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PM Johnson’s appeal to Israel over annexation

By Andrew Whitley, Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Balfour Project Prime Minister Boris Johnson today published a last-minute appeal to Israel not to proceed with the Netanyahu government’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West … Continue reading

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Catholic and Anglican Bishops from the Holy Land Coordination group have called on the UK government and parliamentarians to help prevent annexation of the West Bank

Published on the Anglican Diocese of Southwark website. Catholic and Anglican Bishops from the Holy Land Coordination group have called on the UK government and parliamentarians to help prevent annexation of the West Bank, which could begin on 1 July. … Continue reading

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Joint letter by 1,080 parliamentarians from 25 European countries to European governments and leaders against Israeli annexation of West Bank – Full list of signatories

Debbie Abrahams, Labour Party, United KingdomMalik Ben Achour, PS, BelgiumTina Acketoft, Liberal Party, SwedenSenator Fatima Ahallouch, PS, BelgiumLord Nazir Ahmed, Non-affiliated, United KingdomSenator Alberto Airola, M5S, ItalyHussein al-Taee, Social Democratic Party, FinlandÉric Alauzet, La République en Marche, FrancePatricia Blanquer Alcaraz, … Continue reading

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Joint letter by 1,080 parliamentarians from 25 European countries to European governments and leaders against Israeli annexation of West Bank

23 June 2020 Sir Vincent Fean, chair of the Balfour Project Board of Trustees and former British Consul-General in Jerusalem, writes: The European members of the UN Security Council, current and incoming, have issued the following joint statement opposing Israeli … Continue reading

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By recognising Palestine, Britain can help right the wrongs of the Balfour declaration by Avi Shlaim

By Avi Shlaim This is the full text of a truncated version of Avi Shlaim’s article in The Guardian. The Guardian had edited out the references to Winston Churchill and the Israeli Policy Working Group. The wave of anti-racist protest … Continue reading

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Church leaders across the globe express deep concern over Israeli plan to annex parts of West Bank

By World Council of Churches, 17 June 2020 Church leaders from across the world are expressing their grave concern over the government of Israel’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols … Continue reading

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Letter to The Telegraph opposing Israeli annexation, 13 June 2020

Opposing the Israeli government’s land grab SIR – From July 1 Israel’s prime minister is set on annexing Palestinian West Bank territory to become part of “Greater Israel”. Annexing the Jordan Valley leaves an enclave around Jericho – a bantustan … Continue reading

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Nakba: The forgotten 19th century origins of the Palestinian catastrophe

By Joseph Massad in Middle East Eye The Nakba, Palestinians’ loss of their lands and homes, arguably began in the 1880s with the arrival of the first Zionist Jewish colonists, who evicted Palestinians from land the colonists had purchased from … Continue reading

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‘Boris Johnson must stand up against an annexation of the West Bank’ – Christian Aid

By William Bell, Head of Middle East, Christian Aid UK and Ireland Last June, an 82-year-old Palestinian refugee called Fayza in Lebanon’s Nahr el-Bared camp wept as she told me: “Palestine is in our bones – it is not something … Continue reading

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‘ Uncertainty still about West Bank annexation’ – Guardian report

By Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the time is ripe for his country to permanently seize Palestinian territory by annexing swathes of the West Bank. With a US “vision for peace” blueprint largely backing up his expansionist … Continue reading

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We Cannot Justify Israel’s West Bank Annexation – by 40 signatories in Haaretz

In an unprecedented letter to Israel’s UK ambassador, prominent British Jews warn that annexation ‘poses an existential threat to the traditions of Zionism in Britain, and to Israel as we know it’ The following letter was sent by leading members … Continue reading

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A British Palestinian Perspective: Welcome to the Palestine archipelago

by Ahmad Samih Khalidi Trump’s so called “deal of the century” is an assault on the Palestinian narrative even before it is an assault on their rights. Perhaps, the most extraordinary aspect of the Trump plan dubbed the “deal of … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson has to stand up to Netanyahu’s annexation plans – for the sake of the Palestinians and peace – by Donald Macintyre

Published in the Independent 30 May 2020 Whatever Boris Johnson’s troubles, he can always comfort himself that unlike the prime minister of a British ally 3,000 miles away, he’s not running the country while simultaneously being tried on corruption charges. But … Continue reading

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Israeli Policy Working Group Letter to the Right Hon Boris Johnson Prime Minister

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Annexation would be a calamitous step for Israel

By Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner The move would kill the two-state solution, put Israel’s majority under threat and be intolerable for the Palestinians. Surprisingly, we agree on far more than we might think. There’s far more unity amongst British Jews … Continue reading

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