Tag Archives: Palestine

The British Betrayal of the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate

#Balfour100 … it is imperative that Israel and its friends insist on a full accounting of Britain’s record…. Proud Britain may be, but Israel cannot forget that in May 1939 the British unilaterally abrogated the Balfour Declaration, shutting down Jewish immigration to Palestine. This act had no legal foundation. Continue reading

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Anzacs commemorate the Battle of Beer Sheva

October 31st was the centenary of  the victorious battle for Beer Sheva by the Allied forces of Britain, Australian and New Zealand during the First World War against the Ottoman forces, and falls just before the centenary of the Balfour … Continue reading

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Venahafoch Hu – Turnabout is fair play (In the spirit of Purim)

One of the central themes of the upcoming Purim festival is “venahafoch hu”, lit: And it was turned about. The wicked Haman plotted to kill all the Jews, and his evil plans were turned on their head, whereby the Jews … Continue reading

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The British Parliament’s vote to recognize “the Palestinian State”

I’m reluctant to post bad news on erev Chag, but I didn’t get around to this yesterday and I don’t want to ignore the issue. On Monday the British Parliament took time out from its domestic woes – the NHS … Continue reading

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My Letter to the Editor: Palestinian statehood and Israeli historical rights

A Jerusalem Post reader by the name of James Adler is a regular letter writer to the newspaper. Unfortunately Mr. Adler’s view of the Middle East tends to the extreme dovish left, even though he is obviously a Zionist and … Continue reading

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Those settlement-building announcements – they’re recycled over and over

Remember last week’s horrific release of 26 murderous terrorists in exchange for “peace negotiations”? (How could anyone forget). In the government’s mistaken way of thinking, in order to make the release more palatable for the Israeli “right wing” (an egregious … Continue reading

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