After 6 decades of conflict, the situation in Israel and Palestine continues to be marked by occupation, fear, violence, poverty and the routine denial of human rights. How did we end up here? In the year that marks 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, 50 years since the start of Israel’s occupation and ten years since the start of Israel’s blockade of Gaza, come and find out not only how we got “here” but what “here” really looks like for people caught up in the situation.
Nigel Varndell is the Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Embrace the Middle East and has been involved in Israel and Palestine, in various capacities, for the last 17 years. He is rather fond of hummus.