The Balfour declaration as pure evil

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The Balfour declaration of 1917, as we were taught at school, promised a homeland to the Jews, and eventually resulted in this happening. The only country in the world defined as a homeland for a race, where citizens not of that race are the subject of immense fascist apartheid. The most racist nation on planet earth. And a nation created by stealing the land from the people who already lived there. Totally immoral.

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The Balfour declaration was written by Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, a fabulously rich banker whose family bank had helped to finance World War One. It was signed by Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, British foreign secretary, so you might think that he wrote it, but he didn’t, Lord Rothschild did.

Lord Rothschild’s first draft of the declaration was in July 1917, this was edited by Balfour and then by Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner, a senior civil servant, that August. Milner then co-operated with a senior Conservative politician, Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery, to create the fourth draft before the final declaration was produced in November.

The British public were told  that Palestine was given to the Jews in gratitude to the Zionist leader Chaim Weizman, who was said to have invented a process of making acetone, used in the production of high explosives needed for the war, from conkers! Despite the fact that this exercise was a failure. The manufacturing process did not begin until April 1918, horse chestnuts did not provide sufficient yield, and so production was stopped after just three months.

The declaration in itself was worth nothing. But when it was incorporated into the Sèvres peace treaty and the Palestine Mandate it acquired real legal power.

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One major problem with all this was that Great Britain had already given the land of Palestine to the Arabs.  The Hussein–McMahon Correspondence of 1915/16 between Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca and Sir Henry McMahon, British High Commissioner in Egypt, agreed to recognize Arab independence after World War One “in the limits and boundaries proposed by the Sherif of Mecca” in exchange for Arab help in fighting the Ottomans, led by Hussein bin Ali.

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The Balfour declaration also ran counter the the Sykes Picot agreement of 1916 between Britain and France on how they would carve up the Middle East after they had defeated the Ottoman Empire. Under this Palestine would have come under international control.

So now let’s summarise why the Balfour Declaration was immoral and thus evil:

  1. It created the only state in the world fundamentally based on racism. “A national home for the Jewish people”.
  2. The state was created by stealing the land from the people who lived there. Much as the USA was stolen from the Native Americans.
  3. The declaration resulted in Britain dishonouring previous important international agreements.
  4. The provision within the Declaration “it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine” was utterly ignored by the Jews.

It is utterly irrefutable that Walter Rothschild was a prime cause of many of the problems in the world today. The Islamic State and modern Jihadism are consequences of a banker wanting his pound of flesh. And the duplicity and lack of honour of the British was utterly astounding.

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