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British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers keynote speech at banquet marking centenary of Balfour Declaration in London, Nov. 2, 2017

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May told those gathered at a banquet to commemorate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration Thursday evening (Nov. 2 2017) that the UK is “proud of our pioneering role in the creation of the State of Israel.”

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In her speech, May went on to say that her nation is proud “of the relationship we have built with Israel,” and called for “renewed resolve to support a lasting peace that is in the interests of both Israelis and Palestinians. . . .

“There will need to be compromises from each side if we are to have a realistic chance of achieving this goal, including an end to the building of new settlements and an end to Palestinian incitement, too.

“But as we work together towards Balfour’s vision of a peaceful co-existence, we must be equally clear that there can never be any excuses for boycotts, divestment or sanctions: they are unacceptable and this government will have no truck with those who subscribe to them,” she said.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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