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The Balfour Declaration : The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Balfour Declaration : The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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By Jonathan Schneer (Author)
Format: Paperback / softback 472 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408809709
Published: 1 Aug 2011
Weight: 372g

In the middle of the First World War, the British War Cabinet approved and issued a statement in the form of a letter that encouraged the settlement of the Jewish people in Palestine. Signed by the Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, the Balfour Declaration remains one of the most important documents of the last hundred years. Jonathan Schneer explores the story behind the declaration and its unforeseen consequences that have shaped the modern world, placing it in context paying attention to the fascinating characters who conceived, opposed and plotted around it - among them Lloyd George, Lord Rothschild, T.E.

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