London, ALRAY – Over 11,000 Britons signed a petition urging the British government to apologize for the Balfour Declaration, the Palestinian Return Center (PRC) reported.
According to the London-based PRC, the UK government is duty-bound to respond to the campaign in three days as any petition signed by more than 10,000 people will have a government response released alongside it.
This success came by virtue of several efforts and activities led by the PRS that have been in full swing to reach a 100,000-signature threshold in an attempt to make the petition eligible for a House of Commons debate.
It is noteworthy that Balfour Declaration was a letter dated November 2, 1917 from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community. The one-hundred- years ago text of the letter gave green light for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine.