Balfour initiated a policy of British support for Israel which continues to this very day, to the detriment of the occupied Palestinians of the West Bank and the five million Palestinian refugees living largely in warrens of poverty around the Middle East, including Israeli-besieged Gaza. Surely we should apologise
Instead of making redress and creating historical transformations, social developments and repairs to the Palestinians, the British prime minister is inviting the Israeli prime minister to a celebration to mark the centile anniversary of the Balfour Declaration
The question of whether the centenary of the Balfour Declaration should be celebrated or politely ignored is a bit of a hot potato in Westminster these days.
The Balfour Declaration has kept only one side of it's promise, for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people. However, it has failed to protect the rights of the indigenous Palestinians in every aspect.
The Balfour Declaration is a letter from the then British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Walter Rothschild, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland