Updated on 10th Jan. 2013 - An international conference looking at Britain’s legacy in Palestine is being organized by The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC).

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.


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:

Opening Session:

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

Session 3: Reversing Britain’s Legacy

Session 4: Significance of Mau Mau to Palestine

Confirmed Speakers:

The memorial week will include a number of events across different universities in the UK, including the University of Greenwich, Imperial College, Kings College and Brunel University. A film screening highlighting the plight of Palestinian Refugees from Iraq titled, “Displaced in Diaspora” will be shown on 25 January 2013 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM in the presence of film critics and representatives of Aljazeera News Network.

Venue for the screening is: Hend House, 233 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8EH


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