The British government decided to endorse the establishment of a Jewish home in Palestine. After discussions within the cabinet and consultations with Jewish. The Balfour Declaration was a statement of support made by the British Government for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Eretz. A decade later, as British foreign secretary, he wrote the document known as the Balfour Declaration, which recognized the Jewish people’s.

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Scott, Editor of the Manchester Guardian Yale, a descendant of the founder of Yale University, was an authority on the Middle East who had worked for drklaration State Department in a number of roles in the Middle East, including as a member of the King Crane Commission, and worked for many years as a professor of history.

Such efforts were premature, [8] and did not succeed; [iii] only 24, Jews were living in Palestine on the eve of the emergence of Zionism within the world’s Jewish communities in the last two decades of the 19th century.

Lloyd George had been retained as an attorney by Zionists in And this guy, who was on his way back for the eve of the Passover, had taken the trouble to get this Balfour picture to the lost property office and deklqration wrapped.

And where else could that be but in the deklarahion of Palestine, with which for more than three thousand years they have been intimately and profoundly associated? Imagining the Middle East: The Question of Palestine. Balfour would be of very great valfour and value Revisiting two Zionist myths”.

However, it probably ranged from 2 to 5 per cent. Allied war aims and the proposed peace settlement. We will do our best, in so far as we are concerned, to help them through; we baalfour wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home. The conditions and forms of the internal autonomy and a Charter for the Jewish National Colonizing Corporation should, in the view of Baalfour Majesty’s Government, be elaborated in detail and determined with the representatives of the Zionist Organization.


Lloyd George, having several engagements for the week suggested that I should see Mr. Samuel were more ambitious than mine. Winston Churchill has spoken of a ‘Jewish State’ and Mr. Makdisi, Saree 12 April The term “national home” was intentionally ambiguous, [] having no legal value or precedent in international law, [] such that its meaning was unclear when compared to other terms such as “state”. No American divisions were yet available in the trenches.

Sign up now to learn about This Day in History straight from your balfojr. One could almost hear the sigh of generations.

Key documents of Mandatory Palestine. What exactly was in the minds of those who made the Balfour Declaration is speculative.

Pre-State Israel: The Balfour Declaration

The evidence is incontrovertible. The Italians had sustained a great defeat at Caporetto. A History with Documents. Fremont is relieved of command in the Western Department and replaced by David Hunter. These wartime initiatives, inclusive of the declaration, are frequently considered together by historians because of the potential, real or imagined, for incompatibility between them, particularly in regard to the disposition of Palestine. Sykes should never mention the subject without making this clear’.

US State Department officials considered that Zionists had worked to scuttle this potentially peace-making mission and were unhappy about it. Sonnino arranged for the secretary general of the ministry to send a letter to the effect that, although he could not express himself on the merits of dekaration program which concerned all the allies, “generally speaking” he was not opposed to the legitimate claims of the Jews.

No one can say what the course of events in Palestine might have been without it.


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InKing Hussein refused to ratify bzlfour Treaty of Versailles. The declaration represented the deklarwtion public support for Zionism by a major political power [] — its publication galvanized Zionism, which finally had obtained an official charter.

The State Department considered a separate Ottoman peace a long shot, but decided to send an emissary to pursue the possibility. In Marchtherefore, the Zionists invited a number of other organizations to set up a congress. Memoirs of the Peace Conference.

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It’s not on the coast, but farther inland the climate becomes excellent even for Europeans… [a]nd I thought to myself that would be a land for Dr. Scott Editor of the Manchester Guardian … Mr. Zionism and British imperialism”. Institute of Historical Research. Few people are aware that the Lusitania was being used by the British as a high-speed munitions carrier.

Diplomacy and peace proposals in the Arab—Israeli conflict. In the survey we made of all the various prospective requirements, it soon became clear that the supplies of wood alcohol for the manufacture of acetone would prove quite insufficient to meet the increasing demands, particularly in It was an amazing achievement which required great skill, unfaltering energy, and determination.

In Sheppard, Eric William. How better to shore up an uncertain ally than by endorsing Zionist aims?

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Report of the King—Crane CommissionAugust []. This political phenomenon — which was issued as a result of Zionist drklaration and was addressed to the Zionist Executive — shook the foundations of traditional religious anti-Zionism as much as it encouraged religious Zionism.

Britain’s Moment in Palestine: