Queen to Israel to mark Belfour anniversary

Queen to Israel to mark Belfour anniversary

Gaza, ALRAY – Royal family of Britain might accept an official invitation to visit Israel to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration in a first visit of its kind since establishment of Israel, the Times reported.

Reuven Rivlin, Israeli occupation president, extended the invitation during a meeting with Boris Johnson in Jerusalem on Wednesday, noting that 2017 marked the centenary of the Balfour Declaration backing the establishment of a Jewish homeland.

“This is a very important year in the history of the relations between Israel and the United Kingdom,” Rivlin said. “We will mark 100 years since the Balfour Declaration and I am greatly honoured to extend an official invitation to the royal family to visit Israel to mark this event.

According to the paper, it is expected that the royal family wiil accept the invitation this time. Such visits usually done upon recommendations of foreign ministry of Britain.

On November 2, 1917, Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour writes a letter to Britain’s most illustrious Jewish citizen, Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild, expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

(Source / 10.03.2017)

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