Bernard Regan served for twenty five years on the National Executive of the National Union of Teachers. He has been publicly campaigning since 1982 in support of the rights of the Palestinian people to self determination, for much of that time as an executive member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. He was the principal author of the groundbreaking resolution adopted in 2006 by the Trade Union Congress in support of Palestinian rights. He gained his PhD in 2016 studying with the Palestinian historian Professor Nur Masalha. He has contributed to journals including the Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies.
Most have heard of the Balfour Declaration, without fully appreciating its history and consequences. With this meticulous and insightful study, we have a fascinating and timely guide to British colonial policy in Palestine, and its devastating impacts for the Palestinian people to this day. --Karma Nabulsi, Oxford University In this major account of the Balfour Declaration, Bernard Regan's timely book sheds light on the most powerful symbol of the official British-Zionist alliance over the last century. It deserves to be widely read by those yearning for truth and reconciliation in the Middle East. --Professor Nur Masalha, SOAS, University of London This is a meticulously researched account of the background and aftermath of a transaction that launched in 1917 a malignant conflict that has poisoned the Near East and the wider international arena ever since. Bernard Regan places the Balfour Declaration in its proper context ... It is compelling essential reading to anyone who wishes to understand the roots of one of our world's most dangerous potential explosion spots. --Moshï¿½ Machover, author of Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution An insightful overview of the troubled history ... It should become a standard university text for those studying this history. --Middle East Monitor