Britain’s 1917 Balfour Declaration

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Britain's 1917 Balfour Declaration

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

November 2 marks its 100th anniversary, a deplorable action, the beginning of the end of historic Palestine.

UK Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour's declaration came in a 67-word letter to British Zionist Federation's Lord Rothschild.

Accepted by the League of Nations on July 24, 1922, it stemmed from the mandate, giving Britain administrative control of Palestine. 

Generations of political, military and cultural repression of its people followed, far worse after Israel's so-called war of independence, stealing 78% of historic Palestine, the rest in June 1967.

Balfour's call for establishing a nation for Jews (on stolen Palestinian land) was a high crime against humanity.

Endless conflict, occupation, dispossession, and repression, along with social and cultural fragmentation define conditions for beleaguered Palesti
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