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The Balfour Declaration in historical perspective

Evyatar Friesel

The Balfour Declaration in historical perspective

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Published by University of Cape Town .
Written in English


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Kaplan Centre papers

The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11202646M
ISBN 100799211877
ISBN 109780799211870

  From a Zionist historical perspective, the San Remo Conference was of much greater importance than the Balfour Declaration — the difference between a non-binding declaration and anchoring it in law. Oddly, Zionist historiography has forgotten this major event. We haven’t really studied it. It’s time to correct that. Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, PC, FRS, FBA, DL (/ ˈ b æ l f ər,-f ɔːr /, traditionally Scottish / b əl ˈ f ʊər /; 25 July – 19 March ) was a British Conservative statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from to As Foreign Secretary in the Lloyd George ministry, he issued the Balfour Declaration in on behalf of the Monarch: Edward VII.


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The subtitle of Jonathan Schneer's book "The Balfour Declaration" is "The Origins of the Arab Israeli Conflict". This book isn't about that conflict, nor is it really about The Balfour Declaration. This book is about the fall of the two history's largest empires, the Ottoman and the British empire/5.

Get this from a library. The Balfour Declaration in historical perspective. [Evyatar Friesel; Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research.].

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. The Balfour Declaration Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on July 7, SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Book Description: Sahar Huneidi re-examines the historical context of the Balfour Declaration and argues that the document was a work of “calculated ambiguity." It was this deliberate openness that allowed the British government, years later, to reshape its meaning, and even the history of its drafting, to support specific foreign policy ends.

The second book is The Balfour Declaration in historical perspective book James Balfour by Lord Balfour’s niece, Blanche Dugdale, published in two volumes in (London) and (NY). 15 This is a lengthy work, covering Lord Balfour’s entire life and political career.

We are concerned here only with Chapter 10 of the second volume, in which the following significant paragraphs appear. The Balfour Declaration ofin which the British foreign minister expressed his support for a Jewish state in Palestine, was a document that profoundly affected the Middle East for the next years/5(7).

The Balfour Project is most grateful to the Times Literary Supplement for allowing us to reprint this review of The Arab Awakening, by George Antonius, the review by Harry Pirie-Gordon being published on Novem Readers might also like Continue reading →.

The Balfour Declaration is important because it recognizes the historical bond of the Jewish People to the Holy Land, a bond which existed long before the declaration. What was significant was its public and formal recognition and its incorporation into international law.

The Balfour Declaration was a letter written by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lionel Walter Rothschild, in which he expressed the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in. Balfour Declaration, statement on November 2,of British support for ‘the establishment in Palestine of a national home for Jewish people.’ It was made in a letter from the British foreign secretary to a leader of the Anglo-Jewish community and was later included in.

Regan’s Balfour Declaration provides a good summary overview of British imperial actions and intentions within the period between WW I to just before WW II.

A more general background of historical knowledge would be helpful in accessing this work – while it tends to work chronologically, it also winds through themes across time lines. Balfour Declaration letter written On November 2,Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour writes an important letter to Britain’s most illustrious Jewish citizen.

The Balfour Declaration is an historic statement for which HMG (Her Majesty’s Government) does not intend to apologize. We are proud of our role in creating the State of Declaration was written in a world of competing imperial powers, in the midst of the First World War and in the twilight of the Ottoman Empire.

The declaration was contained in a letter dated 2   November from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.

The text of the declaration was published in the press on 9   November Author(s): Walter Rothschild, Arthur Balfour, Leo.

Healing the Wounds of History: Looking at the Balfour Declaration with New Eyes; Broken Promises, Britain in Palestine. The Balfour Declaration – Key players and events by Mary Grey; The Struggle for Truth, Healing and Justice: some creative examples by John Bond; The Road to Balfour: The History of Christian Zionism; Most read; Resources.

“Most have heard of the Balfour Declaration without fully appreciating its history and consequences. With this meticulous and insightful study, we have a fascinating and timely guide to British colonial policy in Palestine, and its devastating impacts for the Palestinian people to this day.” – Professor Karma Nabulsi, Oxford University.

The Balfour Declaration was a November 2, letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild that made public the British support of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

The Balfour Declaration led the League of Nations to entrust the United Kingdom with the Palestine Mandate in Author: Jennifer Rosenberg. The story of the Balfour Declaration has been told many times. Geoffrey Lewis has chosen to focus only on the part played by the two principal architects of.

Cronin, D () Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel, London: Pluto Press. Macintyre, D () Gaza: Preparing for Dawn, London: Oneworld Publications. Two books from accomplished journalists reflect on the historical origins of the colonisation of Palestine and how this has played out to disastrous effect in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the A book crucial to understanding the Middle East as it is today, The Balfour Declaration is a riveting volume about the ancient faiths and timeless treacheries that continue to drive global events.

