British Government to 'celebrate' centenary of the Balfour Declaration
The brief letter Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour (picutred) wrote to Lord Rothschild in 1917 which came to be known as the Balfour Declaration. Enlarge
By Carolyn Yeager
FAKE HISTORY IN THE MAKING. The 100TH Anniversary of the UK's Balfour Declaration is coming up in November this year.
The Zionists have put up a web site celebratebalfour.org which looks similar in layout to the World Jewish Congress web site. However, it's copyrighted to The Israel Forever Foundation. Conservative UK Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged her government will celebrate the occasion with “remarkable, tolerant” Israel and Jews worldwide.
Britain's Conservative Party has a group called the “Conservative Friends of Israel” (similar to the US Republican Party's Friends of Israel group). In a speech to the CFI in December, May called the fateful letter written by Conservative foreign secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild in 1917 “one of the most important letters in history” which “demonstrates Britain's vital role in creating a homeland for the Jewish people.”
The letter was important, alright, but nothing for the British to celebrate. May added, “It is an anniversary we will be marking with pride.”
Then she went after antisemitism. “It is unacceptable that there is anti-Semitism in this country. It is even worse that incidents are reportedly on the rise. And it is disgusting that these twisted views are being found in British politics.” This last was a pointed reference to her opponents in the Labour Party.
She continued with her praise for Israel.
“We have, in Israel, a thriving democracy, a beacon of tolerance, an engine of enterprise, and an example to the rest of the world about how to overcome adversity and defying disadvantages.”
May wants to get some good trade deals with Israel. She also praised the UK’s Jewish community: “We should be so proud of the contribution Britain’s Jewish community’s made to our country. From business to the arts, public services to education, that contribution is exemplary,” she said.
The above-mentioned website, however, doesn't find May's speech good enough. In a response posted just a week later on December 19, it was pointed out that May's phrase “creating a homeland for the Jewish people” uses the wrong language. The correct language is “recognizing the homeland of The Jewish People.” In this sense, then, the Zionists weren't given anything by Britain that didn't belong to them already. The Brits just can't win when it comes to the Jews.
The same post goes on to instruct us that:
“In concession to those Arabs who also lived on that land (let us for now put aside the fact that many of them gravitated to the area after the Jews started working it), over half of Palestine was given to the Arabs and called “Jordan”.
I'm not familiar with that story, but that's how it is when history is being changed as we go along. You never know what you'll find. In this case they are turning what was a disaster for Britain into a source of national pride.
In World War 1, Britain sought to buy Jewish assistance by giving away something that did not belong to them. At the end of the war, though, they found themselves in military control of Palestine and allowed Jews to flood into the country. But the Zionists had no intention of cooperating or fulfilling their part of the bargain. By 1948, they had driven the British out using terrorist tactics. The whole episode was a disaster for the British. Even worse for the Palestinians. There are those who say it has also worked out badly for the Jews, turning Israel into an unstable racist state in the midst of enemies. (The first draft declaration written by Chaim Weizmann called for “a National Home for the Jewish Race.”)
The true history has now been rewritten for the centenary. The Balfour Declaration will be celebrated as the foundation document of the State of Israel, a totally successful Zionist undertaking. Theresa May's governnent wants to join with Israel in the celebration.