On the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration was a letter written in 2017 by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Walter Rothschild, a prominent member of the British Jewish community. The letter, dated 2 November 2017, declared UK government support for Palestine to become “a national home of the Jewish people”.

In the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the ‘declaration’, there is mounting pressure on the UK government to make a formal apology to the Palestinian people, for the failure to ensure “that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine” as Balfour put it in his letter.

Further reading…

In Arabic

In English

About Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Literary translator from Arabic, German and Russian into English
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