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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In late the British High Commissioner to EgyptHenry McMahonexchanged ten letters with Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Meccain which he promised Hussein to recognize Arab independence “in the limits and boundaries proposed by the Sherif of Mecca” in return for Hussein launching a revolt against the Ottoman Empire.

Israeli State and Society, The: Stanley Baldwin, replacing Bonar Law, in June set up a cabinet subcommittee whose terms of reference were:.

The battle went on for four and a half months. Several of the most prominent revolutionaries, including Leon Trotskywere of Jewish descent. Metropolitan, For in Palestine we do not propose even to go through the form of consulting deklaratiion wishes of the present inhabitants of the country, though the American Commission has been going through the form of asking what they are. How could he sign a document that was written by a foreigner in favour of another foreigner in English in a language of which he knew nothing?

Balfour-Deklaration – Brill Reference

It was believed, also, that such a declaration would have a potent influence upon world Jewry outside Russia, and secure for the Entente the aid of Jewish financial interests. While I was casting about for some solution of the difficulty, I ran against the late C.


Britain’s Moment in the Middle East, — The actual final draft had to be issued in the name of the Foreign Secretary, but the actual draftsman was Lord Milner. Secretary’s Notes of a Conversation Held in M. Steps towards the Establishment of a Central Organization — “.

The French Army was unable at the moment to take the offensive on a large scale. The letter concluded, “The facts of the situation are that in the dire straits of the war, the British Government made promises to the Arabs and promises to the Jews which are inconsistent with one another and are incapable of fulfilment.

Furthermore, Zionism itself was also defined by its opposition to the indigenous Palestinian inhabitants of the region.

The State of the Jews: Retrieved 3 October Retrospect and Perspectives, — A month later, Samuel circulated a memorandum seklaration The Future of Palestine to his Cabinet colleagues. At the first official reception given by Seklaration Wilson for Mr. Views Read View source View history. The conclusion of the report, which was not published, mentioned the Balfour Declaration three times, stating that “the causes of the alienation and exasperation of the feelings of the population of Palestine” included:.

In his posthumously published book The Anglo-American EstablishmentGeorgetown University history professor Carroll Quigley explained his view that Lord Milner was the primary author of the declaration, [xvii] and more recently, William D. If, as may well happen, there should be created in our own lifetime by the banks of the Jordan a Jewish State under the protection of the British Crown which might comprise three or four millions of Jews, an event will have occurred in the history of the world which would from every point of view be beneficial.


We strive for accuracy and fairness. It would be idle to pretend that the Zionist policy is other than an unpopular one.

Balfour Declaration: Text of the Declaration

At one of my visits to London I wrote to Mr. His Majesty’s Government accepts the principle that Palestine should be reconstituted as the national home of the Jewish people.

The intended boundaries of Palestine were not specified, and the British government later confirmed that the words “in Palestine” meant that the Jewish national home was not intended to cover deklaratikn of Palestine.

Lord Arthur James Balfour. As it happened, Mr. In May American Secretary of State Robert Lansing received a report that the Ottomans were extremely weary of the war and that it might be possible to induce them to break with Balofur and make a separate peace with Britain.

In FebruaryFrance issued a statement that it would not oppose putting Palestine under British trusteeship and the formation of a Jewish State.

Pre-State Israel: The Balfour Declaration

You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. Dek,aration documents of Mandatory Palestine. Field Marshal Sir William Robertson: Help us improve this article! Vatican Policy on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. London and the Invention of the Middle East: They further remarked a sinister and significant omission.