PALESTINE (British Mandate): In the Promised Land

PALESTINE (British Mandate)

In the Promised Land

Balfour. On Nov. 2, 1917, Mr. Arthur James Balfour, British Foreign Secretary, issued a declaration on behalf of his Government: "His Majesty's Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people ... it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish com- munities in Palestine. . . ."

Last week, nearly seven and a half years later, the veteran Earl of...

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