Sunday, 6 November 2016

Reclaiming the lost Jewish voices of the Balfour Declaration

My new post to mark the start of the Balfour Declaration centenary year is published @Writing from the Edge on my Patheos page.

Here's an extract

The tragedy of Zionism is that its implementation could never be achieved without the displacement of another people. Jewish national self-determination meant a Jewish majority directing its own affairs. The vast majority of Jews still see this as nothing more than a very necessary and noble endeavour.
But to make that ambition a reality required the maximum amount of Palestinian land with the minimum number of non-Jews. One way or another, for the Palestinians, Balfour was always going to turn out badly. But to point this out has now become an act of antisemitism.

Read the full post here.