Abbas seeks British apology for 1917 Jewish homeland declaration

Abbas seeks British apology for 1917 Jewish homeland declaration

Britain should apologize for its 1917 declaration endorsing the founding of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and should recognize Palestine as a state, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. Abbas said that the Palestinian people had suffered greatly because of the Balfour Declaration, in which Britain said it favoured […]

UN hails ‘historic’ refugee declaration but aid agencies unimpressed

UN hails ‘historic’ refugee declaration but aid agencies unimpressed

The United Nation’s issued what it called a “historic” declaration Monday in which world leaders promised to do more to help millions of the world’s refugees and migrants. However, aid agencies said the move would do little to improve the situation. As world leaders gathered in New York for the UN’s annual General Assembly, the […]