UK Won’t Apologize for Balfour Declaration, PA Threatens to Sue

Jpost Reports – Arab-Israeli Conflict
By Adam Rasgon, REUTERS/April 25, 2017
“The British Foreign Office said on Tuesday that it does not plan to apologize for issuing the Balfour Declaration, as the 100th anniversary of the document, which helped pave the way for the establishment of the State of Israel, nears.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has called on Britain to apologize for issuing the declaration and cancel celebrations of its centenary.
“The Balfour Declaration is an historic statement for which Her Majesty’s Government does not intend to apologize. We are proud of our role in creating the State of Israel. The task now is to encourage moves toward peace,” the British Foreign Office said in a statement on Tuesday.”
In my honest opinion, what the UK should apologize for is the establishment of the Hashemite Kingdom of “trans-Jordan” in violation of Articles 5, 6 and 25 of the Mandate for Palestine.
Article 25 stipulates that “no action shall be taken which is inconsistent with the provisions of Articles 15, 16 and 18. ” And because the UK issued the infamous 1939 “White Paper” the UK violated Article 15 which stipulates, “No person shall be excluded from Palestine on the sole ground of his religious belief.”
Since the Hashemites are of Meccan origins (and were given independence in the Kingdom of Iraq and the Kingdom of the Hejaz) they are a “foreign power” and Article 5 stipulates: “The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of, the Government of any foreign Power.”
Trans-Jordan (under Article 25) was supposed to be for the temporary administration of “Eastern Palestine” until such local conditions permitted “close Jewish settlement on the land” as guaranteed by Article 6 of the Mandate for Palestine!
Article 2 of the Mandate for Palestine stipulates: “The Mandatory shall be responsible for placing the country under such political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble, and the development of self-governing institutions, and also for safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine, irrespective of race and religion.”
Lest Abbas and the PA forgets “Black September,” the Kingdom of Jordan endured a civil war in 1970 between the Hashemites and the PLO to determine who would rule “Eastern Palestine” and the PLO lost!
If the PA wants to sue, the PA/PLO should sue the Hashemites and the UK for unlawfully establishing “trans-Jordan” in violation of the Mandate for Palestine as Palestine was placed in the “sacred trust” of the UK by the League of Nations.

About johnmhummasti

Was the victim of Human Rights Abuses (e.g. Hummasti v Bell, 98-3651-JTC) while a patient in the custody of the US Attorney General and hospitalized under 18 USC 4241 through 4244, et seq.! Interests: Biblical Studies, Talmudic Studies, Dead Sea (Yam Melek [Sea of Kings Soferim]) Scrolls, Scribal (Stam Sofer) Traditions, Cantorial (Hazzan) Psalms (Tehillim). Illustrated Calligraphy (e.g. Ketuvim [Jewish Marriage Contracts], Poetry). Self Published Manuscripts and Screen Plays at yhummastiscribd web site:
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