You can’t make this stuff up. Unless you are the Onion. Or a palestinian leader.
Speaking on behalf of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the Arab League’s annual summit, the PA’s Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki asked the summit to “help us bring a suit against the British government” over the Balfour declaration “after which hundreds of thousands of Jews arrived from Europe and other places in Palestine at the expense of our people,” said Israel’s Channel 2 news.
The Balfour Declaration was conveyed in a letter addressed by Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, a prominent member of the British Jewish community. In the letter, Balfour proclaimed that Britain would support Zionist aspirations by facilitating in Palestine the establishment of “a national home for the Jewish people.”
By declaring Britain to be Zionism’s patron, Balfour’s signature completed a process begun twenty years earlier at the First Zionist Congress, held in 1897 in Basel, Switzerland. The Balfour Declaration led the League of Nations to entrust the United Kingdom with the Palestine Mandate in 1922.
Malki continued to say that all the “Israeli crimes committed against our people since the end of the British Mandate, and the massacres that occurred in 1948 and after” fall under the UK’s responsibility.
I guess if the palestinians have managed to make terrorism fashionable, and have outright lies believed as gospel, then why can’t they defies the rules of law and circumvent a little thing called the statute of limitations? I mean, what’s 100 years between friends?
But why stop there? Maybe they can sue us for displacing their “ancestors” the Canaanites/Jebusites.
But in all seriousness, it just goes to show you that any talk that their gripe with us is the so-called “occupation” of lands we acquired in the Six Day War of 1967 – and if we return those lands, they will sing kumbaya with us – is outright preposterous. Their grudge goes back way longer, and it is our very existence as a Jewish state that tears at their kishkes.
It is also fair to say that Mahmoud Abbas and President Museveni of Entebbe have something in common – they are both not huge fans of “Bolfo.”