Over 5000 people have now signed the #IAmBalfour declaration showing support for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.
The CUFI campaign provides supporters of Israel an opportunity to declare solidarity with Britain’s decision to support a national Jewish home, seeks to raise awareness and urges the British Government to uphold its commitment to Israel and the Jewish people – without apology.
Since launching the campaign, CUFI has welcomed the Government’s refusal to apologise for the Balfour Declaration. Last week, Prime Minister Theresa May told the Balfour 100 dinner, “When some people suggest we should apologise for this letter, I say absolutely not”.
Britain, she said, was “proud of our pioneering role in the creation of the state of Israel. We are proud to stand here today together with Prime Minister Netanyahu and declare our support for Israel. And we are proud of the relationship we have built with Israel”.
The Balfour Declaration, published on 2 November 1917, was a letter addressed by Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to the Zionist Federation that proclaimed Britain would support the establishment of “a national home for the Jewish people”. This declaration paved the way for Israel to be reborn as a nation.
For further information about the campaign go to www.cufi.org.uk/IAmBalfour