November 2, 2017

Palestine calls on UK to apologize for Balfour Declaration

The Palestinian government has renewed calls on the UK to apologize for the 1917 Balfour Declaration which triggered the creation of the Israeli regime decades later. 

The Palestinian Authority issued a statement on the 100th anniversary of the controversial declaration, saying the British government must also recognize the state of Palestine. The PA also said Britain bears responsibility for the implications of the Balfour Declaration and must compensate for the disasters that have plagued the Palestinians since the declaration.

A century ago on November 2, then-British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour proclaimed Britain’s support for the formation of Israel on Palestinian land. British officials say they’re proud of the declaration and would not apologize for it.


- Gazans march against Balfour Declaration on 100th anniversary (video) - PressTV
- PM Netanyahu and British PM May at Balfour Declaration Centenary Event (video) - IsraeliPM

- The Balfour Declaration: How 67 Words Shaped the Middle East (video) - TRNN
- Watch: A shame world never forgets (video) - PressTV

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