About The Balfour Declaration Issued in London inthe Balfour Declaration was one of the key documents of the twentieth century. The Balfour Declaration: Sixty-Seven Words Years of Conflict is a concise account of the players, motivations, and setting for one of the most consequential letters of modern history.

The letter began a process by which the international community came to embrace the idea of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.4/5(7).

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award Issued in London inthe Balfour Declaration was one of the key documents of the twentieth century. It committed Britain to supporting the establishment in Palestine of “a National Home for the Jewish people,” and.

From the Balfour Declaration to the failure of the Oslo peace process, from the War to the invasion of Gaza, Israel and Palestine places current events in their proper historical perspective. It assesses the impact of key political and intellectual figures, including Yasir Arafat and Ariel Sharon, Edward Said and Benny :   The Balfour Declaration was a word statement contained within a brief letter attributed to Lord Arthur Balfour, the British foreign secretary, dated November 2,   November 2 marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, when the British government famously promised to establish a Jewish “national home” in Palestine.

A century of conflict in Palestine/Israel has produced a vast and ever growing historical literature in. The Balfour Declaration was the first major political triumph of Zionism and the culmination of Jewish independent political activity until that time. The declaration came in a letter that British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour sent to Lord Rothschild [Lionel Walter Rothschild, the honorary president of the Zionist Federation of Great Author: Shmuel Ettinger.

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. This is an English translation of a Hebrew Perspective that was published on Febru EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Balfour Declaration, which will reach its centenary in Novembercontinues to be relevant for us i Jews should seek to return to the premises underlying the Declaration – premises that.

The high walls of Jerusalem: a history of the Balfour Declaration and the birth of the British mandate for Palestine Ronald Sanders Holt, Rinehart and Winston, - History - pages.

From the Balfour Declaration to the failure of the Oslo peace process, from the War to the invasion of Gaza, Israel and Palestine places current events in their proper historical perspective. It assesses the impact of key political and intellectual figures, including Yasir Arafat and Ariel Sharon, Edward Said and Benny Morris; it 2/5(2).

56) However, from legal and historical perspectives serious problems are present in the Balfour Declaration. First, the text is dated November 2,andwas announced publically in the press on the 9th of the same : Arzu Merali.

The Balfour Declaration - The Origins of the Arab-Israeli an Schneer Anchor Canada (Random House), Toronto, This is the best that academic political history gets.

The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government in during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a small minority Jewish population.

It read: His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish. The opening line of this article sums up the dual meaning -- depending on one's perspective -- of "The Balfour Declaration" of November, quite accurately. "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.

A Brief Review. Let’s begin this week’s Eye of Prophecy post with a quote concerning the enormous significance of the Balfour Declaration of (In italics). At that time, the Balfour Declaration was the single greatest event in history since the tragic dispersion of the Jews from Israel when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple.

The Balfour Declaration was just the start of it. So entrenched have the views of each side become that, as Mr Black puts it, “history is an extension of the battleground on which Israelis and. Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival materials and the reports of generations of family members—mayors, judges, scholars, diplomats, and journalists— The Hundred Years' War on Palestine upends accepted interpretations of the conflict, which tend, at best, to describe a tragic clash between two peoples with claims to the same territory.

Balfour in the Dock is a contemporary work looking at a page magnum opus on Palestine by outstanding British journalist J M N Jeffries (). His book Palestine: The Reality is a masterpiece with the depth and breadth to have become the canonical work on the history of Palestine if not for the bombing of a publishing house in London.

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The Balfour Declaration was the first time the British government endorsed the establishment of "a national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine. While many Israelis believe it. Zionists insist on Israel’s historic right to Palestine, but in fact only Europe’s imperial power made Israel’s creation possible.

Starting with the Balfour Declaration inthe British promoted the settlement of European Jews in Palestine much as European colonial states encouraged settlers to migrate to Africa. Regan’s Balfour Declaration provides a good summary overview of British imperial actions and intentions within the period between WW I to just before WW II.

A more general background of historical knowledge would be helpful in accessing this work – while it tends to work chronologically, it also winds through themes across time lines.Less than two decades after Theodor Herzl inaugurated the Zionist movement with his book "Der Judenstaat" ("The Jewish State"), the British government, inissued the Balfour Declaration.

The British role I was referring to is the Balfour declaration, a letter from the then foreign secretary, Arthur Balfour, which endorsed the “ establishment in Palestine of a national.