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The Balfour Declaration: the Legal Right to a Jewish State
Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Lenny Ben-David

Posted on 07/21/2014 6:09:24 PM PDT by Star Traveler

The government of Great Britain issued the Balfour Declaration 95 years ago. The document in effect served as the birth certificate for a Jewish national home. British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour's declaration was in the form of a letter to a leader of the British Jewish community. It stated:

His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country. 

Balfour speaking at the founding of Hebrew University.Behind him sit Chaim Weizmann and Chief Rabbi Avraham Kook

The British Army had just captured Be’er Sheva after months of trying to break through the Ottoman army’s Gaza-Be’er Sheva defense line. The British goal was to push north and capture Jerusalem by Christmas.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: balfour; israel
The Balfour Declaration is one of the things mentioned in Israel's Declaration of Independence (on May 14, 1948), along with the Palestine Mandate from the League of Nations and the 1947 United Nations Partition ... all of which they cite as their legal right to the land that they cite for independence. Israel pretty much (with some variation) stayed close to the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan (again, with some variations) and then finally settled on some cease-fire lines in 1949. It was later that Israel finally settled on "borders" (not "cease-fire lines") with Egypt and Jordan, with the peace treaties that Israel signed with those neighbors.

AND NOW Israel is currently cooperating with Egypt to crush Hamas (as Egypt wants that, too) and Israel is also willing and anxious to give aid to Jordan to prevent ISIS (or now IS) from taking over there.

The key items for Israel in establishing its right "in law" are The Balfour Declaration, the Palestine Mandate, and then what Israel fought very hard it attain in the United Nations - the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan! Again, all of these are mentioned in the document for Independence as supporting their "legal case".

1 posted on 07/21/2014 6:09:24 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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The Balfour Declaration and the Mandate were incorporated into UN policy as were many resolutions passed by the League of Nations. Jews living in Judea and Samaria is UN policy. Don't tell them.

2 posted on 07/21/2014 6:16:43 PM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: Star Traveler

If people want a Biblical perspective on the conflict, they only have to seek out their Bible and read the story about Abraham and Sarah. The Amplified Bible is very concise about the whole issue of Ismael and Isaac.

Sarah’s handmaiden, Haggar, gave birth to Abraham’s child, Ismael. Jewish Law clearly states that the “first born” inherits everything upon the death of the father. But, Jewish Law does not recognize children born out of wedlock (as far as inheritance issues are concerned), it is clear that Isaac, Sarah’s child by Abraham, was clearly a child of their marriage covenant. Because of that covenant, it was Isaac who was deemed the true and lawful inheritor of all Abraham’s possessions (including the land God had given to him).

So, in conclusion, this battle between Israel and the Arabic nations is nothing more than two half-brothers fighting over who is entitled to inherit the land that was given to Abraham by God.

Nothing worse than family feuds.

Since this is a “family” matter, there is NOBODY on the face of this earth who can NEGOTIATE with either of these peoples. Let them work it out for themselves.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 6:24:55 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Star Traveler

Legal speagal, you own what you can defend. Israel will get it done to protect their people.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 6:35:47 PM PDT by xone
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To: CyberAnt

Actually, if you want a Biblical perspective, it’s the Messiah of Israel who settles it, by killing all the Muslims in the world, and then setting up his new “one-world government” ... which is a theocracy and not a democracy, and the entire world is just ONE RELIGION from that point forward.

Until then, there will be no settlement that will “finally” solve this problem. What “solves it” is the killing of all the Muslims in the world. Mind you, “we” are not to be killing all the Muslims in the world (exception is “Muslim terrorists” which we should kill every last one of them). But it’s the Messiah of Israel who kills ALL MUSLIMS.

What Israel does for the time being (before the Messiah of a Israel comes back to earth) is basically make political and military moves to protect its safety and security.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 6:37:31 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
...it’s the Messiah of Israel who settles it, by killing all the Muslims in the world...

