was a three-hour FREE workshop being hosted by the Balfour Project on the morning of Saturday 25 June. The workshop was primarily for secondary school history teachers but anyone interested in the teaching of Palestine – Israel is very … Continue reading

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

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Book Review: A City in Fragments, Urban Text in Modern Jerusalem, by Yair Wallach

Stanford University Press. Paper. Hard cover. £20.99 Review by Menachem Klein When I walk in London, in particular in the City, I feel somehow disappointed by the ultra-modern architecture of steel and glass buildings next to old, imperial, probably even … Continue reading

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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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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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Against our better judgment: The hidden history of how the US was used to create Israel

By Magan Singodia This is a brilliant book for anyone trying to establish the truth of the political history of America’s unwavering support for Israel. It is an eye-opening account of the lengths the Zionists were and are prepared to … 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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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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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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Sir Vincent Fean on Sky News, 14 May 2021

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Sir Vincent Fean, Chair of Balfour Project, on BBC, 12 May 2021

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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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How Britain Started The Israel-Palestine Conflict – Promises and Betrayals

Uncovering shocking foreign office communications and using fascinating footage never seen on television before, this documentary shows how British double-dealing during the First World War ignited the conflict between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East. This is a story … 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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Raja Shehadeh on Britain and Palestine, a family history

A live online talk in March 2021. Raja Shehadeh is a lawyer and writer and the founder of the pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation Al Haq. Shehadeh is the author of several acclaimed books published by Profile Books including the … Continue reading

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Arabella Dorman on The Audacity of Hope

A live online talk given on 10 February 2021. Arabella Dorman: It’s great honour to be with you all tonight and thank you to the Balfour Project for hosting this talk. I’d like really to start with asking a question. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Time’s Monster: History, Conscience and Britain’s Empire

By Priya Satia, Penguin Allen Lane, Oct 2020 Review by Tariq Suleman A great deal has already been written on the history of empire, but Priya Satia’s ingenious way of presenting empire steers us through a significantly new understanding of … Continue reading

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Ardi Imseis – Unfinished Business: Why the United Kingdom Must Now Recognise the State of Palestine

A live online talk given on 5 January 2021. Ardi Imseis: Thank you. I have been requested to address the issue of why now is the time for the United Kingdom to recognize the State of Palestine. My remarks will … Continue reading

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In Conversation with Leila Sansour

You can watch Open Bethlehem on Vimeo.  Below is the excerpt of Open Bethlehem about Rachel’s Tomb, shown during the event. Leila Sansour is a Palestinian/British filmmaker with more than 24 years of experience working in television as a producer, … Continue reading

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Conference on Jerusalem – Closing Remarks & Statement

Closing Remarks and StatementHE Khaled Al-Duwaisan -Kuwaiti Ambassador to the UKSir Vincent Fean Click here to read the statement. Sir Vincent Fean: I now welcome His Excellency Khaled Al-Duwaisan, Kuwait’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom for the last 27 years. … Continue reading

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Conference on Jerusalem – Session VI: Questions and Answers

Session VI: Questions and AnswersModerated by Ian BlackPanellists: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Daniel Seidemann, Daniel Levy, Rula Salameh, Sir Vincent Fean Ian Black: A question from Andrew Wilkinson, Oxford University:  “Does the continued focus on the Balfour Declaration – which … Continue reading

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Conference on Jerusalem – Session V: Britain’s Role in the Coming Years

Session V: Britain’s Role in the Coming YearsChair: Sir Vincent FeanKeynote Speaker: Rt Hon Alistair BurtPanellists: Julie Elliott MP (Labour), Tommy Sheppard MP (SNP), Rt Hon Baroness Lindsay Northover (LibDem) Sir Vincent Fean: We are going to talk about the … Continue reading

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Conference on Jerusalem – Session IV: Contemporary Realities and Plans to Share the City

Session IV: Contemporary Realities and Plans to Share the CityChair: Dr Imad Karam (BP Trustee)Keynote Speaker: Daniel LevyPanellists: Ariel Caine, Rula Salameh, Yudith Oppenheimer Conference on Jerusalem Session IV: Contemporary Realities and Plans to Share the City Dr Imad Karam: … Continue reading

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Conference on Jerusalem – Session III: Religion and Holy Sites

Session III: Religion and Holy SitesChair: Bishop Michael Doe (BP Executive Committee)Keynote Speaker: Daniel SeidemannPanellists: Imam Monawar Hussain, Bishop Christopher Chessun, Rabbi Jeremy Gordon Bishop Michael Doe: Good afternoon and welcome back to this Balfour Project Day Conference on Jerusalem: … Continue reading

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Conference on Jerusalem – Session II: International Law and Human Rights

Session II: International Law and Human RightsChair: John McHugo (BP Trustee)Keynote Speaker: Baroness Helena Kennedy QCPanellists: Iain Scobbie, Daniel Seidemann & Victor Kattan John McHugo: Good morning, everyone. My name is John McHugo. I’m a trustee of the Balfour Project … Continue reading

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Conference on Jerusalem – Introduction & Session I: History

Introduction Welcome: Sir Vincent Fean (BP Chair of Trustees) Video Message from HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan Session I: History Chair: Andrew Whitley (BP Trustee) Keynote Speaker: Avi Shlaim Panellists:Menachem Klein, Mick Dumper, Salim Tamari Sir Vincent … Continue reading

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A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East by James Barr

Review by Patrick Seale, originally printed in The Financial Times, 2011. The story of how Britain and France carved up the Arab world between them after the first world war has often been told but James Barr’s new book, A … Continue reading

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Unseen question? Zionism and the Palestinians under the British Mandate

A live online talk given in October 2020. Ian Black: Thanks very much for inviting me to give this talk. It is based on the research for my book, Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017, … Continue reading

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Online Resources for Educators

We have compiled lists of useful online resources for those who wish to teach the issue of Palestine/Israel. Please click the links below to see the resources collated. Please email info@balfourproject.org if you have found a useful resource we might … Continue reading

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Former Israeli Ambassador Dr. Alon Liel – Is the failed formal annexation attempt a regional turning point?

A talk given online in September 2020. Alon Liel is a courageous man. He dares to speak truth to power, and knows the cost of this in his own life. While calling for an end to occupation and for equal … Continue reading

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Parallel Histories videos

Parallel Histories have developed a series of videos for teaching disputed history starting with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They have produced a film  ‘Should the British government be praised or blamed for the Balfour Declaration?’.  Do watch it. They also have many … Continue reading

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