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Pinner Synema : Whose Land?

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

Pinner SYNEMA is delighted to invite you to the North West London premiere of “Whose Land” a project in conjunction with B’nai B’rith UK, London Bureau of International Affairs and the Pinner Israel Committee. This documentary examines the Jewish presence in Jerusalem from antiquity, the Ottoman rule in Palestine and the Balfour Declaration. The film is narrated by Col. Richard Kemp, who, together with a group of highly qualified historians and international lawyers examines the conflicting claims of the Palestinians and the Israelis through the eyes of verifiable history and international law.

A century after the Balfour Declaration of November 1917, the argument over the land, then known as Palestine, rages on. Politicians, clerics and school teachers living in the Gaza strip, the West Bank and the Old City of Jerusalem teach their children that the Balfour Declaration was illegal, and that the whole of the land now known as Israel in fact belongs to the Arab people who are today known as the Palestinians. The Palestinian claim goes on to assert that the Jewish people have no historic connection with Jerusalem and that the Jewish presence there is illegal. Moreover, this claim is now becoming widely accepted among many in the Western world. So, what historic and legal claim do the Palestinian Arabs have over Jerusalem and the Land of Israel? Do the Jewish people have historic and legal rights? If so, when and where did they originate?

The film’s Producer Hugh Kitson and Associate Producer Robin Benson will be present to discuss questions after the screening. This promises to be an interesting and stimulating evening on a subject close to our hearts.

Synema Snacks included

Tickets are £6