If President Abbas and the Palestinian people were hoping for a historic gesture from Great Britain relating to their continuing calamity as a result of this notorious promise, then they were in for a big disappointment. This had nothing to do with justice or morality — in politics both rarely matter — but with expediency and reality. Abbas was asking for the impossible!
But if an apology will not be made, why then go ahead with the celebrations? Surely, that is worse, from a Palestinian point of view, than not asking for forgiveness. Israel will be using the occasion to whitewash its image and deflect attention from the reality of its 50-year illegal occupation of what remains of historical Palestine.
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