UKLFI Charitable Trust

San Remo Centenary Celebration on 26 April 2020 now POSTPONED

UKLFI Charitable Trust was organising a celebration of the The San Remo Centenary  on Sunday 26 April 2020 from 3.30pm to 9pm in North West London.  This has now been postponed due to the Coronovirus Pandemic and will be re-staged at a later date. 

The San Remo Conference, from 19 to 26 April 1920, was an even more important step in the creation of the modern State of Israel than the Balfour Declaration. At this conference the Allied powers agreed on the future of the Middle East territories liberated from the Turkish Empire. The vast majority was assigned for the creation of new Arab States under British or French mandates, but Palestine was allocated for the reconstitution of the Jewish National Home, under a British Mandate. The agreement transformed the policy expressed in the Balfour Declaration from a unilateral aspiration of the British Government into a binding international agreement.

Leading speakers will discuss the historical background to the San Remo Conference, the legal effects of irs resolutions and the relevance of these decisions to Israel and the Middle East today.

The conference will be chaired by Baroness Ruth Deech. The speakers will include:

  • Professor Eugene Kontorovich, Professor at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia School of Law, specializing in constitutional and international law and Director of the Kohelet Institute

  • Dr James Vaughan, lecturer in International History at Aberystwyth University and specialist in the history of British and American diplomatic policy towards the Middle East

  • Natasha Hausdorff, barrister and specialist in Public International Law

  • Professor Alan Dershowitz, renowned American lawyer, by video.

Love Never Fails, a coalition of Christian Groups, has produced a background document about San Remo HERE

More information and archive footage about San Remo can be found on the Israel Forever web page on:   WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW SAN REMO