An international conference looking at Britain’s legacy in Palestine is being organized by The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC).And this is the picture they use to illustrate their conference:
It will coincide with the fourth Palestine Memorial Week, from 19th-25th Jan 2013, and be the formal launching pad for International Balfour Campaign, which is a five year initiative by the PRC to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration in 2017.
The Balfour campaign intends to raise greater awareness of Britain’s failed policy in Palestine and its devastating consequences. Thousands of Palestinians who suffered under British administration are still alive and many millions continue to endure terrible human rights abuse as a result of Britain’s failed policy in the region.
These two security persons, a British soldier and a TransJordanian soldier, colluded to engage in a subversion, orchestrated by local British mandate officials, of the international decision to reconstitute a Jewish national home anywhere in Palestine and contributed to the ethnic cleansing of Jews from their centuries-old homes.
The conference, Britain’s Legacy in Palestine, is scheduled for Saturday 19 January 2013, from 9:30am to 17:00 PM at Friends House, 173 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ.
The following sessions and speakers are confirmed:
The conference will be inaugurated by Prof Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, Mohamad al Hamid of PRC and a number of MPs.
Session 1: Roots of the Balfour Declaration
Session 2: Legacy of the Balfour Declaration
- The Theological and Ideological Roots of the Belfour [sic] Declaration (Rev Dr Steven Sizer)
- British Policy in Palestine (Dr Ghada Karmi)
Session 3: Reversing Britain’s Legacy
- Reversing the Political Zionist interpretation of Britain’s Colonial Legacy In Palestine (Uri Davies)
- America carrying the Baton of colonization from Britain (Alison Weir)
Session 4: Significance of Mau Mau to Palestine
- Palestinians in the diaspora, why they must become engaged? (Alan Hart)
- Saying Sorry, Why it Matters (John Bond)
- Implications of the Mau Mau case for Palestinians (Martin Linton)
- The Legal framework of the Mau Mau Case, how Palestinians can utile [sic] this legal precedent. (Sabbah Al Mukhtar)