Past Events


Launch of KEYS: A Troubled Inheritance Podcast – Sept 2023 ​

An Eye Witness account of my time as an Ecumenical Accompanier in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem with EA Ann Wilson – June 2023

The United Nations and Palestine: Stranded Between Promise and Performance with Richard Falk, John Dugard and Michael Lynk – Apr 2023

Screening of the documentary film Britain in Palestine 1917 – 1948 – Apr 2023

Matthew Teller – Jerusalem and the British: 200 turbulent years – Mar 2023

In conversation with Ambassador (rtd.), State of Israel Ilan Baruch and Former Director of Israeli Affairs, State of Palestine Ashraf Al-Ajrami
Mar 2023

Matthew Hughes – British Pacification in Mandate Palestine, 1936-39
Feb 2023

Palestine: overview of 2022 and prospects for this year – Ray Dolphin
Feb 2023

Chronicler of Palestine – Raja Shehadeh & Tim Llewellyn
Jan 2023

Palestine/Israel/UK: prospects for 2023 and launch of Balfour Project “Abandoning Palestine” conference booklet with Layla Moran MP
Jan 2023

Palestine’s World Cup triumph with Omar Karmi and Tamir Sorek
Dec 2022

“Oh little town of Bethlehem” – Palestinian Christians, Reality, Challenges and Prospects – Revd Dr Munther Isaac
Dec 2022

Balfour Project Fellows: Culture x Conflict Series

On Impunity and Exceptionalism: Will Israel Be Held Accountable to International Law? Dr Ramzy Baroud – Nov 2022

Danielle Bett (Yachad): Five elections in three years, is Israel moving backwards or forward? – Oct 2022

RESOURCES: Opportunities for Encounter: Christian pilgrimage and beyond – Oct 2022

A Palestinian state now or equal rights until there is a solution by Sam Bahour & Dr Tony Klug – Sept 2022

Education Workshop: Israel-Palestine in secondary schools & having the confidence to teach it – June 2022

Urgent: halt evictions in Masafer Yatta with Breaking the Silence’s Becca Strober & Balfour Project’s Matan Rosenstrauch – June 2022

Defenceless: Palestinian children in Israeli military detention with Lana Ramadan from Save the Children, Ramallah and lawyers Jude Lanchin and Tareq Shrourou – May 2022

People live here: the 918 firing zone and threat of expulsion with local activist Ali Awad and Breaking the Silence’s Becca Strober – March 2022

Nine Quarters of Jerusalem Book Launch with Matthew Teller – March 2022

Abbas Milhem on Palestinian agriculture under occupation – March 2022

Bashir Bashir on Equal Rights for All in Palestine/Israel – February 2022

Dr Susan Power & Rula Jamal LLM from Al Haq – Under Threat: Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Face Effects of Designations – February 2022

Rohan Talbot & Wafa Dakwar from MAP: The plight of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon – January 2022

Conversation with Director Dror Moreh about “The Gatekeepers” – January 2022

Israel/Palestine: In Search of the Rule of Law Conference Souvenir Brochure with Dominic Grieve QC, Nada Kiswanson and Hagit Ofran – December 2021

Gideon Levy & Sarah Helm: Israel/Palestine – telling it like it is – December 2021

Q&A with Palestinian Director Farah Nabulsi – November 2021

Jonathan Kuttab on Defending Palestinian human rights: what role for the U.K.? – October 2021

Hannah Weisfeld on Ending the Occupation for the good of all – September 2021

Sir Vincent Fean on Palestine/Israel: Britain’s role, then and now – August 2021

Sophie Bridger on Education Under Occupation – Eyewitness Testimony from the West Bank – July 2021

Mapping Palestine: an online exhibition – July 2021

Tinderbox Q&A with Gillian Mosely, Robert Cohen and Tim Llewellyn – June 2021

Eugene Rogan – Neither Pro-Zionist nor Pro-Arab but Pro-Empire: A Re-assessment of British Policy in the Palestine Mandate – June 2021

Eugene Rogan, an American Historian, Fellow, and Director of the Middle East Centre at St. Antony’s College, narrates the history of British imperialism and re-examine the mandate for Palestine.   ​

Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law, 2 day conference – May 2021

Moderated by conservative lawyers, politicians, and historians, this 2-day virtual conference discusses the Israel-Palestine conflict’s Rule of Law and Human Rights.

