Monday, November 9, 2015

The Balfour Declaration 'Splained (Distorted, Actually) In/By Syrian Newspaper

Syrian Jew-haters put their own twisted spin on a momentous 98-year-old document:
Ninety eight years back in history, the British gave what they didn't possess of the region land, sacred by all accounts, to the Zionists. Arthur James Balfour, the then British Foreign Secretary, issued his ill-famed declaration on November 2nd 1917. In a letter to Lord Rothschild, Chairperson of the British Zionist Movement, Balfour paved the way not only for today's Israel, but also for the British Mandate in 1922 over Palestine. In 1939, the British followed the Declaration with the so-called White Paper, and ultimately with the big-fish-souvenir; causing thus the agony and suffering for millions of the indigenous Arab inhabitants of Palestine. 
The continued agony of the Palestinians, especially the refugees among them, and not to mention the heinous crimes perpetrated against them, is not only the responsibility of Israeli consequent governments, as much as it is the responsibility of the British ones, which annihilated the indigenous for the sake of those imported! The world at large should be ashamed, especially those who support, feed, water and defend Israel and who around the clock claim to defend human rights, democracy, freedom and international laws!...
Re human rights, democracy, freedom and international laws: no surprise that there isn't any of that in Syria--or, for that matter, in any other part of the Arab or Shia world.

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