Open Letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May

by William Hanna, 4 January 2018. “As
I have said, Israel guarantees the rights of people of all religions, races and
sexualities, and it wants to enable everyone to flourish.”
Theresa May, at the Conservative Friends
of Israel luncheon, December 2016

Dear Mrs May, 
While we the British people have come to
expect two-faced, mealy-mouthed, hypocrisy from most politicians as epitomized
by the shameless Tony Blair, you as the incumbent Prime Minister have a legal
and moral obligation to reject such political chicanery and instead to act and
speak in accordance with the core values — Liberty, Equality, Justice — that
are claimed as being the hallmark of British democracy. In this respect, Prime
Minister, you have so far not only failed miserably, but have also possibly
done so to the extent of being treacherous. How can any decent and honest
political leader make the above quoted statement despite almost seven decades
of recorded and irrefutable crimes against humanity and international law
violations by a barbarous Apartheid state — totally intent on displacing the
indigenous Palestinian people and stealing their land — which justifies its blatant
criminality by making the preposterous claim that God chose the Jews and
promised them Palestine? 
Apart from the nausea generated by your
brown-nosing performances at Conservative Friends of Israel luncheons — there
are no such “Conservative Friends” for the destitute, disadvantaged, and
disabled of this country — you also made a point during 2017 of lauding the
notorious Balfour Declaration’s role in the creation of Israel but failed
to mention that Israel had as usual contemptuously ignored honoring a very
important part of that 1917 declaration:
“His Majesty’s government view with favor the
establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will
use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done
which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish
communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by
Jews in any other country.”
Furthermore, Prime Minister, in view of the amount of
time you dedicate to the two greatest loves in your life — Israel and shoes — you may not be
aware that the rights of the existing non-Jewish inhabitants of Palestine were
further recognized two years later in 1919 when U.S. President Woodrow Wilson
dispatched the King-Crane Commission to areas of the former Ottoman Empire to
seek opinions about their future governance. In the section concerning
Palestine and Zionism the report explicitly stated the following:  
“If the strict terms of the Balfour Statement are
adhered to it can hardly be doubted that the extreme Zionist Program must be
greatly modified. For a “national home for the Jewish people” is not equivalent
to making Palestine into a Jewish State; nor can the erection of such a Jewish
State be accomplished without the gravest trespass upon the ‘civil and religious
rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.’ The fact came out
repeatedly in the Commission’s conference with Jewish representatives, that the
Zionists looked forward to a practically complete dispossession of the present
non-Jewish inhabitants of Palestine, by various forms of purchase.
The non-Jewish population of Palestine, nearly nine-tenths of the
whole, are emphatically against the entire Zionist program. To subject a people
so minded to unlimited Jewish immigration, and to steady financial and social
pressure to surrender the land, would be a gross violation of the peoples’
rights. No British officer, consulted by the Commissioners, believed that the
Zionist program could be carried out except by force of arms . . . Decisions,
requiring armies to carry out, are sometimes necessary, but they are surely not
gratuitously to be taken in the interests of a serious injustice. The initial
claim, often submitted by Zionist representatives, that they have a ‘right’ to
Palestine, based on an occupation of two thousand years ago, can hardly be
seriously considered.
“In view of all these considerations, and with a deep
sense of sympathy for the Jewish cause, the Commissioners feel bound to
recommend that only a greatly reduced Zionist program be attempted, and even
that, only very gradually initiated. This would have to mean that Jewish
immigration should be definitely limited, and that the project for making
Palestine distinctly a Jewish commonwealth should be given up.”
So as you can see, Prime Minister, your undying love
and staunch support — no doubt nurtured by a powerful pro-Israel lobby that
works relentlessly to undermine British democracy — for a rogue Apartheid
state guilty of committing genocide no legal,
moral, or divine foundation. Even the Balfour Declaration of which you are so
proud was extracted by the Zionists as a price for bringing U.S. into World War
It is therefore a most regrettable betrayal of the
British people and the values they cherish, Prime Minister, that no member of
your Israeli bought and payed for government — yourself included —  has a
scintilla of either the courage or integrity as was possessed by the late Sir
Gerald Kaufman (1930-2017) the Jewish Labour politician who had been an MP
since 1970. It was he, you may recall, who said that “my grandmother was ill in
bed when the Nazis came to her home town. A German soldier shot her dead in her
bed. My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering
Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.”
And finally, Prime Minister, do you think the day will
ever come when the British people will see a British politician stand up in
either the House of Commons or the
House of Lords and address the issue of the brutally Occupied Palestine Territories
with the same courage and integrity as did Senator David Norris of Ireland’s
Seanad Éireann (Senate).
William Hanna is a freelance writer with published
books the Hiramic Brotherhood of the Third Temple, The Tragedy of Palestine
and its Children,
and Hiramic Brotherhood: Ezekiel’s Temple Prophesy which
is also due to be published in Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian,
German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Book and purchase information,
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