That's quite an imagination you've got there!

6 posted on 07/21/2014 6:42:44 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SJackson
This is what the borders of Israel should look like:

The League of Nations modified the borders in 1922 to this:


7 posted on 07/21/2014 6:45:39 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: jjotto

Anyone who has not accepted Jesus as the Messiah of Israel is killed. The ONLY people who go into the Kingdom are those who accept Jesus as the Messiah of Israel and the Son of God.

And Jesus is not accepted as either the Messiah of Israel and the Son of God (as they say that Allah has no son, and their “Jesus” [of the Koran] joins with Mohammed to kill all Jews ... LOL ... according to their fake book).

SO ... at the Judgment of the nations, all the Muslims are summarily killed!

Sorry to tell you that, if you didn’t know, but Jesus absolutely CLEANS HOUSE on this earth!


8 posted on 07/21/2014 6:53:53 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
Anyone who has not accepted Jesus as the Messiah of Israel is killed

Well, I'm glad you got THAT off your chest!

9 posted on 07/21/2014 6:58:20 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

That’s one of the underlying FACTS of the “Gospel” message ... the end result of not accepting is eternal damnation in the lake of fire. This has been the message of Jesus from the time he was here before. When he’s here again ... “it happens”.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 7:01:54 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

And here I thought mass murderers were mostly Satan’s helpers!


11 posted on 07/21/2014 7:04:21 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: xone

Well said.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 7:05:24 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Star Traveler
That’s one of the underlying FACTS of the “Gospel” message ... the end result of not accepting is eternal damnation in the lake of fire. This has been the message of Jesus from the time he was here before. When he’s here again ... “it happens”.

If He kills anyone, it will be those who perverted His message of love into threats of eternal damnation in lakes of fire.

13 posted on 07/21/2014 7:11:21 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“That” was the result of the British Government, who basically insisted on it, and the League of Nations agreed. Remember ... Britain was “the power” in the world at the time and they controlled the region.

Therefore, the area was cut down in size, because of the British government, and was thus enshrined in the Palestine Mandate.

One other thing to keep in mind is that the Jewish representatives of the “soon-to-be government” of Israel, wanted the United Nations to PARTITION the Palestine Mandate into two parts, in 1947 ... the Jewish part and then the ARAB part.

AND ... the reason why the Jews wanted that United Nations Partition Plan of 1947, and why they fought so hard to secure that Partition, and why they celebrated when they got that partition at the United Nations ... is that if it remained “one land” (as the Arabs wanted it) ... the Arabs OUTNUMBERED the Jews by 2-to-1. The Arabs wanted it that way so they could OUTVOTE the Jews in the new government. The Jews WANTED the partition, as it followed the “demographic” for a JEWISH POPULATION, so that they would have a national homeland “for the Jews”!


14 posted on 07/21/2014 7:13:17 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Looks like a two-state solution.

Restore the 1922 borders!

15 posted on 07/21/2014 7:13:43 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
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To: Star Traveler
The document in effect served as the birth certificate for a Jewish national home

It's a shame they still rely on the words of men.

"7 Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.”

16 posted on 07/21/2014 7:16:34 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: jjotto

God and the Messiah of Israel are “perfectly righteous” and unlike “man” ... when they kill people and send them off to the LAKE OF FIRE for eternity, it’s perfectly righteous.

Mankind is not assigned this task of determining who is to go into eternal damnation in the lake of fire ... ONLY GOD and HIS SON, the Messiah of Israel, who are PERFECT in their Judgement.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 7:16:54 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Piss on the law! A people doesn’t need any form of governmental authorization to exist or defend itself—only the will to do so.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 7:20:02 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Jim Noble

Right now the world runs on man’s laws and government, and Israel currently exists in THAT ENVIRONMENT.

At a future time, the Messiah of Israel will return to earth and set up God’s law over all the earth and will establish this for Israel.

