Foreign Ministry director visits United Arab Emirates' capital to finalize opening of mission, officially accredited to renewable energy agency IRENA, after years of discussions.05:57 27.11.15 | 8 comments
' They [the British] had long since abandoned their commitment to establishing a Jewish national home.' Well, the Balfour declaration wasn't a commitment -- least of all a commitment to establish an independent Jewish state in Palestine. It was a statement that they viewed the founding of a 'national home' 'with favor.' I may view you doing well in the stock market 'with favor.' Such an expression hardly commits me to anything. In any case, according to the British, by 1924 a 'national home' had come about. There was a Jewish community in Palestine with its own schools, newspapers, economic infrastructure, and sense of identity. Mission accomplished, as they say.