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  Arthur James Balfour - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
ARTHUR JAMES BALFOUR (1848-), British statesman, eldest son of James Maitland Balfour of Whittingehame, Haddingtonshire, and of Lady Blanche Gascoyne Cecil, a sister of the third marquess of Salisbury, was born on the 25th of July 1848.
Mr Balfour's inability to get the maximum amount of work out of the House was largely due to the situation in South Africa, which absorbed the intellectual energies of the House and of the country and impeded the progress of legislation.
On October 1st Mr Balfour spoke at Sheffield, reiterating his views as to free-trade and retaliation, insisting that he "intended to lead," and declaring that he was prepared at all events to reverse the traditional fiscal policy by doing away with the axiom that import duties should only be levied for revenue purposes.
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 Arthur James Earl of Balfour (1848 - 1930)
Balfour's interest in Zionism was revived during World War I. In 1915, he returned to the coalition as First Lord of the Admiralty and was appointed Foreign Secretary in Lloyd George's cabinet in 1916.
In 1925, Balfour agreed to be a guest of honor at the opening of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and visited Palestine, where he was greeted enthusiastically by the Jewish population, while the Arabs welcomed him with fl flags.
Balfour was impressed by the flourishing Jewish settlements, which he felt demonstrated the strength and vigor of the growing Jewish national home.
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 Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, 1st earl of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Balfour resigned in 1905, and his party was overwhelmingly defeated in the 1906 election.
Balfour was first lord of the admiralty (1915–16) in Herbert Asquith’s coalition government and became (1916) foreign secretary under David Lloyd George.
Balfour was a brilliant intellectual and an effective public official, devoted to the cause of international peace.
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 Britannia Government: Prime Ministers
He was responsible for the "entente cordiale," which established cordial relations between the governments of Britain and France (1904), forming a basis for their alliance in World War I. That same year he created the Committee of Imperial Defence (CID) to plan for the Empire's defense and establish budgets for the military and navy.
Balfour continued to serve in government, joining the Asquith ministry in 1915 as First Lord of the Admiralty.
Balfour is also the author of two books of philosophy, "Defense of Philosophical Doubt" published in 1879 at age 31 and "Theism and Humanism" published in 1914, 35 years later.
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 Arthur Balfour (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (25 July 1848 - 19 March 1930) was a British statesman and the thirty-third Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Balfour eventually resigned in December of 1905, and the Conservatives were soundly defeated by the Liberals at the general election, Balfour himself losing his seat (he quickly found another seat).
Balfour's poodle." The issue was eventually forced by the Liberals with Lloyd George's famous People's Budget, provoking the constitutional crisis that eventually led the Parliament Act of 1911, which eliminated the Lord's veto power.
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 Arthur James, First Earl of Balfour (1848-1930)
Balfour was enthusiastically welcomed by the Jewish population when he visited Palestine in l925 to attend the dedication ceremony of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, at which he delivered the opening address.
The Balfour Declaration soon became the recognized standard of Zionist ideals for Palestine, and it likewise was the basis of the organization of the Jewish Agency, composed of Zionists and non-Zionists, who met at Zurich, Switzerland, in the summer of l929, to form a cooperative body to advance the Jewish homeland ideal.
When Balfour met Weizmann in 1905 for the first time (it was at their second, longer meeting that they had their famous exchange), I think it stunned him; it must have seemed as though a prophet had come out of the desert after two and a half thousand years of seclusion...
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 Arthur James Balfour Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Arthur James Balfour was born on July 25, 1848, at Whittinghame House, East Lothian, Scotland, the son of James Maitland Balfour, a country gentleman, and Lady Blanche Balfour, daughter of the 2d Marquess of Salisbury.
Balfour served successively as secretary for Scotland, as chief secretary for Ireland (he restored order and enacted salutary land reforms), and finally in 1891 as first lord of the Treasury and leader of the House of Commons.
Balfour was largely responsible for the declaration (1917) which bears his name, authorized by the War Cabinet and affirming British support for a Jewish national home in Palestine.
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 Al-Ahram Weekly | Chronicles | A Balfour curse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
It is well-known that Lord Balfour, the British Foreign Office secretary during World War I, issued the notorious declaration on 2 November 1917 in which the British government pledged to assist in the establishment of a homeland for the Jews in Palestine.
The invitation was extended to Balfour by one of the founders of the Zionist state, Chaim Weizmann, who hoped to take advantage of the occasion to promote the Jewish national homeland and who had invited for the same purpose a large number of prominent political figures.
Balfour died in 1930 at the age of 82.
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 Later Career - Arthur Balfour
Balfours service as Foreign Secretary was most notable for the issuance of the so-called Balfour Declaration of 1917, a letter to Lord Rothschild promising the Jews a national homeland in Palestine.
Balfour resigned as foreign secretary following the Versailles Conference in 1919, but continued on in the government (and now, the cabinet) as Lord President of the Council until 1922, when he, along with most of the Conservative leadership, resigned with Lloyd Georges government following the Conservative back-bencher revolt that put Law into office.
In 1922 Balfour was created Earl of Balfour and in 1925 once again returned to the Cabinet, serving as Lord President of the Council in Stanley Baldwins second government.
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 Early Life - Arthur Balfour
Retirement honour: Earl of Balfour Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (25 July, 1848 - March 19, 1930) was a United Kingdom statesman and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The eldest son of James Maitland Balfour of Whittingehame, Haddingtonshire, and of Blanche Mary Harriet Gascoyne-Cecil, he was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.
Balfour was thought to be merely amusing himself with politics.
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 Arthur Balfour
Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (Tory Prime Minister from 1902 to 1905).
