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To the People of Scotland.

It is interesting to note that the " Declaration of Arbroath", the argument for and declaration of Scottish independence in 1320, is based on the freedom and nationhood of Israel. No mention of Palestine or Palestinian nationhood - a 20th century construct.

Declaration of Arbroath
 

Extract:

"..we find that among other famous nations our own, the Scots, has been graced with widespread renown...

Thence they came, twelve hundred years after the people of Israel crossed the Red Sea, to their home in the west where they still live today..

The deeds of cruelty, massacre, violence, pillage, arson, imprisoning prelates, burning down monasteries, robbing and killing monks and nuns, and yet other outrages without number which he (Edward, King of the English) committed against our people (the Scots), sparing neither age nor sex, religion nor rank, no one could describe nor fully imagine unless he had seen them with his own eyes.

But from these countless evils we have been set free, by the help of Him Who though He afflicts yet heals and restores, by our most tireless Prince, King and Lord, the Lord Robert.

He, that his people and his heritage might be delivered out of the hands of our enemies, met toil and fatigue, hunger and peril, like another Macabaeus or Joshua and bore them cheerfully."

Full text:" Declaration of Arbroath" The Scotsman

 

GIVE PEACE AND THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE A CHANCE

DON'T SUPPORT THE TERRORISTS

BOYCOTT HAMAS

 

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