As the year 2017 comes to a close thoughts often turn to Burns and ‘Auld Lang Syne’ but it is perhaps timely to consider another quote from the bard – ‘Mans inhumanity to man, Makes countless thousands mourn!’
Written in 1784 but apposite to 100 years of Balfour and the plight of the Palestinian people.
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.
I would recommend a downloadable booklet made available on the website of the Scottish Friends of Palestine available here. Prepare to be shocked, horrified and astounded. Brutal repression and apartheid is alive and well in Palestine.