Daily Israel Report

PA Mourns Support for Jewish Israel as the ‘Cursed Promise’

The PA continues to speak in two languages. Abbas officially says he recognizes Israel but officials mourn the Balfour Declaration.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 11/28/2011, 10:15 AM

Lord Balfour and Abbas
Lord Balfour and Abbas
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The Palestinian Authority continues to speak in two languages. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas official says he recognizes Israel but officials mourn the Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917, in which Britain expressed Britain's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people."

In its annual condemnation of the Balfour statement, high school girls in Tulkarm located several miles east of Netanya, wrote “letters of sorrow and pain” to Queen Elizabeth, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported.

"The real reasons that caused Balfour to give his dark promise, first and foremost [the desire] to be rid of the Jews in Europe and to award them a prize for the genocidal weapons which they had invented, which helped Britain to annihilate more people," one girl wrote in a letter that appeared in PA media and was translated by PMW.

Another girl wrote to the Queen "that she and her contemporaries are still paying the price of the Balfour promise in blood and tears, because he [Balfour] 'decided to donate a country which was not his to a nation [the Jews] which was not entitled to it, with no justification, since the Palestinian people had not attacked Britain or dreamed of invading London.'"

Fatah member Faiz Abu Aitah told the official Palestinian Authority's daily newspaper that the Balfour Declaration was "the greatest crime that the international community is responsible for."

In its continuing attempt to rewrite history, PA television reported, "Today is the 94th anniversary of the cursed Balfour promise, in which those who had no ownership (Britain) permitted those who had no right (the Jews) to establish a national homeland for the Jews in Palestine."

A PA reported chimed in on cue, “They [the Jews] took the place of the original inhabitants, conquered their land, and turned them into refugees throughout the world. A promise that brings a mark of shame upon humanity because it [humanity] ignored the colonialist frenzy - not only in Palestine but in the Arab homeland, from east to west...

"The promise is not necessarily the right of humans, in contrast to Allah [who has the right] to promise this land, which did and still does belong in its entirety to its Palestinian owners. Balfour will continue to turn in his grave because of the historical injustice which Britain committed against the Palestinian people."

Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported, "The promise declared by British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour, on Nov. 2, 1917, constitutes a great political crime and sin, leading to the uprooting of the Palestinian people and the theft of its land, and causing wars and great conflicts which still continue in the region.'"

Despite the incitement of hatred for the establishmentof Israel, the United States this week continues to to convince Israel to make concessions to bring Abbas back to direct talks for the creation of the PA as a country, on land that includes areas that were part of the 1947 Partiton plan drawn by the United Nations.