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PA Security Forces spokesman: Britain must “apologize” for the “ominous” Balfour Declaration


Text posted on the Facebook page of official spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri


Posted text: “Government of Britain, the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) is not something to celebrate, but rather to apologize for!
Your apology is a moral, legal, and humanitarian duty.”

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.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.