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Monday, November 02, 2009

Balfour Declaration issued
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On November 2, 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour issued the United Kingdom's formal statement regarding Jewish people in Palestine. The Balfour Declaration was later endorsed by the World War I Allied Powers. It stated the British intention to support a national homeland for Jewish people and became a cornerstone of the Zionist movement.



Read the full Balfour Declaration as well as other documents regarding Israeli-Palestinian relations from the BBC.
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