The Balfour Declaration Centenary

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By Eli E. Hertz.. One hundred years ago today, the British Government issued the Balfour Declaration. This month, British Prime Minister Theresa May stated, “we are proud of the role that we played in the creation of the State of Israel.” [Photo top right: Arthur James Balfour]. 

 Jewish Rights to Palestine were internationally guaranteed. In the first Report of the High Commissioner on the Administration of Palestine (1920-1925) presented to the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, published in April 1925, the most senior official of the Mandate underscored how international guarantees for the existence of a Jewish National Home in Palestine were achieved: Read the full story.


Also read: Reflections on Balfour 100 by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.


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