Pro-Palestine activists urge UK to apologize for Balfour Declaration


‘Activists have called on Britain to apologize for causing a century of suffering for the Palestinians through its support for a document that paved the way for the Israeli occupation of Arab lands.

The campaigners made the plea during a Saturday forum at University College London, dubbed Palestine Conference 2017, marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

The document issued in November 1917 by the then British foreign secretary Arthur Balfour said the UK government “views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”

It set the stage for the al-Nakba (Catastrophe) that refers to the Palestinian exodus when more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from their homes by Israel during the 1948 war.’

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