A century ago, the U.K.’s Balfour Declaration set in motion the human rights disaster of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but which Theresa May will hail as a brilliant success.
With each year, the run up to Remembrance Sunday seems to become less about paying tribute to the fallen and more a litmus test for a particular sort of nauseating pub bore nationalism
Balfour laid the seeds of catastrophe but the Palestinian people have not given up on their quest for self-determination.
Britain still fails to acknowledge its complicity in Israel's denial of the Palestinian right to national self-determination.
Participating in remembrance without the application of lessons learnt is insulting, tokenistic, self-gratifying and hollow.
Theresa May wants British people to feel 'pride' in the Balfour Declaration. What exactly is there to be proud of?
In 1917, the BalfourDeclaration initiated a policy of British support for Israel which continues to this very day, to the detriment of the occupied Palestinians and those driven from their land.
Dismembered soldiers sucked into cesspools of mud. Shattered tree trunks and the waft of poison gas hovering over the wounded who were awaiting their fates on the scarred soil of Flanders Fields.
Some military specialists now argue the battles of Passchendaele were not only necessary but achieved some key Allied goals that were worth the cost.