>> It's an anniversary that for some stirs celebration, for others mourning and anger. 100 years ago Britain endorsed the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East. Known as the Balfour Declaration, after the foreign minister who penned it. It's seen as a major step in creating modern Israel in 1948.
It's also seen as the beginning of 100 years of conflict. By invitation from British Prime Minister Theresa May, her Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu is commemorating the centenary in London with a banquet. While a different kind of British tea party is playing out in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.
Here British street artist Banksy has offered a royal apology for Palestinians, engraved on Israel's barrier. And that's what Palestinians want, an apology, demanding Britain recognizes the move that led to decades of dispossession and suffering. In Israel Arthur Balfour is admired, he has streets named after him in Tel Aviv.
While Palestinians see his declaration as a promise by Britain to hand over land it didn't own. On his way to the UK, Netanyahu called on Palestinians to accept history.>> The Palestinians say that about the declaration was a tragedy, that wasn't a tragedy. What's been tragic is their refusal to accept this a 100 years later.
I hope they change their minds, because if they do, we can move forward finally, to making peace between our two people.>> But as Theresa May and Netanyahu dine, protestors are gathering in London, Jordan, and elsewhere. Calling on Israel and others to recognize the Palestinian claim to statehood.