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    • Colin Wright
    • 04.09.09 | 10:55 (IDT)

    ' 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.

    from the article: An Open Letter to Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    First published 03:09 04.09.09 | Last updated 10:19 04.09.09
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