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The Conservatives Who Resurrected Israel
americanthinker.com ^ | 11/2/2017 | Gary Gindler

Posted on 11/02/2017 6:13:18 AM PDT by rktman

On November 2, 1917, exactly 100 years ago, British foreign secretary Lord Arthur Balfour sent a private letter to Lord Walter Rothschild, the second Baron Rothschild. The letter was written not by Balfour, but by other ministers in Lloyd George's Cabinet – Lord Alfred Milner and Leopold Amery. In history, this letter became known as the Balfour Declaration.

Both Balfour and Milner were true Britons. Rothschild was proud of being a Jew. Amery was a Jew who carefully concealed his Jewish origins. What united this quartet?

All of them were, of course, to some degree, Zionists, but only to the extent that such was in the interests of the British Empire. Otherwise, the Declaration would never have happened.

The main thing is that they were all members of the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: history
Just a little history lesson on the demise of the "persian" empire.
1 posted on 11/02/2017 6:13:19 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

DOH! Ottoman empire.


2 posted on 11/02/2017 6:16:02 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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At times in the Middle East, things are done out of necessity that don’t make sense otherwise.

The act of recognition of the State of Israel was the right thing to do.

The oddity of a Leftist government is unlike most “Leftist” governments.

I struggled through reading Hannah Arendt’s “The origins of Totalitarianism” (many years ago) trying to come to grips with how the Jews were caught up in Germany’s National Socialist disaster and the Holocaust. Very difficult reading because of the language construction.

Was never fully satisfied with that search for the truth of it.


3 posted on 11/02/2017 6:29:48 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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I’m amazed at how large a section of the world media is portraying this as having been a historically monstrous act that NEEDS to be rectified (i.e. Israel dismantled, and the Jews expelled from “Palestine”)


4 posted on 11/02/2017 8:07:37 AM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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They could be like the eu and have no borders etc. See how well things are working out for them.


5 posted on 11/02/2017 8:12:50 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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