Thursday, November 2, 2017

another side of the Balfour diktat

Another point of view, this [Palestinian] one largely ignored by those clothing themselves in righteousness and tactical advantage:
Today we mark the centenary of the calamitous Balfour declaration. In 1917, with a few paragraphs and a stroke of his pen, the British foreign minister, Lord Balfour, unleashed historic forces that changed the fate of an entire people and a whole region. He committed a grave sin: promising the homeland of one people to another.
In the interest of candor, I have to admit a soft spot in my heart for the author of the article, Hanan Ashrawi, a woman and politician who seems capable over time of straightforwardness.

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