Balfour was one of the pivotal figures in British politics from the late 1880s to the late 1920s.
Balfour continued in British politics until the age of eighty, having served twenty-seven years as a member of the cabinet.
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 Balfour - MSN Encarta
Earl of Balfour, was born in Whittingehame, Scotland, on July 25, 1848.
He was made first lord of the treasury and government leader in the House of Commons in 1891, and upon the retirement of his uncle, the 3rd marquess of Salisbury, in July 1902 he became prime minister.
In recognition of his services Balfour was appointed chancellor of the University of Cambridge in 1919.
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 Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, 1st earl of - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, 1st earl of, 1848-1930, British statesman; nephew of the 3d marquess of Salisbury.
Balfour was first lord of the admiralty (1915-16) in Herbert Asquith's coalition government and became (1916) foreign secretary under David Lloyd George.
Created earl of Balfour in 1922, he was again lord president of the council (1925-29).
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 Arthur Balfour
Arthur Balfour was born on the family's Scottish estate in East Lothian in 1848.
In 1878 Balfour became private secretary to his uncle, the Marquess of Salisbury, who was Foreign Secretary in the Conservative government headed by Benjamin Disraeli.
Balfour remained leader of the Conservative Party until he was replaced by Andrew Bonar Law in 1911.
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 Middle East History - Arthur James Balfour and the Balfour Declaration
Balfour intended to convince the Arabs that their rights would not be affected, thus the reason for the second clause os the declaration.
Jews were somewhat grateful for Balfour's intervention and support in the for the retaining of their 'rightful homeland', while the Arabs in Palestine despised the British government for allowing Balfour to intervene in such a manner.
Even though Balfour's contribution to the formation of the state of Israel in 1948 was centred on his famous Balfour Declaration, the statement implied many things towards the situation between the native Arabs and the Jews.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - Arthur Balfour
In 1885 Balfour was a member of Randolph Churchill's "Fourth Party" group (distinct from the Conservatives, Libs and Irish Nationalists), which brought down Gladstone's government with a motion opposing the Home Rule for Ireland Bill.
In 1891 Balfour became First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the Commons, and gained the same positions again on the Conservatives' re-election in 1895.
At this time he wrote the Balfour Declaration of "a recognition of the right to a Jewish state in Palestine".
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 Arthur James Balfour
Family: Balfour was the eldest son and third of eight children.
In 1885 Balfour was a member of Randolph Churchill's "Fourth Party" group (distinct from the Conservatives, Liberals and Irish Nationalists), which brought down Gladstone's government with a motion opposing the Home Rule for Ireland Bill.
Balfour was thought to be merely amusing himself with politics - indeed the House did not take him quite seriously.
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 Balfour Declaration: 1917
In their possession they had Balfour's declaration and two others: a revised text of the Milner-Amery draft declaration6, and the Curzon memorandum.
After Balfour addressed two issues laid out by Curzon, concerning the inadequacy of Palestine as a home for the Jewish people or any other people, and the potential difficulty between the Jews and other people groups living in Palestine, a vote was taken and Balfour's revised draft was passed.
Balfour was then instructed to make the declaration presentable to the public.
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 Lord Arthur Balfour on Zionism - 1919
The British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour, was the author of the Balfour Declaration, which gave support to a Jewish national home in Palestine.
Balfour also takes up the fears of Jewish anti-Zionists, who feared that if a Jewish national home were to be established, they would be expelled from the countries in which they lived, and forced to live in Palestine.
Balfour, M. 'Whether it be helpful for one who is not a Jew, either by race or religion, to say even the briefest word by way of introduction to a book on Zionism is, in my own opinion, doubtful.
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 AllRefer.com - Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, 1st earl of (Cell Biology, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, 1st earl of, Cell Biology, Biographies
Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, 1st earl of[bal´foor] Pronunciation Key, 1848–1930, British statesman; nephew of the 3d marquess of Salisbury.
Although associated with the "Fourth Party" of Lord Randolph Churchill, he remained close to Salisbury, serving as president of the Local Government Board (1885–86) and secretary for Scotland (1886).
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 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Arthur Balfour on President Wilson's Addendum to the Fourteen Points, 27 ...
Reproduced below is the text of a speech given by British Foreign Secretary (and former Prime Minister) Arthur Balfour to the British Parliament on 27 February 1918.
In his speech Balfour addressed himself to a speech given by Woodrow Wilson to the U.S. Congress on 11 February in which the U.S. President expanded upon his earlier Fourteen Points speech of 8 January 1918.
Balfour unsurprisingly came out in support of President Wilson's policy, and took the opportunity to critique the German Chancellor Count Hertling's "lip service" support for the U.S. position (click here and here to view Hertling's speeches regarding the Fourteen Points).
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 Frances Balfour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Eustace's elder brother, Arthur Balfour, was also a Conservative politician and was later to become Britain's Prime Minister (1902-1905).
Balfour was a completely non-violent suffragist and was totally opposed to the militant actions of the Women's Political and Social Union (WSPU).
On one occasion she was asked to represent the WSPU at a meeting with Arthur Balfour, the leader of the Conservative Party.
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 Middle East Documents Balfour Declaration
Thus, the existence of the Sykes Picot Agreement as a tentative draft treaty was known during the negotiations for the Balfour declaration, and the later publication of its content did not shock the ZIonist movement.
The Balfour Declaration represented the convinced policy of all parties in our country and also in America, but the launching of it in 1917 was due, as I have said, to propagandist reasons.
However, it is likely that even if the Balfour declaration had not contained that wording, the League Mandate would had added some clause to protect the rights of existing minorities because the purpose of mandates under the League Charter was after all to prepare existing inhabitants for self determination.
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