The Palestinian Distortion Of The Balfour Declaration

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BY LYN JULIUS/ALGEMEINER.COM

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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has threatened to sue Britain for issuing the 1917 Balfour Declaration because, he claims, that it led to mass Jewish immigration to British Mandate Palestine “at the expense of our Palestinian people.”
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The Palestinian threat is not as laughable as it sounds. It’s not unexpected either, as part of the current Palestinian strategy to exploit any law and abuse any forum to delegitimise Israel.
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The Balfour Declaration, named after then-UK Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur Balfour, pledged Britain’s support for the establishment “in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” This was not intended to be at the expense of the local Arabs, whose civil rights would not be prejudiced: later, the 1936 Peel Commission proposed to partition western Palestine into an Arab, as well as a Jewish state.
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“Nearly a century has passed since the issuance of the Balfour Declaration in 1917,” Malki was quoted as recently saying,”And based on this ill-omened promise hundreds of thousands of Jews were moved from Europe and elsewhere to Palestine at the expense of our Palestinian people whose parents and grandparents had lived for thousands of years on the soil of their homeland.”
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Almost every word in Malki’s statement is a lie. Britain reneged on its promises to the Zionists. It gave 70 percent of Palestine to Transjordan in 1921 and curtailed Jewish emigration,  sealing the fate of countless Jews trapped in Nazi-occupied Europe.
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No Arab states were enjoined to respect the civil rights of their Jewish citizens. These Jews were unceremoniously thrown out of the Arab world without apology and without compensation — and their pre-Islamic communities were destroyed.
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The Palestinians say they cannot be held responsible for what happened to the Jewish refugees. While Israel can legitimately discuss Palestinian refugees in peace talks, Jewish refugees would have to address their grievances with the Arab states.
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Arab League states, which instigated the 1948 war against Israel, did indeed create both sets of refugees. However, an extremist Palestinian leadership, which collaborated with the Nazis and incited anti-Jewish hatred all over the Arab world, dragged five Arab states into conflict with the new Jewish state — a conflict they lost and whose consequences they must suffer.  The Palestinian move to sue is as if Germans sued the Allies for starting World War II.
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From the outset, the Palestinian cause was a pan-Arab nationalist cause. It has also a powerful Islamist, antisemitic dimension. In Arab eyes, the Jews have no claim to a single inch of “Palestine.”
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Every Balfour Declaration anniversary, Arab mobs took to the streets, and the demonstrations often degenerated into full-blown riots, as in Egypt and Libya in 1945, when 130 Jews were murdered.
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Not only did the Palestinian Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, instigate deadly disturbances in Palestine in 1920 and 1929, but he used the Balfour Declaration as a rallying cry to incite persecution against the Jews of the Arab world.
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The Jerusalem Islamic Congress of 1931, called by the Mufti, was followed by violence in Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, and Aden. All this well before the creation of the state of Israel.
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But the worst incitement, with the deadliest consequences, took place in Iraq: the Mufti  fled to Berlin after being implicated in a failed pro-Nazi coup, but not before he had primed the Arabs of Baghdad to unleash the Farhud of 1941. The pogrom claimed the lives of at least 179 Jews.
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This was the first battle in the Palestinian war against the defenceless Jews of the Arab world. Had the Nazis been victorious, the Mufti wanted to oversee the Jews’ extermination, not just in Palestine but throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
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It is these Jews who have been denied justice, the right to compensation for their loss of assets and land several times the size of Israel itself, and the human rights abuses they suffered. It is these Jews who have every right to sue those who wronged them.
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These are the facts of history that everyone needs to know before they form an opinion regarding the Israel/Palestine dispute.
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They are vital to our understanding of whether or not media talking heads and politicians are merely expressing disagreement with the policies of the state of Israel. Or disguising their Antisemitism.
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One who does this regularly, is LBC broadcaster – James O’Brien. Who heavily criticised Netanyahu  for saying Haj Amin al-Husseini shared responsibility for the Holocaust.
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History proves he did. But just like his Jew hating Fakestinian friends. James O’Brien wants us to ignore history.

 

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4 responses to “The Palestinian Distortion Of The Balfour Declaration”

  1. Anthony says :

    Security Council – one of over 150 UN Resolutions

    S/RES/478 (1980)
    20 August 1980 (supported explicitly by UK and France)
    Resolution 478 (1980)
    of 20 August 1980

    The Security Council,

    Recalling its resolution 476 (1980),

    Reaffirming again that the acquisition of territory by force is inadmissible,

    Deeply concerned over the enactment of a “basic law” in the Israeli Knesset proclaiming a change in the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, with its implications for peace and security,

    Noting that Israel has not complied with resolution 476 (1980),

    Reaffirming its determination to examine practical ways and means, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, to secure the full implementation of its resolution 476 (1980), in the event of non-compliance by Israel,

    1. Censures in the strongest terms the enactment by Israel of the “basic law” on Jerusalem and the refusal to comply with relevant Security Council resolutions;

    2. Affirms that the enactment of the “basic law” by Israel constitutes a violation of international law and does not affect the continued application of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since June 1967, including Jerusalem;

    3. Determines that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular the recent “basic law” on Jerusalem, are null and void and must be rescinded forthwith;

    4. Affirms also that this action constitutes a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East;

    5. Decides not to recognize the “basic law” and such other actions by Israel that, as a result of this law, seek to alter the character and status of Jerusalem and calls upon:

    (a) All Member States to accept this decision;

    (b) Those States that have established diplomatic missions at Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City;

    6. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on the implementation of the present resolution before 15 November 1980;

    7. Decides to remain seized of this serious situation.

    • Phil Mayo says :

      You said “Reaffirming again that the acquisition of territory by force is inadmissible,”

      This is a typical misquote from the Palestinian Occupation supporters. The correct form of words affirms that the acquisition of territory by aggressive force is illegal. But the acquisition of territory as a result of self defence is totally legal.

      All wars that have resulted in Israel acquiring territory have been acts of Arab aggression.

  2. Anthony says :

    The UN has passed over 150 UN Resolutions. The UN Security Council Resolution 476 and 478 condemned Israel’s “eternal claim” to Jerusalem as NULL and VOID. The International Court of Justice condemned Israel’s 700 km “wall” built in and around Jerusalem and deep in the West Bank. Also the UN has repeatedly demanded Israel cease all settlements (the Road Map also made that demand and also expected natural growth settlements to end). The EU have Settlement Guidelines and Settlement Labelling, plus the EU Parliament recognises Palestine in principle. Palestine is a UN non-member STATE and recognised by 136 nations. The Vatican Church representing 100s of millions of Catholics recognises Palestine as a STATE. Palestine is registered by 54 UN Agencies as a country. It is disappointing that it would appear Julie Bishop ignores the above and the will of the international community. In 2012 Palestine was recognised as a UN non-member STATE by a massive majority 138 nations. Kindly see below — In favour of Palestine (138 nations – Palestine accorded UN non-member STATE status): Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

    • Phil Mayo says :

      There has never been in the history of this world a state by the name of Palestine. The name Palestine is derived from the Roman name Syria-Palestina, given to the land of the Jews by the Roman Emperor Hadrian after he had ethnically cleansed it of most of its Jewish inhabitants. Over the centuries the land was occupied by various foreign forces, including Islamic colonists, from whom most who claim to be Palestinian descend. More than 50% of so called Palestinians living in Gaza are descended from Egyptian settlers. Under Ottoman rule the land was called Lower Syria, and many of those claiming to be Palestinian, living in Judea and Samaria are in fact descended from Syrian settlers.

      The fact that the UN continually passes ant-Israel resolutions, is of no surprise, given that fact that it is dominated by Jew hating Arabs and their lackeys.

      Israel is the land of the Jews by decree of Almighty God. He is bringing them back into possession of that land in fulfilment of Jeremiah 31.

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