Key community leaders will address a pro-Israel conference for grassroots activists ahead of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.

The event has been organised to mark 100 years since a historic 67-word letter was sent from the then-foreign secretary Lord Balfour to the second Lord Rothschild, signalling British support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

The conference will cover history of the declaration, its implications for modern Israel, and campaign skills to defend the Jewish State against those who seek to delegitimise it.

Planned for 25 June, the event features speakers including a senior Israeli diplomat, Yossi Kuperwasser, ex chief of the research division in IDF Military Intelligence, Lord Turnberg of pro-Israel advocacy group StandWithUs UK, and figures from the Jewish community in the UK.

Breakout sessions will feature topics including the portrayal of the declaration in the media, ensuring Israel’s legitimacy on campus, and online.

Community organisations taking part, include organisers, We Believe in Israel, CEOs of the Jewish Leadership Council and Board of Deputies, in addition to participants from BICOM, UK Lawyers For Israel, the Union of Jewish Students, Israel Britain Alliance, the Zionist Federation and more.

Tickets for the conference are £10 for adults and £5 for students, and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/balfour-centenary-activist-conference-tickets-34715234200#tickets