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Palestinian cartoon claims that normalization of Israel enforces the Balfour Declaration

Cartoon posted on the  Aqlani Facebook page



Posted text: “If the truth did not triumph, the lie will not triumph [either]”


The cartoon shows one Arab man labeled "The normalizers" trying to hammer a screw labeled "The Balfour Promise" into the ground, while a second Arab man attempts to pull it out, with Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock visible in the background.


Text on cartoon: “The anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)”

Text next to Arab men: “The normalizers [with Israel]”

Text next to screw: “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.