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Balfour Declaration was created to "get rid of the Jewish problem in Europe" states PA daily

Excerpt of a column by Fathi Al-Bis, regular columnist for the official PA daily

 

Headline: “Balfour – the anniversary of the sinful promise”

 

“Tomorrow [Nov. 2, 2021] will be the anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) (Nov. 2, 1917), whose goal was to establish in Palestine a national home for ‘the Jewish people.’ In that period there were only believers of the Jewish religion who lived throughout the world (sic., the Jewish people have been documented in history for millennia, and genetic research has proven Jews share a common origin in Israel), but the Europeans wanted to get rid of the Jews and were convinced that the Zionist movement would serve them [the Europeans] and protect their interests. Thus they would kill two birds with one stone: They would get rid of the Jewish problem in Europe, and would ensure their colonialist interests in the Near East and Far East.

 

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 favor of partitioning Mandatory Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state in 1947. In response, Britain ended its mandate on May 15, 1948, and the Palestinian Jews, who accepted the Partition Plan, declared the independent State of Israel. The Palestinian Arabs rejected the plan and together with 7 Arab states attacked Israel, in what is now known as Israel's War of Independence.