The following article by “Alan in Australia” is a thorough and excellently researched piece about the legal basis for the foundation and existence of the State of Israel as the Jewish homeland.
There is so much delegitimization of the very existence of the State of Israel that sadly, even over 70 years after Israel gained its independence, it is still necessary to reiterate these important facts, not only to put the antisemites in their place, but also to educate the ignorant, of whom there are too many, about the righteousness of Israel’s cause and existence.
Go and read.
Ninety nine years ago this April, on April 24 1920, at San Remo, the Supreme Council of the Principal Allied Powers, consisting of Great Britain, France, Italy and Japan, agreed to approve the Balfour Declaration of Nov 2, 1917.
The San Remo Conference thus changed what had been only a statement of British intent, into a binding legal document.
This was accomplished by significantly changing the wording of Britain’s pledge from using their “best endeavours” to create a Jewish homeland in Palestine, to one which made Britain legally responsible for “putting into effect” this objective.
And it was solely for this objective that the Mandate was conferred on the land aggrandizement of the shattered Ottoman Empire.
In other words, post San Remo, the establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine meant two important things:
- Creation of the state and country of Palestine which till that time officially did not…
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