UK refuses to apologize on Balfour declaration

24-04-2017 11:24

Source: Alray


The UK government expressed its pride in her role in the creation of Israel, refusing to apologize for the Balfour Declaration as a historical subject.


The Government of Teresa Mae said in a statement that what it is important at this stage to advance the peace process through “Israeli and Palestinian" states, living side by side in peace.


The statement said that many things happened during that period, and the British Government was aware that the Declaration should have advocated the protection of all communities’ rights in Palestine, in particular the right to self-determination.


More than 11,000 Britons signed a request to apologize for the Balfour Declaration more than a week ago, which the British government should respond to. The Palestinian Return Center in London quoted the British parliament as saying that the government is now obliged to send an official response within a maximum period of three days, but its response was rejected.


The Balfour Declaration is the most common name for the letter sent by British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour on November 2, 1917, to the Jewish Lord Lionel Walter de Rothschild, in which he said that the British Government would make efforts to establish a national homeland for the Jews in Palestine.

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