The Balfour Declaration

168 “I do not think it easy . . .” Cecil, March 3, 1916, NA, FO371/2817. 169 “It
practically comes to . . .” Quoted in Stein, Balfour Declaration, 278–79, n27. 170 “
The suggestion about which . . .” Samuel to Gaster, April 20, 1916, CZA, A203227

Author: Jonathan Schneer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408809709

Category: History

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In the middle of the First World War, the British War Cabinet approved and issued a statement in the form of a letter that encouraged the settlement of the Jewish people in Palestine. Signed by the Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, the Balfour Declaration remains one of the most important documents of the last hundred years. Jonathan Schneer explores the story behind the declaration and its unforeseen consequences that have shaped the modern world, placing it in context paying attention to the fascinating characters who conceived, opposed and plotted around it - among them Lloyd George, Lord Rothschild, T.E. Lawrence, Prince Faisal and Aubrey Herbert (the man who was 'Greenmantle'). The Balfour Declaration brings vividly to life the origins of one of the world's longest lasting and most damaging conflicts.
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The Balfour Declaration

the population of Palestine felt 'disappointment at the non-fulfilment of promises
made to them by British propaganda; [an] inability to reconcile the Allies declared
policy of self-determination with the Balfour Declaration.” The report made clear ...

Author: Bernard Regan

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 9781786632487

Category: Balfour Declaration

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The true history of the imperial deal that transformed the Middle East and sealed the fate of Palestine On 2 November 1917, the British government, represented by Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, declared it was in favour of "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." This short note would become one of the most controversial documents of its time. A hundred years later, Bernard Regan recounts the composition of the Balfour Declaration as one of the major events in the history of the Middle East. Offering new insights into the imperial rivalries between Britain, Germany and the Ottomans, Regan exposes British policy in the region as part of a larger geopolitical game. Yet, even then, the course of events was not straightforward, and Regan charts the debates within the British government, the Zionist movement, and the Palestinian groups struggling for self-determination. The after-effects of these events are still being felt today. Bernard Regan's urgent, timely history excavates the origins of the current crisis.
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The Hidden History of the Balfour Declaration

Moreover, it is interesting to point out that as Britain found it exceedingly difficult
to honour the Balfour Declaration without jeopardizing other imperial interests,
Smuts responded to Weizmann's appeals for assistance again and again.
Whether ...

Author: Sahar Huneidi

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 9781682191460

Category: Political Science

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Contained on a single page, the Balfour Declaration was sent by Arthur Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary, to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, in November 1917. It read, in part, “His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” This brief missive was to be critical in determining the history of the Middle East, from the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 to the present day. And yet, despite its importance, the true origins of the Declaration remain obscure. The Declaration, Sahar Huneidi observes, was a work of carefully crafted 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. This process, Huneidi argues, was facilitated by a subsequent document: a little-known, handwritten memo by the Under-Secretary of the Colonial Office, William Ormsby-Gore, recounting from memory discussions surrounding the Declaration’s drafting. Employing careful detective work and a rich knowledge of the subject matter, Huneidi reveals how, faced with a paucity of official records, Ormsby-Gore’s account became the basis for a decision on Palestine that had devastating consequences for the stability of the region. This concise, eloquent book provides a vivid case study of the rewriting and repurposing of history, and compellingly recontextualizes the ongoing struggles of Israel–Palestine. Sahar Huneidi has a BA in Political Science from the American University of Beirut, and a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, where her thesis formed the basis of her subsequent published work on Herbert Samuel. She has contributed numerous articles to academic journals and has edited studies on Israel/Palestine. She has also received diploma certificates in art history from Christie’s Education. She is the director of East & West Publishing and lives mainly in London.
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The Balfour Declaration

Author: Leonard Stein

Publisher: Acls History E-Book Project

ISBN: 1597404756

Category: Computers

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The High Walls of Jerusalem

A study of the Balfour Declaration examines its impact on the creation of the British mandate for Palestine

Author: Ronald Sanders

Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston

ISBN: UOM:39015008870472

Category: Balfour Declaration.

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A study of the Balfour Declaration examines its impact on the creation of the British mandate for Palestine
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The Global History of the Balfour Declaration

This book examines the development and issuance of the Balfour Declaration, the document that set the stage for the creation of the state of Israel, within its global setting.

Author: Maryanne A. Rhett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317312758

Category: History

Page: 168

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This book examines the development and issuance of the Balfour Declaration, the document that set the stage for the creation of the state of Israel, within its global setting. The heart of the book demonstrates that the Declaration developed and contributed to a juncture in a global dialogue about the nature and definition of nation at the outset of the twentieth century. Embedded in this examination are gendered, racial, nationalistic, and imperial considerations. The work posits that the Balfour Declaration was a specific tool designed by the manipulation of these ideas. Once established, the Declaration helped, and hindered, established imperial powers like the British, nascent imperial powers like the Japanese and Indians, and emerging nationalist movements like the Zionists, Irish, Palestinians, and East Africans, to advocate for their own vision of national definition.
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First published by Longman Green, London, this book had a short life; the entire stock and the publisher's premises were destroyed by the german blitz in 1941.

Author: J. M. N. Jeffries

Publisher: Olive Branch Press

ISBN: 1566560241

Category: History

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A comprehensive history and analysis of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, published in the run up to its 100th anniversary. First published by Longman Green, London, this book had a short life; the entire stock and the publisher's premises were destroyed by the german blitz in 1941. ?The Balfour Declaration of 1917 is a document that profoundly affected the Middle East. Palestine: The Reality is an expertly researched inside story of the Declaration. It is also a vivid and personal account in which J.M.N. Jeffries exposes the real authors and progenitors of the Balfour Declaration, along with their personal stories, motives, conspiracies, and political aims. The author also details the other international players who were involved in the creation of the ?Balfour? document, and offers a clearsighted perspective on the broken agreements with Britain's Arab allies that enabled the Declaration and dispossessed the Palestinian Arabs of their homeland.
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Arthur James Balfour 1848 1930

Chapter 7 The Balfour Declaration The name of Arthur James Balfour , deserved
or not , will always be directly linked and best known because of an official action
of the British Government in November 1917. The time was toward the end of ...

