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    • sam i am
    • 21.01.10 | 14:02 (IST)

    What about the Balfour declaration which promised the Jews a homeland in Palestine? The Balfour declaration was made 1917. It was a decision made by a European power about non-European territory. It promised the Jews a homeland in Palestine on the condition that ?nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of the existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine As to how well the British kept this promise, Lord Balfour himself writes in 1919: ?The contradiction between the letter of the Covenant and the policy of the Allies is even more flagrant in the case of the independent nation of Palestine (yes it was recognized even then!) than in that of the independent nation of Syria. For in Palestine we do not propose even to go through the form of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants of the country, though the American [King-Crane] Commission has been going through the form of asking what they are. The four great powers are committed to Zionism and Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long tradition, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land.?

    from the article: Netanyahu: Migrant workers risk Israel's Jewish character
    First published 12:25 21.01.10 | Last updated 14:54 21.01.10
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