Friday, November 02, 2007

Lord Balfour - Thank you for Peril of the most Pernicious kind

Today is the 90th anniversary of the issuing of a letter that changed the course of history in the Middle East. It rewrote the principles of the UN Charter to suit its dubious political doctrine and gave legitimacy to discrimination and blood letting on grounds of religion and race.

Have you ever known a simple letter to cause so much violence, division, hatred, and racism than the one written by Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild that became infamously known as the Balfour declaration? A piece of paper that led to the perils of partition and gave legitimacy to the decimation of one race of people and its culture, for the sake of another. And while the people of Israel and worldwide Jewry commemorate this day as a victory for Zionism – a racist, political, non religious movement - the Arabs commiserate with the Palestinians and mourn their loss of loved ones and homeland that was and will forever remain, Palestine. For they too will never forget … and the vicious cycle continues.

We can only watch on in horror as the blood letting in its 90th year in the name of Zionism is yet to be sated.

Today I mourn for courage and statesmanship; for without them, the principles of justice and legitimacy for all will remain forever under lock and key with the refugee people of Palestine. J


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