Balfour declaration

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.
Contemporary Examples

Some of the British officials who supported the Balfour Declaration were influenced by their fantasies about global Jewish power.
Why Is the Conservative Press Defending Murdoch? Peter Beinart November 19, 2012

But if he does, the almost 100-year old Balfour Declaration offers some helpful language.
How Abbas Can Recognize A ‘Jewish State’ While Preserving Palestinian Rights Jeremy Pressman August 13, 2013

He’s widely believed to have been the ghostwriter of the Balfour Declaration.
Milner’s Timeless Political Question: “Why Won’t They Listen to Me?” David Frum September 12, 2012

the statement made by Arthur Balfour in 1917 of British support for the setting up of a national home for the Jews in Palestine, provided that the rights of “existing non-Jewish communities” in Palestine could be safeguarded


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