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Britain must atone for the Balfour declaration – and 100 years of suffering | Mahmoud Abbas

A century ago, Arthur Balfour signed away Palestinians’ homeland and initiated decades of persecution. It is cause for humility, not celebration
• Mahmoud Abbas is the Palestinian president

Many British people will not know of Sir Arthur James Balfour, an early 20th century foreign secretary. For 12 million Palestinians, his name is all too familiar. On the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration, the British government should take the opportunity to make things right.

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