“Thank you very much Lord Balfour. We’ll take it from here”

ALGEMEINER
Jewish Action — Not Balfour — Created Israel
by Einat Wilf
November 2, 2017

The idea of Jews as active players in history — as masters of their fate — still grates on the consciousness of peoples and civilizations that were structured on the presumption that the Jews should have headed to the dustbin of history. For too many, the story that Jews could attain something for themselves by operating, as all peoples do, on multiple fronts — diplomatically, economically, militarily — is still so fanciful that to some, the story of Israel only makes sense if presented as a series of handouts by foreign powers with shady motivations. To the chagrin of those who want to put the Jews back “in their proper place,” the State of Israel came into being 31 years after the Balfour Declaration, precisely because Zionist Jews were done entrusting their fate to others. READ MORE

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