This is my fourth post of the day. But since it's after 12 so it's the first post of tomorrow :P. *face falls at once*. I just can't help thinking about Talat Hussain and whether he is okay or not. Rehman Malik assures us that hey, everything is fine and that he has contacted Interpol and they've assured him that they're doing THEIR best to retrieve information about the missing people. How can he be so sure they are pretty okay, is beyond me.
SO anyway, this post is about something which I didn't have much of an idea. Usually, we regard the US as the biggest protector and ally of Israel. But lately, especially now, I have come to realise that this status should be awarded to none other than the country which SET UP Israel in the first place: Britain!
In 1917 Chaim Weizmann, scientist, statesman, and Zionist, persuaded the British government to issue a statement favoring the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine. The statement which became known as the Balfour Declaration, was, in part, payment to the Jews for their support of the British against the Turks during World War I. After the war, the League of Nations ratified the declaration and in 1922 appointed Britain to rule in Palestine.
Source: Truman Library
The series of events unfolded thus:
During World War I, the British sought Jewish support in the fight against Germany. This and support for Zionism from Prime-Minister Lloyd-George led to foreign minister, Lord Balfour making the Balfour Declaration of 1917, stating that the British Government "view[ed] with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people"..."it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine". (Wikipedia)
After World War I, the League of Nations formally assigned the Palestine mandate to the United Kingdom; endorsing the terms of the Balfour Declaration and additionally requiring the creation of an independent Jewish Agency that would administer Jewish affairs in Palestine. Britain signed an additional treaty with the USA (which did not join the League of Nations) in which the USA endorsed the terms of the mandate. (Wikipedia)