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  Balfour Declaration, 1917 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Balfour Declaration was a letter dated November 2, 1917 from the British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour, to Lord Rothschild (Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild), a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation, a private Zionist organization.
Language from the Declaration was later incorporated into the Sèvres peace treaty with Turkey and the Mandate for Palestine.
Finally, the messages within the Balfour Declaration could not help but sow seeds of doubts within the minds of those ruling the Central Powers as to where the loyalty of their own domestic Jewish populations lay.
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 Balfour Declaration: 1917
It was thought that the declaration should contain two principles, (1) the recognition of Palestine as the national home of the Jewish people, (2) the recognition of the Zionist Organization."2 With this new insight, Sokolow revised the draft3 and sent it on to Lord Rothschild.
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.
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 Middle East Documents Balfour Declaration
However, the declaration did not fall as a bolt from the blue, but was rather the culmination of a long tradition in Britain that supported restoration of the Jews to their own land for philosophical, religious and imperialistic motives.
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.
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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 ::The Balfour Declaration of 1917::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Balfour Declaration was made in November 1917.
The Balfour Declaration led the Jewish community in Britain and America into believing that Great Britain would support the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East.
Balfour declared his support for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the area known as Palestine — though there had to be safeguards for the "rights of non-Jewish communities in Palestine".
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The British War Cabinet's adoption of the Balfour Declaration on October 31, 1917, was a major development in the Zionist-Palestinian conflict.
Balfour had told the War Cabinet that the term, "'national home'....did not necessarily involve the early establishment of an independent Jewish state, which was a matter of gradual development in accordance with the ordinary laws of political evolution." Thus Balfour himself foresaw the possibility of an eventual establishment of a Jewish state.
However, the Balfour Declaration did not clarify when or perhaps even whether the homeland for Jews in Palestine should be an independent state.
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 Balfour Declaration (on Palestine) - 2 November 1917   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Balfour Declaration (on Palestine) - 2 November 1917
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
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 Zionist Century | Concepts | British Rule
Most historians concur that the British declaration was aimed at furthering British military and strategic interests in the area and, in particular, at extrapolating herself from the Sykes-Picot agreement.
Notwithstanding the issuance of the Balfour Declaration in November 1917, the British continued to apply Ottoman law in Palestine.
The Arabs rejected the Balfour Declaration and demanded the prohibition of Jewish immigration and on land purchases by the Jews.
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 Robert John, Behind the Balfour Declaration
In 1916 Isaacs was a viscount; in 1917 an earl.
Malcolm's belief in the Balfour Declaration as a means of bringing the United States into the war was confirmed by Samuel Landman, secretary to the Zionist leaders Weizmann and Sokolow, and later secretary of the World Zionist Organization.
Balfour was to say later that he looked upon it as the greatest achievement of his life; Viscount Robert Cecil, one of the founders of the League of Nations considered the Jewish homeland to be of equal importance with the League itself.
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 Lord Arthur Balfour on Zionism - 1919
The Balfour Declaration was issued in the form of a letter from the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Arthur James Balfour, to Lord Rothschild.
He claimed that the declaration would cause Jews to be expelled from every country, and that given the new found freedom of Russian Jews, there was no reason for the declaration.
The High Walls of Jerusalem: A History of the Balfour Declaration and the Birth of the British Mandate for Palestine.
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 Balfour Declaration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Statement issued by the British government in 1917, which is often seen as the initiation of the process leading to the establishment of the State of Israel.
In 1920, the Balfour Declaration was included in the San Remo Agreement of 1920.
However, with the White Paper of 1939, the Zionist-friendly attitude of the Balfour Declaration was suspended.
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 NPR : The Mideast : A Century of Conflict : Part 2
The Balfour Declaration "was the product of British strategic thinking," says NPR's Mike Shuster -- "and (of) the lobbying of modern Zionism's second great personality, Chaim Weizmann." Shuster reports in the second of Morning Edition's seven-part series on the history of the Middle East conflict.
Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian-American historian at the University of Chicago, calls the declaration a monumental injustice: "The Balfour Declaration involved a promise by an imperial power to establish a national home for a minority in a country that had a population which was not recognized in that declaration...
Issued what has come to be known as the Balfour Declaration (Nov. 2, 1917), a letter from him to Baron Rothschild, expressing the support of the British government for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
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 Balfour, Arthur James   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
British Conservative politician, prime minister 1902-05 and foreign secretary 1916-19, when he issued the Balfour Declaration 1917 and was involved in peace negotiations after World War I, signing the Treaty of Versailles.
Son of a Scottish landowner, Balfour was elected a Conservative member of Parliament 1874.
As foreign secretary 1916-19 he issued the Balfour Declaration in favour of a national home in Palestine for the Jews.
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 The world's top balfour declaration 1926 websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Balfour Declaration of 1926 is a statement of the October-November 1926 Imperial Conference of British Empire leaders in London.
