European Jewry did not fulfill either of these qualifications in 1917, when the Balfour Declaration, adocument prepared by international Jewish leadership, and addressed by Lord Arthur Balfour
, the United Kingdom's Foreign secretary at the time, to Lord Walter Rothschild, ascion of the leading Jewish banking family in the world, resident in England, was written supporting aJewish homeland [sic] in Palestine .
But the Shetlander, though used to sea breezes which waft across Inverallochy's seaside links, couldn't repeat the success of Arthur Balfour
and his Tory chums back in 1905.
In 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour
issued a declaration expressing support for a ''national home'' for the Jews in Palestine.
the property owners and Atlas Hotels Arthur takes its name from the historic figure Lord Arthur Balfour
It was in November 1917 that Britain's then Foreign Secretary, James Arthur Balfour
, signed the fateful letter to the Jewish banker, Lord Rothschild, in which he declared that Britain "viewed with favor" the establishment of a Jewish home in Palestine -- provided that the creation of such a home did not infringe on the rights of Palestine's existing "non-Jewish" communities.
BOB'S YOUR UNCLEIn 1887, the British Prime Minister Robert Cecil, above, appointed his under-qualified nephew Arthur Balfour
, below, as his chief secretary for Ireland.
If Edward VIII was making the headlines when the last British man before Murray won a grand slam singles title then the first running of the Tour de France dates back to the reign of Edward V11 in 1904 when Arthur Balfour
was Prime Minister.
It was drafted by Zionist leaders, revised and approved by the British war cabinet, and forwarded by Lord Arthur Balfour
, the British Foreign Secretary, to Lord Rothschild, a Zionist and one of its drafters.
The story of the 1922 Palestine Mandate and the actions of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George and his colleague Arthur Balfour
in laying the groundwork for the 1948 United Nations resolution establishing the State of Israel are widely known.
The Balfour Declaration of 1917 - actually a letter from the British foreign secretary, Arthur Balfour
, to the most senior Jew in England, Lord Rothschild - pledged assistance for the Zionist cause ignoring the consequences to the native majority.
As the author observes from the outset, when Lord Salisbury felt compelled to create the first Board of Agriculture in 1889, its first Secretary, Arthur Balfour
, soon reported that he received more questions than any other department head except the Irish Secretary.
The approval of the Balfour Declaration, which consisted of one 67-word sentence forwarded in 1917 by Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour
to Lord Rothschild, put Britain on record as supporting the establishment of "a national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine, the critical precursor to the birth of the state of Israel in 1948.
, below right, replaced Lord Salisbury as British Prime Minister (Flo has now lived through 20 British Prime Ministers)
In 1887 Arthur Balfour
was appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland by Prime Minister Robert Cecil (left) - his uncle.
I believe that Wadi Araba Treaty is not less in its danger than that of the Balfour Declaration," Wael Al Saqqa, head of the Jordanian Engineers Association said, referring to the 1917 promise by then British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour
, which was the basis on which the state of Israel was formed.