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Britain and the Palestine Mandate

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Department of International History public lecture

Date: Wednesday 4 March 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Norman Rose
Chair: Professor David Stevenson

A review of British policies in Palestine in particular and the Middle East in general with special emphasis on the inter-war and post-war periods. For the Jews, this critical period led to the establishment of the state of Israel, for the Palestinians, to their 'Nakba' (Catastrophe), and for the British, a humiliating retreat from their imperial standing.

Norman Rose is a graduate of the LSE and now holds the Chair of International Relations at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. A distinguished historian and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he is also the author of much acclaimed biographies of Winston Churchill, Chaim Weitzman and Harold Nicholson, as well as a study of the Cliveden Set. His new book A Senseless Squalid War': Voices from Palestine 1945-1948 is published by the Bodley Head in March 2009.

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