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...