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Joint List MK decries ‘cursed’ Balfour Declaration on anniversary

Joint List MK Osama Saadi attends a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting, at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on July 5, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Joint List MK Osama Saadi attends a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting, at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on July 5, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Joint List MK Osama Saadi calls the Balfour Declaration a “cursed” declaration in comments to the Knesset plenum.

“Today, November 2, 104 days ago, was the cursed Balfour Declaration, which announced the establishment of a Jewish home in Palestine,” says Saadi. ”

Today marks 104 years since the Balfour Declaration, which was a public statement by then-UK Prime Minister Arthur Balfour promising British support for establishing a “national home for the Jewish people” in the British Mandate of Palestine.

In comments to Army Radio later about his speech, Saadi says that “we recognize the Holocaust, the greatest tragedy in the world, but the Jewish people has its own home and the Palestinian people do not.”

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