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The commemoration of Israeli bombings that killing 92 people has caused offence
AS ISRAEL wages war against Hezbollah “terrorists” in Lebanon, Britain has protested about the celebration by right-wing Israelis of a Jewish “act of terrorism” against British rule 60 years ago this week.
The rightwingers, including Binyamin Netanyahu, the former Prime Minister, are commemorating the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the headquarters of British rule, that killed 92 people and helped to drive the British from Palestine
Originally posted by Harlequin
Isreal has stuck its fingers up at the world for too long and treated the plestinians like non-humans for too long (hmm nazi like anyone?) and now they are reaping the rewards of what they they have sown.
According to Teitelbaum, God and the Jewish people exchanged three oaths at the time of the Jews' exile from ancient Israel:
* That the Jewish people would not rebel against the non-Jews that ruled over them;
* That the Jewish people would not return to Israel (although individual Jews could do so);
* That the non-Jewish world would not persecute the Jews excessively.
The Balfour Declaration of 1917 asserted that the British Government "viewed with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people"..."it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine". This declaration was supported by a number of other countries, including the United States, and became more important following World War I, when the League of Nations assigned the United Kingdom the Palestine mandate.
In 1946, under his leadership, the Irgun blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, where the British were headquartered.
Some 90 people- Jews and Arabs, as well as British- were killed, despite warnings that there would be a bombing.
Originally posted by Retseh
If the Palestinians threw all their weapons into the sea tomorrow, there would be peace in the region.
Originally posted by marg6043
Amazing . . . this is a part of history I had no idea that happened.
I guess you learn something new everyday about the nations of the world.
I have no problem talking and criticizing any nation or rule in the world.
Israel like the US are not different they have their greatness and they have their ugliness.