His Majesty’s government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country. I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
This is the declaration, written by Lord Balfour which commits the British government to the formation of a Jewish state. I’ve highlighted in blue the part of this statement which has been completely ignored in the intervening century since it was originally penned.
The impending centenary is seen as a cause for celebration according to the Prime Minister Theresa May, along with a good many of ‘our’ approving elected representatives. A source of pride, she claimed. I suggest if she really wants to know the truth, she should do some research. Whilst throwing taxpayers money at a commemoration to ‘the Holocaust’ in London, she should reflect on the forgotten victims of Jewish ethnic cleansing, hundreds of thousands of innocent Palestinians. There will be no museum or fancy designer monument for the victims of the Balfour Declaration.
Just as we are bombarded with stories of surviving Holocaust survivors, empathy for Palestinians terrorised enough to flee with whatever personal items they could carry is none existent. Not only did the British give away something ‘we’ didn’t own, our ‘glorious’ British Army stood by while the well armed Jewish militias were driving away the indigenous people who had already learned of the consequences of not escaping. We will never know how many were slaughtered by the marauding killers.
Surviving Palestinians still yearn to return to the homes they were so callously and forcibly evicted from. Many of their descendants are living as refugees in neighbouring countries. They are classed as stateless and subsequently have few rights.
… And this is where, after being complicit in the original crime, our politicians turn the other cheek and pretend that this crime is not ongoing. Unsurprisingly, the crime has become much more subtle now. The perpetual land grabs, by building walls and the daily demolition of peoples homes, progressively chips away at the shrinking area they could possibly call a state.
The graphic above shows the extent to which Israeli Jews have systematically increased the theft of Palestinian land. What it doesn’t show is the water deprivation, the dozens of pointless checkpoints or the lack of electricity the Palestinians endure. The Israelis even smash solar panels used in the more remote areas, donated by the EU amongst others. These examples are the tip of the iceberg. Life is made a misery for the Palestinians, without doubt a deliberate Israeli government policy. The research for Theresa May I wrote about earlier need only go as far as finding a map like the one above. I suspect she knows all about the ongoing crimes of Netanyahu and his extremist colleagues but flagrantly disregards the inhuman treatment the belligerent IDF soldiers inflict on Palestinians. Moreover, the vast majority of our politicians are in ‘friends of Israel’. Perhaps they should be a lot more careful about the company they keep.