November 2 1917 CE – The Balfour Declaration Offers British Support to a Jewish Nation in Palestine

November 2 1917 CE – The Balfour Declaration Offers British Support to a Jewish Nation in PalestineRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In a bid to shore up support in its fight against the German and Austro-Hungarian armies, the British government issued a bold statement with long-ranging consequences on November 2, 1917: according to the Balfour Declaration, “His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” Nearly a century later, the decision still echoes in Middle East conflict. In the two decades or so before Europe plunged into World War I, a variety of influences shaped ideas toward the “Jewish […]