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Palestine Expo: 8-9 July 2017 at Queen Elizabeth Centre: London

Press Release: Palestine Expo

We are pleased to announce the Department of Community of Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed Palestine Expo can take place at the Queen Elizabeth Centre on 8-9 July.

We thank all our supporters for their assistance and look forward to welcoming you at the Queen Elizabeth Centre.

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Palestine Expo: the biggest social, cultural and entertainment event on Palestine to ever take place in Europe. In a year of immense significance for Palestine, we are pleased to announce, Palestine Expo 2017: #GenerationPalestine.

Palestine Expo: the biggest social, cultural and entertainment event on Palestine to ever take place in Europe. In a year of immense significance for Palestine, we are pleased to announce, Palestine Expo 2017: #GenerationPalestine.


8th & 9th July 2017


Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London.


8th & 9th July 2017


Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London.

2017 represents:

100 years of the Balfour Declaration

50 years of Israel’s occupation

10 years of the siege on Gaza

One hundred years of the Balfour Declaration

In 1917 James Balfour, British Foreign Secretary wrote a letter to Lord Rothschild. In this letter he promised a national home for the Jewish people, on the land owned by Palestinians.

This promise by the British to a land they did not own to a people that did not inhabit it, robbed the Palestinians of their possessions, creating 750,000 Palestinian refugees.

Fifty Years of Occupation

2017 represents 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. In 1967, Israel tripled the area it occupied by illegally annexing East Jerusalem and the West Bank by military force. Further, Israel created 350,000 Palestinian refugees, some Palestinians having to move for the second time.

Ten Years of Siege on Gaza

The Israeli blockade of Gaza, and attacks in 2008, 2012 and 2014 have compounded the suffering of the people in a beleaguered strip. People of Gaza are unable to travel freely and are restricted to import essential materials for schools, building houses, hospitals and daily needs. Over 96% of water in Gaza is now unfit for human consumption, and electricity shortages occur daily. Diseases and malnutrition are rife, and according to the UN, by 2020 Gaza may become uninhabitable.

It is the combination of these tragic episodes for the Palestinians that we are marking. This is the time to unite and be a part of the movement to end their suffering. Palestine Expo will be the major platform pushing to end the oppression of the Palestinian people.

We hope you will join us at this very important event and unite in bringing justice and peace in the Holy Land.


What to expect:

We are pleased to host a range of acclaimed speakers from the fields of social activism, academia and human rights. Influential speakers will inspire visitors to action with engaging panel discussions.

John Pilger

International speakers

Speakers include:

He has won an Emmy and a BAFTA for his documentaries, which have also won numerous US and European awards, such as the Royal Television Society’s Best Documentary.

His articles appear worldwide in newspapers such as the Guardian, the Independent, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Mail & Guardian (South Africa), Aftonbladet (Sweden), Il Manifesto (Italy). He writes a regular column for the New Statesman, London. In 2001, he curated a major exhibition at the London Barbican, Reporting the World: John Pilger’s Eyewitness Photographers, a tribute to the great black-and-white photographers he has worked alongside. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigious Sophie Prize for ‘30 years of exposing injustice and promoting human rights.’ In 2009, he was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.

Farah Nabulsi

Farah is the daughter of Palestinians living in diaspora, who — unlike the millions that continue to remain stateless in refugee camps — were fortunate enough to make a home in 1970’s Britain. As a Palestinian in diaspora, Farah always thought she understood the injustices suffered by her people. But seeing it first-hand during a visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories changed her in a

deep and overwhelming way. As a result of this journey she founded a media production company, Native Liberty, with the aim of having art help others ‘see and feel what the Palestinians experi- ence.’Farah will be screening her film live at Palestine Expo.

Miko Peled

Miko Peled is a writer and activist born and raised in Jerusalem. Driven by a personal family tragedy to explore Palestine, its people and their narrative he has written a book about his journey called “The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.”

The book covers the work in which Peled’s family has been involved since his grandparents immigrated to Palestine in the early 20th century, describing their work and their life in detail. Peled’s maternal grandfather was a signer on the Israeli Declaration of Independence; his father was a General in the Israeli army; in the 1970’s his father pioneered the Israeli Palestinian dialogue and eventually met with Yasser Arafat.

Shadia Mansour

Know as the ‘First Lady of Arabic hip-hop’, Shadia was born in London to Palestinian parents from Haifa and Nazareth. With classical Arabic music influences around her, she began performing at a young age. Some of her performances included appearances at protests and rallies, meaning her in- volvement as an activist started early. She began rapping in 2003, and her lyrics have been critical of the occupation as well as of Israel’s attacks during the Gaza war. @PalestineExpo @PalestineExpo @PalestineExpo


Ben White is an analyst, journalist, and author. His articles have been published by the likes of Al Jazeera, The Guardian’s Comment is free, The Independent online, Middle East Monitor, Middle East Eye, Newsweek Middle East, and others. He has appeared as a guest expert on Al Jazeera English, TRT World, and the Islam Channel, as well as LBC, BBC World Service, and ABC (Austral- ia). Ben is the author of three books: ‘Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide’, ‘Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy’, and ‘The 2014 Gaza War: 21 Questions & Answers’.

Mariam Barghouti

Mariam is a Palestinian – American writer based in Ramallah. Her writing has been published in a number of international publications including: the International Business Times, the New York Times, Al-Jazeera and others. Maryam has faced a number of challenges living under occupation and has documented these injustices that she and all Palestinians face daily.

Emad Burnat

Born in 1972 in Palestine, Emad gained acclaim for his documentary film making about his life in the West Bank village of Bil’in. Most notably he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, making him the first ever Palestinian to be nominated for the award for his film ‘5 Broken Cameras.’ Palestine Expo are pleased to announce that we will be screening and discussing his film at the event.

Ilan Pappe

Professor Ilan Pappe is the Director of the European Center for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter.

He has written 20 books on Palestine. His most famous being, ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine’ published in 2007. His most recent books are ‘Israel and South Africa: the Many faces of Apartheid’ and ‘The Idea of Israel’. His forthcoming books are ‘The Ten Myths of Israel’ and ‘The Biggest Prison on Earth: the history of the Israeli occupation’.

Malia Bouattia

Maila is the outgoing President of the NUS (National Union of Students) and was the first Muslim woman of colour to represent the student movement. In her year in the role she consistently stood firm on her position on Palestinian rights, most notably giving an emotional exit speech recently in which she chanted “Free Palestine!” She will be spending her last days as President campaigning for the general election.