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Why African-Americans don't support Israel
Why African-Americans don't support Israel

Unfortunately, many African Americans as well as the general population do not support Israel because of a lack of knowledge about the origins and the history of the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors ("Why aren't more African Americans supporting Israel?" Oct. 20). Despite the Balfour Declaration and the endorsement by the League of Nations of a Jewish homeland that encompassed both Israel and Jordan, Palestinian Arabs massacred Jews in Palestine prior to 1948, leading Great Britain to ban the entry of Jews into their historical homeland during the Holocaust. Since the birth of Israel in 1948, and despite the efforts of Arab armies to destroy it, Israel has...