Pro-Palestinian Activists Destroy Portrait of Arthur Balfour who Supported the Jewish Homeland

Activist slashing painting of Balfour, Youtube screenshot

UK: Activists from the Palestinian Action group ruined a 1914 historical painting of Lord Arthur Balfour inside Trinity College at the University of Cambridge by slashing it and spraying paint on it. Lord Balfour was foreign secretary in 1917 when a declaration was made pledging Britain’s support for the establishment “a national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine and has been seen by some historians as a starting point for the Arab-Israeli conflict. Palestine Action wrote on X that “Balfour’s declaration began the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by promising the land away — which the British never had the right to do,”

This protest against Israel used similar leftist tactics that are used by activists against climate change and other ‘progressive’ causes, leading some critics believe it is an organized and funded operation.

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Police have launched an investigation after a painting of a politician, linked to the creation of Israel, was damaged.

Palestine Action said one of its activists had “ruined” a 1914 painting of Lord Balfour at Trinity College, part of the University of Cambridge.

A statement on the group’s website said the painting had been “slashed” and sprayed with red paint.

Footage was also posted on social media.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokeswoman said: “This afternoon we received an online report of criminal damage today to a painting at Trinity College, Cambridge.

“Officers are attending the scene to secure evidence and progress the investigation. No arrests have been made at this stage.”

Lord Balfour was foreign secretary in 1917 when a declaration was made pledging Britain’s support for the establishment “in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and has been seen by some historians as a starting point for the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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NY Times:      https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/08/arts/design/balfour-declaration-portrait-slashed.html

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Zorro
Zorro
3 months ago

“which the British never had the right to do”

Never stopped them yet…

Timothy Fitzpatrik
Timothy Fitzpatrik
3 months ago

Mr. Griffin. You might find this of interest:

Soviets founded state of Israel and Zionism; Balfour declaration a decoy