Many thanks for publishing dr massad's revealing analysis the balfour declaration, authored by anti-semites on behalf of ethno-racist colonialism, remains at the root of palestine's. A hundred years ago today, the british government released the balfour declaration, laying the foundation of modern israel—but also sowing dragon’s teeth so why did the british do it. Jerusalem — it was the moment of conception of what would become the state of israel — or it was the original sin in which israel was conceived the balfour declaration, the pivotal, 67-word. With the israeli-palestinian conflict far from resolution, perhaps the brits need to cling to the idea that balfour really did matter. A century ago britain published the balfour declaration, hailed today as a charter document for the state of israel but promoting zionism was not the real aim – it was about winning a world. The balfour declaration of 1917 has been at the center of the arab-israeli conflict over the establishment of a jewish homeland in palestine.
The balfour declaration declared british government support for a jewish home in palestine it laid the basis of the 1922 british mandate for palestine. The balfour declaration has been in the news so much over the last year it could lead you to conclude that the british dispatch supporting jewish resettlement in the land of israel was. How can you be a part of celebrating the balfour declaration centenary get involved and take part in continuing this effort to ensure understanding and transmission of the balfour legacy. Some regard the balfour declaration as providential, enabling the return of the jews to israel and eventually the unfolding of biblical prophecy. On 2 november 1917 the british government in the form of the country's then foreign secretary, sir arthur balfour, addressed a letter to lord rothschild, a leading figure within the british.
The balfour declaration - 1917 - full text and history of the balfour declaration. To the zionists, the balfour declaration of 1917 laid the foundation for the formation of the state of israel to the palestinians, however, it was an act of dishonesty and betrayal by. Find out more about the history of balfour declaration, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom. The centenary of the balfour declaration on nov 2 marks a promise made by the british government to help create a jewish national home in palestine in britain, people are divided on.
One of the founding acts of the israeli state remains controversial a century later. A hundred years since britain's infamous declaration, its repercussions are still felt across the middle east today.
These are external links and will open in a new window one hundred years ago, only 67 words on a single sheet of paper lit a fire in the holy land, igniting the most intractable conflict of. 1 the balfour declaration, november 1917 introduction one of the most important statements of british foreign policy of the twentieth century. The balfour declaration november 2, 1917 during the first world war, british policy became gradually committed to the idea of establishing a jewish home in palestine (eretz yisrael.
Encyclopedia of jewish and israeli history, politics and culture, with biographies, statistics, articles and documents on topics from anti-semitism to zionism. The balfour declaration, jerusalem, israel 101 likes my book helps you understand what the balfour declaration is, who was involved and what was. The balfour declaration thus finds its place among a multitude of fruitless schemes and indulgent fantasies, except, of course, that in this case. November 2 marks the 100th anniversary of the balfour declaration - a 67-word statement from the british government which changed the course of history it is generally viewed as one of the. In october 1917, in the depths of the first world war, an expectant chaim weizmann was waiting in a london anteroom britain’s war cabinet was voting on a document, now known as the balfour. The balfour declaration wis a single paragraph in a letter datit 2 november 1917 frae the unitit kinrick's furrin secretar arthur james balfour tae walter rothschild, 2nt baron rothschild, a.
At its centennial, scholars and descendants of the british statesman discuss the history of the balfour declaration and what it means today. La déclaration balfour de 1917 est une lettre ouverte datée du 2 novembre 1917 et signée par arthur balfour, le foreign secretary britannique. Balfour declaration 1 balfour declaration balfour declaration an image of balfour and the declaration created 2 nov 1917 signatories arthur james balfour purpose confirming support from the. The balfour declaration was issued on november 2, 1917.
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