THE FORSAKEN PROMISE In November 1917 the British government made a pledge to the Jewish people through the Balfour Declaration to help establish a Jewish National Homeland in the territory then known as Palestine. After World War 1 ended the League of Nations awarded Britain the Mandate for Palestine with the proviso that the Balfour Declaration was implemented along with “close Jewish settlement in the Land”. As difﬁ culties arose, Britain gradually watered down her original commitment until the MacDonald White Paper of 1939 virtually closed the borders of Palestine to Jewish immigration. In the aftermath of World War 2 and the Mandate in Palestine, the sun ﬁ nally set on the Great British Empire, her status as the world’s superpower rapidly waned, and the nation has since fallen into moral decadence. “The Forsaken Promise” documents the failure of Britain and its appointed institutions and ofﬁ cials, whether military, administrative or political, to fulﬁ l her pledge under the Balfour Declaration and her legal obligations under the Mandate. It highlights a number of tragic events that took place during that period, mainly through the testimonies of people who were victims of those events, participants in them, or eye-witnesses to them. They speak of Britain’s political expediency and even treachery towards the Jewish people in appeasing the militant Arab nationalist movement, as well as causing the wholesale misery of many thousands of Jewish people who were turned away from the shores of Palestine in the 1930s and 40s. Through the 1939 White Paper the British government also made inevitable the deaths of an untold number of Jews who could have escaped Hitler’s Final Solution, had they been able to ﬁ nd refuge in their ancient homeland. The purpose of “The Forsaken Promise” is to stir up repentance in Britain for the nation’s reneging upon the Balfour Declaration – the forsaken promise – and obstructing the purposes of God in the restoration of Israel. There are many church leaders in Britain today who are crying out for the restoration of God’s favour upon this country, and there are some who believe that the Lord has not forgotten our spiritual heritage as a Christian nation. Because of the Church’s calling to be a ‘prophetic voice’ in the nation, this documentary’s prime target audience is the Church.