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Israel - Palestine: What next?

10 August 2017

A Day Conference to mark the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration

What's it got to do with me?
What can we do?

Speakers: Dr Mustafa Barghouti and Robert Cohen
Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2JH.
Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10am-4.30pm
Entrance £15 including Palestinian Buffet Lunch

The Balfour Declaration
"His Majesty’s Government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which my prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine."
Lord Balfour, British Foreign Secretary, 1917

The Day Conference
This day conference marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. It will highlight the rights of the Palestinians which still remain unfulfilled a century after Balfour. It does not call into question the legitimacy of the State of Israel, but seeks to increase awareness of the Palestinian plight, and the hundred years of suffering caused by the British Government’s failure to implement the final clause of Balfour’s declaration.

The Speakers
Dr Mustafa Barghouti
... is one of the foremost leaders of the non-violent struggle of Palestinians against the occupation. In the Palestinian presidential election of 2005 he polled 30% of the vote. Dr Barghouti founded the Palestinian Medical Relief Society which provides healthcare for marginalized Palestinians. It employs 360 professionals and 38,000 volunteers working in 490 Palestinian refugee camps and villages.

Robert Cohen
... is one of the leading Jewish dissident voices in Britain. His writing challenges mainstream attitudes on Israel/Palestine from a firmly Jewish perspective. His work is published in the UK by Jews for Justice for Palestinians. Robert describes his monthly blog ‘Micah’s Paradigm Shift’ as ‘Rescuing the Hebrew covenant one blog at a time’.

Rev Fadi Diab
... is Rector of St. Andrew’s Church, Ramallah and St. Peter’s Church, Birzeit in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Born and educated in the West Bank, Fr. Diab received his theological degree at the Near East School for Theology in Beirut, Lebanon in 1997. He was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem in 2001. He is founder of the Youth Connection for Peace Program, and is a member of the Palestinian-Israeli Theologians Forum.

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Organised by Cheltenham Churches