Winter Lecture – ‘The Establishment of Modern-Day Israel – 1860-1948’
Colonel A K Miller CBE
This talk explores the historical background to the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 which has led to the lasting legacy of conflict that exists in what the Jews term ‘Eretz Israel’ – the historical homeland of the Jews. He will take you through the origins and growing influence of the Zionist movement from the 1870s, the impact of General Allenby’s campaign in Palestine during the 1st World War, and the challenges faced by the British Mandatory Government until the creation of the State of Israel in May 1948. It will attempt to provide a balanced and unbiased perspective of the complexities of the situation and aims to leave listeners with a better understanding as to why resolution of this enduring conflict is so difficult to achieve.
A K was the Defence and Military Attaché in Israel from 2003-2007. Arriving in the middle of the 2nd Intifada (Palestinian uprising), he was closely engaged in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories of the West Bank and Gaza to help further the Middle East Peace Process, work that with some difficulty continues today. A regular visitor to the Holy Land since
returning to Scotland, he led a centenary battlefield tour of the Palestine Campaign in 2017 ‘In the Footsteps of Allenby’. He maintains a close interest in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has spoken extensively to variety of audiences across Scotland.
Timings –All talks will take place in The Colours’ Room located in The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum, Kings Old Building, Stirling Castle. Lectures will begin at 11.00am, last one hour with refreshments from 10.30am and after the event.
Tickets – Tickets are £12 each and will be available from three weeks before the event is due to take place. A further email with the link to buy tickets will be sent out and posted on the website www.argylls.co.uk .
Free entry to Stirling Castle is available as a concession for Argyll Museum ‘Guardians’, Regimental Association members, Historic Environment Scotland members, those in HM Forces, and Stirling Ancient Burgh residents. However, all need to book a gratis entrance ticket online at the Stirling Castle web site https://www.stirlingcastle.scot/visit/tickets/ beforehand. Otherwise the Castle admission fee will be charged.
Parking- If you wish to park on the Esplanade you will have to purchase a parking ticket. Free parking may be available on Ballengeich Pass/Upper Castlehill Road.
Further Information- If you require further information, please email Andy Hay at email@example.com