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Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences

November 2017


November 2 is the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which committed Great Britain to the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine without consulting the indigenous population.

The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine and The Trans Arab Research Institute are organizing an all-day conference in Cambridge, MA to mark the centenary. The conference will explore the consequences of this British commitment, and how we in the US can push for a just resolution of a century-old conflict with equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians.

The conference is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation at the door of $10 (or more if possible); lunch $5.

Co-sponsors (list in formation), AFSC Peace & Economic Security Program, Alliance for a Secular & Democratic South Asia, Arabic Hour, Andala Coffee House, Arlington Street Church Social Action Committee, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Boston University SJP, Cambridge to Bethlehem People to People Project, Faculty & Staff for Justice in Palestine, First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain, Friends of Mada al-Carmel, Friends of Sabeel – New England, Grassroots International, Jewish Voice for Peace – Boston, Harvard Law School Justice for Palestine, Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine, Massachusetts Peace Action, Middle East Education Group at First Parish in Cambridge, National Lawyers Guild-MA, Palestine Caucus at Harvard Kennedy School, Palestinian House of New England, North Shore Coalition for Peace & Justice, The City School, Tree of Life Educational Fund, UMass Amherst SJP, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East – MA chapter, Unitarian Universalist MA Action Network, United for Justice with Peace, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment, Western Massachusetts CodePink, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, Young Abolitionists.

If you have a question about the conference or need more information, you can email the organizers at Learn more about the conference.

We hope to see you there!

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