Author: Eugene L. Rasor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313288771

Category: History

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Reviews all important primary and secondary sources by and about Balfour, a British statesman. Part I is a historiographical narrative section, integrating historical and biographical events, criticism, and observations of reviewers along with those of the author. This section surveys sources including books, government documents and publications, memoirs, dissertations, articles, and interviews. Part II consists of 425 annotated bibliography entries, keyed to information in Part I.
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Peculiar Liaisons

THE BALFOUR DECLARATION DECEPTION John Cornelius has suggested that
the Balfour Declaration was issued not for something that Britain “hoped would
happen in the future, but for something that had already happened in the past.

Author: John S. Craig

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875863337

Category: History

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Presenting famous and infamous individuals and events that have shaped the current Western civilization, this book illustrates how America has arrived at our present dilemma of a unique OC war on terror.OCOJohn Craig details the unusual and often profound con"
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Author: Markaz Dirāsāt al-Waḥdah al-ʻArabīyah (Beirut, Lebanon)


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The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

Acombination of strategic motives produced the Balfour Declaration, presented in
part a of this reading. The war highlighted the importance of Palestine and some
British politicians thought that backing the Zionist cause in Palestine would win ...

Author: Marvin E. Gettleman

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802194527

Category: Religion

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“The many facets of Middle Eastern history and politics are admirably represented in this far-ranging anthology” (Publishers Weekly). In this insightful anthology, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today. With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals. This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand. “Ambitious . . . A timely work, it focuses mainly on sociopolitical texts dating from the rise of Islam to the debates concerning U.S. foreign policy in the post-9/11 world.” —Choice
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Standing with Israel

The mandate specifically obligated Britain to implement the terms of the Balfour
Declaration and to “place the country under such political, administrative and
economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish National

Author: David Brog

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781591859062

Category: Religion

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Brings to light the views and motives that drive the politics of leading Christian Zionists, spotlights Jews who have formed an alliance with Israel's Christian allies, and explains why many Jewish Americans are uncomfortable with Christian support, encouraging Christians to embrace Israel and Jews to overcome their fears of Christians Zionists. 10,000 first printing.
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The Birth of Conservative Judaism

How would the United Synagogue respond to the Balfour Declaration, which
advocated a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and could the organization's
response maintain unity? It seemed clear that support for the Balfour Declaration
would not ...

Author: Michael R. Cohen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526777

Category: Religion

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Solomon Schechter (1847–1915), the charismatic leader of New York's Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), came to America in 1902 intent on revitalizing traditional Judaism. While he advocated a return to traditional practices, Schechter articulated no clear position on divisive issues, instead preferring to focus on similarities that could unite American Jewry under a broad message. Michael R. Cohen demonstrates how Schechter, unable to implement his vision on his own, turned to his disciples, rabbinical students and alumni of JTS, to shape his movement. By midcentury, Conservative Judaism had become the largest American Jewish grouping in the United States, guided by Schechter's disciples and their continuing efforts to embrace diversity while eschewing divisive debates. Yet Conservative Judaism's fluid boundaries also proved problematic for the movement, frustrating many rabbis who wanted a single platform to define their beliefs. Cohen demonstrates how a legacy of tension between diversity and boundaries now lies at the heart of Conservative Judaism's modern struggle for relevance. His analysis explicates four key claims: that Conservative Judaism's clergy, not its laity or Seminary, created and shaped the movement; that diversity was—and still is—a crucial component of the success and failure of new American religions; that the Conservative movement's contemporary struggle for self-definition is tied to its origins; and that the porous boundaries between Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism reflect the complexity of the American Jewish landscape—a fact that Schechter and his disciples keenly understood. Rectifying misconceptions in previous accounts of Conservative Judaism's emergence, Cohen's study enables a fresh encounter with a unique religious phenomenon.
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Beyond the Balfour Declaration

This timely book explores why innumerable efforts to resolve the conflict have always failed, and questions how an agreement could ever be reached.

Author: Leslie Turnberg

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785902550

Category: History

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Preface By The 5th Earl Of Balfour 2017 marks one hundred years since the Balfour Declaration, the landmark letter that expressed the British government's support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. A century later, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians rages on, without prospect of a peace agreement any time soon. This timely book explores why innumerable efforts to resolve the conflict have always failed, and questions how an agreement could ever be reached. Shedding some much-needed light on many of the misconceptions of the Declaration, this book also navigates the complex history of the situation ever since. Labour peer and medical professor Leslie Turnberg elegantly places this particular conflict within the context of the turmoil in the rest of the Middle East, explaining how they have influenced one another. At a time of global uncertainties and fears of terrorism, Turnberg offers a balanced look at how best to plot a course amongst shifting alliances and an ever-changing political climate. Why have negotiations between Palestine and Israel consistently broken down? Beyond the Balfour Declaration details what an agreement might look like, and the steps that need to be taken to begin the process.
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The Evolution of Australian Foreign Policy

The Balfour Report of 1926 described Great Britain and the Dominions as '
autonomous communities within the British Empire ... The Statute , like the
Balfour Declaration , still referred to ' common allegiance to the Crown ' as a
distinguishing ...

Author: Alan Watt

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: Australia

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