The aims and objectives of the Balfour Project
The Balfour Project hopes to achieve a much greater public awareness of Britain’s historic and current responsibilities in the Middle East
Responses to Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’
There’s a strong parallel between the Balfour Declaration and the Trump Vision. In both of the two historical circumstances – and the Trump plan is historical – a foreign state arrogated to itself the right to bestow to one people territory that belonged, through history and international law, to another. The United States,like Britain in 1917, awards itself the right to make a political disposition to which it is not entitled.
Britain must now acknowledge its historic responsibilities and present role, recognise Palestine and support a settlement in accordance with international law and UN Security Council Resolutions.
Prominent Israelis and Church leaders from Jerusalem, together with British organisations and individuals give their opinions about the plan. Sir Vincent Fean writes an open letter to Boris Johnson whilst Bishops call for the application of international law in the Holy Land to enable peace and political progress as situation worsens.
The Balfour Project website is a forum for open and responsible debate on Britain’s role in the history of Israel and Palestine, its continuing responsibility to work for equal rights, and feasible solutions or outcomes. The site is intended to raise awareness, increase knowledge and inform policy discussion. The Project will be careful to ensure that articles, postings, book reviews and other contributions are acceptable within the terms of its own aims and ethos. It stresses, however, that the Project’s Trustees do not necessarily share the views of individual contributors.
Balfour Project (www.balfourproject.org) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC 047090
Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC 047090