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Diplomatic missions visit Palestinian community threatened with demolition
30 January 2023

Israel and Palestine: neighbours, yet worlds apart – and why Britain matters
Sir Vincent Fean in The Ambassador Partnership
19 January 2023

The UK opposes all unilateral actions that will make Israeli-Palestinian peace harder to achieve
18 January 2023

What Do We Do Now? By Menachem Klein
Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the Oslo Accords. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) had accepted the two-state solution five years earlier, and Europe had adopted it eight years prior to that in the Venice Declaration. Since then, the reality in the territories Israel occupied in 1967 has changed radically. What is relevant is the reality of the new situation. And a new situation demands that we courageously examine the validity of our past thoughts and actions.

The Status Quo governing Jerusalem’s holy sites preserves peace: UK statement at the Security Council
5 January 2023

THE UN, the World Court and Israel’s 55-year occupation of the Palestinian Territories
1 January 2023

Palestine/Israel: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s annexationist policies must have consequences
21 December 2022

This new Israeli Government? ‘They don’t care about the world’—Israel ex-Ambassador Alon Liel
6 December 2022

Football’s coming home…for the Palestinians
13 December 2022

How can Britain Help Right the Historic Wrong that it Committed Against the Palestinian People? A podcast with Andrew Whitley, Balfour Project Chair
30 November 2022

‘Grave concern’ for increasing instability in West Bank and Jerusalem, says UK
28 November 2022

UN committee votes to ask International Court to decide on Israel ‘annexation’ of OPT
14 November 2022

Rightwing group pushing US states for law blocking ‘political boycott’ of firms
11 November 2022
Chris MCGreal, The Guardian

Israel’s new racist totalitarianism will have implications beyond the Middle East
5 November 2022
Donald MacIntyre, The i

Will Sunak persevere with the Boycott Bill to outlaw local councils’ ethical investment decisions?
26 October 2022
Richard Burden, Balfour Project Trustee

Commission of Inquiry finds Israeli occupation unlawful under international law
20 October 2022

Balfour Project patron joins Israel protest by former European diplomats
Caabu

New anti-colonial UN report gives Palestinians welcome boost in legitimacy wars
27 October
Richard Falk in the Middle East Eye

Liz Truss under pressure to drop ‘reckless’ UK Israel embassy move
Financial Times

Embassy move to Jerusalem

British empire: The forgotten Victorian crusade to colonise Palestine
11 October 2022
Gabriel Polley in the Middle East Eye

Arthur Balfour’s forgotten role in creating a racialised imperial academia Nicola Perugini

For anyone with Palestinian roots like me, Netflix’s sitcom Mo is groundbreaking TV Arwa Mahdawi

Charles III: How the new king became the most pro-Islam monarch in British history, Peter Oborne

The situation on the ground demonstrates the urgent need to make progress towards a Two-State Solution
25 August 2022
Statement by UK Ambassador James Kariuki at the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East

Statement by Daniel Levy, President, US/Middle East Project, to the UN Security Council,
25 August 2022

Statement on planning application for new settlement in the West Bank
25 August 2022
On 12 September a planning committee in the West Bank will consider an application from the Israeli Defence Ministry for a large new settlement project in the E1 area of the West Bank, to the east of Jerusalem.

Israel Raids Outlawed Palestinian Rights Groups’ Offices in West Bank By Hagar Shezaf
19 August 2022
Defense Minister Benny Gantz declared six Palestinian human rights groups terrorist organizations in 2021, however, several European countries claim Israel had failed to prove these allegations.

Episcopal Church in Ramallah raided by Israeli military
18 August 2022
Early this morning, Israeli forces made an unannounced and unwarranted raid on the premises of St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Ramallah.

Workshop on teaching the history of Israel-Palestine in schools by Mike Scott-Baumann
18 August 2022
On Saturday, 25 June, the Balfour Project hosted an online workshop to encourage more schools to teach this subject. 

WATCH ONLINE: Raja Shehadeh: To Absent Fathers
15 August 2022
We Could Have Been Friends, My Father And I is the Palestinian author’s finest, most profoundly moving book to date. He appears in conversation with Esa Aldegheri.

Urging all parties to ensure the ceasefire in Gaza is durable and prevents further violence: UK statement to UN Security Council
15 August 2022
Statement by Ambassador James Kariuki at the Security Council briefing on the situation in Gaza

Strangers in My House’: Letters an Expelled Palestinian Sent David Ben-Gurion in 1948, Revealed by Sheren Falah Saab
10 August 2022
Sami Saada was expelled from his apartment in Haifa and in an attempt to reclaim the property sent letters to Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. The letters went unanswered, but found their way into a new book.

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