In one of his papers C.H. Douglas wrote of written history as being five percent fact and ninety five percent opinion. I was reminded of this observation whilst reading of the reports about the Balfour Declaration, the Battle of Beersheba, the establishment of the state of Israel and the on-going plight of the Palestinians.
The Balfour Declaration A public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine. On November 2, 1917, Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour writes a letter to Britain’s most illustrious Jewish citizen, Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild, expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.