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Dr Peter Shambrook at ‘Palestine, Britain and the Balfour Declaration’ conference

Panel/Topic: Understanding the Balfour Declaration 100 years on

March 27, 2018 at 11:54 am

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

Educated at the universities of East Anglia and Cambridge, Dr Peter Shambrook holds a PhD in Modern Middle Eastern history. He served as the Programme Director of British-Arab Exchanges (1974-1987) and authored French Imperialism in Syria, 1927-1936. His current research is focused on British government policy regarding the McMahon-Hussein Correspondence and he is a Historical Consultant to The Balfour Project.

Understanding the Balfour Declaration 100 years on

This opening session addresses the origins of the Balfour Declaration, featuring historical insights and research into Britain’s motivations and how the Zionist movement successfully persuaded British officials to issue the Declaration.