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PA depicts a world without Israel
Denying Israel’s right to exist
Balfour declaration was a crime, whose purpose was to get Jews out of Europe
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Nov. 7, 2013
 






From an article by Adli Sadeq, PLO Ambassador to India and regular columnist for the official PA daily.
Headline: “The idea of legal proceedings against Britain”
     “A group of our patriotic young people from Fatah preempted our patriotic publicists (yours truly among them) in suggesting an original idea: filing a lawsuit against Britain, which gave Zionism the traitorous and ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., the Balfour Declaration.) … But societal forces… have the right to file a lawsuit because the Balfour Declaration laid the cornerstone for the Zionist enterprise in Palestine. This is the enterprise that brought ruin to Palestinian society, and replaced national independence on Palestinian soil with theft and ongoing suffering for our people…
Whoever follows the origins of the Balfour Promise knows that evil colonialist intentions were the compass guiding Lloyd George’s second government [sic] that appointed Arthur Balfour as Foreign Secretary…
In Lloyd George’s government it was natural that Arthur James Balfour be appointed Foreign Secretary, since he believed that the Zionist movement was an experienced and influential player in international politics capable of determining the outcome of important issues that [even] governments of major countries could not determine. He very much admired [Zionist leader] Chaim Weizmann. For Britain to save itself in the face of German might during World War I, the Lloyd George government pinned its hopes on the United States’ entering the war as part of the British alliance. Balfour believed that only Chaim Weizmann could convince American President Woodrow Wilson. The pay for Zionist service to the Lloyd George government… was its issuing a promise of “a national home” (for the Jews) in our land, Palestine. Palestine was most appropriate in the eyes of a racist and imperialist person who was afraid that the Jews would move to Britain itself in large numbers. He wanted them to be of service to Britain -- outside the old continent (Europe). Herein lays the foundation for the British crime against the Palestinian nation and its homeland. This is the crime that must continuously be brought before international political and legal forums, especially because Britain continues to support Israel, and refused to recognize our right to be a non-member state at the UN on 22% of our historic homeland!”

Note: 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 view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.

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