P.A. Against State Of Israel

First Publish: 11/1/2001, 6:14 PM

The Palestinians may be acknowledging that they object to the very existence of Jewish state in Eretz Yisrael. PA parliament speaker Abu Ala called yesterday on British Prime Minister Blair to correct what he called the \"historic mistake Britain committed against Palestinians through the Balfour Declaration.\" This declaration was a letter written in November 1917 by then-British Foreign Secretary Balfour, which quoted a Cabinet-approved declaration stating, \"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...\"