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Palestinian Teachers Union coordinates with British counterpart to protest Balfour Declaration, a “historical mistake” for which UK should apologize
Amad, independent Palestinian news website - Feb. 13, 2017
 






Headline: "The Union of Palestinian Teachers is coordinating steps of protest with the National Union of Teachers in Britain against the celebrations of the Balfour Promise"
     "The [General] Union of Palestinian Teachers received a delegation of the National Union of Teachers in Britain as part of the joint activities between the unions. Secretary-General of the General Union of Palestinian Teachers Saed Erzekat, members of the General Secretariat, and the union staff were present at the delegation's reception, and a joint meeting of the two unions was held, after which a visit was made to the schools bordering the racist separation fence.
During the joint meeting, Erzekat talked about the matter of the Palestinian national curriculum, which the occupation is attempting to directly intervene in by forbidding the study of a number of books in Jerusalem. They also discussed the blatant attacks by the Israeli occupation against the teachers and students who are near the racist separation fence, and the suffering they experience on the way to their schools. They also discussed the political issue and talked about the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) and the objection activities against the invitation of the Israeli government by the British government to the celebrations of the [100th anniversary of] the Balfour Promise. It was agreed that protests will be held in London as a sign of objection to these celebrations, in light of the fact that they deepen the historical injustice from which the Palestinians are suffering as a result of this [Balfour] promise. It was also emphasized that the steps in London must be coordinated between the unions in order to press Britain to rescind this invitation and correct the historical mistake against the Palestinian people."

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.

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