Balfour's heir says Israel is failing to recognise rights of Palestinians

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Balfour's heir says Israel is failing to recognise rights of Palestinians

Post by Sassy on Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:55 pm

Lord Balfour says 1917 declaration was 'a great humanitarian gesture' but has 'major reservations' about consequences

The current Lord Balfour has said he has “major reservations” about the consequences of the document bearing his family name which is considered to have indicated British government support for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine.

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, Lord Roderick Balfour, a descendant of the British foreign secretary who signed the Balfour declaration in 1917, said that Israel was failing to recognise the civil and religious rights of Palestinians.

“There is this sentence in the declaration, ‘Nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.’ That’s pretty clear. Well, that’s not being adhered to. That has somehow got to be rectified,” said Balfour, who inherited the title of Earl of Balfour in 2003.

“Talking to the more liberal elements of Jewry, they would acknowledge there has to be a greater economic role for the Palestinians.”

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