Palestinian News Item
Fatah cartoon depicts Balfour Declaration, given by Britain, “one who has no ownership,” to Jew, “who has no right”
Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon - Nov. 2, 2016
Cartoon posted on Falestinona, the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon
Headline: “The Balfour Promise”
The cartoon shows two men standing under a light fixture labelled “The Balfour Promise.” The man on the right represents Britain and is passing a rolled piece of paper symbolizing the Balfour Declaration to the other. On his sleeve is written: “One who has no ownership.” The man on the left represents the Jews. He is dressed as an ultra-orthodox Jew and on his sleeve is written: “One who has no right.”
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” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.