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David Cronin at ‘Palestine, Britain and the Balfour Declaration’ conference

Panel/Topic: Britain’s role - from Balfour to BDS

March 27, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Address by David Cronin at MEMO’s Palestine, ‘Britain and the Balfour Declaration‘ conference held in London on October 7, 2017.

David Cronin is an Irish journalist and political activist. His latest book is Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel(Pluto, 2017). His earlier books are Europe’s Alliance With Israel: Aiding the Occupation (Pluto, 2011) and Corporate Europe: How Big Business Sets Policies on Food, Climate and War (Pluto, 2013). He is a contributing editor with The Electronic Intifada and has written for a wide variety of publications.

Britain’s role – from Balfour to BDS

This final session examines Britain’s role specifically, from the Declaration and Mandate period, contemporary foreign policy positions and the extent to which pro- Israel advocacy groups shape policy, and interact with Britain’s perceived priorities.