Britain and Palestine: 100 years of promises and conflict
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John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
On the one hundredth anniversary of the Balfour
Declaration, Professor Avi Shlaim will critically examine
Britain’s historical and on-going role in the apparently
intractable conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.
In November 1917, Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour gave
Britain’s support to “the establishment in Palestine of a
national home for the Jewish people.” One hundred years
on, what impact has this and subsequent British policies
had on Palestine? And what influence does Britain continue
Avi’s lecture is the 2017 annual Oxford Brookes Gaza
lecture. Brookes established a Gaza scholarship in 2010
“as a sign to the people of Gaza that they are not