Nadia Hijab on Moving Beyond Statehood Debates and on to How We Get ThereMay 2021

Palestinian political analyst Nadia Hijab, a co-founder, and President of Al-Shabaka speaks on the controversial question for the future state for Palestinians and what can be made to achieve Palestinian’s hope.

John Lyndon – Northern Ireland & Israel/Palestine: what two differing paradigms can teach us about conflict resolution – April 2021

​​John Lyndon,  Executive Director of Alliance for Middle East Peace (Allmep), ​talks on North Ireland and Israel/Palestine as having common affliction might attain conflict resolution.

Rev Dr Munthur Isaac – Christian Zionism as Imperial TheologyMarch 2021

Rev Dr Munther Isaac is a Palestinian Christian pastor at Bethlehem Christmas Church and Academic Dean at Bethlehem Bible College. He shares his perspective of Christian Zionism as more than just a theological belief – it is an Imperial Theology.

Raja Shehadeh – Britain and Palestine, a family history – March 2021

Palestinian lawyer and award-winning author Raja Shehadeh, using recently discovered papers from his father, gives a fascinating talk about Britain’s role in Palestine around the end of the Mandate

Arabella Dorman – The Audacity of Hope – February 2021

Internationally acclaimed artist Arabella Dorman hosts an illustrated talk about her journey as a war artist across the Middle East and Afghanistan over the past 15 years.

Ardi Imseis – Unfinished Business: Why the United Kingdom Must Now Recognise the State of Palestine – January 2021

Dr Ardi Imseis, Assistant Professor of Law, Faculty of Law at Queen’s University, Canada and former UN legal advisor discusses factors that capture the prevailing situation for a two-state settlement to be achieved.

In Conversation with Leila Sansour – December 2020

Palestinian/British film director Leila Sansour shares “Open Bethlehem” – a film where she spent 10 years both documenting the encapsulation of Bethlehem and also mounting a campaign to save the city.

Sir Vincent Fean – How will the US Presidential Elections Affect the Israel/Palestine Conflict? – November 2020

Retired diplomat and former British Consul General in Jerusalem, Sir Vincent Fean gives a compelling talk of his opinion of how the US election results will affect the circumstances in Palestine/Israel.

Jerusalem: From Past Divisions to a Shared Future? – October 2020

An all-day conference from the history to the future of the Holy City of Jerusalem by several respected historians, politicians, and faith leaders.

Ian Black on Unseen question? Zionism and the Palestinians under the British Mandate – October 2020

British journalist Ian Black, a visiting senior fellow at the Middle East Centre, LSE, gives a comprehensive talk on the Zionist attitudes during the British Mandate. 

Former Israeli Ambassador Dr. Alon Liel – Is the failed formal annexation attempt a regional turning point? – September 2020

Dr Alon Liel is a former director-general of the Foreign Ministry of Israel and was also Israel’s ambassador to South Africa. Dr Liel outlines in this talk some of the current Israeli Government strategies and explains the illegality of annexation.

Tim Llewellyn on The Crafting of the News: the British media and the Israel-Palestine Question – August 2020

British freelance writer and former BBC’s Middle East Correspondent in Beirut, Tim Llewellyn, analyses the British media’s coverage of the Israel – Palestine conflict.

Toppling Balfour, a talk by Sarah Helm – July 2020

Sarah Helm, a British journalist and non-fiction writer, who also worked as a correspondent for The Sunday Times and The Independent, expresses  colonial enterprise behind  the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. 

