by Rashid Khalidi

Renowned scholar and historian Professor Khalidi draws on primary sources to give an intensely personal account of a century of conflict in Palestine.

This is not a happy story. The Balfour Declaration of 1917 promised the Jews a homeland where the Palestinians already lived. The 1917 capture of Jerusalem by British forces and the formalisation of British colonial power over what became Mandatory Palestine under the terms of the treaty of Versailles. Despite constant bloodshed and uprisings, that impossible arrangement continued until 1948 when it was ended by what Israelis call the War of Independence and the Palestinians the Nakba, or Tragedy. Worse was to follow with conclusion of the Six Day War in 1967 and Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, previously respectively under Jordanian and Egyptian rule. Since then, the Palestinian story has been one of occupation and resistance.

Interview with the Author

Intelligence Squared
A Century of Conflict, with Rashid Khalidi and Jonathan Freedland
3/24/20        66 min

Tel Aviv Review
My People, Our History
6/8/20        43 min

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Episode 3: Rashid Khalidi, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine
5/4/21          46 min

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