Celebrating 100 years of injustice and oppression: “It’s God’s work….”



Our vision to stage such a big event at the Royal Albert Hall is ambitious and we recognise our reliance on God to enable every aspect of it. The evening’s programme will follow the history of God’s work through the Balfour Declaration that culminated in the independence of the modern state of Israel. We will use dance, film, song and drama sketches to illustrate how God used both Christians and Jews to fulfil the prophesied return of the Jewish people from exile to their ancient biblical homeland Israel,” says the blurb.

And it adds: “Christian leaders will read statements that will reflect Christians’ desire to…

  • Reconnect with the spiritual heritage of godly men who espoused the restoration of Israel to her Land;

  • Remember the Balfour Declaration and the Jewish-Christian partnerships that made it a reality;

  • Recognise the failure of Britain to fulfil the intent of the Balfour Declaration through the mandate for Palestine;
  • Rededicate ourselves as Christians to support Israel and the Jewish community.”

And the Royal Albert Hall, we are reminded, is where Lord Balfour celebrated with the Jewish community the granting to Britain of the Mandate for Palestine.

The rest of us of course remember Arthur Balfour as the Tory twit whose lamebrain ‘Declaration’ made it possible for Zionists who have no ancestral links to the Holy Land to dispossess, lock up and abuse Palestinians who do.

It was God’s work, we’re told. So that’s alright then. And while we recover our composure we may well ask what kind of warped Christians dreamed up this Albert Hall caper, how the Balfour Declaration and its sickening legacy could possible have been “God’s work”, and how many “godly men” were among the perpetrators.

Then let’s cut to another declarationThe Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism, a joint statement by the heads of Palestinian Christian churches, which

  • rejects Christian Zionist doctrines as false teaching that corrupts the biblical message;
  • rejects the alliance of Christian Zionist leaders with elements in the governments of Israel and the United States; and
  • rejects the teachings of Christian Zionism that advance racial exclusivity and perpetual war.

Thankfully, a sermon recently delivered in Westminster Abbey by Michael Doe, Preacher of Gray’s Inn, added some important context missing from the Royal Albert Hall‘s promo patter: “The Balfour Declaration made way for the creation of Israel. It also said that nothing should be done ‘which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine’. We British who made the Declaration have an unfinished responsibility to ensure its implementation.

To be precise Balfour’s pedge said it being clearly understood that nothing should be done to prejudice the rights of non-Jews. What’s not to understand? But that bit was conveniently forgotten within 30 years and is shrugged off today.

Who is behind this cringe-making celebration? Balfour 100. Who is behind Balfour 100? It’s hard to know. The Jewish Leadership Council’s website says that the Balfour 100 steering committee is comprised of 23 British-Jewish communal and Israel advocacy organisations but doesn’t name them. Among those, however, will be a number of fake Christians who are happy to stooge for the Zionists’ vile ambitions.

These pseuds have apparently ignored the cry for help issued only months ago by the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine to the World Council of Churches and the entire ecumenical movement. It was signed by over 30 organisations in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza and can be read in full here.

They say: “We are still suffering from 100 years of injustice and oppression that were inflicted on the Palestinian people beginning with the unlawful Balfour declaration…. A hundred years later and there is still no justice! Discrimination and inequality, military occupation and systematic oppression are the rule…. Despite all the promises, endless summits, UN resolutions, religious and lay leader’s callings – Palestinians are still yearning for their freedom and independence, and seeking justice and equality.”

The churches’ message ends with these ominous words: “Things are beyond urgent. We are on the verge of a catastrophic collapse…. This could be our last chance to achieve a just peace. As a Palestinian Christian community, this could be our last opportunity to save the Christian presence in this land.”

The Royal Albert Hall was built by Queen Victoria to commemorate her beloved husband and consort Prince Albert. I’ll wager the idea of the flag of a rogue foreign military power fluttering from this fine building, or displayed inside, would have both of them spinning in their marbled vault at Frogmore.

And if Theresa May accompanies her guest Bibi Netanyahu to the Albert Hall shindig she’ll hand him and his cruel regime a huge propaganda victory.


Stuart Littlewood

17 Octber 2017

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After working on jet fighters in the RAF Stuart became an industrial marketing specialist with manufacturing companies and consultancy firms. He also “indulged himself” as a newspaper columnist. In politics he served as a Cambridgeshire county councillor and member of the Police Authority. Now retired he campaigns on various issues and contributes to several online news & opinion sites. With a lifelong passion for photography he has produced two photo-documentary books, one of which can be read online at www.radiofreepalestine.org.uk.

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  1. “drawing Christians and Jews together in celebration of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration and all that it led to.” Christians will be reaching out to support the Jewish community and the state of Israel,”

    The ideological forefathers of today’s “Jews” are the Pharisees. This is something the universal Jewish encyclopedia clearly tells us. The Pharisees are clearly the enemies of Christ throughout the Bible. On a number of occasions he refers to them as liars, thieves, murderers, “Sons of their father the devil”, “the synagogue of satan”, etc. So, why are fake Christians celebrating the establishment of the abomination that is the modern state of Israel, with the ideological children of the murderers of Christ?

  2. Echoes: You are correct. Many of the Christian schools, theological seminaries and institutions have been compromised. After all, some of the great actors and movie makers in Hollywood fooled the people.

  3. Personally I tend to think of “Christain Zionists ” as being led by Khazars that pretend to be : Christain ” and yet muster support of IDIOTS into accepting/Worshipping the Supremacy of of Their Nasty corrupt tribe .

  4. All religions are full of contradictions. Would you drive a car designed by engineers who were required to study religions instead of physics and mathematics and logic? I wouldn’t. How about flying in a plane designed by religious freaks? You can’t have it both ways. You can’t just quote one part of religious nonsense and not the other part. The English are some of the biggest fools on planet earth but the anointed ones are content with their undeserved billions protected by the castle walls and the armed military force of government. What a despicable disgrace England is today and was a century ago when those fools approved a statement which was not even a legal statement at all which has caused so much human suffering for so many. It is difficult to find words to describe this religious nonsense, ignorance and hypocrisy. George Washington should have gone back and finished them off two centuries ago.

    • Yup, and with all the supposed “wisdom” of the various military, royal elites, Monty Python were the only Brits who nailed it with “Life of Brian”. If the missile that hit the pentagon came from an Israeli sub, then that makes Britain and Israel the only two countries to attack our capitol.

  5. “We will use dance, music and drama sketches to illustrate how God used both Christians and Jews to…..” Are they going to have a Drama sketch showing them crucifying Christ or does that stay in the closet?

  6. If religions are so easy to hijack, they should rethink their structure from the bottom up. This is about another test of loyalty as the storm approaches. But, if I steal Bobs car and give it to Larry, then Larry and I have to stick together when Bob shows up with the cops. Same here, in the US. If the Pope steals/claims land that does not belong to him and sells it, then does not the rightful occupant have a claim ? The statue of Liberty should be changed to Tantalus reaching for the fruit. The land thieves stick together. KSA, Israel and Vatican , Isn’t that weird ? The three centers of pious fraud ? One gets to do it, and they all get one. Then we all stand around going, What the hell just happened ?

  7. Organized Christian Religion may have its Leaders, but to real Christians, Jesus is their true Leader and Shepherd. Everyone else’s claim to Christian leadership, except those that Jesus mentioned in the N.T. book of Matthew 23:34, prophets, wisemen and teachers, are imposters an deceivers, are also mentioned by Jesus in John, chpt.10. Men hi-jacked the Christian Faith into a Pharisaical Religion around 300 A.D.in order to control and subjugate its followers right up to the present.

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