November, 1917: The Balfour Declaration
much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government,
the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations
which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine
of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best
endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being
clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice
the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities
in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews
in any other country."
be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge
of the Zionist Federation.
Arthur James Balfour