This Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a British pledge that many feel paved the way for the creation of the state of Israel. To this day, that declaration remains hugely divisive - it’s seen as a betrayal by Palestinians, but celebrated by Israel. Protests took place in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem as thousands of Palestinians called on the British government to apologise.
Produced by Charles WENTE, Ivana SCATOLA, Rochelle FERGUSON BOUYAHI
Director, Council for Arab-British Understanding
Director General, Royal Institute of International Relations, Egmont