Lord Rothschild, Palestine, Harmon discussed on Israel Story

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But today at least in israel walter is remembered most for a short letter he received on november second 1917 exactly one hundred years ago dear lord rothschild it began i have much pleasure in conveying to you on behalf of his majesty's government the following declaration of sympathy with jewish zionist aspirations which has been submitted to and approved by the cabinet his majesty's government view with favored the establishment in palestine of our national home for the jewish people and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object it being nearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing nonjewish communities in palestine ward the rights and political status enjoyed by jews than any other country i should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the zionist federation yours arthur james balch for that's it the balfour declaration a grand total of one hundred twenty four carefully crafted an intentionally vague words that changed the fate of the jewish people hey i mean she harmon and this is israel story israel story is brought to you by prix and has produced together with tablet magazine our episode today special one hundred year anniversary episode dear lord rothschild a less than intuitive journey and belfour's footsteps.

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