In 1917 the UK government announced the "Belfour Declaration' to 'Lord Rothchild where they state they will flood immigrants into 'PALESTINE' to replace my people. From 1947-1949 over 520 Palestinian villages were removed and my family was placed in camps around Bethlehem, Palestine, where they still are today. At the time most Palestinians were farmers who couldn't read or write. I do believe all of what happened to my people, is part of a bigger agenda. I see the farmers being removed from their land all over the planet and it reminds me of Bethlehem last century and what happened to my people. I want a Constitution for Palestine. I want all of us refugees to return and vote to decide our own destiny. To have freedom, democracy, a 1st and 2nd amendment voting and FREEDOM.
Promises and Betrayals: Britain and the Holy Land (Israel/Palestine Documentary) | Timeline
Uncovering shocking foreign office communications and using fascinating footage never seen on television before, this documentary shows how British double-dealing during the First World War ignited the conflict between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East. This is a story of intrigue among rival empires; of misguided strategies; and of how conflicting promises to Arabs and Jews created a legacy of bloodshed which determined the fate of the Middle East. Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations at Oxford University, calls it 'one of the best historical documentaries on the Middle East I have ever seen'.