Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assured that “Israel” has been bolstering its relations with moderate countries in the region. And as it made peace with Egypt and Jordan, it seeks to establish peace with other Arab countries that Israel stand with in the face of radical Islam.
Marking the centennial anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Netanyahu said in a speech before the Knesset on Tuesday, “we have been developing closer ties with the moderate countries in the region, that we stand by in the face of radical Islam.”
“I just hope that the Palestinians can finally adopt this approach, and turn to peace,” Netanyahu added.
Talking about the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the PM stated, “when leaders of the Palestinian leadership are defining the Balfour Declaration as a crime, and calling on the British government to apologize for it, they are going back, a hundred years back.”
He pointed out that the 100-year refusal to recognize Zionism is the root of the conflict, saying “the tragedy of Balfour Declaration is that it took 30 years to implement it, today it is very clear that the key future to the Jewish people is the Jewish State.”
Netanyahu noted that after it was granted, the Balfour Declaration was supported not just by the League of Nations but also gained the sympathy of some in the Arab world.
It is worth mentioning that November 2, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the illegal and unjust Balfour Declaration, signed by Arthur James Balfour, that violated the basic right to exist of the Palestinian people in their homeland.