Balfour Declaration
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The Balfour Declaration of November 1917 is an expression of the power constellation of World War I. The declaration, named after the British Foreign Secretary, expressed the British government's support for the Zionist aim of establishing a "Jewish national home" in Palestine. The Zionist movement regarded the declaration as giving long hoped-for inte…

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Markus Kirchhoff, Leipzig, “Balfour Declaration”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 21 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0072>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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