Palestinian News Item
Fatah Facebook condemns Balfour Declaration that promised establishment of Jewish national home
Official Fatah Facebook page - Nov. 2, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
“The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration): A promise of one who has no ownership to one who has no right (the text of the Balfour Declaration follows –Ed.)”
The image shows former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour with Arab refugees seen in the background.
Text on image
: “The Balfour Promise
Nov. 2, 1917
A promise of one who has no ownership to one who has no right”
he 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.