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 This Week In Palestine 
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, panelists Lawrence Davidson, Susan Akram, Thomas Suarez
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
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Today we offer another of our five shows devoted to covering the conference "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on November 11, 2017 at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. This conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of the so-called Balfour Declaration, a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by the openly racist and antisemitic Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. It's credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian land, without consulting Palestinians.

This time we are presenting the first of three panels, with the title "Balfour, Israel and Palestine." The three speakers and their subjects are as follows:

Lawrence Davidson (West Chester University)
Balfour and the Zionist Project

Susan Akram (Boston University School of Law)
Balfour and International Law

Thomas Suárez (Author, "State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel")
The Role of Terror in the State-Building Process

This panel was facilitated by Hilary Rantisi of the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. It was recorded by our associate, Noble Larson, with minor edits by Stan Robinson.
This Week In Palestine (a weekly 8am feature of Truth and Justice Radio (TJR)) is an award-winning 45-minute (or more) segment of news from Palestine and discussion of issues relevant to the Palestinians' struggle for freedom from Israel's brutal military occupation and colonization of their homeland. It speaks from the point of view of Palestinians and those who care about them. TJR is aired Sundays 6-10am ET on WZBC 90.3FM, Newton, MA, also streamed live and archived for two weeks at; TJR's modest website,, has a link to This Week In Palestine archives back thru 1-6-2008; editions are also accessible at or by navigating through our playlists. TJR sometimes airs Palestine coverage IN ADDITION to that provided by This Week In Palestine. We hope you'll write to us at if you rebroadcast our work, or have questions or comments.

 This Week In Palestine 7-29-2018 Download Program Podcast
Balfour, Israel and Palestine (first panel in the conference on Balfour Consequences)
00:53:00 English 2018-07-29
 Cambridge, MA
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