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        4/22/2013, Iyar 12, 5773

      Arab League Against Balfour Declaration in Israel


      The Arab League condemned on Sunday the decision of the British National Library to lend the original copy of the Balfour Declaration to Israel so it can be displayed at the Independence House in Tel Aviv.

      In a statement, the Arab League said that the document laid the foundation of the Israeli-Arab conflict, claimed the lives of many people and caused the “Palestinian people” to lose their rights. The document, dated November 1917, called for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the land of Israel.