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It was on 2nd November 1917 that the British Government issued what came to be known as the Balfour Declaration.

By Dov Chaikin |

This was in the form of a letter from then Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild – who was asked to convey its contents to the “Zionist authorities” – to the effect that “His Majesty’s Government” would give favourable consideration to the establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine.

Although the British Government eventually reneged on its pledge, that date was a milestone on the road to establishment of the State...

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