Palestine Action protester sprays and slashes painting of architect of modern Israel

Protest group Palestine Action has defaced a painting of Lord Balfour at Trinity College, Cambridge, spraying it with red paint and slashing it.

The Tory politician gave his name to the Balfour Declaration – a statement by the then-British government on the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, paving the way for the founding of Israel in 1948.

With Israel now engaged in the systematic genocide of Palestinians in Gaza, it is easy to understand why some organisations would want to protest the UK’s part in that country’s creation.

Buy Cruel Britannia in print here. Buy the Cruel Britannia ebook here. Or just click on the image!

Here’s video of the attack on the painting:

The act – which is a crime, of course; criminal damage – has been hugely controversial. Some have approved wholeheartedly, but others have been appalled at the destruction of a work of art – a view that has sparked harsh responses:

This Writer understands that the painting can be restored, so the attack on it was a symbolic gesture.

Whose side do you take?

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Be among the first to know what’s going on! Here are the ways to manage it:

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the right margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at

5) Join the uPopulus group at

6) Join the MeWe page at

7) Feel free to comment!

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

Cruel Britannia is available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The Livingstone Presumption is available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:


Leave A Comment