"Balfour Declaration Year" is the time for a Royal Visit to Israel by Prince Charles
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The Royal Family have visited many Arab and Muslim countries. It is time for balance. One hundred years after the Balfour Declaration seems as timely as any date in history. There is no reason why he cannot visit Arab Communities whilst there and actively promote peaceful coexistence
"With the Arab question as it presents itself within the limits of Palestine. It will require tact, and require judgement, it will require above all sympathetic goodwill on the part both of Jew and Arab. So far as the Arabs are concerned a great and interesting and an attractive race I hope they will remember that while this assembly and all Jews that it represents through the world desire under the aegis of Great Britain to establish this home for the Jewish people, the Great Powers, and among all the Great Powers most especially Great Britain, has freed them, the Arab race, from the tyranny of their brutal conqueror (Ottomans) who had kept them under his heel for these many centuries.
I hope they will remember it is we who have established the independent Arab sovereignty of the Hejaz (Saudi Arabia) hope they will remember that it is we who desire in Mesopotamia (Iraq) to prepare the way for the . future of a self-governing, autonomous Arab State, and I hope that, remembering all that, they will not grudge that small notch for it is no more geographically, whatever it may be historically-that small notch in what are now Arab territories being given to the people who for all these hundreds of years have been separated from it but surely have a title to develop on their own lines in the land of their forefathers, which ought to appeal to the sympathy of the Arab people as it, I am convinced appeals
to the great mass of my own Christian fellow countrymen. That is the first difficulty. That can be got over and will be got over by mutual goodwill"
(Lord Balfour Albert Hall 1921)
Prince Charles as a self declared defender of faiths is well placed to foster peaceful relations amongst different communities within Israel and peace with its neighbours
He could visit Neve Shalom for example http://wasns.org/
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