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Palestine, Britain & the Balfour Declaration 100 years on

MEMO will be live blogging from 09:30am BST, on Saturday 7th October
Palestine, Britain & the Balfour Declaration 100 years on
Palestine, Britain & the Balfour Declaration 100 years on

Middle East Monitor is marking 100 years since the signing of the Balfour Declaration in a day-long conference with notable academics, journalists and political activists.

The event, which is split into three panel discussions, will cover how the Balfour Declaration came to existence, Britain’s role in the Zionist project and continued oppression of Palestinians and the occupation’s violations. The guest panels will discuss the impact the ever increasing illegal settlements are having on the conflict and how the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is helping to tackle them.

The live blog will begin from 9.30am BST on from Saturday 7th October 2017

 

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  • Ray Reyna

    It is great to discuss the tragedy that the Belfour Declaration brought upon the Arab world, specifically on the Palestinians, but more needs to be done. World organizations of a truly democratic nature, need to apply financial and political pressure on those countries that support Israel with financial and military hardware, especially on the United States. The occupation of Palestine won’t end until the nations of the world hit hard on Israel with economic sanctions and isolate her all fronts from the world community. This is not anti-Semitism, this is the same thing done to South Africa to end Apartheid. This is justice for the Palestinian people .

    • peepsqueek

      How many Islamic Countries are you boycotting today for institutional apartheid, sectarian apartheid, religious apartheid, gender apartheid, totalitarian governments, etc. You are singling out Israel in a sea of Islamic Countries with abysmal human rights records.

      • Ray Reyna

        Any country regardless of its religious and political affiliation that totally disregards the civil and human rights of others, should and must be pressured by the international community with economy sanctions until that country stops the horrific treatment of its people or of its neighbors. Not saying or doing anything against a country that systematically abuses a people, makes us complicit with their actions, even more so, if we are Christians.

        • peepsqueek

          No one criticizes American leadership more than Americans, and no one criticizes Israeli leadership more than Israelis. No Country is free of injustice. Again, if we are talking about the Middle East and North Africa, Israel should be on the bottom of the list of systematic injustices, religious apartheid, gender apartheid, and human rights abuses.