Balfour Declaration Centennial Honors Jewish Peoples' Rights in their Ancient Homeland

(Fox News) Yuval Rotem - With the Balfour Declaration, the international community formally recognized, in writing, the simple truth that the Land of Israel is the historical homeland of the Jewish people. The Palestinian leadership's attempts to undermine the Balfour Declaration are tantamount to rejecting Israel's right to exist. Its centennial is proving to be yet another opportunity for Israel's opponents to repeat the mistakes of the past and sacrifice the benefits of co-existence and cooperation on the altar of a false historical narrative which brings no benefit to anyone, least of all to the Palestinians themselves. Israel in 2017 has to live with the violent consequences of this Arab rejectionism: from the Palestinian Authority that unapologetically rewards the murderers of Jews as well as Christian tourists, Druze and Arab policemen, and anyone else deemed to be "collaborators" with Israel; to the unremitting wars of annihilation waged by Iran, Hamas, Hizbullah, and a panoply of Islamist terror groups. The writer is director-general of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2017-11-03 00:00:00

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