Balfour Declaration: Britain's Disaster
The British promise to the Jewish Zionist a nation which belongs to another nation.
“Britain wanted to create a state that serves West’s interests, mainly to keep the Arabs occupied.”
Signing of the 1917 document paved the way for the creation of the racist regime of Israel on the rubble of occupied Palestine, which bought injustice to the Palestinians over the past 96 years and there is no cause for optimism that the situation will get better. source: Presstv
Balfour Declaration was actually a 67-word statement contained within a brief letter attributed to Lord Arthur Balfour, the British foreign secretary, dated Nov. 2, 1917. The declaration recognized the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. It statement read as follows:
"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours 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."
The push for a Jewish homeland was aided, in Britain and elsewhere, by an ironic, if bigoted, twist. Fundamentalist Christians, from whose ranks European anti-Semitism drew its inspiration, encouraged the emigration of Jews as one way to accomplish two goals: depopulate Europe of Jews, and fulfill Biblical prophesy (Christians believe that the return of Christ must be preceded by a Jewish kingdom in the Holy Land). source: http://middleeast.about.com/od/israelandpalestine/f/me080508.htm
Zionist: Zionism (translit. Tsiyonut) is the national movement of Jews and Jewish culture that supports the creation of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the Land of Israel.
Who is a Zionist? Anyone of any faith or race who believes that the Jewish people have a right to a land of their own, centered around the ancient Jewish capital in Zion: Jerusalem. is a Zionist.