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Balfour and Weizmann [electronic resource] : the Zionist, the zealot and the emergence of Israel / Geoffrey Lewis.

By: Lewis, Geoffrey, 1929-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 203 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781441164698 (electronic bk.); 1441164693 (electronic bk.).Other title: Balfour & Weizmann [Spine title].Subject(s): Balfour Declaration | Palestine -- History -- 1917-1948 | Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Palestine | Palestine -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain | Zionism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1910-1936 | Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1848-1930 | Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952 | History | HISTORY | Balfour, Arthur J | Weizmann, Chaim | Zionismus | Zionismus | Balfour-Deklaration | Pal�astinaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Balfour and Weizmann.DDC classification: 956.9404 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Jew and Arab -- The dream of Zion -- Arthur Balfour -- Chaim Weizmann -- "Uganda" -- England -- Palestine before the war -- Messianic times -- Placating the French, inciting the Arabs -- First steps to the Balfour Declaration -- The turning point -- It's a boy! -- At the threshold.
Summary: On November 2nd 1917 Arthur Balfour, then Foreign Secretary, wrote to Lord Rothschild to say that the British Government viewed with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. It was a statement the consequences of which have reverberated throughout the world in a crescendo of bitterness and violence ever since. It interposed a European (mainly Russian) Jewish cultural idea in an Arab land and it led eventually to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Eleven years before his declaration, Balfour had met the passionate Zionist and �emigr�e chemist Chaim Weizmann while el.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-197) and index.

Jew and Arab -- The dream of Zion -- Arthur Balfour -- Chaim Weizmann -- "Uganda" -- England -- Palestine before the war -- Messianic times -- Placating the French, inciting the Arabs -- First steps to the Balfour Declaration -- The turning point -- It's a boy! -- At the threshold.

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On November 2nd 1917 Arthur Balfour, then Foreign Secretary, wrote to Lord Rothschild to say that the British Government viewed with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. It was a statement the consequences of which have reverberated throughout the world in a crescendo of bitterness and violence ever since. It interposed a European (mainly Russian) Jewish cultural idea in an Arab land and it led eventually to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Eleven years before his declaration, Balfour had met the passionate Zionist and �emigr�e chemist Chaim Weizmann while el.

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