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Tragedy in Gaza, Britain's legacy, Scotland's role.

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Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre

32 George Square

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EH8 9LH

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Gaza, an integral part of Palestine, is home to two million Palestinians, living in intolerable conditions. By 2020, according to the UN, Gaza will be uninhabitable. We British have a historical responsibility for Palestine, and a duty to advance human rights for all in Israel and Palestine. How do we do it? What is Scotland’s role?

Panellists include:

Jamie McGoldrick UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Palestine

Dr Philippa Whitford MP Breast Cancer Surgeon; Patron of Balfour Project

Professor Graham Watt, Emeritus Professor, University of Glasgow; Trustee Medical Aid for Palestinians

Dr Imad Karam Gazan film-maker

Rev Iain Cunningham Church of Scotland

Ilan Baruch Israeli Ambassador to South Africa (retired)

Dr Anthony Gorman Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh

Tommy Sheppard MP

Christine Jardine MP

Sandra White MSP

Sir Vincent Fean British Consul-General, Jerusalem 2010-14

Andrew Whitley former Regional Director, UNRWA

John McHugo historian, international lawyer and author specialising in the Middle East

Professor Yossi Mekelberg Regent’s University, London, and Chatham House

The conference will explore the Gaza crisis, Britain's responsibility and the way ahead.

It will be organised in three panels with short presentations and around 50% of the time for audience participation.

  • Gaza’s history, Britain’s role

  • Life in Gaza today

  • What Britain can do. What Scotland can do


Registration will open at 12.00 noon.

In the foyer there will be an exhibition on ‘Britain’s historical role in Palestine, a photographic timeline’.

At 12.30 there will be a showing of a short film , ‘Britain in Palestine 1917-1948’


This seminar is in collaboration with Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh


For pdf fliers of both this and our Glasgow event go to www.balfourproject.org

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