SO ... at the current time, and until the Messiah of Israel returns, it exists in the “world’s system.”


19 posted on 07/21/2014 7:20:07 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Trod Upon

Read the Declaration of Independence that Israel itself uses. That’s what they say ... :-) ...


20 posted on 07/21/2014 7:21:14 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Israel wouldn’t like that, as it would cause the Arabs to outnumber the Jews several times over.

In fact, that’s why the fledgling “government” of “Israel” (wasn’t Israel at the time) fought so very hard for the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan ... into an ARAB part and a JEWISH part, so that they would be the MAJORITY in their part. They WILDLY CELEBRATED they got the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan approved. The ARABS “walked out” of the United Nations when it happened!


21 posted on 07/21/2014 7:27:34 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

You are very correct. It should also be noted that the Balfour Declaration did not establish a Jewish state, but a Jewish home. That was intentional because, as you mentioned, Jews were out numbered by Arabs. At that time, Jews wanted a British protectorate until more Jews could settle so they would be in the majority. Once a majority was established, then a state could be formed.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 7:28:44 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Star Traveler
"Israel wouldn’t like that, as it would cause the Arabs to outnumber the Jews several times over."

Then restore the 1922 borders and deport the Jordanians.

23 posted on 07/21/2014 7:53:37 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Do you know that Israel and Jordan have a peace treaty? And ... do you actually think anything like that would remotely happen? ... LOL ...

Did you know that Israel actually wants to help Jordan with their security, in keeping ISIS (now called IS) out of there?

Did you know that Israel helped turn back the Syrian tanks who were going into Jordan to help the PLO overthrow the King of Jordan?

And, did you know that Israel is working with the faction of Arabs (and Egyptians) who are against Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Jordan is part of that faction, while Turkey, Qatar and Iran are on the other side trying to help Hamas in Gaza.

I think you better “get in line” with Israel’s policies and agreements that they have with Egypt and Jordan.


24 posted on 07/21/2014 8:02:28 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Well, actually, I believe there will be WWIII, caused by Israel being attacked (limited nuclear); Israel fighting back with same (not on Palestine); all nations will then gather to take out Israel once and for all; big mistake .. Messiah of Israel will show up in the Valley of Miggido and the world will be able to see that war on TV .. then we’ll have the final harvest .. AND THEN, Jesus will come for the church.

All this activity will not be Armageddon. That is another event altogether .. an event which will set up the reign of Jesus on the earth.

Don’t have to agree with me .. just letting you know so you’ll be ready when it comes.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 8:07:07 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Talisker

His “love” is in the acceptance of Jesus as the Messiah of Israel of Israel (that’s the Son of God and the one sent for the salvation of all who accept).

His “wrath” is In the rejection of Jesus as the Messiah of Israel, resulting in eternal damnation for eternity in the lake of fire.

“You” (or anyone else) can have his love or his wrath ... “you pick” ...


26 posted on 07/21/2014 8:16:15 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

For a starter you may want to read some of the books written by Zecharia Sitchen titled the Earth Chronicles, such as Genesis Revisited and the 12th Planet. Either one is close on target, perhaps not perfect but very close. As far as religions in general are concerned we have come a long, long way from the dark ages, but have much further to go. Judaism is or was how and where it all started.

Then one day Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall and broke in to many pieces and mankind been struggling ever since to put him back together and so far have not succeeded and probably never will at least not until mankind will recognize the real truth about our origin. Until then, strife and never ending wars will be with us, you can bank on this one.


27 posted on 07/21/2014 11:22:18 PM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: saintgermaine

I like Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Battlestar Galactica and all those other fanciful and imaginative stories and movies just like many others do, but I don’t confuse them with the Word of God, the inerrant and infallible 66 books, written over hundreds of years, by 40 writers that God chose to pen what he has to say to mankind.

Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
http://www.bible-researcher.com/chicago1.html

The records for this major church statement on Biblical Inerrancy are housed in the Dallas Theological Seminary archives for safe keeping, but most of the basic statement for the church is available online, such as this section.

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17


28 posted on 07/22/2014 4:45:14 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
His “love” is in the acceptance of Jesus as the Messiah of Israel of Israel (that’s the Son of God and the one sent for the salvation of all who accept).

His “wrath” is In the rejection of Jesus as the Messiah of Israel, resulting in eternal damnation for eternity in the lake of fire.

“You” (or anyone else) can have his love or his wrath ... “you pick” ...

And what is "acceptance," and what is "rejection" of Jesus - hmmm?

Something YOU would recognize in another? That most intimate of all possible relationships, that trust and love literally from the Divine, and you would judge its merits? You would say - acceptable in this one, unacceptable in that one? Adequate here, inadequate there?

Who has listened to your lip-licking descriptions of hell and turned away from Jesus in horror, or despair? Who, oh judger of souls? Because Jesus knew about people like you. He said, "if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea."

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread, oh judger of souls.

Beware.

29 posted on 07/23/2014 12:00:50 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

The Bible can solve your problem of not being aware of “what” it is to be saved. There are many who are unaware ...

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,

2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,

5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.

6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep.

7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.

8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8

And Paul makes it even more simple for you. It’s not difficult!

To be SAVED is “... that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Romans 10:9-10

That is all it takes!


30 posted on 07/23/2014 5:44:18 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
The Bible can solve your problem of not being aware of “what” it is to be saved.

You're like some preacher out of a 1930's dustbowl movie.

Or you're pretending to be one in order to slander Protestants.

I vote for Door Number 2.

31 posted on 07/23/2014 2:31:24 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

The Bible makes it simple for you ... :-) ...


32 posted on 07/23/2014 2:32:40 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
The Jewish right/duty to live in 'Eretz Yisra'el comes from Heaven, not from any earthly authority.

BTW, Jabotinsky always based the Jewish claim to Israel on the San Remo Conference, not the Balfour Declaration.

I don't know why, but you seem fanatically dedicated to de-Judaizing the Jewish claim to Israel and turning it into just another country, Star.

33 posted on 07/23/2014 2:39:12 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Not at all, I fully support Israel as the homeland for the Jews ... and that’s why I also support keeping Palestinians OUT OF ISRAEL proper, so that the demographic doesn’t change in favor of the Arabs. Forming that Palestinian State will keep the Palestinians out of Israel permanently and preserve the demographic for Israel and as “the homeland for the Jews.”

What is presented in this article is the basis that Israel itself has used for its legal case ... and it’s a good case and I support this for modern Israel.

As for how it will be when Jesus, the Messiah of Israel returns to earth and sets up his rule over the nations of earth from his capital city of Jerusalem — well ... I’m sure “his word” will settle the issue, too ... :-) ...


34 posted on 07/23/2014 2:52:59 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
The Bible makes it simple for you ... :-) ...

Yes it does. But you make it a complex horror. Because the difference between us is that you see no difference between yourself and the Bible, and I do.

35 posted on 07/23/2014 2:59:52 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

If you can’t take a quote from the Bible itself in regards to salvation then I can’t do much for you. That’s God speaking in the Bible, not me ... :-) ...


36 posted on 07/23/2014 3:06:45 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I don’t recall asking you to do anything for me.

Incredible, isn’t it?


37 posted on 07/23/2014 4:37:29 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Then you should probably stop talking to me ... because I might get misled again ... LOL ...


38 posted on 07/23/2014 4:44:15 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
As for how it will be when Jesus, the Messiah of Israel returns to earth and sets up his rule over the nations of earth from his capital city of Jerusalem — well ... I’m sure “his word” will settle the issue, too ... :-) ...

When will you people ever wake up to the fact that you don't believe J*sus is the messiah for any logical, external reason; you just believe it?

39 posted on 07/24/2014 7:54:21 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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