In November 1917 the British government made a pledge to the Jewish people through the Balfour Declaration to help establish a Jewish National Homeland in the territory then known as Palestine. After World War I ended the League of Nations awarded Britain the Mandate for Palestine with the Proviso that the Balfour Declaration was implemented along with “close Jewish settlement in the Land”. As difficulties arose, Britain gradually watered down her original commitment until the MacDonald White Paper of 1939 virtually closed the borders of Palestine to Jewish immigration.
In the aftermath of World War II and the Mandate in Palestine, the sun finally set on the Great British Empire, her status as the World’s superpower rapidly waned, and the nation has since fallen into moral decadence.
The failure of Britain is well documented and its appointed institutions and officials, whether military, administrative or political, to fulfil her pledge under the Balfour Declaration and her legal obligations under the Mandate are a rarely acknowledged disgrace. Britain’s political expediency and even treachery towards the Jewish people in appeasing the militant Arab nationalist movement, as well as causing the wholesale misery of many thousands of Jewish people who were turned away from the shores of Palestine in the 1930’s and 40’s is also evidence of a major miscarriage of justice. Through the 1939 White Paper the British government also made inevitable the deaths of an untold number of Jews who could have escaped Hitler’s Final Solution, had they been able to find refuge in their ancient homeland.
I continue to pray and intercede for our nation and hopefully stir up a spirit of repentance in Britain for the nation’s reneging upon the Balfour Declaration – the forsaken promise – and obstructing the purposes of God in the restoration of Israel. There are many church leaders in Britain today who are crying out for the restoration of God’s favour upon this country, and there are some who believe that the Lord has not forgotten our spiritual heritage as a Christian nation.
I believe that when this nation finally repents of her disgraceful behaviour we will rise up again as a nation to fulfil His Glory to a world in need of Love and healing.