Join us in celebrating historical and current events surrounding the Balfour Declaration Centenary.
Lecture by Anat Gueta
We have reason to celebrate the anniversary of the League of Nations Mandate, the Land of Israel which was previously part of the Ottoman Empire was taken by the British after WWI, which granted us the opportunity to establish the State of Israel with thanks to the Faisal-Weizmann Agreement.
The mandate was drafted by the victors of World War I. The mandates consisted of two phases: The formal removal of sovereignty of the state previously controlling the territory and the transfer of mandatory powers to individual states among the Allied Powers.
The State of Israel has made it through a hundred years despite the civil unrest and the press, and most likely will make it through another hundred. Needless to say, there’s much more to look forward to.
This is a day every Jew should remember as an important step toward establishing relations of peace and harmony with our Arab neighbors.
The resolution recommended the creation of independent Arab and Jewish States and a Special International Regime for the city of Jerusalem, but was not implemented.