It states that the United Kingdom and the Dominions "are autonomous Communities within the British Empire, equal in status, in no way subordinate one to another in any aspect of their domestic or external affairs, though united by a common allegiance to the Crown, and freely associated as members of the British Commonwealth of Nations".
The statement should not be confused with the Balfour Declaration of 1917 by which the British foreign minister favoured a Jewish national home in Palestine).
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 Balfour - The Location of The Balfour Declaration has changed. http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/mideast/balfour.htm. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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The Balfour Declaration of 1917 was the first significant declaration by a world power in favour of a Jewish "national home" in what was known as Palestine.
Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Services is a leading highways term maintenance and asset management provider in the UK highways and rail sector operating.
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 The Balfour Declaration
The British pledge that formally committed the British to the Zionist cause, was the Balfour Declaration of November 1917, an instrument created after the Husayn-McMahon Correspondence and the Sykes-Picot Agreement.
In support of the Zionist cause, his protracted and skillful negotiations with the Foreign Office were climaxed on November 2, 1917, by the letter from the foreign secretary to Lord Rothschild, which became known as the Balfour Declaration.
A.J. Balfour Defense of the Palestine Mandate, 1922
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 Draft of 1917 Balfour Declaration sells at auction for $900,000 - Haaretz - Israel News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A draft of the Balfour Declaration, the 1917 document in which Britain expressed support for a Jewish state, sold for $884,000 in an auction at Sotheby's on Thursday in New York.
The Balfour Declaration was issued November 2, 1917, by British foreign secretary Arthur Balfour.
It was a significant cause of the subsequent waves of Jewish immigration to the British mandate of Palestine, after the British army conquered the region from the Ottoman Empire.
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 Balfour Declaration
On November 2, 1917 Arthur James Balfour, foreign secretary under David Lloyd George, sent a letter to the prominent Jewish leader, Lord Lionel Rothschild.
The declaration was later approved by Woodrow Wilson and the governments of France and Italy.
After the war, in July 1922, the League of Nations established a temporary mandate for Palestine, under which the British were empowered to act in a governing capacity for the benefit of both Arab and Jew.
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 Balfour Declaration Day - November 2, 1917
On November 2, 1917, the British issued the Balfour Declaration promising British support for a Jewish national homeland in Palestine.
While short in length, the Balfour Declaration was a major step forward in the Zionist dream of restoration of the Jewish State in Palestine.
Before the Balfour Declaration, Zionism was just a political movement of varying ideologies with a dream.
www.wzo.org.il /en/resources/view.asp?id=1059   (715 words)

 Bush revives spirit of 1917 Balfour Declaration
It was an Israeli commentator who likened George Bush's statement on Ariel Sharon's "disengagement plan" to Britain's 1917 Balfour Declaration, the founding charter of what became the state of Israel; but the sentiment is abundantly shared by every Palestinian.
It is not the first time that the most pro-Israeli American president ever has bestowed such a mighty favour on the most extreme of Israeli prime ministers.
For his new "Balfour" will only strengthen the convictions of all those who held that Arafat's dream of a "historic compromise" with such an enemy was always a snare and a delusion.
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 University of Southampton Libraries Special Collections - MS 144 Papers of the committee to convene a conference of ...
MS 144 Papers of the committee to convene a conference of Anglo-Jewry to consider the Balfour Declaration, 1917-18
In December 1917 a committee formed to convene a conference of Anglo-Jewry to consider means of furthering the policy laid down in the Balfour Declaration.
Minute book of the committee formed for the purpose of convening a conference of Anglo-Jewry to consider means of furthering the policy laid down in the Balfour Declaration, 17 Dec 1917 - 26 Oct 1918.
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 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Balfour Declaration, 2 November 1917
This was encouraged, in part, by a wish to motivate Jews in Russia towards the continuation of the Russian war effort, at that time endangered by engulfing revolution: in essence, that an Allied victory (which was taken to include Russia) would lead to the establishment of a Jewish state.
Similarly, it was thought that the declaration would engage the sympathy of American Jews.
The letter, below, issued by the British Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour (a former Prime Minister), represented the first political recognition of Zionist aims by a major power.
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 Middle East - Background Documents - Balfour Declaration
In 1916, Mark Sykes had concluded a secret treat with France which made a contradictory division of the lands to be won from Turkey.
By the time of the declaration, there had been a considerable history of Zionist settlement in Palestine under the Ottoman Turkish Empire, but the Jews were still only a small minority.
Edwin Montagu - Opposition to the Balfour Declaration
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 Balfour Declaration Draft Goes for $884K (phillyBurbs.com) | National
NEW YORK - A draft of the Balfour Declaration, the 1917 document in which Britain expressed support for a Jewish state, sold for $884,000 at Sotheby's on Thursday.
The draft was written by Leon Simon, an English Zionist leader, at a July 17, 1917, meeting at London's Imperial Hotel.
The Balfour Declaration was issued Nov. 2, 1917, by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour.
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