On november 2, 1917, british foreign secretary lord arthur james balfour wrote a letter to lord walter rothschild the contents of this letter became known as the balfour declaration: his majesty's government views with favor the establishment in palestine of a national home for the jewish people. Arthur james balfour, 1st earl of balfour, as foreign secretary from 1916 to 1919, he issued the balfour declaration in november 1917 on behalf of the cabinet. Arthur james balfour, 1st earl of balfour: arthur james balfour, 1st earl of balfour, british statesman who maintained a position of power in the british conservative party for 50 years. The balfour declaration was a november 2, 1917 letter from british foreign secretary arthur james balfour to lord rothschild that made public the british support of a jewish homeland in palestine the balfour declaration led the league of nations to entrust the united kingdom with the palestine. The balfour declaration became the foundation of the international support for the establishment of the modern state of israel arthur james balfour.
Arthur james balfour this was the first official document that declared the jewish right to the land of israel in the british mandate of palestine it is the very basis of israel's existence, the very document that affirms israel's right to exist. Earl arthur james balfour, politician and philosopher, was born on 25 july 1848 in whittingehame house, east lothian balfour was the third of eight children and eldest son of james maitland balfour (landowner and mp) and his wife, lady blanche mary harriet, who was the second daughter of the second marquess of salisbury. Arthur balfour was born on the family's scottish estate in east lothian in 1848 educated at eton and trinity college, cambridge, he entered the house of commons in 1874 as the conservative mp for hertford.
Britain must atone for the balfour declaration - and 100 years of suffering m any british people will not know of sir arthur james balfour, an early 20th century foreign secretary for 12. So it was that on june 19, 1917, british government officials led by foreign secretary arthur james balfour asked zionist leaders chaim weizmann and lord lionel walter rothschild to produce a draft formulation, for british support of a jewish homeland in palestine, which the cabinet could consider. Arthur james balfour the british statesman and philosopher arthur james balfour, 1st earl of balfour (1848-1930), was prime minister  of great britain  he later was chiefly responsible for the balfour declaration, favoring the establishment of palestine as the national jewish home. Arthur balfour arthur balfour was and consequently was responsible for the balfour declaration in 1917 which promised zionists a national home in palestine.
Only search opendemocracynet: about submit login or register a conservative foreign secretary - arthur james balfour wrote: 'his majesty's government view with favour the. Arthur balfour was born at whittingehame house, east lothian, scotland, the eldest son of james maitland balfour (1820-1856) and lady blanche gascoyne-cecil (1825-1872. Arthur james balfour, 1848-1930: historiography and annotated bibliography (bibliographies of british statesmen) [eugene l rasor] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a world-renowned british stateman, arthur james balfour is best known as prime minister and signer of the balfour declaration.
The balfour declaration was a statement of support made by the british government for the establishment of a national home for the jewish people in eretz yisrael it was sent in the format of a letter on november 2 nd 1917, written by british foreign secretary lord arthur james balfour and sent to lord lionel rothschild, a senior member of the. Arthur james balfour will, no doubt, be praised effusively by supporters of israel in the coming weeks for a brief document he signed 100 years ago as britain's foreign secretary in november 1917, balfour declared his backing to the zionist colonization project through his declaration, britain. The declaration was made in a letter from foreign secretary arthur james balfour to baron rothschild (walter rothschild, 2nd baron rothschild), a leader of the british jewish community, for transmission to the zionist federation of great britain and ireland, a zionist organization. English: arthur james balfour, 1st earl of balfour, kg, om, pc (25 july 1848 - 19 march 1930) was a british conservative politician and statesman, and the prime minister from 1902 to 1905 arthur balfour.
Roderick balfour, the great-great-nephew of arthur james, born in december, 1948, a banker and the current earl of balfour, is on record as supporting a two-state solution and has criticized the balfour declaration over the non-fulfillment of the provision that 'nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of. Arthur j balfour (1848-1930) the letter below is known as the balfour declaration as it was issued by arthur james balfour, the british foreign secretary (1916-1919) under david lloyd george as britain's prime minister. Balfour declaration 1917 i should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the zionist federation arthur james balfour. It was signed arthur james balfour, and henceforth was known as the balfour declaration, though it was the product of many more minds than solely that of the british foreign secretary  its precise wording was publicised across the jewish communities who hailed the letter as the beginning of a new epoch in their history.
Arthur james balfour, was born on july 1848, at whittingehame house, east lothian, scotland, the eldest son of james maitland balfour. The balfour declaration was a letter from british foreign secretary arthur james balfour to lord walter rothschild it was the first statement of support by any government for zionist aspirations it promised that britain would aid in the creation of a national home for the jewish people in palestine. The balfour declaration november 2, 1917 the decision was made known in the form of a letter by arthur james lord balfour to lord rothschild the letter. British foreign secretary arthur james balfour, 100 years ago, on nov 2, 1917, signed his famous letter, in which he committed the british government to the establishment in palestine of a national home for the jewish people this momentous declaration boosted the zionist movement and.
Biography: arthur balfour 1848- 1930 the facts of arthur balfour's political life are well-known (or signed) the balfour declaration of 1917,. The balfour declaration needs to be understood in the backdrop of the first world war the britain wanted to win the support of the jewish community in neutral countries like russia and united states of america. Thursday, november 2, marks the centenary of the issuance of the balfour declaration, pursuant to which arthur james balfour (1848 - 1930), in his capacity as british foreign secretary, wrote to.