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Balfour Project Policy on Racism

The Balfour Project opposes and condemns racism and racial, religious and ethnic prejudice of all types. We believe in the promotion of a society that is tolerant and understanding of all races, cultures, and faiths. In particular, and bearing in … Read more here 

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Connecting Parliaments in Europe for Israeli/Palestinian equality

By Julie Elliott MP Europe is neighbour, friend and trading partner to both Israel and Palestine. Economically, the EU/Israel Association Agreement matters greatly to Israel, affording free access to its biggest market. The same terms apply to the UK/Israel Trade … Read more here 

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What Israelis Aren’t Being Taught in School, and Why

The Education Ministry has for many years been guilty of replacing historical facts with political views about key aspects of the formation of the state. We must regain control of our educational system. Published in Haaretz in January 2016. By … Read more here 

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‘Serious concerns’: UK education row as Israel-Palestine textbooks pulled

Published by Liz Lightfoot in The Guardian on 8 June 2021. The government has warned schools to ensure a balanced presentation of opposing views on the conflict between Israel and Palestine, which claimed more than 250 lives last month and sparked a … Read more here 

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Briefing to the 8782nd session of the Security Council, May 27, 2021

Posted May 31, 2021 by Rashid Khalidi in MR Online. The events of the last few weeks have provoked worldwide recognition of realities on the ground in Occupied Palestine, realities of systemic discrimination, of oppression, and of settler colonialism. People have responded to … Read more here 

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Cross Party Group on Palestine/Israel Upholding International Law, advocating Equal Rights and Palestinian national self-determination in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

2021 Action Plan Goal Build broad, Cross-Party support in Parliament for British Government action to advance equal rights between Israelis and Palestinians, contributing to ending the Occupation of 1967. There is urgency: Israel’s political leadership is opposed to (and systematically … Read more here 

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‘Experiment and Adventure’: Balfour Defends his Declaration

House of Lords, 21 June 1922 By William M Mathew Contents PART IPART IIPART III   PART I On 21 June 1922, following his elevation to the peerage a few weeks earlier, Arthur Balfour – now the Earl of Balfour … Read more here 

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Foreign Secretary statement on Palestinian elections

A statement from the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, on the postponement of elections in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: It is disappointing that elections in the Occupied Palestinian Territories have been postponed. The Palestinian people should … Read more here 

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53 years of military occupation: incitement and Palestinian school textbooks

What is more likely to incite violence? Military occupation for 53 years. Over 650,000 Israelis in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, including East Jerusalem 12,000 new settler housing units approved by the Israeli Government in 2020, plus … Read more here 

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British activists and charities condemn PM statement

UK charities statement on the Prime Minister’s comments on the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation – 14 April 2021 We condemn the Prime Minister’s statement on the ICC’s investigation into alleged gravecrimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). This … Read more here 

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Palestinian envoy to UK criticises PM on ICC

The head of the Palestinian mission to the United Kingdom, Husam Zomlot, has made the following statement: The announcement by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a letter to the Conservative Friends of Israel that the UK opposes the International … Read more here 

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Statement by European Parliamentarians for Israeli-Palestinian Equality

We, the undersigned, share our deep concern at the threat of illegal Israeli annexation of any part of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. Unilateral annexation is a grave breach of international law, and a further obstacle to achieving equal rights … Read more here 

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Statement by European Parliamentarians for Israeli-Palestinian Equality

We, the undersigned, share our deep concern at the threat of illegal Israeli annexation of any part of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. Unilateral annexation is a grave breach of international law, and a further obstacle to achieving equal rights … Read more here 

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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 … Read more here 

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The last day in the life of Milad Salama

By Nathan Thrall, published in The New York Review, 19 March 2021. One man’s quest to find his son lays bare the reality of Palestinian life under Israeli rule. This article, from the New York Review of Books, explains the … Read more here 

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Patron Baroness Warsi

Sayeeda Hussain Warsi is a British lawyer, politician and member of the House of Lords who served as co-Chairwoman of the Conservative Party from 2010 to 2012. She served in Cameron–Clegg coalition, first as the Minister without portfolio between 2010 … Read more here 

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Patron Rabbi Danny Rich

Rabbi Danny Rich is a free-lance Jewish educator, having been the Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism from 2005 to 2020 and, prior to this, serving as rabbi to Kingston Liberal Synagogue for nearly two decades. Rabbi Rich … Read more here 

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India, Palestine and the Balfour Declaration

How the Zionists hitched a ride on the Imperialist bandwagon By William M Mathew It was fundamental folly to annex Palestine out of persistent anxieties over imperial, notably Indian, security, while at the same pursuing therein a policy of Zionist … Read more here 

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Bedouins in Area C

By Adam Abdalla, Jordan Jones, Stav Salpeter Our aim is twofold. Firstly, we plan to raise awareness of the situation of the Bedouin communities living in Area C, who are structurally sidelined both due to the occupation and within the … Read more here 

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IHRA Report Project

By Gilang Al Ghifari Lukman, Jack Walton, Martha Scott-Cracknell, Omar Sharif, Sarah Chaya Smith In this project, we aim to explore the controversial issues surrounding the effects of the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) working definition of antisemitism — in particular … Read more here 

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Israel-Palestine in Schools in the UK

By Aimée-Stephanie Reid, Haneen Zeglam, Sam Lytton Cobbold Our project aims to study how Israel-Palestine is taught across many different types of schools across England and Northern Ireland. Our main method of research will be a series of interviews with … Read more here 

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Fellows Projects

Bedouins in Area C by Adam Abdalla, Jordan Jones, Stav Salpeter IHRA Report Project by Gilang Al Ghifari Lukman, Jack Walton, Martha Scott-Cracknell, Omar Sharif, Sarah Chaya Smith Israel-Palestine in Schools in the UK by Aimée-Stephanie Reid, Haneen Zeglam, Sam Lytton … Read more here 

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COPY_ Israel – Palestine: Equal Rights for lasting Peace #2

Click here to read the British Governmanet’s position on Jerusalem. Julie Elliott MP, with seven other signatories of the Balfour Project statement ‘Israel-Palestine: Equal Rights for lasting Peace’, has conveyed its five requests to the Prime Minister and the Foreign … Read more here 

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Statement for Conference on Jerusalem

Israel/Palestine: Equal Rights for lasting Peace We acknowledge Britain’s historic responsibilities for inequality and discrimination in Jerusalem and across the Holy Land. They stem from the last century, through the Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate for Palestine, with consequences … Read more here 

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The British Government’s current position on Israel and Palestine: Water

Question by Baroness Northover (Lib Dem) on 24th September 2020 (HL8468) To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made ofreports that the government of Israel is demolishing water, sanitation and hygiene structures used by Palestinians in the West … Read more here 

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The British Government’s current position on Israel and Palestine: Environmental issues

Question by Baroness Tonge (Independent) on 18th January 2021 (HL12260) To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statistics compiled by the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Camping coalition which suggest that over 8,400 olive trees have … Read more here 

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British Government’s Current Position: Education of Israeli & Palestinian children

Question by baroness Sheehan on 12th April 2021 (UIN HL14829) To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the decision by Pearson Education to pause the distribution of two textbooks by author Hilary Bash following allegations by … Read more here 

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British Government’s Current Position: Freedom of worship in Israel, Jerusalem & the West Bank

Question by Ms Lyn Brown (Labour) on 12th May 2021 (HL622) To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the peace process of the entry into the … Read more here 

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