Balfour Declaration

Israel and Palestine: why Britain matters

Summary: Britain bears a significant responsibility for the Palestine-Israel conflict but successive governments have chosen to ignore that responsibility while giving strong support to Israel. A distinguished Arabist and retired British diplomat argues that has to change and the first step is to recognise the state of Palestine.

Israel and Palestine: why Britain matters

Summary: Britain bears a significant responsibility for the Palestine-Israel conflict but successive governments have chosen to ignore that responsibility while giving strong support to Israel. A distinguished Arabist and retired British diplomat argues that has to change and the first step is to recognise the state of Palestine.

Justice for Palestinians

Summary: the death of an elderly Palestinian-American at the hands of the IDF raises yet again the imperative of the fight for justice in Palestine; a transcript of our 31 December podcast with the Conservative MP for Reigate Crispin Blunt who launched the International Centre of Justice for Palestinians (ICJP) in 2021. 

Boundaries in the Arab world and their remarkable durability

Summary: the boundaries of Arab states, mainly drawn by colonial powers, have shown remarkable durability. In some instances, these boundaries have been challenged but such challenges have generally failed to change the map of the region.

Israel / UK: a turbulent but surprisingly successful relationship

Summary: Israel and the UK have been through some troubled times over the last 70 years. The two governments hold very different positions on peace with the Palestinians. Despite this, bilateral trade and scientific cooperation are flourishing.  

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