UK Refuses to Apologize to Palestinians for 1917 Balfour Declaration

“For ever, O Hashem, Thy word standeth fast in heaven.”
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The United Kingdom has rejected a request by the Palestinians to apologize for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which helped pave the way for the founding of the state of Israel.

“The answer came in a written letter to the [Palestinian] Foreign Ministry that the apology is refused,” Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian ambassador to the U.K., told Voice of Palestine Radio Tuesday.

“It means the queen and the government of Britain will not apologize to the Palestinian people and the celebration marking 100 years since the Balfour promise will be held on time,” said Hassassian.

A spokesman for the British Foreign Office confirmed there will be no apology and called the Balfour Declaration a “historic statement,” Reuters reported.

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