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Balfour and Biblical References

Submitted by Lisa Oliver-Johnson, Oct 2, 2011 00:27

An excerpt from the Origins of the Balfour Declaration - 1917


British Promises

The British were busy making promises. Henry McMahon had exchanged letters with Hussein ibn Ali, Sheriff of Mecca in 1915, in which he had promised the Arabs control of the Arab lands, exclusive of the Mediterranean coast. The extent of the coastal exclusion is not clear. Hussein protested that the Arabs of Beirut would greatly oppose isolation from the Arab state or states, but did not it seems, bring up the matter of the area Jerusalem, which included a good part of Palestine. This suggests either that the area of Jerusalem and Palestine was not part of the inclusion and was promised to the Arabs, as shown in some maps, and is believed by pro-Arab historians, or that Palestine was included, but that Hussein did not protest. The latter version is supported by Dr. Chaim Weizmann in his autobiographical book Trial and Error, and that interpretation was convenient to the British also, and supported explicitly by the British government in the White Paper of 1922"


I have spent one hour in a half trying to find the scripture that I found for a class assignment. I went through all of my International Relations assignments from school for the past two years, and though I thought that I found where I referenced the scripture, I must have overlooked it. Therefore, I also looked a bit in the Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, but I am not even done with that. I am looking under brother, dwell, live, and land, as well as curse, and there is much to view.

I am a student, currently studying for my Mid Terms, therefore, I will keep this reply link, so that I may provide the information that you seek.



They will do nothing

Submitted by Robert A. Hall, Sep 15, 2011 11:05

Cutting off all funding for the UN would be good. But the Obots will wring their hands, mouth platitudes and do nothing. I will link to this from my Old Jarhead blog.

Robert A. Hall

Author: The Coming Collapse of the American Republic

(All royalties go to a charity to help wounded veterans)


Palestinian Authority and Bipartisan

Sep 15, 2011 10:54

Surely you know your Middle East and Israeli/Arab History, when in fact, the Jews were moved to the Middle East because they had no home of their own, and were not wanted anywhere, and they were being killed in Germany and across Europe. However, the Prince of the Middle East at the time, was promised something by the French (Lord Arthur Balfour) and Sir Henry McMahon, that the French KNEW they would never deliver, and thus, Israel is as it is right now. Israel needs to withdraw, and also stop using child soldiers for this fight. Also, if you do further in your biblical History, they are told by God that they were going to live on the lands of the Brothers and Sisters, in which the Muslims are the children of Ishmael, and Israel is the children of Isaac, however, if God truly wanted them to have this land (as they try to force the Messiah to come early, in order for them to keep it), He would not have had the Prince of the M.E. deceived, in order for them to receive the land. Israel has been taking land ever since. I am in no means against Israel, and I know that God will break as a vase, anyone who goes against her, however, I am for the truth always, and JUSTICE for all, for God is NOT a respecter of persons. God never allowed Abraham to take land, with a deception, therefore, why should his descendents of his son Isaac. It is not truthful, and it is ungodly.

Excerpt below, since I did not have time to go through all of my studies, to find my own paper on the subject.

"....Sir Henry McMahon secretly corresponded with Husayn ibn 'Ali, the patriarch of the Hashemite family and Ottoman governor of Mecca and Medina. McMahon convinced Husayn to lead an Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire, which was aligned with Germany against Britain and France in the war. McMahon promised that if the Arabs supported Britain in the war, the British government would support the establishment of an independent Arab state under Hashemite rule in the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire, including Palestine. The Arab revolt, led by T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") and Husayn's son Faysal, was successful in defeating the Ottomans, and Britain took control over much of this area during World War I.

But Britain made other promises during the war that conflicted with the Husayn-McMahon understandings. In 1917, the British Foreign Minister, Lord Arthur Balfour, issued a declaration (the Balfour Declaration) announcing his government's support for the establishment of "a Jewish national home in Palestine." A third promise, in the form of a secret agreement, was a deal that Britain and France struck between themselves to carve up the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire and divide control of the region.



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