Friday, November 2, 2007

La promesse d'Arthur James Balfour!!

Le 2/11/1917, L'Angleterre a promis La Palestine au leader sioniste Rotschild. Comme le dit mon ami Tarek, Il a promis ce qui ne lui appartient pas. C'etait pas une premiere pour l'empire britanique, dont on souffre les consequences dans les quatre coins du monde :'(

Il parait que le Brouilon de cette lettre va etre mis aux encheres au Musee Sotheyby a NewYork (via Tarek's blog). Voici le texte de la promesse!!


Foreign Office

November 2nd, 1917

Dear Lord Rothschild,

I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.

“His Majesty’s Government views 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 should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours,

Arthur James Balfour


[Update]Comme le mentionne le commentaire de Tarek, le brouillon a été mis aux enchères en 2005.

3 comments:

Tarek Kahlaoui said...

أهلا سمسوم ديجا تحطت في المزاد عندها عامين... عام 2005

Shantell said...

Great work.

Anonymous said...

any more posts coming ?