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Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a minority Jewish population (around 3–5% of the total).
Balfour Declaration letter written. On November 2, 1917, Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour writes an important letter to Britain’s most illustrious Jewish citizen, Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild, expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The …
Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, PC, FRS, FBA, DL (/ˈbælfər, -fɔːr/, traditionally Scottish /bəlˈfʊər/; 25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905.
Lord Arthur Balfour and the Balfour Declaration (Wikimedia commons) Lord Roderick Balfour, a descendant of the UK foreign secretary who penned the 1917 Balfour Declaration endorsing the establishment of Jewish state, said that Israel, by mistreating Palestinians, is failing …
Updated June 11, 2018. The Balfour Declaration was a November 2, 1917 letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild that made public the British support of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The Balfour Declaration led the League of Nations to entrust the United Kingdom with the Palestine Mandate in 1922.
The Declaration, 1917. The reports reaching England of impending dissolution of the Russian state practically removed the need for Russian endorsement of Zionist aims, but made French and Italian acceptance even more urgent. This at any rate was the belief of Sykes, Balfour, Lloyd George and Winston Churchill, who,
The Forgotten Truth about the Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration, for all its vagaries, constituted the first step toward the objective of political Zionism as outlined by the First Zionist Congress at its meeting in Basle, Switzerland in 1897: “Zionism seeks to establish a home for the Jewish people in Palestine secured under public law.”
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Marking the centenary of the Balfour declaration, which laid the foundations for the State of Israel, the current Lord Balfour has expressed pride in his family’s assistance to the Jewish people.
Lord Rothschild Draft 18 July 1917. Some British Zionists were already vaguely thinking of a self-governing Jewish Commonwealth, presumably under British sovereignty. Balfour himself figured the matter of statehood– if it was to happen– would be the outcome of a gradual political development.
Balfour Declaration: Text of the Declaration. The British government decided to endorse the establishment of a Jewish home in Palestine. After discussions within the cabinet and consultations with Jewish leaders, the decision was made public in a letter from British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild.