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Radical pro-Palestinian activist vandalizes portrait of Arthur Balfour at Cambridge University

    • A radical pro-Palestinian activist has been filmed spray-painting and slashing a historic 1914 portrait of Lord Arthur Balfour at Cambridge University in the UK.

As foreign secretary in 1917, Balfour signed the eponymous Balfour Declaration that backed establishing a “national home for the Jewish people” in what was to become Mandatory Palestine.

  • The move was seen as giving the Zionist movement official recognition and backing on the part of a major power, and has long been lamented by Palestinians.

In 2022, two women were arrested for squirting ketchup over a statute of Balfour in Parliament in London.

Source: TOI