The BRITISH LEGACY in Palestine: Balfour and beyond

  • November 2, 2017
    12:00 am - 5:00 pm

The BRITISH LEGACY in Palestine: Balfour and Beyond

Half-day conference & roundtable discussions

at The Palestinian National Theatre – Hakawati, Jerusalem


Keynote: Britain and Palestine: From Balfour to May

Avi Shlaim (Oxford University, UK)

Roundtable 1: The Balfour Declaration: What Was Meant and How to Interpret It 

Rema Hammami (Birzeit University, Palestine)

Steven Wagner (Brunel University, UK)

Salim Tamari (Institute for Palestine Studies, Palestine)

Roberto Mazza (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Roundtable 2: The Historical Legacy of the Balfour Declaration

Raja Shehadeh (independent writer, Palestine)

Rana Barakat (Birzeit University, Palestine)

Jacob Norris (Sussex University, UK)

Lauren Banko (Manchester University, UK)

This event will be photographed and possibility live streamed, if you have any issues with this, please let us know.



Venue Phone: 02-6280957

Venue Website:

4 Abu Obiedah Ibn Al Jarah Street, Jerusalem

The Palestinian National Theatre or El-Hakawati Theatre is next to the American Colony Hotel.



  1. Due to High Demand – We are looking to move this event to a bigger venue.. watch this space for more further details.

  2. To mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration and 50 years of the Occupation of the West Bank, Jerusalem, Gaza and the Golan Heights UK human rights organisation Amos Trust have organised Just Walk to Jerusalem. This 3,300 km walk set off from London on June 10th and concludes in Jerusalem on November 2nd, the Balfour Centenary.
    The walk has been organised as an act of Solidarity with Palestinians whose freedom has been denied, and with peacemakers on the long road to peace and justice; as an act of penance for failing in our responsibility to Palestinians, and in hope that one day all people who call the Holy Land home will live in peace as neighbours with full equal rights. The walk will conclude on the 2nd at 5:00pm at St George’s Cathedral with a service of penance and renewed commitment. We hope that some of our walkers may be able to join the conference, and we would like to invite all of those at the Conference to welcome the walkers as St Georges at 5:00pm.

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