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Conferences in Glasgow and Edinburgh 

March 14th and 17th 2019


On Thursday 14th March at Glasgow University 300 people heard former British and Israeli diplomats and distinguished journalists speak on ‘The news from Gaza: dispelling myths and telling the truth’. 

On Sunday 17th March at Edinburgh University 400 people heard politicians, former diplomats and others speak on ‘Tragedy in Gaza – Britain’s legacy, Scotland’s role’, looking at some of the history of Britain in Palestine, the current situation in Gaza and what Scotland and Britain should be doing now.  John McHugo spoke on Britain’s historic responsibility to the people of Palestine, Gaza and Israel

A full report of the Edinburgh conference will be coming soon

The Edinburgh conference concluded with a ‘Scottish Call to Action’ from the Balfour Project. The Call was presented by Sir Vincent Fean, British Consul-General, Jerusalem 2010-14, now Chair of the Balfour Project.

Other papers touching on the subject of recognition of Palestine and two-state solution:

Is There a Plausible Alternative to The Two-State Solution? By Tony Klug

and Britain needs to recognise Palestine as an independent state: by Ian Black

It’s time to get off the fence and resolve this most toxic of global conflicts.

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Dear Balfour Project team,

I wanted to thank you on behalf of all Wikipedia editors for your efforts to broaden and deepen the world’s understanding of the Declaration.

Over the last two years since your project has been online, a number of editors have worked very hard to create a fulsome and nuanced account of the Declaration on Wikipedia. The excellent and varied resources provided by your website have been a significant help in these efforts.

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, and in particular its role there in the first half of the twentieth century.

The Balfour Project accordingly invites the government and people of the United Kingdom

  • to learn what the Balfour Declaration and Palestine mean for both Arabs and Jews,
  • to acknowledge that whilst a homeland for the Jewish people has been achieved, the promise to protect the rights of the Palestinian people has not been fulfilled,
  • and to urge effective action to promote justice, security and peace for Israelis and Palestinians.

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