John McHugo on Why Britain has a Special Responsibility to the Palestinian People Today – June 2020

John McHugo, Trustee of the Balfour Project, international lawyer, and historian elaborates  on the historic responsibility of Britain leaving Mandate Palestine in chaos.

Andrew Whitley on The UN, Britain and Palestine/Israel – 1947 to Present Day – June 2020

Former Policy Director and Interim Chief Executive of The Elders, Founder and executive director of Geo-Political Advisory Services (GPAS), Andrew Whitley, talks about the historical background to present, the situation of the Jewish and Palestinian people, and what the UN and UK contribute to the Israel – Palestine conflict.

Screening with Q&A – Britain in Palestine: 1917-1948 – May 2020

Sir Vincent Fean on Palestine/Israel: Britain’s role, then and now – April 2020

Sir Vincent Fean, a retired diplomat, former British consul general to Jerusalem, and Balfour Project Trustee discusses the British accountability over the Palestine-Israel conflict from past to present-day.


CONFERENCE: Human Rights in Palestine: Responsibility and Accountability May 2023

Tragedy in Gaza: Britain’s Legacy, Scotland’s RoleThe Balfour Project held conferences at Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities to examine Britain’s historical responsibility for this tragedy, and to explore what our Government and civil society can do now to advance equal rights for all who live between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. March 2019

Britain Palestine Israel – 70 years onA conference of the Balfour Project in partnership with King’s College London held in Kings College May 2018

Report of Britain’s Broken Promise: Time for a New Approach – A public meeting of 1,200 people at Central Hall Westminster on at the centenary of the Balfour Declaration politicians from all parties call on the British Government to recognise Palestine as a sovereign state. October 2017

Palestine, Britain and the Balfour Declaration: Dr Peter Shambrook Lecture given at the Middle East Monitor conference Palestine Britain and the Balfour Declaration, London Oct 7th 2017 October 2017

Mahatma Gandhi and the Wounds of History: Palestine, India and the British Empire in the 20th century : Professor Rajmohan Gandhi – Rajmohan Gandhi, a historian and a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, at a talk to 170 people in the House of Commons. The event was sponsored by the Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, the Duke of Montrose, Ian Murray MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP and the Balfour Project April 2017

How will we mark the centenary of the Balfour DeclarationBalfour Project conference at Southwark Cathedral, which was organised with the support of the Dean and Chapter November 2016

Balfour Declaration Centenary, 2017: towards constructive commemoration Conference held in The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University. October 2016

‘Britain in Palestine’ shown in UK Parliament –Parliamentarians from all four of Britain’s main political parties sponsored a showing of ‘Britain in Palestine, 1917-1948’ in The Attlee Suite – one of the main conference suites in the British Parliament. May 2016

Britain and Palestine: past history & future role – Balfour Project’s annual conference in Durham University, reflected on Britain’s responsibilities, past and present, for today’s situation in Israel/Palestine. October 2015 Summaries of Durham Conference

Talk by Sir Vincent Fean, recently retired UK Consul General in Jerusalem, at the Balfour Project annual conference – October 2015

The Balfour Project comes to the Scottish Parliament Balfour Project presented a 3 day exhibition on Britain’s historic involvement in Palestine at the invitation of the Scottish Parliament .January 2015

Commemorating the 97th Anniversary of the Balfour DeclarationReport of Balfour Project conference, Britain in Palestine 1917-1948 in St John’s College, Oxford, October 2014

Perfidious Albion: Britain’s broken promises: the Balfour Declaration (1917) and its impact on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict: what are our responsibilities today?Lecture was given by Professor Mary Grey in the URC Church, Crondall, Northumberland for their Peace and Reconciliation centre, September 2014

Healing the Wounds of History: Looking at the Balfour Declaration with New Eyes – October 2013

Evaluating the Balfour Declaration: Breaking the Deadlock in the Middle East – May 2013

Broken promises: Britain in Palestine – A one-day conference on the British responsibility for conflict between Israelis and Palestinians took place at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh on Friday 2nd November 2012. A full house included people of Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths. November 2012