'ACTUALLY! you leave out the rest of the story...' No I'm not. I was only responding to Mr Rozett's canards, not to yours. Whatever may or may not have been said by the League of Nations at San Remo in 1923, what was said in the Balfour Declaration in 1917 is quite clear. His Majesty's government viewed with favor the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. It didn't say 'state,' and it didn't say it would lift a finger to bring it about. However, it did explicitly limit the approval to only those steps that wouldn't interfere with the lives of the existing population. ...and Israel's supporters have the gall to cite this statement as if it were some kind of charter for the present state of Israel. It's as if I said I hope you get rich, so long as you don't do anything wrong. You build a criminal empire based upon kidnapping refugees and selling them for organ transplants and say I gave you permission.
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from the article: An Open Letter to Archbishop Desmond Tutu