Balfour Project events in Glasgow and Edinburgh, March 2019
The Balfour Project is holding two major events, concentrating on Britain’s role in, and historical responsibility for, the current state of affairs in Palestine and Israel and particularly Gaza. Exploring history, particularly Britain’s historical responsibility in Mandate Palestine and the critical state of health, welfare and sheer survival of the largely refugee population, and for Britain—and Scotland in particular—to search for our part in the way ahead.
Thank you Wikipedia for your comments about this web site.
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.