Palestinian lawyers are taking the British government to court over the Balfour Declaration in a first of its kind lawsuit.
The Balfour Declaration was a letter written on 2 November 1917 from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Walter Rothschild. It was an instrumental document that paved the way for the re-establishment of Israel. Its legality is indisputable, regardless of what activists, lawyers and politicians say.
Here is a quick explanation.
The Ottoman Empire occupied the land of Israel and a number of nations surrounding Israel for 400 years. When the Ottoman Empire fell, they rescinded all ownership of these lands and declared sovereignty in what is today Turkey. The rest of the land they occupied they gave over to the League of Nations, handing them all authority. The League of Nations then gave authority to certain countries. France was given the mandate for Syria and Britain was given the mandate for Palestine and Mesopotamia. France’s mandate created the modern countries of Lebanon and Syria. Britain’s two mandates created the modern countries of Iraq, Jordan and Israel. All of these countries were approved of by the League of Nations with the position of the Balfour Declaration being adopted in 1922. The League of Nations later became the United Nations which voted in 1947 to approve the establishment of the State of Israel which happened in 1948.
You will note how the existence of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Jordan is never questioned. It is only Israel whose existence is questioned. This is because it is the only Jewish state in the world, and the hatred against it is driven by an ancient hatred of the Jewish people.
Regarding the lawsuit, The Jewish Press reports:
The lawsuit was filed by business tycoon Munib al-Masri, the richest Palestinian, on behalf of the Independent National Forum and the International Institution for the Monitoring of Palestinian Rights.
Public figures, scholars, historians and jurists are listed as plaintiffs in the case accusing the United Kingdom of a “blatant violation of the rights of the Palestinian people and its responsibility for the results of the Balfour Declaration.”
This is a precedent-setting lawsuit that follows the PA’s repeated demanded that Britain withdraw from the Balfour Declaration and apologize for it, which recognizes the right of Jews to a national home.
“Those who are not qualified give to those who are not worthy,” PA leaders have argued in recent years against Britain.
Dozens of journalists and public figures gathered at the entrance to the court in Ramallah to cover the filing of the lawsuit alleging that Britain is responsible for “the source of the suffering of the Palestinian people and the strengthening of the Zionist movement in Palestine.”
“The lawsuit comes 103 years after the invention of the Balfour Declaration, which harmed the Palestinian people as if they were a minority in their homeland that had no rights, and laid the foundations for the establishment of the State of Israel unjustly,” stated that 86-year-old al-Masri.
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