Mindful of centuries of European persecution of the Jewish people
and the continuing plight of the Palestinian people
The Balfour Project
invites the government and people of the United Kingdom to:
• learn what the Balfour Declaration and Palestine mean for both Jews and Arabs
• acknowledge that whilst a homeland for the Jewish people has been achieved, the promise to protect the rights of the Palestinian people has not yet been fulfilled.
• urge the people and elected representatives of the UK to take effective action to promote justice, security and peace for both peoples.
Evangelicals, the Balfour Declaration and Zionism touches on the the role of evangelicals in the concept of Jewish return to Palestine, in the thinking of the politicians who signed the Balfour Declaration and in Britain’s management of the Mandate. They are appear to be a significant component in the support for Trump’s policies on Jerusalem,
An interview between Mr Balfour and Justice Brandeis, and The Prophet of Doom: E T Richmond, Palestine 1920-24 give a glimpse into the policies Britain was developing in Palestine immediately after the war. They are summarised in Balfour’s statement “We are dealing not with the wishes of an existing community but are consciously seeking to re-constitute a new community and definitely building for a numerical majority in the future.”
A public meeting of 1,200 people at Central Hall Westminster on 31 October heard politicians from all parties call on the British Government to recognise Palestine as a sovereign state.
A video of the whole event is now available.
Britain’s broken promise: Time for a New Approach
- Extracts of speeches at the Balfour Centenary commemoration, Central Hall Westminster
- Act of acknowledgement and commitment
- Balfour Centenary Declaration
The centenary of the Balfour Declaration is the time to reconcile peace with justice for both Israelis and Palestinians, consistent with the principle Britain claims as her own: equal rights for all under the law.
We welcome other public figures who would like add their signatures. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do look at our 18 minute film and the accompanying Companion Guide with 84 pages of history expanding on the topics in the film
Message from the late Bishop John Austin Baker, former Bishop of Salisbury and Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons:
“There is no peace without repentance;
There is no repentance without knowledge;
There is no knowledge without education.
The Balfour Project so truly fulfils these principles that it can only do good, where good is desperately needed and deserves all the help we can give.