Fatah cartoon shows anti-Semitic depiction of a Jew receiving the Balfour Declaration as a check with map of "Palestine" on it
Cartoon posted on Falestinona, the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon
Headline: “‘The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)’ – The greatest crime known to humanity, and its consequences and effects still exist after 100 years”
Text on check: “1917
To: The Zionist Organization
Amount: The land of Palestine
Signed: Arthur Balfour”
The cartoon shows former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour shaking hands with an ultra-Orthodox Jew with a big nose and a Star of David on his hat, who is wearing army pants and boots. Balfour is handing the Jew a large check with the British flag on it and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with the Gaza Strip and West Bank outlined.
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.