Theresa May: The UK will absolutely not apologize for Balfour Declaration

Speaking at a celebratory dinner Thursday in London to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration,  May said that that the British government was proud to support Israel. “So when some people suggest we should apologize for this letter, I say absolutely not.”  May also called for a “peace deal that must be based on a two-state solution, with a safe and secure Israel alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian State.” For a realistic chance of achieving this goal, she said, there must be “an end to the building of new settlements and an end to Palestinian incitement too.”

May slammed a “pernicious form of anti-Semitism which uses criticism of the Israeli government as a despicable justification for questioning the very right of Israel to exist.”

A bipartisan resolution to be introduced in the US Senate will recognize the 100-year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Sens. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., were to propose the resolution on Thursday. A concurrent resolution was to be proposed in the House of Representatives.

Speaking at a conference in Gaza, Hamas’ Khaled  Mashaal attacked Britain for boasting of the “crime” of the Balfour Declaration instead of apologizing for this “mistake” .”We do not expect them to correct history,” he said, “The Palestinian people and the fighters will trample the Balfour Declaration with their feet.”

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8 thoughts on “Theresa May: The UK will absolutely not apologize for Balfour Declaration

  • Nov 3, 2017 @ 8:17 at 8:17
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    Better first Mohamed apologise for Aisha!

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  • Nov 3, 2017 @ 9:48 at 9:48
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    Khaled Mashaal speaks big but hides in his bunker.

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  • Nov 3, 2017 @ 13:30 at 13:30
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    Just say no to fakestine. May gets it wrong. Jewish towns in JUDEA yes… settlements is arab invader propaganda. No 2 States. 3 r’s program…remove. ..resettle. ..resurrect. ..Judea. Arabs back to arabia once and for all. .pro israeli arabs can stay. .. have a nice day.

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  • Nov 4, 2017 @ 3:58 at 3:58
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    Two states on the same jews territory, one of which islamic-arab-bullsht, this is complete nonsense!
    Fake “palestinians” must move out, with compensation of course.

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    • Nov 4, 2017 @ 13:54 at 13:54
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      With a poison pill one for each as a compensation. When they realize how despicable they are and how impotent they are in their rage they will use it.

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  • Nov 4, 2017 @ 4:05 at 4:05
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    Why does the Israel Government say they will negotiate with the Palestinian leadership (whatever or whoever that is) when they won’t recognize Israel as the Jewish State. Until that time, Israel should refuse to speak with Palestinian leaders. Let’s get real, folks.

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  • Nov 5, 2017 @ 2:20 at 2:20
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    Does May really support the Balfour Declaration?

    Lets examine the Balfour Declaration:
    “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, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”

    That means that there are TWO Fundamental Principles in the Declaration:
    1) “a national home for the Jewish people”
    and
    2) “it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine”

    We can all agree that item one above has been acheived.

    We can also agree that item two above has not been acheived. zionism has fought against the second principle from day one with the Racism, Terrorism, Land Theft and Ethnic Cleansing.

    That means that Britain, as the signatory, has an obligation to make sure that the second pillar of the Balfour Declaration is Implimented.

    And Britain should be leading the charge at the UN to force Israel to impliment the WHOLE of the Balfour Declaration.

    Anyone who fights against the second principle must surely be basing that on a Racist attitude towards the Palestinians. . .

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  • Nov 5, 2017 @ 11:30 at 11:30
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    Theresa May is wrong about a 2 state solution as the palestinian state already exists and has been created by the British Mandate: Jordan for one with 80 % of the Palestine land, and secondly by the creation of artificial states of Iraq and Saudi Arabia, just to appease the Hijraz royals, but creating ethnical hydrid states and smothering Israel, the Kurds, the Assyrians etc, a fantastic mess.

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