The Guardian,Independent, and Sunday Times recently reported on threats by the Palestinian Authority to sue Britain over the 1917 Balfour Declaration which expressed British support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”.
Though each publication acknowledged that such legal threats have no chance of succeeding, all included – and failed to challenge – a quote by Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki which falsely casts themselves as a native people, while portraying the Jews as interlopers and agents of European imperialism:
“…based on this ill-omened promise [Balfour] hundreds of thousands of Jews were moved from Europe and elsewhere to Palestine at the expense of our Palestinian people whose parents and grandparents had lived for thousands of years on the soil of their homeland.”
First, note how Malki used the words “were moved”, rather than “moved” to erroneously suggest that Jews were sent by foreign governments…
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