In this overarching March 2014 inaugural lecture at the newly established Center for Palestine Studies at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, while reminiscing about the genesis and evolution of the new narrative on the 1948 war, provides fresh analyses of both the Balfour Declaration and UN Security Council Resolution 242. He also addresses such pressing Palestinian issues as the one-state/two-state debate, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), and the Hamas/Fatah relationship. He concludes by highlighting the potentially catastrophic nature of the disputes centering on Jerusalem's Muslim holy places and the threat to the Middle East posed by the policies of Benjamin Netanyahu, “the most dangerous political leader in the world today.”
Palestine and Palestine Studies: One Century after World War I and the Balfour Declaration
Walid Khalidi, a founder of the Institute for Palestine Studies and its general secretary, has taught at Oxford University, the American University of Beirut, and Harvard University. He is an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow.
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Walid Khalidi; Palestine and Palestine Studies: One Century after World War I and the Balfour Declaration. Journal of Palestine Studies 1 November 2014; 44 (1): 137–147. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jps.2014.44.1.137
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