The chagim are over, and it is the season to wish people a “guten Winter” – a good Winter. Sadly though it does not look like it’s going to a particularly good winter, or even a spring and summer following, if the Palestinians get their way (and what are the odds that they will succeed?).
Palestinian President-for-life Mahmoud Abbas has announced a year-long campaign against the crime of the Balfour Declaration, which set the stage for the establishment of the State of Israel.
Below is the post I wrote back in July when the Palestinians first announced that they are going to sue Britain for the Balfour Declaration. Now that Abbas has announced the “official inauguration” of his “year of anger” (as opposed to the standard Palestinian “days of anger” about the most spurious of perceived grievances), I felt it relevant to reblog my post.
However, I would also add as an extra note that it is very gratifying to see in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Rosh Hashana greetings to the Jewish community a positive mention of the Balfour Declaration:
And now read on. Nothing has changed since July, and nothing looks likely to change for the better in the coming year, at least for the Palestinians.
We were all highly amused last week when we heard that Palestinian President-for-life Mahmoud Abbas wants to sue Britain for the “crime” of the Balfour Declaration in 1917, which laid the basis for the eventual establishment of the State of Israel. “Only 99 years too late” we chuckled to ourselves.
But the truth is, this is no laughing matter. Not because the British are in danger of being hauled in front of the ICC any time soon, but because it is indicative of a much deeper problem: the Palestinians do not actually want a state of their own – not now, and not at any time in the past. What they do want, as has become increasingly clear, is that we – the Jews – do NOT have a state of our own.
It’s not even as if they want to destroy our state and replace it with one…
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