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British Cabinet Minister: UK Will Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Balfour Declaration ‘With Pride’

British Cabinet Minister: UK Will Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Balfour Declaration ‘With Pride’

The United Kingdom will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the issuance of the Balfour Declaration “with pride,” a British Cabinet ...
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The 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration – let’s celebrate!

The 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration – let’s celebrate!

2017 is a year embracing a number of dates of historic significance to the State of Israel. June 2017 will ...
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Dear Lord Rothschild……. Why was this letter written?

Dear Lord Rothschild……. Why was this letter written?

Dear Lord Rothschild…….                        Why was this letter written? The Balfour Declaration contained 3 main elements: 1) His Majesty’s Government’s ...
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The Legal Veracity of the Balfour Declaration

The Legal Veracity of the Balfour Declaration

Amb. Alan Baker With the 2017 centenary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration,1 which acknowledged the right of the Jewish people ...
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Israel’s president invites Royal Family to Israel for Balfour Declaration centenary

Israel’s president invites Royal Family to Israel for Balfour Declaration centenary

Reuven Rivlin extended the Royal invite to mark 100-years since Britain formally issued support for a Jewish state By Stephen ...
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Alan Dershowitz: Israel Does Not Cause Antisemitism

Alan Dershowitz: Israel Does Not Cause Antisemitism

By Alan Dershowitz: In a recent letter to the New York Times, the current Earl of Balfour, Roderick Balfour, argued ...
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We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

By Yaffa Abadi: It is a scary and somewhat daunting phrase that captures the truth about many aspects of interpersonal ...
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Lord Rothschild discusses cousin’s crucial role in ‘miracle’ Balfour Declaration

Lord Rothschild discusses cousin’s crucial role in ‘miracle’ Balfour Declaration

Speaking ahead of the 67-word letter’s centenary, Jacob Rothschild describes the historic declaration which paved the way for Israel’s existence ...
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Balfour Descendant Touts 2-State Solution, Marking 1917 Edict’s Centennial

Balfour Descendant Touts 2-State Solution, Marking 1917 Edict’s Centennial

By Tamara Zieve Descendant of signatory of Balfour Declaration sends special message to conference, which marks 100 years since historic ...
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British PM hails ‘remarkable, tolerant’ Israel, slams anti-Semitism in Labour

British PM hails ‘remarkable, tolerant’ Israel, slams anti-Semitism in Labour

In speech to Conservative Friends of Israel, Theresa May calls Balfour Declaration ‘one of the most important letters in history’ ...
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Netanyahu denounces campaign to apologise for Balfour Declaration

Netanyahu denounces campaign to apologise for Balfour Declaration

Israel’s prime minister dismissed calls for Britain to say sorry for supporting the establishment of a Jewish state as ‘amazing’ ...
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Why will Abbas sue Britain over the Balfour declaration but not over the creation of Jordan?

Why will Abbas sue Britain over the Balfour declaration but not over the creation of Jordan?

”Before WW1 the Jewish Homeland was part of the Ottoman Empire longer than America has existed. Jordan and Israel were ...
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From the Lions of Africa To The Lions of Judah

From the Lions of Africa To The Lions of Judah

The Curious Tale of John Henry Patterson by Geoffrey Clarfield (November 2016) This article was written to honour and commemorate ...
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Balfour at 100

Balfour at 100

Ninety-nine years ago, a 67-word message changed the world. The Balfour Declaration, issued on November 2, 1917, is generally considered ...
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Celebrating Chaim Weizmann’s Role in The Balfour Declaration

Celebrating Chaim Weizmann’s Role in The Balfour Declaration

As the year’s countdown to the centenary of the Balfour Declaration on 2 November 2017 begins, we are proud to ...
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Red tape, blunders keep Balfour Declaration away from the homeland it promised

Red tape, blunders keep Balfour Declaration away from the homeland it promised

Years after prime minister announced seminal Zionist document, issued 99 years ago today, would be displayed in Tel Aviv, dream ...
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Balfour Declaration 100th anniversary: celebration plans revealed

Balfour Declaration 100th anniversary: celebration plans revealed

Simon Schama, the prominent historian, will provide one of the key moments in the community’s celebrations of the 100th anniversary ...
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Speaking of our righteousness

Speaking of our righteousness

For 99 years, November 2 has been a special date for Israel. The 1917 Balfour Declaration, which communicated Britain's aspirations ...
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The Meaning of the Palestinians’ War on the Balfour Declaration

The Meaning of the Palestinians’ War on the Balfour Declaration

Encouraged and empowered by the recent UNESCO resolution that rejects Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, ...
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The Palestinians can thank Israel for their skirting the Arab catastrophe

The Palestinians can thank Israel for their skirting the Arab catastrophe

Some minority groups living in Israel, under the impression of the Syrian events, are showing an appreciation for Israel’s tranquil ...
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Balfour Declaration Anniversary Erases Jewish Connection to Holy Land

Balfour Declaration Anniversary Erases Jewish Connection to Holy Land

November 2, 2015 was the 98th anniversary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, the letter that committed the British government of ...
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Still bickering over Balfour

Still bickering over Balfour

Last year, on the 95th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the former Palestinian minister, Nabil Shaath, wrote an article in ...
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Happy Balfour Day!

Happy Balfour Day!

By Michael Freund Recent years have seen an intensified effort by Israel’s foes to demonize and delegitimize the Jewish state ...
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“An Overwhelmingly Jewish State” – From the Balfour Declaration to the Palestine Mandate

“An Overwhelmingly Jewish State” – From the Balfour Declaration to the Palestine Mandate

By Sir Martin Gilbert On 22 July 1922, when the League of Nations announced the terms of Britain’s Mandate for ...
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