Sunday, 12 November
Cross Street Unitarian Chapel
Marking 100 years of the Balfour Declaration, we present an important discussion on the British role in the creation of Israel, with guest speakers Palestinian activist Saed Assaf and FRFI writer Bob Shepherd.
The Balfour Declaration was made in Manchester. Chaim Weizman, the first Israeli head of state, was based at The University of Manchester – which is now celebrating the anniversary of this colonialist act. But why did British Tory and Labour politicians and business leaders like Marks & Spencer throw their weight behind Zionism? How did Palestinians respond to occupation? And, despite 100 years of colonial racism and war, why do the Palestinians remain undefeated in their struggle for justice?
Join us in debating the issues, as part of a weekend of action and solidarity against the Balfour Declaration. (See also Picket for Palestine: smash the Balfour Declaration! on 11 November)
Accessible building, all anti-racists welcome.