18/09/2017 - 22/09/2017
Public Meeting and Book Launch
Balfour’s Shadow- A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel by David Cronin
Britain’s support for the Zionist project is arguably far more tangible today than it was 100 years ago.
When Arthur James Balfour issued his 1917 promise to support the establishment of a ‘Jewish national home’ in Palestine, there was much uncertainty about what would happen next.
In 2017, however, the consequences of the Zionist project are well known. Israel has been established as a state following the mass expulsion of the indigenous Palestinians. Those Palestinians who remained within the new state face systematic discrimination. A brutal military occupation persisted in the West Bank and Gaza for five decades.
Having sponsored the Zionist project in its formative period, Britain now gives considerable assistance to Israel. During this tour, David Cronin will trace how Britain has gone from giving declaratory backing to the Zionist movement to becoming actively complicit in Israel’s crimes.
Author and journalist David Cronin will be presenting his new book Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel , reviewed by Robert Fisk in the independent.
This meeting is part of a tour organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign – Northern Branches with meetings in Halifax, Newcastle, Sheffield and York as well as Manchester (Book Launch Tour leaflet).
David Cronin is a contributing editor with The Electronic Intifada, a website focused on Palestine. His new book is Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel (Pluto, 2017). His previous books include Europe’s Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation (Pluto 2010)
HALIFAX – MON 18TH SEPT AT 7:00PM
Orange Box Youth Centre, 1 Blackledge,
YORK – TUE 19TH SEPT AT 7:30PM
Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York,
SHEFFIELD -WED 20TH SEPT AT 7:30PM
Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ St,
Sheffield S1 2EW
MANCHESTER -THU 21ST SEPT AT 7:00PM
Friends Meeting House, Mount St,
Manchester M2 5NS
NEWCASTLE – FRI 22ND SEPT
Contact Newcastle PSC for details contact