Monday, July 25, 2011

Arthur James Balfour (July 25, 1848)

Balfour was a British diplomat and the author of the extremely important Balfour Declaration of 1917. This declaration stated:
"His Majesty's Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

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