Since the mandate that allowed for the reconstitution of the Jewish State originally came out of the UN predecessor, the League of Nations’ San Remo Resolution of 1920, and again ratified by the UN in 1948, the historical importance of Lord Balfour’s “declaration of sympathy” simply did not have the authority or jurisdiction the Palestinian plaintiffs contend.
By SARAH BEN-NUN
A lawsuit, submitted by private individuals to a PA court on October 22, is suing Britain for issuing the Balfour Declaration, as well as for crimes committed by British soldiers during Britain’s Mandate, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported on Sunday. Continue Reading »
Addressing the Knesset on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “When the leaders of the Palestinian leadership define the Balfour Declaration as a ‘crime’, when they call on the British gov’t to apologize for it, they are not going forward, they are going back, a hundred years back… And that is the root of the conflict.”
By Moran Azulay
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Knesset plenum on Tuesday, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which recognized the Jewish people’s right to a “national home” in the Land of Israel. “When the leaders of the Palestinian leadership define the Balfour Declaration as a ‘crime’, when they call on the British government to apologize for it, they are not going forward—they are going back, a hundred years back,” Netanyahu said. Continue Reading »
British Prime Minister May, “So when some people (Palestinian leader Abbas) suggest we should apologize for this letter, I say absolutely not!” – Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu thanks Britain for ‘paving the way’ for Israel’s rebirth.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday ruled out the idea that Britain would apologize for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which proclaimed Britain’s support for the establishment of a Jewish national home in then-Palestine.
Speaking at a celebratory dinner to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration in London, May said that that the British government was proud to support Israel. Continue Reading »
The resolution states that Congress “commemorates the centenary of the Balfour Declaration; affirms its commitment to maintaining the strongest of bilateral ties with the State of Israel; and recognizes the importance of the establishment of the modern State of Israel as a secure and democratic homeland for the Jewish people.”
A bipartisan resolution to be introduced in the U.S. Senate will recognize the 100-year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.
Sens. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., were to propose the resolution on Thursday. A concurrent resolution was to be proposed in the House of Representatives.
“It is entirely appropriate for the United States Congress to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a statement that ultimately led to the reestablishment of the State of Israel in 1948,” Lankford said in a statement. Continue Reading »
Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas refuses to stop paying families of terrorist, jailed or killed, who murdered Jews, explaining how the payments to the murderers (and attempted murderers) is ‘a national and moral duty.’
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Fatah Revolutionary Council, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, met at the Palestinian Authority presidential headquarters in Ramallah to discuss the latest developments in the efforts to achieve reconciliation with the Hamas terrorist organization.
According to the official PA news agency Wafa, Fatah leader and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said at the meeting that Jerusalem was “the eternal capital of the state of Palestine.” Continue Reading »
PLO official in Gaza calls on British PM Theresa May’s gov’t accept a Palestinian State as compensation for the Balfour Declaration.
By Dalit Halevi
Palestine Liberation Organization-Executive Committee Head and leader of Fatah’s Gaza branch Zakaria_al-Agha called on Britain to immediately recognize a Palestinian state.
During a visit to the Al-Shati “refugee camp” in northern Gaza on March 2, al-Agha emphasized the importance of the Arabs putting aside differences and joining forces to end the “occupation” in Judea and Samaria. He also said the Arabs need to fight Israel’s attempt to “Judaize” Jerusalem.
PA autocrat Abbas incites further by honoring those killed trying to kill Jews.
Israel’s Ambassador to the U.K. Mark Regev and former Director General of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold will be attending a House of Commons event in defense of the historic Balfour Declaration, which is being challenged by the Palestinian leadership.
By Shlomo Cesana
Former Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold (pictured above) and Israeli Ambassador to the U.K. Mark Regev were expected to speak in the House of Commons on Tuesday at an event called “Refuting Balfour’s Detractors.” The event comes 99 years after British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour wrote his historic letter stating that his government views “with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” Continue Reading »
PA president in UNGA speech says he will seek a UN Security Council resolution against “the terror of the [Jewish] settlers against the Palestinian people” and attributes 100 years of Palestinian victimhood to UK, Israel and UN.
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