IN November 1917 the government of Britain issued the Balfour Declaration which promised a homeland for the Jewish people in Palestine whilst also promising to protect the rights of the existing indigenous Arab population. However, in 1915 Britain had already promised the Arabs who supported them against the Ottomans, that after the war they would be granted independence in their lands, including Palestine.
Subsequent British governments upheld the promise to create a Jewish homeland but deliberately reneged on the promise to protect the rights of the Arab inhabitants.
Thus, a homeland for the Jewish people has been achieved but the League’s ‘Sacred Trust of Civilisation‘ to facilitate Palestinian independence is still to be fulfilled. Almost a hundred years ago the stage was set for a struggle to control the land that has intensified from that day to this.
Rt Hon Tom Brake MP
The Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark
The Rt Revd Graham James, Bishop of Norwich
Baroness Morris of Bolton
Dr Philippa Whitford MP
The Very Revd Nicholas Frayling
Professor Mary Grey
Dr Imad Karam
Dr Peter Shambrook
Dr Monica Spooner
Professor Roger Spooner OBE
Printable aims leaflet
Here we have attached a leaflet with our aims and a brief summary of the contradictory promises.aims-leaflet-jan-2017 .
Message from the late Bishop John Austin Baker, former Bishop of Salisbury and Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons:
“There is no peace without repentance;
There is no repentance without knowledge;
There is no knowledge without education.
The Balfour Project so truly fulfils these principles that it can only do good, where good is desperately needed and deserves all the help we can give.
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