Skyscraper title "Balfour in the Dock" wins MEMO Palestine Book Prize
At an awards ceremony in London on November 16th, Colin Andersen's book Balfour in the Dock, was awarded joint first prize in the MEMO Palestine Book Prize academic books category. It describes how decades of deception by the British government, starting with Arthur Balfour and his 'declaration', betrayed the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine. The story is told through the biography of a writer, J.M.N. Jeffries who uncovered the betrayal through interviews and research in the 1920s and 1930s, published the results in a book called Palestine: The Reality, and then saw the story suppressed or ignored, while the Zionists who had the ear of British politicians, persuaded successive governments to help them turn majority Arab Palestine into a Jewish state.
At the MEMO awards ceremony, the judges also praised the reprint of Palestine: The Reality, another Skyscraper book, as well as commending Colin Andersen, an Australian writer who had spent years researching the life and work of Jeffries and the original reception of his book.
MEMO is the Middle East Monitor, a not-for-profit press monitoring organisation.
NEW TITLE PRODUCED IN ONE MONTH – "THE ANTISEMITISM WARS"
"Someone had to do it," says author and publisher, Karl Sabbagh, "and we had the expertise and access that enabled us to start work at the beginning of September 2018 and bring the book out in November."
The Antisemitism Wars is an account of the story the media missed – the real reasons behind the sudden wave of accusations of antisemitism against the Labour Party in the summer of 2018.