The balfour declaration was penned 100 years ago, but its legacy still resonates in the middle east today how did a letter, only 67-words long, ignite 100 y. 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. Encyclopedia of jewish and israeli history, politics and culture, with biographies, statistics, articles and documents on topics from anti-semitism to zionism. Balfour declaration - gxmsdev. 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 balfour declaration the balfour declaration was a letter arthur balfour wrote to lionel walter rothschild and also a statement of british support for the. The balfour declaration an early step toward the creation of the nation-state of israel occurred in 1917, during world war i at the time, britain was eager to win jewish support. Balfour-deklarationen af 1917 the following declaration of sympathy with jewish zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by,. The balfour declaration was the result of a gentleman's agreement in which zionists promised to bring the us into wwi on the side of britain if britain would promise to facilitate their goal of creating a jewish state.
The balfour declaration declared british government support for a jewish home in palestine it laid the basis of the 1922 british mandate for palestine. This year marks one hundred years since the balfour declaration was issued and set in motion the process which led to the displacement and dispossession of millions of palestinians over the course of ten decades. The balfour declaration was a short letter by arthur balfour to arguably one of the most influential jewish families – the rothschild’s it was assumed that the letter gave the british government’s support to the creation of a jewish homeland. Balfour declaration definition, a statement, issued by the british government on november 2, 1917, favoring the establishment in palestine of a national home for the jews but without prejudice to the civil and religious rights of existing non-jewish communities in palestine.
The balfour declaration: the origins of the arab-israeli conflict random house, 2010 isbn 978-1-4000-6532-5 externe link en). Balfour declaration from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (redirected from balfour declaration) not to be confused with balfour declaration of 1926. 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 for this special anniversary.
The balfour declaration was a letter dated 2 november 1917 from the united kingdom's foreign secretary arthur james balfour to walter rothschild, 2nd baron rothschild, a leader of the british jewish community, for transmission to the zionist federation of great britain and ireland. The importance of the balfour declaration in the history of zionism and the establishment of the state of israel is clear but because of that it is actually appropriate to dig deeper into its international context and complexity of its formulation, in what it says and what it does not say, in this. Start studying balfour declaration learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The balfour declaration was issued on november 2, 1917. 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.
Bernard avishai marks the hundredth anniversary of the british balfour declaration, which led to the creation of the state of israel. 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. Soldiers of the british army and the palestinian police force in jerusalem, october 1938 ‘in the later years of the mandate the british did try, however ineffectually but at considerable cost, to mitigate the consequences of the balfour declaration,’ writes michael laird photograph: j smith.
By william m mathew abstract the article sets the balfour declaration of 1917 and the final confirmation of britain’s palestine mandate in 1923 within the context of national. On november 2, 1917, foreign secretary arthur james balfour writes a 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 balfour declaration of 1926, issued by the 1926 imperial conference of british empire leaders in london, was named after lord president of the council. La déclaration balfour de 1917 est une lettre ouverte datée du 2 novembre 1917 et signée par arthur balfour, le foreign secretary britannique.