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PA teaches children to delegitimize Israel and say "no to the Balfour Declaration"

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Ministry of Education



Posted text: “#The_wretched_Balfour_Promise (i.e., Declaration)”


The image shows student participating in activities against the Balfour Declaration on its 104th anniversary.

Text on image: “The [PA] Ministry of Education

The schools in Palestine are marking the anniversary of the wretched Balfour Promise with directed activities while persisting in conscious adherence.


No to the Balfour Promise”



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.