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Op-ed in official PA daily on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration: “the Jews didn’t need a homeland,” were used as “pawns of the colonialist capitalism in the Arab homeland”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "The 101st anniversary of the ominous [Balfour] Promise"

"One-hundred-and-one years have passed since the disaster, the promise of cursed British Foreign Secretary James Arthur Balfour (i.e., the Balfour Declaration), which was agreed upon by the heads of the Western wealth on the eve of its publication on Nov. 2, 1917, and particularly the US and Britain. The decision determined that 'a national homeland would be established for the Jews in historical Palestine, while the other minorities would receive civil and religious rights,' and hundreds of thousands of Jews – persecuted, oppressed, and denied political, cultural, and religious rights among the peoples of the capitalist West – were pressed to serve as pawns of the colonialist capitalism in the Arab homeland. This was in order to tear it apart, crush it, and steal its resources at the expense of the pan-national Arab revival project.

The West, represented at first by the British Mandate State, did not make do with providing the human, logistic, financial, economic, and legal needs in order to establish a 'national' homeland 'for the Jews,' but also opened wide the way for them to rule over a geographical area larger than the historical land of Palestine. This was despite [the fact that] the Jews didn’t need a homeland, but rather needed to be liberated from the inhuman, tyrannical, and oppressive laws and acts of the states and peoples with which they were nationally affiliated, and among whom they had lived throughout history and whose culture and language they had absorbed.
However, the leaders of the colonialist states and their political, economic, and financial elites wanted this and decided on the establishment of a 'national homeland' at the 1905-1907 Campbell-Bannerman Conference (PMW could find no reliable record of such a conference, and the minutes of the 1907 Imperial Conference led by former British Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman disprove the following claims –Ed.), and blew spirit into the evil Zionism to lead a new human holocaust against the Palestinian Arab people in particular, and against all of the Arabs in general."

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.

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