El viernes 2 de noviembre de 1917, el jefe de la diplomacia britanica, lord Arthur Balfour
firmo un breve texto, de 67 palabras, que abrio el camino para la creacion del Estado de Israel.
was born in 1848 at Whittingehame House, East Lothian.
So, at just 67 words, the deceptively brief pledge by Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour
to Walter Rothschild remains the most explosive short letter in the history of international politics.
LONDON - A full century passed on Nov 2, as a promise made on that same day in 1917 was in a 67-word missive from then UK Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur Balfour
to the head of the British wing of the influential European Jewish banking family, Baron Walter Rothschild.
The statement, contained in a letter written by then foreign secretary Arthur Balfour
, became known as the Balfour Declaration.
In 1917, British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour
issued what is known as the Balfour Declaration for the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.
Balbirnie House was built in 1817 for General Robert Balfour of Balbirnie, great uncle of Arthur Balfour
, who was prime minister in 1902.
In 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour
wrote to Zionist leader Lord Rothschild pledging Britain's support.
British involvement in Palestine is, for the most part, a stain on the UK's history which is why any plans to celebrate the events of 2017, when Lord Arthur Balfour
(above), signed his infamous declaration are not only misguided but just plain wrong
Just before capturing Jerusalem in late 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour
proclaimed support for a Jewish homeland on land occupied mostly by Muslim and Christian Palestinians.
BalfourDeclaration (ae[euro] [euro][macron]_[euro] aaauae[euro]#) is currently trending on Twitter as Palestinians commemorate 99 years since the British Foreign Minister, Arthur Balfour
, declared government support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.
The 1917 Balfour Declaration was sent as a 67-word statement within a letter sent by the British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour
to Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild.
The crucial role that it played in bringing working men and non-conformists together to support a Conservative-dominated alliance was ignored, firstly by Lord Salisbury and then, most seriously, by the new Prime Minister, Arthur Balfour
, in the 1902 Education Act.
was Foreign Secretary in The Government.
In 1891, Arthur Balfour
, the Chief Secretary of the Irish government established the Congested Districts Board (CDB) in order to encourage development in eight western counties.